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United Way of East Central Iowa, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA
United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) works with more than 100 cross sector partners to fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every member of our community. United Way of East Central Iowa coordinates Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) which focuses on providing free tax preparation to low-income individuals and families. The single criteria used to determine eligibility of VITA services is that families or individuals make less than 54,000 per year. This allows VITA to focus on the families most in need of this free service. Resources are limited and tax refunds have the potential to make a big impact for families. VITA is looking to expand services to rural communities and vulnerable populations to help those most in need. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Opportunity Corps which supports sites in long-term approaches to issues related to personal economic success including housing and employment support. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Start date will be late fall/early winter. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : The Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) VISTA will work to increase capacity to support expansion of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services to rural communities in the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) service area beyond Linn and Jones counties. This VISTA will also work to expand services to targeted groups included immigrants and refugees in the United Way service area.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work . 
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United Way of East Central Iowa, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/20/2020  -   07/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2020  To  10/20/2020 

Contact Meredith Hershner
317 7th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52401

Listing ID 95113