The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for Financial Education Coach to join the Consumer Science Department within The Department of Human Sciences!!
The goal of the Improving the Quality of Life of Chronically-ill Individuals through Financial Coaching project is to increase the quality of life of chronically-ill patients through one-on-one financial coaching provided to patients and caregivers. The project is novel in three ways: first, we build on OSU Extension's expertise in financial coaching and leverage our existing relationships with community partners in the financial services industry. Together we create a new collaboration with outpatient units at OSU Hospitals and Central Ohio opioid treatment facilities. Second, we adapt a recent, innovative financial coaching program to fit patients with chronic illnesses and their holistic financial needs. Third, we employ a novel longer-term approach to coaching, combining in-person and telephone-based methods. This project has the potential to serve as a replicable model for personalized yet scalable and expandable financial support services for other hospitals and treatment centers.
Under the direction of Cäzilia Loibl, Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist, the Financial Coach provides financial coaching to program participants suffering from chronic brain injuries and/or opioid use disorders. Coaching will involve one-on-one sessions that cover (1) general financial needs, such as financial planning, emergency savings, debt repayment, credit repair, financial stress reduction and (2) disease-related financial needs, such as direct planning of healthcare costs, healthcare resource utilization, insurance-related decisions, indirect costs and family financial needs.
In addition to in-person coaching sessions, the position will be responsible for administrative duties to support the maintenance of the program and overall implementation efforts.
The OSU Connect & Collaborate grants program, OSU Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Theme, and Opioid Innovation Fund provide funding for the position for 19 months, making this a term position.
This position is centrally located on the OSU Columbus campus in Campbell Hall. The team-centric environment is interdisciplinary and includes graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and strong collaborative relationships with investigators.
In the first 60 to 90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Develop a comprehensive understanding of college and university policies and procedures
Cultivates a culture of team engagement and collaboration in the Consumer Science Department.
Additional Information for Applicants::
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the Department of Human Sciences
The Department of Human Sciences is home to several multidisciplinary programs where skills are learned to shape social behaviors and help people improve their health, wellness and consumer experiences. One area of focus is on improving the Quality of Life of Chronically ill patients. Chronic diseases can lead to out-of-pocket costs in the tens of thousands of dollars for patients and their families. As a result, families may have to liquefy their savings and mortgage their homes. About half of unpaid bills pursued by debt collectors are medical bills. Yet, many chronically-ill individuals do not have access to professional support services that could guide their financial decisions. These concerns are important because chronically-ill individuals will forego recommended treatment for financial reasons thus significantly affecting their chances of recovery and survival.
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including
Experience in Financial coaching, counseling, financial education or planning
Experience in documenting client interactions and progress
Willingness to contribute to a research project as part of a team
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Desired requirements include:
Formal training in financial coaching, financial counseling, financial education or client-facing financial planning
AFCPE Financial Fitness Coach or through the University of Wisconsin-Madison; certification as AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselor; certification as Certified Financial Planner.
Neighborworks training in housing counseling
Target Salary: $21.50 - $24.00 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.