Job Posting 93301

Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area, Ottawa area
Toronto OR Ottawa Area - occasional in-office work.
closes in 5 days (Mon, 5 Jun)
full time  •  Starting Salary: $55,313 - $58,225, dependent on location and previous experience.

What This Role Involves:

As a Financial Educator, your role is to educate consumers on their financial well-being and provide stakeholders with awareness about our services and programs. You will reach out to organizations to seek out partnership and workshop opportunities, helping to grow our organization’s presence in the communities we serve. In addition, you will facilitate learning sessions to provide attendees with the information they need to create a strong financial future for themselves and their families, offering referrals to our other services as needs arise.

As our organization serves Canadians in both official languages, this role requires fluency in both English and French.

What We Have To Offer:

The starting salary for this role ranges from $55,313 - $58,225, based on location and with the opportunity to credit previous experience.  In addition, we offer an annual salary review process each January, so the successful candidate can expect to receive regular increases to their salary, subject to meeting established performance objectives.

We are proud to qualify as a Great Place to Work!  Our employees love the close-knit team environment and the commitment to work-life balance, which includes a 35 hour work week and half-days off before each long weekend, in addition to generous time off provisions.  In addition, we are all rewarded by the meaningful work we do, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our clients each day.  Our team has the opportunity to work remotely on a hybrid basis, but even though we aren’t in the same office, we have chat groups and activities supported by our Culture Club, to offer our team the chance to develop relationships and have some fun at work too!

In addition to a great workplace culture, our compensation package includes:

  • A comprehensive health and wellness benefits package, including $850/year for prescription coverage, $3,150/year for a Health Spending Account, $300/year for a Wellness Spending Account, and $300/year for a myFlex benefit to be allocated between the Health and Wellness Spending accounts to best meet each employee's needs. 
  • Work From Home Stipend of up to $500, to reimburse employees for the purchase of furniture, technology, and/or ergonomic supplies to outfit their home offices.
  • Long term savings program with employer matching (starting at 5%).
  • Educational reimbursements (up to $2,500/year).
  • Three weeks vacation to start, plus 3 CCS days to use at your discretion and 6 Sick/Personal Days.
  • Celebration of personal and organizational milestones, including a paid day off when moving or getting married, as well as gifts for important events like having a child or celebrating a milestone service anniversary.
  • Employee and family assistance program through Inkblot Therapy, offering counselling support as well as a wide variety of support resources.
  • The opportunity to participate in our two-level employee development program and supplemental mentoring relationships to support those interested in furthering their professional growth.

Finally, it’s important to us that every member of our team feels safe, supported, and respected at work.  We are an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI), offering every one of our employees a chance to learn more about the role we all play in creating that space together.

What We Are Looking For:

The successful applicant for this position will bring the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field (i.e., communications, education, business) an asset.
  • Three to five years of experience in finance, business development, and/or education.
  • Fluency in both English and French (verbal and written) is a requirement of the role.
  • Dynamic presentation, facilitation and teaching skills, with the ability to engage the audience.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others, address and resolve concerns and objections.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and well-developed professional relationship building skill set.
  • Understanding of consumer credit and personal money management concepts.
  • Empathy and a genuine desire to work as part of a team and help people.
  • Positive, can-do attitude and a solution-focused approach, with the ability to adapt to change and work well under pressure.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including the ability to multi-task while ensuring attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Who We Are:

CCS is an accredited non-profit organization that offers support to clients who are encountering financial challenges.  Every year, we change the lives of thousands of Canadians who are looking for help to get their life back.

Our mission, should you choose to accept it:  We Help.  We Educate.  We Give Hope. 

CCS is committed to the ongoing development of a safer, respectful and equitable space for employees, clients and stakeholders of all races, gender identities, gender expressions and disabilities.  We believe in the value that diversity brings to the workplace and to our ability to meet our clients’ respective needs.  We are committed to an inclusive approach where the qualities that make us different are always welcomed, valued and celebrated, and we will engage in continuous learning and education to better understand the experiences of our community and how we can support it.

Work Environment:

This is a full-time position that requires you to have the ability to work remotely. This role will be based in our Toronto or Ottawa office, where the candidate may work from time to time, and successful candidates will require the use of an automobile to attend in-person workshops.  Reimbursement will be provided for work-related travel expenses.

How to Apply:

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear from you! Please send in your resume and a cover letter, explaining your interest in the role and what you would bring to it.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on the grounds included in the Human Rights Codes of Canada and the provinces we serve, including: status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, race, country of origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or social standing.

Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome, and successful candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Due to the volume of applications received, we will only reach out to candidates who are shortlisted for further consideration.  Thank you for your interest!

Keywords: facilitation, education, financial literacy, business development, community awareness, credit, non-profit, not for profit, banking, finance

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