Welcome to the Maryland Community Fellows Application

Program Description:
The Maryland Community Fellows program is a partnership between the CASH Campaign of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and various Community Action Agencies (CAAs) statewide.  Fellows primarily focus on outreach and marketing about the Earned Income Tax Credit, free tax preparation, financial education, and individual case management, where applicable.

General Job Duties:
  • Become an expert on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, tax laws, tax credits (Earned Income Tax Credit), and asset building programs and products.
  • Work with the placement site to implement a VITA site during tax season.
  • Certify at the IRS Advanced level and as a VITA Site Manager Certification if required by the site.
  • Support volunteer recruitment and assist with administration of VITA program.
  • Greet tax customers and assist them in understanding and completing forms, applications and other documents required for VITA or to access public/private resources and services.
  • Screen customers for eligibility of services and provide tax preparation.
  • Implement financial education services through workshops and individual appointments.
Skills Needed:
  • Part-time or full-time junior and senior students currently enrolled in an accredited four year institution; Graduate students preferred.
  • Excellent telephone skills and computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, internet).
  • Possess basic social media skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Attentive to details and comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work 3 days a week at site location, totaling 20 hours per week.
Payment and Training:
Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $9,300.  Training on tax preparation and financial education will be provided at no cost to the Fellows.
Site Locations:

Currently recruiting for placements in Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Montgomery and Wicomico* counties and the Baltimore City Metro Area**.

*Wicomico county placement may include Worcester and Somerset county work.
**The Baltimore City Metro Area placement may include Baltimore County work.
Eligibility: A candidate must be CURRENTLY enrolled in a degree program as a graduate student; or as an undergraduate junior or senior for at least one semester during the program year.

Timeframe: Fellowship begins SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 and ends MAY 3, 2019.

Application Procedure: In order to be considered for the Fellowship, candidates must complete this form as well as upload the following:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Most recent academic transcript.
Completed application packages must be received by Monday, April 9, 2018. Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018.

Incomplete packages will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of their final status. Select applicants will be interviewed by phone.
We prefer to have applications submitted through this system, however a PDF version of this application can be found on our website

Paper applications can be Mailed, Faxed, or Emailed to:

Keisha Washington
Office, Manager, CASH Campaign of Maryland
217 East Redwood Street, Suite 1500
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: 410.234.8929
Keisha@cashmd.org

* 1. This application will require an upload of the following documents:
  • A Cover Letter
  • Your resume
  • Your most recent academic transcript.
If you are ready to proceed, please choose "Yes." 

Thank you for your interest in the CASH Campaign's Community Fellows Program of Maryland.

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