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Youth Financial Education Specialist - Loudoun County

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Youth Financial Education Specialist - Loudoun County
Role Title: Education Support Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0180246
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Position Summary:

The Youth Financial Education Specialist directly develops, implements and supervises the Reality Store Program in Loudoun County, Virginia. The Reality Store program is a financial literacy program targeted towards high school seniors. The program teaches the students about the cost of living in their localities, as well as how to make and manage a budget. The Specialist works closely with local school officials to advertise, set a date, and plan for the set-up of the program. Specific duties include: recruiting volunteers from the community to assist with preparation and with the setup of the event: contacting volunteers and sending information about each event in a timely manner; ensuring all materials are updated and ready to be distributed to the students; communicating with school officials and volunteers to ensure the store is set up and ready prior to the actual event; implementing pre and post learner assessments to include resulting data into a statewide system communicating with the Loudoun Volunteer Financial Council while planning the store, and in seeking donations to support the store from Local donors and businesses.
The Youth Financial Education Specialist reports directly to the Virginia Cooperative Extension — Loudoun Office 4-H Extension Agent.

Required Qualifications:

Experience recruiting and directing volunteers; experience maintaining accurate, legible records; ability to communicate with school staff and other county agencies; ability to work effectively without close supervision; must have own transportation with valid operator’s license and good driving record. Proficient in computer programs (Excel, Word, Adobe) and experienced with social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred personal finance expertise, however, not required.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

This is a grant-funded, restricted position; employment is contingent upon continuation of funding.

Employment Comments:

Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references.

How to Apply for this Job:

Apply online at

Posting #SW0180246

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 6/30/2019
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Northern District Coop. Extension
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Loudoun County
Location Zip Code: 20175
Work Schedule: Varies, includes nights and weekends
Posting Date: 04/10/2018
Review Begin Date:
Job Close Date: 04/24/2018
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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