19-20 Rio Grande HFH - National - Family Services Coordination

Family Services Coordinator

Family services coordinators build and maintain the pipeline of homeowner families by recruiting and educating qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities. As a family services coordinator, you will recruit homeowner family applicants and serve as their point of contact as they go through the application and sweat-equity process . You will work with a committee to select homeowner families for a variety of housing products, including new home construction, repair or rehab of existing homes, and weatherization projects. You will organize and provide educational opportunities to homeowner families and may also conduct application orientations, assist families in application completion, and build alongside families.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements

Helpful Qualifications:

• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Public speaking experience
• Knowledge of community development practices
• Marketing experience

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 for a full 46½ weeks of service
• Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

Rio Grande Habitat for Humanity

Now in existence for 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley continues to expand its programs and offerings to the community. A Family Services Coordinator will support the need of family recruitment and educate families for home ownership and repair programs. Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley covers a 4-county region in South Texas. These four counties are Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy, referred to as the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Habitat RGV focuses its efforts to help the community with three key programs: House Ownership Program - this program is for families that qualify under Housing and Urban Development's Low to Moderate Income limit for the construction of new homes. Habitat RGV builds 12 homes annually on average. Aging in Place at Habitat RGV partners with the community to make home modifications for seniors living in poverty. Without the ability to reduce physical barriers, many seniors must relocate to care facilities in their later stage of life. By providing ramps, rails, doorway extensions, and bathroom modifications, we help this community maintain dignity of home ownership. Helping Hand Disaster Relief - this program was created in 2017 to assists families with reconstruction, repairs and support for those that have been affected by flood rains. This program offers replacement of damaged walls and insulation, mold testing kits and removal as well as appliances and furniture. Habitat RGV has helped over 145 families with these key programs in the past three years. Join us in helping more families in the Rio Grande Valley. It is our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We believe everyone deserves to live in a decent home. Together we can make a difference in our community for a better tomorrow.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Location:
McAllen, TX
State/Region:
Texas
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
Travel:
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.