19-20 HFH of Snohomish County - VISTA - Construction Systems

Construction Systems

Construction systems development VISTA members create, document and implement plans to improve construction operations at their local Habitat. As a construction systems development VISTA, you will explore the construction processes and systems currently in place and identify best practices and areas for improvement. You will develop and implement an enhanced construction operations plan that addresses preparation, planning, scheduling, home repairs, green building techniques and work site safety, as well as any other areas identified during the exploration phase. Testing, evaluation and revision of the program is required to promote success and you will be expected to develop manuals and training for staff to ensure sustainability of the program after completion of your VISTA term.

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 as a member of a team
• Project management experience

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance of $21,622.60 (paid over 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
• Education award of $6,095 or end-of-service stipend of $1,800
• Possible forbearance of qualified student loans
• Healthcare allowance available to cover out-of-pocket costs or eligibility for enrollment in a health benefit plan
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total
• Workers’ compensation
• Child care benefits, if you qualify
• Member Assistance Program, which offers services such as counseling and financial planning resources

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County provides a monthly $150 gift card for food and gas, carpool and service transportation options, mileage reimbursement for approved travel and hand tool and gear reimbursement.

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking forward to hosting AmeriCorps members for the first time. Our AmeriCorps members will play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat Snohomish, interacting with our current volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders as well as establishing new relationships on behalf of our organization. During a year of service with Habitat Snohomish, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and the Cascades, explore the rainforests and beaches of Olympic National Park, spend time on the Washington State Ferries in Puget Sound and enjoy the exciting city of Seattle, which includes a thriving art and music scene. Enjoy the Seattle sports experience with the well-renowned Seattle sports fans such as the 12th Man or enjoy the thriving food and craft-beverage industry in the Pacific Northwest. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Snohomish County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, please visit our website.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Lynnwood, WA
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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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.