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Who We Are

The Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF supports Hispanic families and strengthens Latino institutions through grant making and direct services in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment. Values that drive our work include equality, fairness, diversity, and empathy.


Who We Seek

The Hispanic Federation seeks a dynamic Director of Economic Empowerment to manage HF’s Economic Empowerment programmatic and advocacy efforts that aim to increase the financial security of Latino families. The Director of Economic Empowerment will report to HF’s Assistant Vice President of Policy & Community Engagement and supervise the work of HF’s Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator. The Director will oversee the organization’s economic empowerment portfolio including HF’s direct service programs: financial education series, hunger relief operations, poverty reduction campaigns, small business supports, and workforce development initiatives. The Director will also support advancing HF’s economic empowerment public policy advocacy priorities and capacity building work. 



Position Location: New York, NY

Reports to: Assistant Vice President for Programs


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Education

  • Lead the coordination and facilitation of bilingual financial education sessions (in person and virtually)
  • Tailor financial education curriculum to different audiences
  • Develop collaborative relationships with local schools, community organizations, and government agencies to promote HF’s financial education initiatives
  • Participate in community outreach events and efforts


Poverty Reduction

  • Oversee local hunger relief campaign to provide meals via HF’s network of member agencies and partners fighting food insecurity
  • Implement food security and poverty reduction public education drives
  • Supervise local rent relief efforts


Workforce Development

  • Support HF’s workforce development initiatives, including the implementation of an accelerator for Latino non-profit organizations in the digital workforce development space
  • Activate additional workforce development initiatives including the implementation of digital learning hubs and production of career events connecting job seekers to employment opportunities and skills training resources


Small Business Support

  • Administer small business support services as needed


Public Policy Advocacy

  • Assist with implementing strategies for HF’s economic empowerment policy priorities
  • Monitor and assess impact of local, state, and federal developments on the Latino community with regards to economic empowerment issues including but not limited to affordable housing, consumer and worker rights, food security, small business, and workforce development
  • Help with conducting research, drafting testimony, preparing advocacy letters, coordinating activities, developing reports, and other related tasks



  • Ensure the high quality and success of Hispanic Federation’s Economic Empowerment programs
  • Cultivate key relationships and partnerships with community leaders in Hispanic Federation’s network
  • Collect data and track impact of programs
  • Maintain accurate records, provide timely financial and program activity reports on grants and program initiatives internally, comply with all reporting requirements, and prepare programmatic reports for funders
  • Assist with other Hispanic Federation projects and initiatives as requested
  • Provide support for special events and projects (sometimes requiring additional hours worked)
  • Willingness to travel



Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree and demonstrated knowledge of economic empowerment work within underserved low-income communities, preferably in financial education, food security, and/or workforce development program management
  • At least five years of professional experience in non-profit program management, capacity building, community outreach and/or advocacy work
  • Strong ability to develop work plans, manage budgets, set deadlines, oversee multiple projects and duties simultaneously, and prioritize assignments
  • Ideal applicants will be efficient, results-oriented with high energy and exhibit an exceptional ability to work with others
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to evolving situations
  • Strong commitment to Hispanic Federation’s mission and core values
  • Excellent, well-developed verbal and writing skills are essential
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience managing coordinators, interns, and volunteers preferred