Employment

 

VITA Site Coordinator

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

United Way of Wapello County is a nonprofit organization serving Wapello County, Iowa. We work to improve education, financial stability, and health for everyone who lives and works in our community. Our office is located in downtown Ottumwa, Iowa.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site Coordinator provides coordination, organization, and supervision for all aspects of the VITA site operation.  The VITA program serves low- and middle-income families, providing free tax preparation and filing in Wapello and Jefferson counties. This is a part-time (20 hours per week average) seasonal position that begins in October and ends the middle of April. This position pays $16.00-$16.50 per hour, depending on experience. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensures the site is in compliance with all IRS VITA site requirements.
  • Maintain relationship with IRS office for obtaining site materials and other pertinent information.
  • Recruits volunteers and schedules volunteers for the site.
  • Ensures that VITA site is open as scheduled and ensures adequate volunteer coverage, supplies, tax materials, and equipment is maintained.
  • Ensures that all tax returns are electronically filed with the IRS in a timely manner and that acknowledgements are reviewed.
  • Ensures rejected returns are either corrected or the taxpayer is contacted.
  • Ensures that a quality review is conducted on each return prepared by volunteer tax preparers.
  • Promotes the VITA program throughout the community, including radio, television, and print.
  • Maintains accurate records of volunteer certifications and volunteer hours.
  • Answers taxpayer questions regarding tax law or their tax return.
  • Compile post‐season reports for end‐of‐season wrap‐up and evaluation.
  • Plan/host volunteer recognition event at the end of the filing season.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Basic tax knowledge (Form 1040 and supporting schedules).
  • Complete all training and certification requirements.   Pass the IRS Tax Test at the Advanced Level.
  • Basic computer skills for inputting tax return information into tax software (TaxSlayer).
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage all‐volunteer staff.
  • Must be flexible and dependable with ability to work evenings and Saturdays.
  • Must have dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Conditions:

Work is performed primarily indoors with regular local travel in the Wapello and Jefferson county areas. 

Physical and Mental Demands:

The physical and mental demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions.  While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The United Way of Wapello County reserves the right to review each requested accommodation and determine if such poses an undue hardship.

The description given is intended only to provide information about the general nature of the job and is not an all-inclusive list of the job duties, skills or abilities which may change from time-to-time.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF

●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.

●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Interested persons can send their cover letter and resume to:

United Way of Wapello County

PO Box 1778

Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Or e-mail to: uwwc@wapellocouw.org