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BBC is hiring – Income Tax Prep Site Coordinator

November 12th, 2014 by jsugalski

Posted 11/12/14 at the following link:
http://www.indeed.com/job/income-tax-prep-site-coordinator-e61646e2880b2cd4

Income Tax Prep Site Coordinator
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc – Cleveland, OH

 

Overview of Position

Site Coordinators will help to recruit and supervise volunteers at their respective Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Site Coordinators are responsible for troubleshooting minor technical issues with the TaxWise software, answering client and volunteer’s tax questions, attending mandatory site coordinator training and all Site Coordinators must obtain Site Coordinator Certification as well Advanced Level IRS Certification. Site Coordinators will also be responsible for weekly reporting and end-of-season debriefing with Cuyahoga EITC Coalition staff.

 

Key Responsibilities:

*Assist with the recruitment and retention of volunteers.
*Supervise all volunteers
*Assure all volunteers receive their IRS certification and prepare returns only up to that level.
*Manage volunteers’ schedules and assure volunteer coverage conforms to tax site schedule.
*Publicize free tax preparation.
*Provide expertise and assistance upon request or as needed by volunteers.
*Ensure that portable equipment is under the care of a volunteer and/or the site coordinator at all times.
*Ensure confidentiality of all sensitive information from clients and volunteers.
*Respond to client questions and resolve problems as they arise and in a timely manner.
*E-filing all tax returns within 24 hours of their completion.
*Ensures that Quality Reviews are being completed for all tax returns.
*Ensure that rejected returns are corrected and resubmitted within the allotted time.
*Work directly with IT department if software issues arise
*Work directly with 211/First Call For Help for appointment scheduling and to create and maintain an open line of communication
*Performs all responsibilities that will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the VITA center.
*Follow all IRS and Coalition rules and requirements put forth to ensure taxpayer and volunteer satisfaction and safety.
*Create a positive experience for volunteers and clients seeking services from a VITA site.

 

Qualifications:

*Must be able to work flexible hours from January through April.
*Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Good interpersonal skills and comfort with a wide range of people.
*Demonstrated computer skills to operate tax preparation software and other activities related to tax preparation and volunteer coordination.
*Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
*Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

Please apply via indeed.com

IMPORTANT Community Meeting about E 79th St Rapid Stations TOMORROW

October 31st, 2014 by jsugalski

From Greater Cleveland RTA’s enewsletter.  (We have a flyer for the event here.)

RTA community meetings on Nov. 1 & 5

Tell us how you use one Rapid Station on East 34th Street and two stations on East 79th

RTA want to hear your comments on how you use the Rapid Station on East 34th Street and the two on East 79th Street. One meeting begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Community Room at Heritage View Homes, 7230 Kinsman Road. Ride the 14 bus. The other meeting begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the first-floor lounge of the Tri-C Campus Center Buidling, 2900 Community College Ave. Ride bus routes 11, 14 or 15. You are also invited to take a survey.

New Traffic Patterns at E. 30th/Woodland/Orange

October 31st, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Did you know traffic patterns have changed at E. 30th St , Woodland Ave and Orange Ave? Please read about the updated pattern below from ODOT to avoid being ticketed!

There have been changes in the traffic operation in the vicinity of E 30th/Woodland/Orange. Cleveland police have been out enforcing this new traffic pattern and ticketing offenders.

  • Left turns from E 30th Street south onto the ramp to I-77 south are no longer be permitted. Motorists should use Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to I-77 south.  Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
  • Motorists exiting I-77 south to East 30th St/Woodland/Broadway are no longer permitted to cross over traffic in order to take a right turn on East 30th St (toward Broadway). Motorists should instead turn left on East 30th St to Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to East 30th St southbound (toward Broadway).  Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
  • Left turns from Orange Ave to East 30th St will be prohibited (except from the I-77 exit ramp to East 30th St). Motorists will instead follow Woodland Ave toward E 30th St.

 

 

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For a more detailed map, visit: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D12/Deputy%20Director/News/Pages/Innerbelt-Update-Changes-coming-to-E-30th_Woodland_Orange.aspx 

Kinsman Master Planning Presentation

October 29th, 2014 by jsugalski

Last night, about 125 people attended the third and final community meeting for the new master plan for Kinsman. They learned about how the blueprint for future development has taken shape, following several months of community engagement.

Without further ado, here’s the draft master plan for Kinsman.

Please feel free to email your comments to jsugalski@bbcdevelopment.org.

Just in case, the draft plan for Central can be downloaded here.

Thank you to everyone that has participated in the planning process to date.

NLDI Applications are Due This Friday!

October 27th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLDI) has begun recruitment for the 31st Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland (NLC) class.

The purpose of NLC is to cultivate new and experienced leaders to gain confidence, learn skills, and use their voice to actively participate in effecting change. The program will benefit community leaders through skill development, goal setting, discovering their leadership style and becoming more self-aware as community leaders. Participants will join a network of more than 1,000 other grassroots leaders who share the common goal to improve the quality of life for communities in Greater Cleveland through collective leadership and engagement. The 19-week course will begin in January and be held through May, 2015. Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6-9pm, with a dinner beginning at 5:30pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kayse at 216-812-8700 or jessica@neighborhoodleadership.org.

Applications are due on Friday, October 31, 2014.  

For more information, visit: www.neighborhoodleadership.org

Join us for Make a Difference Day TOMORROW!

October 24th, 2014 by jsugalski

Here’s a reminder!  Please consider joining us tomorrow at Hillside Community Park for Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering.

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Central Master Planning Meeting Presentation

October 21st, 2014 by jsugalski

Last night, more than 75 people attended the third and final master planning community meeting for the Central neighborhood.

If you were unable to attend, here’s a copy of what was presented.

Please note that this plan is a draft, so it will change based on the feedback we receive.  If you have thoughts, suggestions, or recommendations, please feel free to email them to jsugalski@bbcdevelopment.org.

Also, as a reminder, the community meeting for Kinsman will take place Tuesday, October 28 at 6pm at Anton Grdina K-8 School. Hope to see you there.

List of Upcoming Community Meetings

October 16th, 2014 by jsugalski

Here’s our list of important upcoming community meetings and events:

Thursday, October 16

Opportunity Corridor Community Meeting
at Langston Hughes Center, 2390 E 79th St
Cleveland, OH
6:00-9:00PM

This meeting is organized by State Senator Sandra Williams and Cleveland Councilwomen Phyllis Cleveland and Mamie Mitchell for residents and business owners to hear more about the Opportunity Corridor project, ask questions, and provide their opinions.

(download the flier here)

 

Monday, October 20

Central Community Master Planning Meeting
at Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd
Cleveland, OH (Central neighborhood)
6:00-8:00PM

Please join us for the final of three meetings to learn about and discuss community-driven plans for Central and Kinsman. These important plans will shape the future of your communities, so please be involved!

(download the flier here)

 

Saturday, October 25

Make A Difference Day at Hillside Community Park
at Hillside Community Park, 2800 Minnie St
Cleveland, OH (Kinsman neighborhood)

Hillside Community Park is a new greenspace that was developed this summer to make walking to and from the E 79th St Blue/Green Rapid Station easier and more welcoming. Volunteer on Make A Difference Day by helping us mulch, prune plants, seed bare areas, and more.

(download the flier here)

 

Tuesday, October 28

Kinsman Community Master Planning Meeting
at Anton Grdina K-8 School, 2995 E 71st St
Cleveland, OH (Kinsman neighborhood)
6:00-8:00PM

Please join us for the final of three meetings to learn about and discuss community-driven plans for Central and Kinsman. These important plans will shape the future of your communities, so please be involved!

(download the flier here)

 

Saturday, November 1

RTA Community Meeting regarding the E 34th St & E 79th St Rapid Stations
at Heritage View Community Room, 7230 Kinsman Rd
Cleveland, OH (Kinsman neighborhood)
1:00PM

RTA is holding community meetigns with the purpose of gathering more information and comments from the public about the E 34th St and E 79th St rapid stations. RTA is considering closing both stations.  You may also complete a survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/rtastationsurvey.

(download the flier here)

 

Wednesday, November 5

RTA Community Meeting regarding the E 34th St & E 79th St Rapid Stations
at Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus, Campus Center Building 1st Floor
Cleveland, OH (Kinsman neighborhood)
6:00PM

RTA is holding community meetigns with the purpose of gathering more information and comments from the public about the E 34th St and E 79th St rapid stations. RTA is considering closing both stations.  You may also complete a survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/rtastationsurvey.

(download the flier here)

 

RTA Community Meetings about E 34th, E 79th Rapid Station Closures

October 16th, 2014 by jsugalski

Support the East 34th Street Rapid Station

October 16th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

RTA is holding a community meeting to gather more information and comments from the public about the need for the East 34th Street Rapid Transit station. The meeting will be held at the Tri-C Metro Campus, Center Building at 6pm on November 5th. Campus District, Inc. urges community residents and stakeholders  to attend this meeting.

Staff from RTA and the project consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff will also be out on the platforms at E 34th St.  and E 79th St. Red Line stations on Tuesday October 21st to distribute surveys and flyers to riders at the two stations.

Attend the meeting and make your voice heard about your transit needs!