Job Seekers: Asset Independence Coalition (AIC)
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Asset Independence Coalition (AIC)

Position Announcement

Coordinator (Part-Time)

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  The deadline to submit is January 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm.  The AIC is an E/O/E.




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