Community Outreach Coordinator - 2022-23

Community Outreach Coordinator

Tentative start - Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The community outreach coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with the community. These relationships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and stakeholders will help you identify areas where Habitat for Humanity’s housing and community development solutions can intersect with identified needs and aspirations.

*Build relationships and partnerships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders.
*Identify community improvement projects and implement them from planning through completion.
*Engage volunteers from local community to support local improvement projects.
*Coordinate and document the implementation of Habitat’s housing and community development solution in partnership with the community.

This position will focus on community engagement aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Long Island is in southeast New York state. There is easy access to New York City through transit with the Long Island Railroad. In addition, Long Island offers beautiful Atlantic coast beaches such as Jones Beach State Park and Fire Island National Sea Shore. Night life abounds in popular towns like Port Jefferson on the north shore and Patchogue to the south.

Habitat for Humanity of Long Island helps families in our suburban community achieve homeownership. A service year with our organization will have a significant impact on these families’ lives. As an AmeriCorps member, you will play an integral role in providing leadership for our project sites and engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission. You’ll interact with over 3,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders.

With Habitat Long Island, you will gain experience in leadership, public speaking, sustainable home building and community development. In addition to the standard AmeriCorps benefits members receive, we offer free housing accommodations adjacent to our main office. Join us for an enriching service experience and explore all that Long Island has to offer. Learn more about our mission at www.habitatliny.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred 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.
*Knowledge of community development practices.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Location:
Middle Island, NY
State/Region:
New York
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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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.