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CO, Longmont - Family Services Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus, Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

Job Description

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is currently seeking a part-time family services coordinator.

We are a growing organization that is looking for exceptional people to help lead us as we strive to double our building efforts in the next four years. Come join a great team of results oriented, fun-loving individuals who have a passion for helping individuals and families reach their full potential with our unique housing model.

To apply as a candidate for this position:

Please review the following position description and, if qualified, submit your cover letter and resume in writing to the attention of Julie Gallegos, director of family services via email at jgallegos@stvrainhfh.org. Once resumes are received, the office will contact you to review next steps.

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Position summary: The family services coordinator is responsible and directly accountable to the director of family services for the effective and efficient operation of the family services department. The family services coordinator is responsible for the organization and operations of samily selection and family support.

Specific duties:

Family selection

  • Organize materials, host and present homeowner orientation three times per year.
  • Receive, process and prepare homeowner applications for family selection committee review.
  • Organize and host family selection committee meetings including initial review meeting, final review meeting and panel interviews.
  • Recruit and train new family selection committee members as needed.
  • Communicate decisions of the family selection committee to applicants.
  • Maintain records and files of all applications.
  • Follow and remain current on all regulatory practices associated with selection through state laws, federal laws and Habitat for Humanity International policies.

Family support

  • Act as the main point of contact for selected families from selection through completion.
  • Track sweat equity hours, send monthly reports and track the family partner’s progress to completion.
  • Review financial and other qualifying documents prior to the completion of the house and close of the mortgage.
  • Facilitate the loan process for each family dependent on the loan structure, which can include working with banks, USDA and other grantees.
  • Organize ground blessings and home dedications for each home.
  • Be available to answer questions, assist as needs arise with homeowners and other community members.
  • Attend collaborations meetings with other agencies in the community.

General office

  • Assist with Habitat events.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Answer phones, voice mails and emails; greet visitors; and provide information and referrals to phone callers and emails.

Basic qualifications:

  • A commitment to the mission of the affiliate in accordance with the HFHI affiliate covenants.
  • Developed organizational skills with experience working in a small, resource thin office environment.
  • Pleasant, positive attitude.
  • Working knowledge of MS Windows/MS Office/MS Excel.
  • Ability to be compassionate, mature and supportive with good professional boundaries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of cultural differences and ability to respond appropriately.
  • Ability to work independently with the ability to prioritize and manage work time accordingly.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred and/or equivalent experience.
  • Hours: 30 hours per week, schedule TBD; occasional weekend and evening meetings.

Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley mission statement and foundational principles.

Mission statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

U.S. foundational principles:

  • The foundational principles of Habitat for Humanity are based on the teachings of Jesus, Since Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization, anyone who is committed to its mission, purposes and principles is invited to participate in any affiliated organization.
  • Habitat is a people-to-people partnership drawing together individuals and communities to build decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity is committed to the development and uplifting of people and communities, not only to the development of housing. Affiliated organization leadership will also reflect the diversity of the community.
  • Habitat for Humanity affiliates build, renovate and repair decent and affordable housing with people who are living in inadequate housing and who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. Each Habitat for Humanity affiliate selects homeowner partners based on their need for adequate shelter, their ability to pay for the Habitat for Humanity home and their willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Habitat for Humanity affiliates do not discriminate in the selection of homeowner-partners on the basis of race, creed, gender, disability, ethnic background or any other characteristic protected by law. All homeowner-partners contribute “sweat equity” by working in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate and other volunteers to accomplish Habitat’s mission, both locally and worldwide.
  • Habitat for Humanity affiliates sell the housing units to homeowner-partners with no profit added and finance the payment for the housing unit with no interest charged. House payments are used for the construction or renovation of additional affordable housing.
  • Habitat for Humanity is a global movement encompassing Habitat for Humanity International as well as national and local affiliated organizations around the world. The health and conduct of every constituent organization affects the viability of the others. Habitat for Humanity International is responsible to each Habitat for Humanity organization for promoting and protecting the good name of “Habitat for Humanity” and its ability to fulfill its mission.
  • Habitat for Humanity is a global partnership. In recognition of and commitment to that global partnership, each affiliate is expected to contribute (tithe) at least 10 percent of its undesignated cash contributions to Habitat’s international work.