MN Afterschool Advance Community Navigator - Tax Specialist SOMALI SPEAKING
Part-Time MN Afterschool Advance Community Navigator - Tax Specialist SOMALI SPEAKING at Youthprise
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Non Profit
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $22.48
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes

Quick facts about this position:

Must be able to converse in Somali and also be fluent in English. Position expected to start in July, 2024. Compensation is 22.48/hour. Part time- 19 hours per week. About Youthprise and the MN Afterschool Advance Program:

Youthprise is a philanthropic organization that works to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s Indigenous, low-income, and racially diverse youth. Youthprise does this by directly supporting youth and youth-serving organizations through mobilizing and investing resources, advancing knowledge, and advocating for change. Youthprise’s three priority areas are: learning and leadership, economic opportunity, and health and safety.

Our Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA) program, which we operate in collaboration with Venn Foundation, helps families pay for out-of-school time activities and computer hardware using the K-12 Education Tax Credit.

Job Summary:

As the MAA Community Navigator Tax Specialist, you will serve as a first point of contact for families seeking help with a variety of program needs.


Job Functions:

Serve as the team’s internal expert on the K-12 Education Tax Credit. Contact families during tax filing season to remind them to claim the K-12 Education Tax Credit when filing their taxes. Answer basic questions about the MAA program via phone, text, or email. Trouble-shoot any issues that families may have with claiming the K-12 Education Tax Credit, including guiding families on initial individual tax returns, amended returns, and audits. Communicate with the MN Department of Revenue on the taxpayer's behalf. Coordinate work with MAA’s tax preparation partner. Occasional outreach to eligible families to promote MAA depending on capacity and program needs. Other duties as assigned or apparent.

Schedule and Location:

Part-time, up to 19 hours per week - will vary by week depending on program needs. Schedule is flexible, but the tax specialist should be available during regular business hours (9a-5p) to contact the MN Department of Revenue as necessary for at least some of their hours. Additionally, families may need more flexible hours outside of the regular work day. A combination of availability is ideal. Return communications to families is expected to be within one business day.
This position is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is primarily remote work but does require in-office time for at least 4 hours a week, for 4 months out of the year (October, February, March and April). The ability to operate and interact with computers or other office equipment via keyboard, mouse, or touch screen is required.



No minimum education level is required.

Minimum Experience:

Must be able to converse fluently in Somali including technical terms. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English. Ability to translate difficult concepts for multiple audiences. Experience with filing individual tax returns (their own) and ability to complete tax documents. Experience working with and knowledge of factors impacting families from very diverse backgrounds. Strong ability to learn, ask questions, and meet deadlines. Strong critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. Strong experience with detail-oriented procedures and processes, including managing sensitive taxpayer records. Experience managing multiple deadlines and competing priorities. Ability to work a flexible schedule, especially during tax season (December through April) Desired Experience:

Additional fluency in other languages. Experience with using Google Suite and Salesforce or similar software. Tax or accounting background. Worked and/or volunteered in the nonprofit or education sectors.


3001 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Transit: No Transit