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Senior Manager, Youth Financial Education

American Bankers Association
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 20, 2022
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Job Description:

The ABA Foundation empowers banks to provide financial education to individuals at every age, elevate issues around affordable housing and community development, and achieve corporate social responsibility objectives to improve the well-being of their customers and their communities. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached over 11 million young people nationwide.


The Senior Manager of Youth Financial Education is responsible for furthering the ABA Foundation’s mission to promote youth financial education for students – kindergarten through college. The Senior Manager will work with banks and bankers to help teach the next generation essential skills like budgeting, understanding credit, paying for college, avoiding student loan scams, and more. This role will deliver innovative programs, curricula, resources, and technical assistance to build the capacity of banks to improve the financial literacy of youth, teens and college students in their communities aligned with their corporate social responsibility and community development objectives. The Senior Manager will also identify and manage strategic partnerships with organizations and coalitions and complement the efforts of the ABA policy team to promote financial health across the country.


Key Responsibilities:

• Manage the implementation, design, and development of three youth financial education programs. Under the oversight of the Vice President of Consumer Education, plan campaigns, design new materials, and work to increase banker participation in Foundation programming throughout the banking industry.

• Identify and disseminate promising practices and support banker efforts to create youth financial education programs, particularly for youth in underserved communities.

• Represent ABA Foundation at public speaking engagements, including partner conferences, meetings, forums, and other national and local events.

• Prepare communications related materials such as brief newsletter blurbs, presentations, articles, social media campaigns, videos, infographics, and other materials.

• Work with SVP and Development Director to assist with sponsorship activities and serve as primary or secondary relationship manager with Foundation funders.

• Develop and maintain program budgets.



• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, public policy, public administration, education and/or related field.

• At least five years of advanced-level experience in a private, public, or nonprofit role managing and developing programs in financial capability. Experience in the fields of financial literacy, asset building, bank corporate social responsibility, or other core community issue areas.

• Keen understanding of financial literacy concepts and strategic approaches to improve youth financial capability.

• Experience in the development, implementation, and support of national programs and initiatives, including managing relationships with external consultants, partner organizations, and coalitions.

• Curriculum development experience preferred.

• Excellent research, writing, analytical, communication, public speaking, and project management skills.

• Must be organized, motivated, flexible, able to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

• Excellent interpersonal skills; interacts effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels within organizations, as well as with outside partners.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

• Ability to travel (<20%).


American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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