Ariva’s mission is to empower low-wealth New Yorkers with effective tools and resources so they can make informed financial choices and achieve economic stability. Founded in 2003, Ariva is a nonprofit that works to better serve the financial services and access needs of the limited-income and low-wealth residents of the South Bronx and throughout New York City.
Fifty percent of our clients have less than $10,000 in household adjusted gross income, and Ariva’s programs deliver needed financial services and resources to help them survive. Ariva filed more than 8,000 free tax returns in 2012 and returned more than $12 million to struggling communities, is one of five organizations nationwide selected to deliver the SaveUSA match savings program, and is building an exciting financial education program that has garnered 100 percent client satisfaction. Learn more about Ariva’s impact at www.ariva.org.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing and delivering the financial education program. Ariva delivers a comprehensive financial education workshop series and recently launched one-on-one financial coaching that help low-wealth New Yorkers take control of their personal finances. Ariva clients build family budgets, connect to free mainstream financial services, build and establish credit, avoid scams and more. Our goal is for clients to learn and practice the skills they need to make ends meet, put food on the table, and build better lives for themselves and their families.
The Project Manager will oversee and implement client recruitment and marketing, program delivery coordination and presentation, client follow-up, volunteer training, program evaluation and outcomes measurement. As part of a small staff team, s/he will have ample opportunity to contribute to Ariva’s programmatic vision.
Deliver one-on-one financial coaching to low-wealth clients.
Conduct financial workshops in English and Spanish.
Implement and manage marketing and client recruitment campaign, including print materials, phone banking, participating in community events, and more.
Keep Ariva’s financial education curriculum updated.
Oversee registration of client participants.
Train volunteers to assist in delivering Ariva’s workshops and one-on-one financial coaching.
Track progress of program participants through measuring several crucial financial indicators.
Use outcomes to evaluate program strengths and opportunities to improve.
Make appropriate referrals for specific issues.
Protect the privacy and confidentiality of Ariva clients.
Complete regular progress reports to be shared with funders and Board.
Assist with centralized coordination during the tax season.
Assist Executive Director in prospect research, grant writing and grant reporting.
Complete other tasks as needed.
Please make sure you meet these qualifications before applying. Applicants who do not meet these qualifications will not be considered.
Bachelor’s degree required
3-5 years experience in community development or a related field, preferably at a nonprofit
Experience in delivering financial education for low-income clients HIGHLY PREFERRED
Bilingual (English/Spanish) a MUST
Program management experience, particularly in measuring and reporting program outcomes
Excellent interpersonal skills, with aptitude for working with lower-income people of diverse
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to independently meet deadlines
Passion for helping lower-income families become economically stable
Strong computer skills
Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
Some development experience preferred
Enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing
Sense of humor
To Apply: Interested candidates should email a résumé AND COVER LETTER (INCLUDING SALARY REQUIREMENTS) to Diana Breen. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.