Article Title: Financial Coaching Generalist

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Provide outreach, training and support to microenterprises, potential homeowners & low-income families

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking a highly motivated professional looking to make a tangible difference in our community. We have an opening for a full-time (40 hours per week; benefits eligible) Financial Coaching Generalist.

Location: Rockland, Maine

As a Financial Coaching Generalist, you are part of a team within the Housing & Energy Services Department, that is responsible for initiating, developing and providing outreach, training and support to microenterprises, potential homeowners and low-income families in need of financial coaching or to the partners who support these clients. Your responsibilities will include, but limited to: provide education and counsel potential homeowners on first time home buying; educate and counsel individuals interested in starting a business; establish and maintain relationships with community members, economic development personnel, realtors, bankers, small business owners, trainers, local chamber, nonprofit partners, local government agencies, educational institutions, and other small business specialists.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Education, or related field and 2-3 years’ experience in counseling or training for businesses, home ownership, or financial coaching. Must have excellent math/computational skills, extreme attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency and experience with word processing programs.  You must be willing to travel and have reliable, insured transportation. You must be able to interact with the public in a professional manner and maintain client information in complete confidence.

The starting pay for the Financial Coaching Generalist is $21.39 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience. 

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework. For more information email:  or call 207-973-3500 (TDD: 207-973-3520). Please apply by clicking the APPLY NOW button below.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Penquis complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees, including those pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.  This includes rules associated with the State of Maine healthcare mandate as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs.  It is the expectation that all Penquis employees will adhere to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace. #HP

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