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Financial Literacy and Education Program Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Program Coordination, Financial Aid


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


The Financial Literacy and Education Program Specialist is responsible for the overall planning, coordination and delivery of financial literacy programming and education to promote and support students’ financial wellness. The incumbent will implement educational programs and activities targeting a diverse student audience and across a broad range of personal financial management topics, including but not limited to: budgeting, savings, credit, debt, retirement and investment.

Working in collaboration with the Financial Literacy and Education Committee and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Financial Literacy and Education Program Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day logistical planning, promotion, execution, evaluation and assessment of new and existing financial education programs and activities. Specific duties include:

  • Leading the planning, promotion and delivery of signature campus financial education programs, including FinancialSmarts CashCourse, CASHCoach, CashClips and Money Smart Week
  • Assisting in the development and execution of a campus-wide financial literacy awareness and promotion campaign including a robust social media campaign leveraging traditional social media outlets and myUMBC
  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of other key UMBC financial education programs such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of outreach efforts through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Serving as lead instructor for the online (Bb) FinancialSmarts CashCourse
  • Coordinating with campus partners in the delivery of individual, on-demand workshops and activities for targeted student audiences
  • Updating and maintaining the financialsmarts.umbc.edu website
  • Leading the on-going tracking, evaluation and assessment of financial literacy programmatic efforts
  • Leveraging existing literature, studies, surveys and other insights to identify other student needs, programs and practices in the area of personal financial management; completing and maintaining training certification in financial literacy education
  • Planning and leading the monthly Financial Literacy and Education Committee meetings
  • Hiring, training and supervising the Financial Literacy Student Program Assistant
  • Hiring, training and supervising a team of student Peer Mentors
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year of financial literacy education and programming or related experience
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing large-scale educational or social programs and activities for diverse post-secondary audiences
  • Detailed-orientated and able to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience managing content on social media and web platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher
  • Familiarity with evaluation and assessment methodology and tools as well as comfort working with and interpreting related data
  • Experience supervising and leading staff
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by June 3, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Part time telework arrangements may be possible.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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