Since 2004, the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition has developed a strong presence in the Twin Cities, helping local residents claim over $29 million in federal and state tax refunds through filings provided free of charge by IRS-certified coalition volunteers. However, the Coalition is facing a major transition this year as long-time tax site coordinator KC Geiger steps down from that role.
“It’s a tremendous loss,” says Lewiston Community Relations Coordinator and LA CA$H Coalition Co-Chair Dottie Perham-Whittier. “KC has done an exemplary job, keeping the free tax sites running like a well-oiled machine. This program is a huge resource for the community, and the Coalition is seeking ways to effectively maintain the service.”
To that end, the Coalition is seeking a Program Administrator who could dedicate 25 to 30 hours per week for a stipend amount. Funded by a state-wide VITA grant, the amount of the stipend will be negotiable based upon the candidate’s tax law knowledge and organizational experience.
The Program Administrator will work alongside knowledgeable tax preparers who will use the new Taxslayer online software starting with the 2017 tax season. Over a ten-week period from the end of January through March 31, tentative times needed would be Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Tax preparation will take place at the Lewiston Memorial Armory, possibly continuing at Auburn City Hall. Letters of interest and resumes for the position may be submitted by August 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition is also seeking volunteer tax preparers (training will be provided), greeters, quality reviewers, asset coaches, and a grant-funded Asset Coordinator position. Those interested should contact Perham-Whittier at the address listed above. For more info about the LA CA$H Coalition, see www.lewistonmaine.gov/lacash.