Career Opportunities

Senior Director of Economic Empowerment

Title: Senior Director of Economic Empowerment
Reports To:  Senior Vice President of Programs (SVP)
Classification Status:  Exempt
Department:  Economic Empowerment / Housing
Summary:  The Senior Director of Economic Empowerment is ultimately responsible for the effective implementation, management and evaluation of all housing, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Hires, trains and evaluates staff. Takes appropriate measures to maximize staff’s effectiveness and productivity.
  • Supports the implementation of activities by orientating staff to program regulations and requirements, goals and objectives, operational reporting procedures to facilitate adherence to grant parameters.
  • Ensures grant compliance with HUD and other funding regulations, partners and the operation of projects within the established grant goals.
  • Develops systems for collecting and evaluating data for policy and program development.
  • Meets all performance standards and requirements established by the program grant and/or ULPBC.
  • Serves as a liaison to community-based agencies and institutions to further the goals of ULPBC via collaborations and partnerships with municipalities, banks, government and other institutions.
  • Drafts grant applications and/or foundation proposals, utilizing collected research information and statistical data that addresses target groups in the need of service areas.
  • Submits required programmatic paperwork, reports and assignments as requested in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares program budget.

Other Skills, Abilities, and qualifications:

  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and goals.
  • Ability to balance the needs and expectations of multiple constituents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with financial information.
  • Strong hands-on management skills with a commitment to developing team members.
  • Highly proficient in a number of software including Microsoft Office Suite, Outcome Tracker, CounselorMax and Client Tack.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or French or Creole), a plus.
  • Must have excellent professional presentation skills.
  • Must work effectively with persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business or related field in housing counseling, social work, real estate, mortgage financing, or equivalent combination of related training and experience. 
  • HUD Certified Housing Counselor preferred or (must be certified within 180 days of employment). 
  • Certification of Completion of training from NeighborWorks America or similar organizations in Mortgage Default/Foreclosure Intervention Counseling, Pre-purchase Counseling, Post-purchase Counseling, Homebuyer Education, Budget and Credit.

A Bachelor’s Degree (Master Preferred) with a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certification. A minimum of five years of supervisory experience is also required.

  • HUD Certification required; however, if hired, will be granted the opportunity to become HUD certified within 90 days of hire.
  • Applicants with certifications from the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) will be given higher consideration in the applicant pool.

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