• Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: January 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Job Description:

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic (CVITP) is a community-based initiative through Canada Revenue Agency that was introduced to Cape Breton University students in 2019. The CVITP is a free income-tax preparation service provided to qualified individuals and families and this year we are seeking a responsible individual to oversee the successful planning, execution, and follow-up of our 2020 clinics to be held on campus this winter for CBU students. Under the direction of the staff supervisors, the successful candidate will assist with planning the clinics, and facilitating the campus tax clinics throughout the month of March and upon completion of the clinics, the individual will then conduct the necessary follow-up to close the 2020 season.


  • Student must have filed an income tax return with Canada Revenue Agency for the 2018 income tax year to be eligible to register with the program.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and occasionally unsupervised
  • Student must register with Canada Revenue Agency as a CVITP volunteer under Cape Breton University
  • Student must apply and be approved for efile
  • Previous experience preparing income tax returns or with the CVITP program would be considered an asset


As the CVITP Coordinator you will be required to:

  • assist with the planning of two information sessions to be held on January 28th and February 4th regarding to the CVITP and potential financial benefits available to individuals and families who file their income tax returns.
  • scheduling volunteers to work during the on-campus clinics (Fridays & Saturdays during the month of March).
  • promotion of CVITP clinics to the student body.
  • coordination of clinics and drop of days to ensure students receive proper service and are given required information.
  • prepare for upcoming weekly clinics (replenishing supplies, confirming space is booked, etc).
  • contact students who have supplied incorrect or insufficient information to have their return completed.
  • complete income tax returns under CVITP guidelines using Canada Revenue Agency’s UFile software.
  • post-clinic follow-up with students whose tax returns have been completed to ensure their documents are returned.
  • prepare post-clinic reports with results from on campus clinics to supply to internal stakeholders who provided support for the program.
  • complete other related duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes:

As the CVITP Coordinator, you will learn and obtain a wide variety of knowledge and skills, such as:

  • How to successfully plan and execute events.
  • Providing customer service.
  • How to use recognized income tax software.
  • Overseeing and supporting volunteers.
  • Time management by successfully meeting targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to manage resources to ensure that clinics are not over capacity.
  • Learn Canadian income tax rules and regulations.
  • Service learning; providing the successful candidate with a forward-thinking learning experience that meets the societal needs of CBU’s current student body.

How to Apply:  Forward Cover Letter & Resume to:

Application Deadline:  January 26, 5pm