Economic Education Specialist
Philadelphia, PA 
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Economic Education Specialist (263542)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Presents programs that better educate the public about the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve, the Bank's role in the regional economy and local communities, economics principles, and personal financial capability. Designs and implements professional development programs for K-12 teachers. Engages the general public and school groups through the Bank's public exhibit. Develops print and digital resources aimed at better informing the general public and students about economics and personal finance.

Designs and implements economic and personal education training programs for educators.

Maintains ongoing relationships with school entities (schools, districts, boards of education) and state councils and teacher associations on economic education and social studies, business education, family and consumer sciences, and career and technical education to promote the teaching of economics and personal finance in the K-12 classroom.

Participates in activities with various economic education, personal finance, and consumer organizations within the District.

Coordinates the delivery of programming and content to the general public and school groups through the Reserve Bank's public exhibit.

Addresses audiences on general economic topics and on the role and functions of the Bank and the Federal Reserve System.

Responds to public requests for information on economic and personal financial education topics.

Promotes a better understanding of the economy and monetary policy by developing internal and external programs on economics and personal finance topics for educators, employees, and the general public.

Promotes economic and personal financial education by developing presentations for use by other Fed staff.

Writes lesson plans and other materials on economic and personal financial literacy for use by K-12 teachers.

Assists other department staff with the presentation of programs and conferences, as needed.

Works individually or in a group to identify, communicate, and implement changes and initiatives with the goal of improving the quality of the department`s operations or products.

Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Demonstrated competence in teaching economics and personal finance, typically commensurate with the completion of a Master's degree in economic education, economics, or education.

At least 5 years' experience teaching economics and/or personal finance in the primary, secondary, or college classroom.

Ability to produce high quality economics and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers. Previous experience training adults, particularly K-12 teachers, is a plus. Previous experience with online teaching and learning management systems, is a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of economic theory, banking and financial issues, and the Federal Reserve System.

Strong knowledge of K-12 pedagogy.

PC skills, including Word, Excel, database management. Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational and planning skills; ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Ability to work independently on reports, projects, and publications.

Ability to meet key deadlines, manage ambiguity, address multiple and at times competing priorities; and handle difficult situations as routine.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

Strong presentation skills and strong ability to articulate issues clearly and accurately.

Other Requirements:

Background investigations including drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

Certain eligibility rules apply

Ability to travel overnight is required.

Valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift curriculum materials and push carts as required.

Our benefit plans are designed to be the best fit for you at every stage of your career!

Excellent health, prescription, dental and vision coverage

Savings Thrift Plan (401K) with a 100% match up to 6% and a pension plan

Paid vacation / sick time / paid holidays and a flexible work environment

Numerous Employee Resource Groups to help you thrive and grow at the Fed in a diverse and inclusive environment

Healthy lifestyle assistance through an on-site fitness center, subsidized cafeteria with healthy food options, and health and wellness programs

Monthly public transportation allowance

Numerous internal development programs plus annual tuition reimbursement programs

Free credit protection, financial planning, and flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts .. and much more!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day Job
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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