Financial Opportunity Corps VISTA Opportunity


Cause Areas


Fri Aug 19, 2016 - Sat Aug 19, 2017


5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 600Tampa, FL 33609


United Way Suncoast (UWS) Financial Stability team is seeking to fill a full-time (40-hr./week) AmeriCorps VISTA position located in our Tampa, FL office.

The Financial Opportunity Corps (FOC) provides valuable professional development for individuals who want to expand their experience in program development, capacity-building, and problem solving-skills that VISTAs will take with them in future leadership positions.

Working with UWS staff, help expand a successful financial coaching program that serves residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties matching them with trained community volunteer coaches. Financial coaching consists of regular one-on-one sessions with clients in order to coach performance improvements to meet financial goals set by the client; it is fundamentally about supporting and empowering clients to create better money habits.
FOC VISTAs will have an opportunity to advance their abilities and knowledge in the area of financial coaching, volunteer recruitment and training, marketing and program management, as well as collaborate and build relationships with key community stakeholders.

Member Duties Include: Recruit and train volunteers, including residents of the low-income community, on coaching skills, financial literacy topics, and program model and expectations; Engage volunteers as financial workshop facilitators; Identify financial capability services with which to blend coaching such as asset ownership programs, incentivized savings programs, or access to safe and affordable financial products; Ensure timely and accurate data collection of volunteer and client progress; Complete monthly host site conference calls with Points of Light; Integrate coaching efforts with local VITA Tax Preparation sites or other economic opportunity programming; Develop group workshops/classes, that align with coaching program, focused on financial literacy topics.

Program Benefits: Training, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible. *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms: Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development.
Skills: Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Public Speaking, Community Organization, Non-Profit Management, Teaching/Tutoring, Business/Entrepreneur, Education, General Skills, Team Work, Recruitment, Leadership.


  • Adult Education
  • Budgeting
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time, 40-hrs. week
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