Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator

Metropolitan Family Service | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/26/2022
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: MFS STARK STREET - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: $48,216.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage: Up to 50%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

Description

Metropolitan Family Service

Position Description

Position Title:         Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator

Status:                        Exempt

Reports To:            Program Coordinator II         FTE:  1.0 (40 hours/week)

Dept/Program:      Economic Empowerment – MFS CASH Oregon

Created:                   September 2022                                      

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work.

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function: 

Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator II, the Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing direct tax programming for the Impuestos Comunitarios tax site. Including overseeing seasonal volunteers and staff, implementing ITIN services, reviewing volunteer prepared tax returns, and providing outreach and educational materials to targeted communities.

The Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator organizes and prepares volunteer tax preparation activities to ensure robust and accurate tax services are provided to low to moderate income families in particular to Hispanic and Latino families, immigrant and refugees, and limited English proficient households. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and organize volunteers and seasonal staffing for the IC tax site
  • Coordinate and manage collection of client stories for the IC tax site
  • Collaborate and coordinate with volunteer recruitment committee
  • Create and manage classroom scheduling and space allocation for the IC tax site
  • Prepare materials, facilities and equipment for the tax site
  • Ensure volunteer placement is synchronized within the volunteer database
  • Oversees ITIN services at the IC site and coordinates with the ITIN Specialist
  • Provide Quality Reviews of tax returns prepared by Volunteer Tax Preparers
  • Off season is the primary office and program coordinator for the Impuestos Comunitarios site triaging clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders
  • Off season provide outreach and engagement with low income hispanic/latino families
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Qualifications


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience with tax preparation, as a Licensed Tax Consultant or experience as a Tax Aide/VITA IRS certified volunteer tax preparer
  • Demonstrated understanding of the tax system and how it affects lower income populations
  • Clear understanding of income and wealth gaps (by economics, race, & gender), under- resourced communities & inequity.
  • Experience with volunteer programming and/or training of volunteers
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Experience working collaboratively between teams within an organization and/or between external organizations
  • Ability to work independently and to be collaborative across all agency program areas
  • Experience with trauma informed approaches to case management
  • Ability to effectively and proactively problem-solve and resolve conflict
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality'
  • Ability to recognize and manage critical incidents within program and/mandatory reporting regulations and responsibilitie
  • Familiarity with using data to monitor and drive performance goals for programs and/or staff
  • Ability to effectively manage and disseminate confidential and sensitive information
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparity in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies
  • Values the inclusion of multiple voices, including clients/service users, in the design and implementation of programs and services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BA/BS in public service or human services or equivalent related experience
  • Experience with database management and quality assurance
  • Fluency with reading, writing, listening, speaking and ability to communicate effectively in Spanish required

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner is beneficial, however it is not required.  If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check.  We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment, at community events, and/or at other locations as deemed necessary.  May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work.  Position requires ability to sit for extended periods as well as stand occasionally.  Position requires use of computer, telephone, fax machine, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the MFS Human Resources Department.

Metropolitan Family Service

Position Description

Position Title:         Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator

Status:                        Exempt

Reports To:            Program Coordinator II         FTE:  1.0 (40 hours/week)

Dept/Program:      Economic Empowerment – MFS CASH Oregon

Created:                   September 2022                                      

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work.

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function: 

Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator II, the Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing direct tax programming for the Impuestos Comunitarios tax site. Including overseeing seasonal volunteers and staff, implementing ITIN services, reviewing volunteer prepared tax returns, and providing outreach and educational materials to targeted communities.

The Impuestos Comunitarios Program Coordinator organizes and prepares volunteer tax preparation activities to ensure robust and accurate tax services are provided to low to moderate income families in particular to Hispanic and Latino families, immigrant and refugees, and limited English proficient households. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and organize volunteers and seasonal staffing for the IC tax site
  • Coordinate and manage collection of client stories for the IC tax site
  • Collaborate and coordinate with volunteer recruitment committee
  • Create and manage classroom scheduling and space allocation for the IC tax site
  • Prepare materials, facilities and equipment for the tax site
  • Ensure volunteer placement is synchronized within the volunteer database
  • Oversees ITIN services at the IC site and coordinates with the ITIN Specialist
  • Provide Quality Reviews of tax returns prepared by Volunteer Tax Preparers
  • Off season is the primary office and program coordinator for the Impuestos Comunitarios site triaging clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders
  • Off season provide outreach and engagement with low income hispanic/latino families
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience with tax preparation, as a Licensed Tax Consultant or experience as a Tax Aide/VITA IRS certified volunteer tax preparer
  • Demonstrated understanding of the tax system and how it affects lower income populations
  • Clear understanding of income and wealth gaps (by economics, race, & gender), under- resourced communities & inequity.
  • Experience with volunteer programming and/or training of volunteers
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Experience working collaboratively between teams within an organization and/or between external organizations
  • Ability to work independently and to be collaborative across all agency program areas
  • Experience with trauma informed approaches to case management
  • Ability to effectively and proactively problem-solve and resolve conflict
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality'
  • Ability to recognize and manage critical incidents within program and/mandatory reporting regulations and responsibilitie
  • Familiarity with using data to monitor and drive performance goals for programs and/or staff
  • Ability to effectively manage and disseminate confidential and sensitive information
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparity in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies
  • Values the inclusion of multiple voices, including clients/service users, in the design and implementation of programs and services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BA/BS in public service or human services or equivalent related experience
  • Experience with database management and quality assurance
  • Fluency with reading, writing, listening, speaking and ability to communicate effectively in Spanish required

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner is beneficial, however it is not required.  If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check.  We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment, at community events, and/or at other locations as deemed necessary.  May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work.  Position requires ability to sit for extended periods as well as stand occasionally.  Position requires use of computer, telephone, fax machine, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the MFS Human Resources Department.

Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit | Social Services
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$48,216.00 Salary/year
Salary Type
/yr.

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