I worked at Action For Boston Community Development full-time (More than 3 years)
If you have a good boss (mine was amazing), you will have many opportunities to gain experience, network, and be promoted.
Pay is pretty low (even when you are promoted). Grant funded positions led to lack of job security and always trying to reach numbers and goals that were often not feasible. Also, the low pay led to a mix in the level of professionalism in employees. I met amazing colleagues, but also those that were slackers and truly unmotivated or unprofessional. There wasn't any support (benefits) for those who wanted to further their professional development. There was very little funding overall (I.e. I clearly remember raiding my home for binders to use for workbooks in trainings I was leading). They lost a lot of really bright and motivated young talent because of these reasons.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Action For Boston Community Development (Boston, MA) in January 2016.
Phone interview, just ask about the interest to the position? Do you have any experience with tax preparer? What is the available time sheet? It is a easy interview. But is a good experience being as a vita tax preparer.
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