Financial Educator/Coach

Richmond, California, United States | Programs | Full-time


About Rubicon

A $16M non-profit Rubicon, provides direct services at six locations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and operates a growing commercial landscape social enterprise program that is a leader in sustainable practices. Rubicon transforms East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. Recognized as a national leader in workforce development, Rubicon provides individualized one-on-one career advising, job search support, financial education, wellness and legal services, to very low-income people who face significant barriers to achieving economic mobility.

Rubicon is a 2022 Great Place to Work, on a journey towards becoming a high-road employer and an anti-racist organization. We are committed to systems change and advocacy through efforts like expanding and deepening Employee Resource Groups; the launch of an internal Racial Justice Task Force; and implementation of talent and culture supports that acknowledge and facilitate healing from the direct and indirect effects of racial trauma.

Rubicon actively recruits staff members with a diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences who are not only highly skilled, but who consistently demonstrate a commitment to our vision of an East Bay without poverty and are passionate about this work.

Financial Educator/Coach

Have you been working as a successful Financial Adviser and are interested in giving back? Do you enjoy facilitating workshops and developing relationships with financial institutions and community organizations to connect prospective clients? Rubicon's Financial Coach position may be for YOU!

We are seeking a Financial Coach to provide financial assessment, benefits screening, and coaching to low-income, formerly incarcerated and homeless clients. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position paying between $24-$26 per hour, depending on experience.  The role will have responsibilities in Alameda as well as Contra Costa County. After onboarding you will spend about 50% of your time supporting each county, including an onsite presence in Alameda County.


  • Financial Coaching including marketing the value of financial fluency to clients, financial plan development, workshop facilitation, one-on-one coaching to help clients achieve personal financial goals, coordinating the provision of financial services to clients and coordinating the VITA tax preparation services.
  • Benefit Screening Services including assessing and screening clients for public benefit eligibility, and assisting clients to apply for and secure public benefits.
  • Client and Partner Outreach including developing relationships with local financial institutions and community organizations, and connecting prospective clients with Rubicon services and/or referral to outside resources when appropriate.


  • Strong relationship-building and interpersonal flexibility, solid organizational skills, problem solving abilities, excellent facilitation, coaching and communication skills.
  • A robust understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset building, and credit building.
  • Experience involving the successful provision of services to formerly incarcerated, homeless and/or low-income individuals.
  • If you don’t currently possess our organizational core competencies of Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Coaching, Rubicon provides necessary training.
  • Cultural Responsiveness and an alignment with our values and commitment to equity and inclusion.

This position requires occasional travel to appointments and other Rubicon meetings; if the employee opts to meet these travel requirements by driving, proof of a valid and current driver license, current auto insurance, and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report are required.


  • $24 - $26/hour DOE.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision health plans. Kaiser and Sutter Health options.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays.
  • 4 days paid restorative holiday between Christmas and New Years.
  • Employer sponsored and matched retirement plan.
  • Pre-tax transportation and flexible spending accounts.

Rubicon requires proof of vaccination for employment.

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

Rubicon uses E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.