Asset Independence Coalition (AIC)
Under the supervision of the Co-Chairpersons of the Asset Independence Coalition, the Coordinator will support the ongoing activities of the AIC. The Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the AIC work to achieve the following:
· Tri-County residents will utilize the invaluable resources and services made available by the AIC.
· Tri-County residents will have a greater working knowledge of how to create financial assets.
· All qualified Tri-County resident will take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
· Tri-County residents will have improved delivery as it pertains to VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites.
The overall objectives of the AIC Coordinator position are as follows:
· Provide leadership for the AIC in working toward achievement of its mission
· Increase the number of electronic VITA sites.
· Lead VITA sites in utilizing standardized reporting tools and in expanding use of volunteers.
· Initiate long-term communication and relationships with VITA site coordinators and volunteers.
· The AIC Best Practices Manual will be standardized and updated when necessary.
Additional Duties, Task and Activities:
· In cooperation with the AIC Co-Chairpersons, set agendas, coordinate AIC meetings, take minutes, and disseminate information to member organizations.
· Gather reporting information from VITA sites on a weekly basis and compile data and distribute as appropriate.
· Coordinate AIC Committee meetings and support leadership of committees when necessary.
· Organize and solicit internal AIC communications.
· Serve as the AIC representative to the community and assume responsibility for all written and oral communication regarding the AIC.
· Serve as the AIC representative to local, state & national coalitions that are working on EITC and other asset building activities.
· Research and write grant applications soliciting funding for the VITA sites.
· Organize future AIC strategic planning session.
· Develop and coordinate a year round mechanism to engage VITA site volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
· College degree preferred with two years of related job experience;
· Demonstrated experience with community engagement, including specific qualifications outlined above;
· Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and low income neighborhoods;
· Strong computer skills including familiarity with. Microsoft Office Programs – (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher) and proficiency navigating the world wide web;
· Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
This is a part-time 20 hours per week, 12 month, grant-funded position. The salary is $15.00 per hour and does not include any benefits. The position will be housed in Lansing (at an office yet to be determined). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Peggy Vaughn-Payne, NorthWest Initiative, 1012 N. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48906 or email it to email@example.com. The deadline to submit is January 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm. The AIC is an E/O/E.