Career Opportunities

Bank On Maryland, Program Manager

Program Description: As a part of Bank On, cities across the country have formed coalitions to expand banking access efforts; to date, at least three million people have opened bank accounts certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards. The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), leads the national Bank On initiative and the multi-city Fellowship Program. The Bank On Fellowship Program is a national initiative focused on building a multi-city cohort of successful Bank On program coordinators, equipping them with the training, tools, and resources to make significant advancements in local banking access efforts and at the same time generating best practices for other coalitions around the country. Please refer to www.cfefund.org/bankon for more information about the national Bank On movement.

Position Description: 

The Bank On Maryland Program Manager will be a member of the Bank On Fellowship cohort. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with the CFE Fund, the Fellowship cohort partners and CASH Campaign partners to provide leadership to Bank On Maryland initiative. The focus of this work in Maryland is to make significant advancement in banking access across the state and within broader systems such as city or state government. The Program Manager will be responsible for directing and realizing the vision of Bank On Maryland, overseeing day-to-day operations, and coordinating with the CFE Fund. This position is a minimum two-year commitment, with the expectation to continue to lead the Bank On Maryland efforts beyond the two-year Fellowship.

Responsibilities:

  • COALITION MANAGEMENT: Cultivate new and existing relationships with local, regional, and national partners including city, county and state officials; banks and credit unions; community organizations; researchers and advocates; and banking regulators including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, and National Credit Union Administration. Develop and support a multi-sector Bank On Advisory Committee (if applicable).
  • BANK ON NATIONAL ACCOUNT STANDARDS: Work with financial institutions who do not yet offer nationally certified products that meet the Bank On National Account Standards to achieve certification.
  • PARTNERSHIP INTEGRATION: Identify and cultivate opportunities to incorporate banking access into existing program infrastructure. Work with program partners to implement successful integrations. Lead meetings with senior staff within municipal agencies, financial institutions, and community-based organizations to develop and advance local coalition initiatives.
  • PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: Design Bank On Coalition strategy, manage Bank On program budget, oversee Bank On team (as applicable) 
  • DATA: Track, analyze and report data about Bank On activities.
  • CONTENT EXPERTISE: Serve as a resource to the community around banking and financial empowerment issues.
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND FUNDRAISING: Identify and cultivate relationships with local funders and public funding source entities to seek ongoing public and private  support to ensure program remains financially sustainable. Identify and leverage opportunities for in-kind and pro bono support for the program.
  • MARKETING/MEDIA: Create an appropriate marketing and outreach strategy to reach unbanked local residents. Incorporate public service messages to encourage opening of safe and affordable accounts.
  • TRAINING: Work with relevant partners to ensure awareness about and accessibility to certified banking products. Lead forums and manage external relationships to communicate the value and mission of program.
  • LEARNING COMMUNITY: Work with the CFE Fund to support the local Bank On program model and coordinate on the multi-city Fellowship cohort initiative. Actively participate in the Bank On Fellows learning community opportunities. Assist in reporting to the CFE Fund on Fellowship activities and program progress.
  • COMPLEMENT BANKING ACCESS GOALS: Train program partners who will engage clients around financial education and banking access issues.
  • TRAVEL: Weekly travel across Maryland for meetings, some national travel, including mandatory training in Washington, DC from May 28-31, 2019.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelors degree and 5-7 years of professional experience required.
  • Masters degree in Business, Social Science, Public Administration or related field is preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of two years experience independently running a program or project required.
  • Deep relationships/network with community, including financial institutions, community-based organizations and local government strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with financial empowerment issues including banking, mainstream financial products, and Community Reinvestment Act preferred.
  • Familiarity with challenges facing unbanked/underbanked individuals preferred.
  • Strong background in community organizing, coalition management, or multi-sector collaboration required.
  • Experience with public speaking and communications experience required.
  • Experience in grant writing/budget management preferred.

Skills

  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work closely with a wide range of constituents, including leading meetings with senior-level staff within municipal agencies, financial institutions, government partners, funders, and community-based organizations required

  • Excellent written and presentation skills required.

  • Compassion and understanding of the social issues/structures surrounding the complexities of being unbanked.

  • Ability to work independently, meeting deadlines and ensuring goals are met.

Compensation:

This is a full time position with a salary range of $50,000 – $60,000 commensurate with
experience and includes a generous benefits package. To apply please send resume and cover
letter to Keisha@cashmd.org. An Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.