Job Posting 76464

Financial Empowerment Facilitator
Calgary area
Calgary, AB
closed yesterday (Sun, 24 Oct)
full time  •  To be determined depending on experience

Position: Financial Empowerment Facilitator, Fair Gains and Owen Hart Home Owners (1.0 FTE)


The Organization: 

Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization that uses innovative approaches to reduce poverty. We use financial empowerment, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people and communities to build a sustainable livelihood. To have an even bigger impact, we approach our work from a systems change lens, which includes building community capacity and influencing public policy.


Momentum became certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada in June 2021. Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with an unparalleled work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way. We have high standards within a supportive setting that allows us to achieve a lot and have meaningful impact in the community. We’re good corporate citizens with sustainability being one of our values and we take care to reduce our environmental footprint. 


If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience. 


The Role:

This position is responsible for the facilitation of the Fair Gains and Owen Hart Home Owners Programs. The Facilitator will work co-operatively with the Financial Empowerment team to ensure successful program delivery and will report to the Financial Empowerment Manager of the Financial Empowerment Department.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Program Promotion & Delivery
  • Financial Literacy Education & Participant Services
  • Individual Development Account (IDA) Administration
  • Program Administration, Evaluation & Reporting
  • Department & Community Involvement


The Programs:


Fair Gains (FG) is an Individual Development Account (IDA) program that assists Calgarians living on low incomes to build security and pursue livelihood strategies by saving for and purchasing a lasting asset, developing money management knowledge and skills, and developing an orientation towards financial planning for the future. At the end of the program a successful participant will have developed savings patterns and effective management skills, purchased an asset; and have hope for the future.  


Owen Hart Home Owners (OHHO) is an Individual Development Account (IDA) program that enables Calgarians living on low-incomes to move toward a sustainable livelihood through the purchase of their own home. Upon completing their one year of workshops and savings, they have an additional five-year window to purchase their home, with on-going support and follow-up from the OHHO Program Facilitator.


Major Responsibilities: 


  1. Program Promotion
    • Coordinate the development and dissemination of program promotional strategies and materials.
    • Develop and maintain good working relationship with community partners including non-profits, institutions, and government agencies.
    • Respond to all inquiries via email, phone, sending promotional material, and/or personal meetings.
    • Educate prospective participants and other agencies about FG and OHHO programs, and other Financial Empowerment Programs.


  1. Financial Literacy Education and Participant Services
    • Assist participants with the application process.
    • Ensure efficient workshop and training delivery.
    • Schedule and facilitate FG, OHHO and financial literacy training/workshops (online or in person).
    • Assist participants to increase their resiliency for unpredictable events.
    • Provide participants with support in the form of follow up, one to one coaching, and informing and/or administering referrals to other relevant services.
    • Encourage peer support and holistic well being among participants.
    • Be aware of the program budgets and facilitate the program within the budgets.


  1. IDA Administration
    • Assist participants to reach their asset goal through monthly savings.
    • Monitor participants’ savings (Outcome: registered savings is 80% of the maximum).
    • Reach targets including 80% of FG participants purchase an asset.
    • Maintain the required paper records and accounting for each program participant.
    • Assist participants through the cash out process.
    • Assist in the on-going development of the departmental database.
    • Prepare required internal and external reports for FG & OHHO Programs.


  1. Evaluation and Reporting
    • Organize and conduct participant follow up and evaluation.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and hard copy records.
  • Monitor program progress with regards to achievement of program outputs and outcomes and make appropriate adjustments to program delivery.
    • Prepare required reports.
    • Ensure the Financial Empowerment Manager is aware of program and participant successes and challenges.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the Financial Literacy & OHHO curriculum.


  1. Departmental and Community Involvement
  • Participate in Financial Empowerment meetings and staff meetings.
  • Actively support departmental work plan strategy development and implementation.
  • Assist in fund development activities of the Asset Building department through brainstorming and proposal writing support.
  • Recruit, develop relationships, and train/mentor volunteers from the community to assist in FG and OHHO program delivery.
  • Deepen collaboration with current and past participants through marketing, volunteer, communications, and fund development opportunities.
  • Participate in Momentum activities, events and initiatives, as capacity allows.
  • Participate in Aspire Calgary matched-savings community of practice and working group, financial coaching community of practice, financial empowerment, and community economic development initiatives, as capacity allows.


Qualifications, Experience, & Competencies

    • Degree or certification in social work, adult education or relevant field or related experience.
    • Completion of the Financial Literacy Training Certificate an asset.
    • Excellent facilitation skills, rooted in adult education principles, and basic financial literacy and home ownership knowledge.
    • Understanding of basic mortgage lending process and loans, credit qualification standards, real estate industry, and home buying process.
    • Excellent interpersonal and correspondence skills (to be used with participants, solicitors, brokers, Alberta Land Titles Office, and other stakeholders).
    • Experience working with individuals living on low incomes with multiple barriers.
    • Experience in one-on-one counseling/case management preferred, with human-centered and trauma informed practices and values.
    • Experience in program coordination.
    • Understanding of Community Economic Development, poverty reduction and evaluation procedures.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team building skills with a growth mindset.
    • Strong networking and community outreach skills.
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving and attention to detail skills.
    • Technology literacy in word processing, database, email, and internet systems.
    • Non-profit experience an asset.
    • Access to a vehicle for travel within Calgary is required.
    • Ability to work four to six evenings per month.


To apply:


Please forward resume with covering letter via e-mail to


Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter and the competition number MOM1001in the subject line of the email.


Closing Date: October 24, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.


Note: New Momentum staff members are required to show proof of full immunization against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine prior to their employment start date.


Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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