Careers

*Accepting Resumes* – Temporary Part-time Bookkeeper (November 2017 – April 2018):

New Jersey Citizen Action, a non-profit, statewide grassroots organization fighting for social and economic justice, is currently looking to hire a temporary part time Bookkeeper to work in our Highland Park office.  Working under the direction of the Director of Empowerment Programs and Finance, applicant must be a self-starter, organized, dedicated and flexible individual. To check out the job description and application instructions, click here!


*Accepting Resumes* – Grant Writer

New Jersey Citizen Action is accepting resumes for the full-time position of Grant Writer to help meet organizational fundraising goals. Working under the direction of the Development Director, the Grant Writer will be responsible for funder prospecting, preparing Letters of Inquiry, writing grant applications and fundraising appeals, and helping to manage and prepare reports to current funders. As a part of NJCA’s Development Department, the Grant Writer will also work with the Executive Director, Director of Development, Senior Management, and other staff as appropriate to meet the organization’s individual donor fundraising goals. The Grant Writer will work primarily out of our Newark office.  To check out the complete job description and application instructions, click here!

* Accepting Resumes *
TAX PREPARERS

New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide grassroots organization that fights for social, racial and economic justice.  Over the past 11 years, NJCA has provided free, quality tax return preparation for low and moderate individuals and families.

New Jersey Citizen Action is now accepting resumes for temporary Tax Preparers to work in our Newark, Bloomfield and Highland Park offices. Flexible hours are available including days, evenings and Saturdays. Training classes are available.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend new and/or refresher tax law and software training needed for certification
  • Successfully pass all tests required of tax law knowledge for tax preparation
  • Provide basic and advanced preparation for eligible taxpayers
  • Interview the client to determine that all income, deductions and allowable credits are reported
  • Prepare only those returns for which training and certification were provided
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the client’s information
  • Provide the client with a copy of the return and review its contents with the client
  • Have the client sign the applicable authorization documents for electronic filing
  • Complete all administrative activities related to the completion of the client’s return

Skills

  • Basic computer skills for inputting tax return data into the software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to interview clients about personal and financial matters
  • Ability to work with the public in a helpful and supportive manner
  • Friendly, dependable, reliable and flexible
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Must be able to work January to April

Please submit resume to Naomi Anderson, Director of VITA
E-mail: naomi@njcitizenaction.org
New Jersey Citizen Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.