Program Director - Financial Empowerment Job Opening

The FEZ Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Income programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, funding and controlling program activities for the United Way of Passaic County. Position could be part time or full time.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Plan the delivery of the overall Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and lead coalition activities to deliver high quality income tax preparation in Passaic County
    Identify or develop new economic empowerment initiatives to support the strategic direction of the Financial Empowerment Zone to be included in the portfolio of services offered to clients
    As coalition lead, work with and recruit new partnerships to insure high quality direct services, reporting and new initiatives
    Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to increase the financial well-being of those living within our service area
    Program evaluation to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement and growth
    Assist in seeking out and submitting grant proposals to ensure continuous and expansion of services
    Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
    Develop forms and databases to document and oversee the collection and maintenance of client records for statistical purposes, according to the confidentiality/privacy policy
    Recruit and engage volunteers for income tax and other program activities and insure that all volunteers receive an appropriate orientation, training and certifications
    Maintain a robust volunteer recognition program
    Communicate with community leaders, elected officials and other nonprofits to gain community support and outreach for volunteers, clients, partnerships
    Report back to federal and private funders as outlined in grant agreements including financial reports
    Responsible for the budget and all program expenditures
    Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of FEZ and of United Way of Passaic County
    Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization


    Bachelor's degree in a related subject; Master's degree preferred
    Minimum 2 years experience in program management in a nonprofit or government agency
    Successful experience recruiting, training & supervising volunteers
    Knowledge of financial issues faced by working poor
    Experience with the VITA or TCE program
    Proficiency in Windows and MS Office programs, including Excel
    Social Networking
    Public Speaking experience
    Legislative experience is desirable
    Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is preferred

To Apply: Cover letter and resume to No phone inquiries, please. Qualified candidates only will be contacted for interviews. Applicants should be available to start in September 2015.

United Way of Passaic County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Start date
    September 1, 2015
Education requirements
    4-year degree
Employment type
    Full time
    Part time
Professional level
Salary range (annual, U.S. $)
    38,000 - 48,000
Salary details
    Depends on experience and hours
    There is a competitive benefits package for full-time employees.