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Financial Empowerment Associate (Direct Service)

Actively Recruiting

Openings

30 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 31, 2020 - August 27, 2021

Application Window

July 9, 2020 - August 14, 2020

Location

  • King County, WA

Contact Information

Natalie Marques
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

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Description

The Financial Empowerment Associate will work both programmatically, behind the scenes and directly with the community to ensure the success of the Free Tax Preparation Campaign. The Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Member will serve internally at United Way of King County and will also support efforts on community and technical college campuses in partnership with United Way’s Benefits Hub program. This is a unique opportunity where you will gain a mix of tax and personal finance expertise, direct service experience, and non-profit programmatic professional skills.

This position is broken down into three phases over the course of 1-year term of service:

Phase 1: Executing on grassroots and high-level volunteer recruitment strategies to recruit and train over 900 volunteers. During this phase, members will also receive detailed training on tax law, financial coaching, and financial aid navigation.

Phase 2: Performing community outreach for free tax preparation services and directly providing client services by managing one tax site on a community or technical college campus. During tax season, members will also assist in facilitating alternative models of tax service to increase access of hard-to-reach populations. During this phase, members will gain valuable experience in troubleshooting complex financial questions, managing service delivery and site flow, and volunteer management.

Phase 3: Facilitating financial empowerment workshops on community and technical college campuses and maintaining post-season tax preparation services. Members will also be deeply involved in the evaluation and planning for the 2022 Free Tax Preparation Campaign.

As a member of our tight-knit team, the Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Member will play a key role in reaching our goal of preparing 20,000 tax returns and drawing down over $30 million in tax credits and refunds back to our community.

Skills & Qualifications:

Fearless critical thinker
Passionate believer in social justice, economic justice, and community building
Seeks autonomy and leadership
Can work independently as well as on a team
Ability to be adaptable and work with a variety of moving pieces
Eager to learn technical skills and empower others with this knowledge
People-oriented, with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
Ability to speak a second language is helpful, but not required
Access to a car (highly suggested, but not required)
No tax preparation experience or financial background is required – we will train you

The Financial Empowerment Associate will work both programmatically, behind the scenes and directly with the community to ensure the success of the Free Tax Preparation Campaign. The Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Member will serve internally at United Way of King County and will also support efforts on community and technical college campuses in partnership with United Way’s Benefits Hub program. This is a unique opportunity where you will gain a mix of tax and personal finance expertise, direct service experience, and non-profit programmatic professional skills.

This position is broken down into three phases over the course of 1-year term of service:

Phase 1: Executing on grassroots and high-level volunteer recruitment strategies to recruit and train over 900 volunteers. During this phase, members will also receive detailed training on tax law, financial coaching, and financial aid navigation.

Phase 2: Performing community outreach for free tax preparation services and directly providing client services by managing one tax site on a community or technical college campus. During tax season, members will also assist in facilitating alternative models of tax service to increase access of hard-to-reach populations. During this phase, members will gain valuable experience in troubleshooting complex financial questions, managing service delivery and site flow, and volunteer management.

Phase 3: Facilitating financial empowerment workshops on community and technical college campuses and maintaining post-season tax preparation services. Members will also be deeply involved in the evaluation and planning for the 2022 Free Tax Preparation Campaign.

As a member of our tight-knit team, the Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Member will play a key role in reaching our goal of preparing 20,000 tax returns and drawing down over $30 million in tax credits and refunds back to our community.

Skills & Qualifications:

Fearless critical thinker
Passionate believer in social justice, economic justice, and community building
Seeks autonomy and leadership
Can work independently as well as on a team
Ability to be adaptable and work with a variety of moving pieces
Eager to learn technical skills and empower others with this knowledge
People-oriented, with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
Ability to speak a second language is helpful, but not required
Access to a car (highly suggested, but not required)
No tax preparation experience or financial background is required – we will train you
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Living Allowance

$2000 - $2000 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

$2000 monthly living stipend (pre-tax) Loan deferment on qualified student loans during your service Payment of interest on qualified student loans that are accrued during service term An Education Award of $6,195 upon successful completion of service Health benefits that meet minimum standards of ACA compliance 10 days of sick leave, 10 days of personal leave Childcare assistance Unlimited Public transportation pass (ORCA) Opportunity to be a part of an innovative, high-impact program Working across teams of various community organizations Gain valuable personal and professional development experience Becoming a member of a large network of current AmeriCorps members and alums

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Natalie Marques
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Hosted By

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