Senior Foundation Program Specialist

Northwest Federal Credit Union
Herndon, VA
Sep 14, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Overview: The Senior Program Lead position at the Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU) Foundation is responsible for planning, managing, and implementing all aspects of the Foundation's programs. The NWFCU Foundation programs are dedicated to transforming the lives of the children in the communities where our branches are located by organizing and sharing the credit union's expertise, resources and community to foster the health, education and well-being of children and families.The Foundation endeavors to achieve these goals by:Engaging employees and members in impactful volunteer activities benefiting youth and their familiesProviding and increasing access to scholarships to lower barriers to post-secondary educational and training opportunitiesRaising funds and providing grants to enable and support these activities Responsibilities: Create annual program plan to meet goals and objectives set by Executive Director and BoardResearch best practices and engage community members in needs assessment and planning to develop programs that meet the needs of the communityManages all aspects of the Foundation's Scholarship ProgramSet and meets application goals for all scholarship typesDevelops and implements marketing program for scholarshipsRecruit, train, and manage volunteer scholarship judgesDesign and manage selection process, organize scholarship luncheon, and design, implement and manage youth scholarship committeePlan and implement mentoring and community engagement programIntegrates all program activities to build relationships and continuity between Foundation programsLead four basic needs drives per year to provide essentials to families in need in communities near our branchesEngage Credit Union employees to provide appropriate financial literacy programming at all levels of the program to help students and families develop their financial journey and how a credit union can be a partner to themDevelops and manages a budget that supports achievement of the programmatic goals set with the Executive Director and BoardDevelop goals and indicators and track progress on programs on a quarterly basisEstablish goals and create plans to ensure community engagement in Foundation programsInclude stakeholders in planning processes to promote participation in Foundation activitiesDevelop materials announcing program activities and celebrating achievements to include in our marketing planParticipate in Fundraising events to assist raising funds to support programsMeet with donors to ask for gifts to support programsCollect and document success stories for use in marketing and fundraising materialsPerform other related duties as assignedRemains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Qualifications: Required:Minimum 5 years of work experience in non-profit, youth development, public health, education, or social work; Bachelor's degree preferredExcellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skillsAble to work successfully in a diverse team environmentAbility to recruit, train and motivate community-based volunteersDemonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skillsProven relationship building, persuasion and influence skillsStrong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issuesAbility to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise and mitigate risks associated to eventsOutcome driven; strong project management abilityProficient in computer-based information systemsAdept in evaluation, data management, and interpretationSelf-motivation and the ability to work independently is requiredPreferred:Spanish language proficiency preferredAs a COVID-19 safety measure, our employees must provide vaccination status and follow all safety protocols, which may include testing. EEO Notice: Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or

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