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Job Posting: Beneficial State Foundation Positions Available: Deputy Director and Program Associate, Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 334 Discussions 88 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Beneficial State Foundation, Beneficial Banking, Clean Vehicles

Position Description, Deputy Director, Clean Vehicle Assistance Program:

The Deputy Director will lead the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program and potential expansion to related programs with collaborative and visionary leadership. The CVA Program is currently in an exciting growth phase, aiming to scale operations and go from serving hundreds of individuals to thousands over the next few years. The team is currently comprised of 8 full-time staff and will grow to 20 by the end of 2019. The program requires a leader with a strong ability to be a big picture thinker as well as a detailed implementer. The Deputy Director will support the CVA Program leadership team in developing and implementing the long-term vision of the program, guiding with a strong framework of operationalizing equity. This role will take on critical pieces of the day to day operations including strategic planning for team growth and systems scaling, managing funds and budget, and strategic partnership building and relationship management. The Deputy Director will also manage a small yet highly effective leadership team that thrives on mentorship, collaboration and strong internal communication. This role will also be responsible for maintaining the working relationship with the State of California’s California Air Resources Board, including managing and negotiating current and future grant contracts. The current budget for the program is $23 million, and the Deputy Director is charged with managing that budget and securing additional grant funds to grow and sustain the program.


Position Description, Program Associate, Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (Fresno):

The Program Associate will serve a critical role in the implementation of the CVA Program as part of a small, customer-facing team that assists all program participants through the application, loan prequalification, financial education, and vehicle purchasing process. The Program Associate will support the Operations Manager as needed with data management, grant reporting, and coordinating with Beneficial State Bank staff to support customers through the process of securing a low interest rate loan and purchasing a qualifying clean vehicle. The ideal candidate is people-oriented with a strong attention to detail. They will comfortably juggle multiple tasks and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. They are empathetic and a good listener, quickly and clearly understanding customers’ needs. The Program Associate must be solutions oriented and naturally inclined to troubleshoot and see applications through to completion. This individual will enjoy being part of a dynamic team of very hardworking people that are passionate about social equity and environmental sustainability.

 

About Beneficial State Foundation:

Beneficial State Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to change the banking system for good. For decades banks have damaged our communities and our planet, accelerating both economic inequality and environmental disaster. This harmful way of banking must stop and our strategy to both demonstrate and reshape banking practices and behaviors reflects the multi-pronged approach we take to systems change. In partnership with our communities and our allies, Beneficial State Foundation works to transform the banking industry in two ways: as a banking system change agent and advocate, and as a bank owner, investor, and practitioner. As a systems change agent, we engage in policy and regulatory advocacy, banking industry relations, and field building to support, convene, and build capacity with equitable banking partners. As a bank owner, investor, and practitioner, we develop and test equitable banking standards and metrics. We measure the social and environmental impact of Beneficial State Bank. We also house California’s Clean Vehicle Assistance Program. We are a small but effective team grounded in social justice and strong core values. You can read more about Beneficial State Foundation’s core values here. We have offices in Oakland (headquarters) and Fresno, California and Portland, Oregon. About the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is a statewide pilot program administered by Beneficial State Foundation and overseen by the California Air Resources Board. The program was launched in June 2018 with the mission to make clean vehicles more accessible and affordable to Californians with lower household income by providing grants and fair financing options. Since launching the program, our small and extremely passionate team of seven has given grants to over 300 people. Additional grant funding has been approved to scale the program and we look forward to growing our team.
 

About the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is a statewide pilot program administered by Beneficial State Foundation and overseen by the California Air Resources Board. The program was launched in June 2018 with the mission to make clean vehicles more accessible and affordable to Californians with lower household income by providing grants and fair financing options. Since launching the program, our small and extremely passionate team of seven has given grants to over 300 people. Additional grant funding has been approved to scale the program and we look forward to growing our team.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Beneficial State Foundation has a strong commitment to social justice and racial equity. The organization invites diverse candidates to apply for this position

We have guiding principles around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Beneficial State Foundation and Bank, and we are always seeking: • To create policies, practices, and a culture that proactively embraces diversity and promotes equity and social justice both internally within our organization and externally in our communities and society at large. • To build a team that reflects and represents the diversity of the communities in which we work. • To educate ourselves (Beneficial State Bank + Foundation management, staff, and board) on the ways that we can be most supportive of and effective in fostering social justice, equity and diversity. • To provide ourselves (Beneficial State Bank + Foundation management, staff, and board) with resources and structures to continue to learn and grow internally as individuals and as a group to continually improve our social justice, diversity and equity efforts and results.

To Learn More and Apply (Note that the directions and deadlines are different for each position):

http://beneficialstate.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Deputy-Director_Clean-Vehicle-Assistance-Program_July-2019.pdf

http://beneficialstate.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Program-Associate-CVAP-job-description-June-2019.pdf

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