Center for Economic Progress - Tax Clinic
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience
Submission Deadline: 06/22/2012
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is seeking an outgoing and highly motivated individual to lead our Tax Clinic that has provided free legal counsel and representational services to low-income families for 12 years. CEP’s tax expertise and years of experience enables us to provide services that simplify the complicated federal tax code for our clients and resolve IRS controversies and disputes with the Illinois Department of Revenue related to collections, audits, innocent spouse relief and employee v. independent contractor disputes.
CEP provides free tax preparation, college financial aid assistance, tax-related legal assistance and financial coaching services that assist low-income clients in accessing significant financial resources, improving their credit status and building savings. Annually, CEP staff and 1,200 volunteers provide high-quality tax preparation and tax-related legal and financial services to over 20,000 clients in Chicago and surrounding communities.
The Director will lead CEP staff, interns and volunteers to deliver high quality tax representation for our low income clients. Primary responsibilities include:
Professional and Education Requirements: Juris Doctor; Licensed to practice law in Illinois
Job Experience: A minimum of two years of representing clients in tax court and collection cases, along with one to three years of supervisory experience. Experience in non-profit and low-income community tax issues preferred.
Demonstrated Competencies: CEP seeks a candidate with a high degree of initiative who is able to motivate and manage staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with low-income clients as an advocate or advisor in some capacity. In addition, a successful candidate will have:
Physical Requirements of Position: Ability to work evenings and / or weekends as needed.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample by June 22, 2012 to:
Cheryl Travers, Manager, Human Resources and Executive Office
Mail: 29 E. Madison, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602
Fax: (312) 630-0275
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Compensation and Job Benefits: To the selected candidate, CEP offers:
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Last updated: June 07, 2012
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