About the Position
Please Note: This position remains open until filled
Pawsible Inc. is expanding and is in need of an individual who can help manage the organization’s finances, including maintaining 501(c)(3) status, remitting state income taxes, updating financial statements, and more. Please read to the end for an outline of our structure and we encourage you to visit our website for more information pawsibleinc.org
The position of Tax Specialist is a remote, part-time, and unpaid position within a growing 501(c)3 nonprofit. No specific work experience is required but you must be able to perform the tasks assigned to you, even if that means learning on the job. We do ask that all applicants have experience in accounting or finances.
Minimum Expected Duties:
Coordinate with the Director of Finance and the CFO to manage funds and assist with budgeting
Assist in maintaining and managing 501(c)(3) status
Ensure Pawsible remits Maryland state sales tax in a timely and accurate manner
Identify grant opportunities, build a functional understanding of grant management, and assist in grant funding application
Manage grant applications in conjunction with the CFO and Director of Finance
Please note that this position is entirely remote. Zoom will be used for video conferencing and the Google Suite is used for all the organization’s activities and functions. Fluency in Google Drive products is required.
Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding this application or would like to request any further information about Pawsible.
All applicants will be notified if they have been selected to interview within one week of their application and interviews will be scheduled for a week or two after application submission.
This position remains open until filled.
Current college students or recent graduates are highly encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible and will easily fit around other commitments like classes and/or job(s).
Must be at least 18 yrs old and reside in the United States to apply.
See our other open positions here
As a Tax Specialist, we are seeking an individual that:
Can work remotely for 3 - 7 hours a week (hours are flexible) and video conference for regular finance team meetings
Takes initiative, is hardworking, creative, resilient, and works well in a group
Has at minimum, basic knowledge about accounting, taxation, and/or financial management; preference is given to those with functional knowledge and relevant work/volunteer experience
Is willing to learn on the fly and creatively mesh their skills and ideas into the goals of the executive management team
Can balance and prioritize various tasks and goals while meeting deadlines
Is excited to work in the nonprofit industry and has an appreciation for assistance dogs and volunteers who raise and train them through their puppy years
Is willing to volunteer their time and effort to this position. Pawsible is young and currently unable to pay no executive or leader within the organization
A love for dogs is always a plus!
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! We still encourage your application if you are unfamiliar with the assistance-dog and/or nonprofit industry.
Pawsible is still in its formative years as an organization and your duties will reach beyond those listed here as the organization grows. If offered the position, we will discuss the below duties with you to learn what you feel most comfortable with and how we can expand your role to fit you and our organization best.
Regular Professional Development
Hands-On Leadership Experience
Startup & Nonprofit Experience specifically focused on the financials
Focus on Personal & Team Growth
Endless dog puns & pictures
Pawsible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was co-founded by Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives) in March 2019 to financially assist volunteer raisers of future assistance dogs who are required to pay for at least part of the basic needs of the puppy. These needs include dog food, vet bills, and other mandatory puppy raising supplies. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates a Financial Assistance Fund funded with financial gifts and a Puppy Pantry stocked with donated items. All operations are supported solely through donations and financial gifts. We are working on expanding our number of chapters and forming partnerships with other assistance dog organizations, while also focusing on internal growth and missioned-aligned practices. You can learn more about our current chapters here.
Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible and reports to the Board of Directors who ensure that Pawsible is effective in the pursuit of our mission. As an organization, we seek to change the fractured volunteering model that is standard in the nonprofit industry where volunteers are expected to contribute financially on top of time and effort contributions. Puppy raisers of assistance dogs, especially those in college or who are young adults, often struggle with the associated expenses. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist those individuals and groups who are struggling, but also to advocate for a change to the system to financially support volunteers.