Free Tax Prep Volunteer Administrator

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Free Tax Prep Volunteer Administrator

Reports to: Free Tax Prep Manager
Department: Community Impact
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-time, 6-month temporary position (dependent on confirmation of grant funding)
Date: November 2021 – April 2022
Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $25.00 per hour

Job Summary:
Anyone can learn to do taxes and that is just what our volunteers do! United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) leads the local coalition of partners providing and supporting free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program relies on volunteers making a commitment to be trained, complete certification, and assist clients throughout the tax season with tax preparation. During a normal tax season, our program works with up to 500 volunteers. In the past two years, we have pivoted from offering traditional in-person service to 100% virtual service, as well as drop-off methods following strict safety guidelines. For the upcoming tax season, we plan to offer services varying from traditional to the most modern. Several hundred volunteers will be needed to merge our new services with old. We need your help to see our program’s strength rebound. We are looking for someone to help with volunteer recruitment, management, and engagement grow and excel. We are looking for you!

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Please note that this is a grant-funded position and placement for the job will be dependent on the approval of grant funding.

Essential Functions:
The Free Tax Prep Volunteer Administrator will report to Free Tax Prep Program Manager and work with the Free Tax Prep Administrator to lead the strategic building of Free Tax Prep Program’s Volunteer Management. The position will help build a strong and sustainable model for 2021 and beyond.

Duties include:

  • Develop volunteer recruitment and engagement strategies based on research and best practices
  • Create volunteer management reporting system for 2021-2022 tax season Support volunteers through training, certification, and throughout tax season
  • Compile information, present, propose, and implement volunteer management software for 2022 and beyond
  • Create training guide for volunteer management software Responsible for initial client communication through the free tax prep phone line and email
  • Pull monthly reports from Tax software as requested by Free Tax Prep Manager Act as co-coordinator for local drop-off tax sites during the week or some Saturdays as needed
  • Collect stories from volunteers and clients during attended events
  • Work with Free Tax Prep Administrator to develop volunteer appreciation and recognition efforts

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of collective/collaborative community impact work Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Knowledge of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program a plus
  • Familiarity with community resources in the Sacramento/Capital Region a plus Bilingual in Spanish, Russian, Hmong, Vietnamese or Cantonese a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving abilities Able to react, organize and prioritize within a high pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Ability to work independently with a high attention to detail High level of proficiency in various Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to maintain a polished professional appearance
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Work in an office environment, lift and move objects up to 40 pounds such as large binders, books, boxes, and small office equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, and adequate automobile insurance; possession and maintenance of a good driving record (as evidenced by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations for at least a two-year duration) that does not contribute to an increase in UWCCR insurance rates.

To apply for this position, please visit the link below. No phone calls or emails to staff.

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $25.00 per hour
Benefits: Paid time off
Schedule: 8-hour shift

Weekend availability COVID-19 considerations: Currently, all staff work remotely and come into the office as they need. While in the office masks, social distancing and other precautions are taken. The office remains closed to the public.

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience: Microsoft Word: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
Work Remotely: Yes