Income and Asset Development Consultant (Part-time)

Location: Oakland, CA

Department: Urban Strategis Co

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Urban Strategies Council is looking to fill a position on a part-time, contractual basis beginning September, 2017, and ending December, 2017. The role would entail administrative oversight and facilitation of three (3) trainings as part of our Income and Asset Development program area, and the role would require an estimated total of sixty (60) hours over the contract period.


The individual who fills this position must have substantive experience with planning, coordinating, and facilitating trainings or other similarly structured meetings or events.  The ideal candidate will also have some familiarity with the content being delivered as part of the trainings, which includes topics relevant to the income and asset development field.

The trainings:

Income and Asset Development 101 or IAD 101 trainings are designed for members of the Alameda County Community Assets Network (AC CAN), a working group of service providers, credit unions and banks, community-based organizations, public agencies, and base building groups that work in partnership to increase the income and assets of low-to-moderate income Alameda County residents.

The training is a capacity building curriculum aimed at new AC CAN members or new staff arriving at AC CAN member organizations, as well as staff in the network coming from other content areas who are new to the field of asset building.

The trainings provide participants with a basic understanding of the income and asset development field, information on income and asset development services, and ways to connect these services to their own work.


  • Preparing training materials and all logistics
  • Training planning and outreach
  • Participatory training facilitation
  • Evaluation and curriculum improvement
  • Networking, recruitment and relationship building


  • The ideal candidate will be a seasoned facilitator or trainer with an understanding of economic issues facing low-income families and communities of color, as well as the programs, products, and policies that affect them.
  • Ideal preparation for this role includes the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in  Public Policy, Urban Planning, Social Work, Economics, Sociology, or a related field
  • Content knowledge re: economic opportunity: asset building, financial empowerment, financial education, economic development, or related field
  • Experience and demonstrated success in planning, coordinating, and facilitating professional, participatory trainings
  • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills
  • Organized, self-motivated, with great attention to detail
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Bay Area economic opportunity field preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic justice


Part-time, with an estimated twenty (20) hours required to manage the successful completion of each training, one each in Sept., Oct., and Dec., with a total of sixty (60) hours needed to complete all three (3) trainings.


Salary range: $35 - $40 per hour, with “not to exceed amount” of $2,500 for the contract period.


Please submit your application ONLINE only. No phone calls please.




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