Job Posting: Economic Education Specialist

Vacancy Announcement – February 13, 2013

Position Location:     Washington, DC                                                                  
Travel:                            Minimal                                                                                  
Reports to:                   Director, Economic Education


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking an Economic Education Specialist for the NAACP Economic Department. The Specialist will assist with the implementation of educational campaigns and strategies on economic issues; and implementing training curricula for adults and youth in the priority areas of the NAACP Economic Department.

Summary of Duties:

The Economic Education Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Director of Economic Education. The duties and responsibilities of the Economic Education Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the Economic Department’s education campaigns, train and mobilize Units, members and stakeholders to advance the NAACP’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Develop and manage activities, tools and programs to increase the capacity of NAACP units to promote the economic agenda and economic education of the NAACP Economic Department.
  • Supervise interns and field fellows when Director of Economic Education is out of the office.
  • Organize and coordinate the Youth and College section of the Financial Freedom Campaign Train the Trainer training yearly.
  • Research, develop and update Economic Education curriculum resources, including all: instructional toolkits, resource guides, power points, session materials, blogs, brochures, and fact sheets.
  • Program and Manage Youth and College Financial Freedom Campaign micro-unit’s to ensure unit’s meet performance measures and provide technical assistance.
  • Provide operational and logistical support for the Economic Department’s presence at national, regional, and state conferences, which range in attendance from 100-1000+ people (depending on location).
  • Conduct research and analysis on economic issues (e.g. foreclosure, credit, etc.) to inform the work of the department.
  • Spearhead workshop development and facilitation in the various economic areas.
  • Create, Coordinate and manage the performance measure tracking system to document Financial Freedom Campaign Micro-Grantee recipients, FACT Tours and online Webinar Economic Education Series on a quarterly basis.
  • Research and manage economic education and advocacy local and national resources for 1200 units in general and our micro-units in particular.
  • Collaborate to plan and execute all external events such as the NAACP Financial Advocacy and Community Tours, etc.
  •  Provide technical and programmatic assistance including workshop creations, resource identification and providing education resources for the implementation of the NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign Curriculum.
  • Represent the Economic Department at State Conferences and Regional Conventions through workshop presentations and other Economic Department led activities at the Conventions.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for economically distressed walk in’s and callers and connects them with appropriate NAACP partner organizations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Economic Education, Sr. Director, Economic Programs / Executive Director, NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign Centers, EVP/CPO, or President and CEO.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Bachelors Degree required or equivalent years of experience and Masters Degree Preferred.
  • At least (3) years of experience running programs and/or organizing experience, preferably in the area of civil or human rights and economic justice.
  • Experience as a program manager and as a trainer or presenter
  • Experience with creating Economic Education Curriculum and resource guides
  • Experience with web organizing/online campaigns and the use of technology and online organizing tools to advance and achieve strategic goals.
  • Experience working large, complex organizing campaigns.
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, working as part of a team, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience within the field structure of the NAACP is desirable.
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills.


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax:  (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.