Work at United Way

Work at United Way

United Way of South Texas is currently seeking one position. See below for details.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) PROGRAM COORDINATOR

UNITED WAY OF SOUTH TEXAS

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

REPORTS TO: President of United Way of South Texas

GENERAL SUMMARY: Provide leadership in establishing components to strengthen financial stability efforts in Hidalgo and Starr counties. The goal is to secure volunteers and financial support to operate free tax assistance sites throughout Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

Additionally, the coordinator develops a curriculum to educate the community on financial stability services available. Assist with

United Way special activities.

Time dedicated to each program may vary according to the

annual cycle of tasks at hand.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree and three years work experience in a health & human service organization, with expertise in accounting and computer knowledge. Experience working with volunteers is a plus _

. Knowledge / Skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recruit, educate, cultivate and work with volunteers
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Computer literate; extensive use of Excel and Microsoft Suite
  • Basic knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills (Grant writing experience a plus)
  • Must have reliable transportation (and personal insurance)
  • The position will include a significant weekly schedule shift to evenings and weekends during tax season.
  • Capable of lifting 35 lbs. or more

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for building organizational capacity, providing outreach to volunteers, employers, community groups, and media as well as communicating successes and challenges to all stakeholders.
  • Compile and prepare all program outcomes reports, (i.e., volunteer hours, families served, total refunds, rejection rates. E-file rates, etc…)
  • Maintain current grants timeline, update account passwords and other requirements
  • Facilitate all-volunteer training, many are held on weekends and evenings
  • Responsible for securing sufficient funding to keep the program self-sufficient, including but not limited to, grant writing, must meet financial goals annually.
  • Recruit and develop volunteers, organize schedules, and develop plans to ensure the future sustainability of new initiatives.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

1. Work with staff and volunteers to begin workplace Financial Literacy sessions with selected groups.

2. Coordinate VITA annual volunteer awards ceremony
3. Develop a working knowledge of all areas of the organization to better complement all functions of the agency’s work.
4. Attend community information fairs as requested by the president
5. Manage and lead the youth leadership program including the development and facilitation of curriculum

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $36,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees must wear a face mask at all times.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Language:

  • English and Spanish (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Work Location: One location

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