Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

August 3, 2016

Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps

Position title: Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps


Name of organization: United Way of King County




Position description:

The mighty Tax Team seeks 2 AmeriCorps to take leadership in the fight against poverty by increasing financial stability in King County . As a Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps, you will be an integral member of the United Way Free Tax Preparation Campaign , the largest anti-poverty program in Washington State. In 2016, the program operated 24 locations and leveraged the skills and talents of 900 volunteers to prepare 21,750 tax returns. This secured $29.1 million in refunds for low income families and individuals.


As an AmeriCorps member, you will be involved with leading the large scale volunteer recruitment efforts, developing outreach strategies through community partnerships, presenting to stakeholders on key issue areas, and providing on the ground leadership at service locations. You will also learn tax law (through the lens of economic justice), city and regional public benefits, and gain a broader understanding of the non-profit landscape in King County.



$5,730 education award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans, as well as loan deferment on qualified loans •Opportunities to work across teams and learn non-profit and federal systems •Chance to solve the community’s toughest challenges!


Time commitment: September 2016 – July 2017


Skill requirements:

Cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations •Outgoing personality and strong presentation skills •People-oriented, with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills •Comprehensive understanding of systemic causes of poverty, racial inequities, homelessness and/or hunger •Proficiency in a second language is helpful


Start date: September 16, 2016


End date: July 31, 2017


Location: Seattle, WA 98104


How to apply:

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Supervisor contact info:

Charlotte Gavell