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Career Development


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The East Bay Chapter of the Financial Planning Association offers many benefits to those entering the financial planning profession. If you're a student, CFP® certificant, or career transitioner, we have events and opportunities to engage you with financial planning professionals and expand your industry knowledge through educational and social networking events.

East Bay Chapter Activities - We hold monthly educational events, social networking events, pro bono activities, and an annual golf tournament.

Employment and Internship Opportunities - Postings for both financial planning employers and job seekers can be found below.

Scholarship Programs - The FPA East Bay chapter and FPA National offer scholarships to students to help with their educational and practice development.

Study Groups - FPA East Bay chapter members organize and host a variety of formal and informal study groups.

Career Related Resources - FPA and the broader financial planning community offer a wide variety of resources to the financial planning professional through all stages of their career.

Other FPA Career Development Resources

Mentorship Program - FPA National offers a mentorship program to match new and transitioning planners with more experienced practitioners.

Emerging Advisors Forum - FPA San Francisco offers a forum to bring together advisors who have recently started, or are in the process of starting their own financial planning practice.

New to the Profession - FPA National resources for those entering the financial planning profession.

NexGen - Resources for FPA members age 36 and under that focuses on the next generation of financial professionals.

For more information contact the Career Development Co-Directors

Beth McClelland -
Susan Danzig -


Career Opportunities

The Job Postings section of our website is a service offered to member firms of the FPA SF.   All postings for positions offered and job seekers will expire after 60 days.

To post an opportunity here, please e-mail it to 
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Opportunities Available  (Oldest postings at the bottom)

Posted 7/15/14 Walnut Creek, CA  Gemmer Asset Management LLC is a dynamic and growing investment management firm located in Walnut Creek, California. We currently manage over $800 million in assets for individuals and institutions.   Gemmer Asset Mangement LLC's primary focus is to serve our clients through the management of customized portfolios and personalized service.  We are seeking an exceptional individual to fill a full-time position in the Operations Department.  There will be an opportunity and expectation to grow with the firm into various roles.
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Posted 6/11/2014 San Francisco, CA  The Yeske Buie Financial Planning Resident position will be a
life-changing experience for the successful candidate. The Resident will learn financial planning at a leading edge firm, from a great team. (S)he will work directly with clients, preparing financial plans and reviews, and working in all aspects of financial planning, from the discovery process through to implementation and ongoing support of Yeske Buie's Clients' Live Big® goals. The Financial Planning Resident will "graduate" from this position with exceptional experience that will prepare them to join an established financial planning firm or start their own practice. They will have the two years of experience required for CFP® Board's "Apprenticeship Experience" requirement (pending CFP® Board approval). They will attend numerous professional association events and have the opportunity to prepare for and take the CFP® Exam. Attendance at FPA Residency is a possibility for the exceptional performer.
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Posted 5/16/2014 Alameda, CA  Positions are available on the board of Community Learning Center Schools, Inc (CLCS), an educational public charter school management organization serving two of the Bay Area's leading charter schools, Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center. CLCS's two schools serve 840 K-12 grade learners with a mission to empower all youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community, and to actively participate as members in a democratic society.
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Posted 5/13/14 San Francisco, CA  Robasciotti & Associates, Inc. is a woman-owned independent wealth management firm. We work with a variety ofclients, with a specialization in the needs of same-sex couples. Our firm models values-based financial planning and employs customized strategies to help clients achieve their goals. The Financial Planning Internship is an unpaid position designed to familiarize the Intern with the practical application of personal financial planning concepts.
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FPA East Bay Scholarship

The Scholarship, valued at $1500, is available to FPA East Bay Members who are candidates pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification or are enrolled in a financial planning program and are motivated to obtain the CFP® designation.

The scholarship is awarded each fall with applications due November 1 and the awards announced at our December meeting.

For more information, or to request an application please contact


Study Groups

Study groups are rapidly becoming a best practice for financial advisers who want to grow their practices, network with colleagues, and receive and give mutual support.  FPA East Bay currently has several groups to meet the various interest of our members.  

The Practice Management study group is open to planners with 5+ years of experience.   If you have 5+ years experience and are interested in joining this group, please contact Evor Vattuone

An Oakland study group is open to all advisors. For more information please contact Dan Hawley

If you are interested in forming and leading a study group please contact one of the Career Development
Co-Directors. Beth McClelland - or
Susan Danzig -


Career and Practice Related Resources 

FPA and the broader financial planning community offer a wide variety of resources to the financial planning professional through all stages of their career.

Bay Area Financial Planning Education Programs 

University of California, Berkeley Extension Program 

Golden Gate University

San Francisco State University 

Professional Development and Certification

FPA National Web Site 

FPA National Practice Management 

FPA Connect 

FPA National Mentorship Program

FPA National New to the Profession

FPA National NexGen

FPA NORCAL Conference

SF FPA Emerging Advisors Forum

CFP Board

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

FPA Northern California Chapters

San Francisco 

Silicon Valley 

Northern California (Sacramento & Western Nevada)