Community Outreach Coordinator - 2023-24
Community Outreach Coordinator
For one year, 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 an 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 help 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 the 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 homeowner services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka
- Nearest metropolitan area: Orlando, FL
- Full-time staff: 11
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 3
- Expected number of homes to be built: 24
- Expected number of homes to be repaired: 2
- Activities and attractions: Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka, Florida is located in Central Florida and is within 30 miles to major attractions and area beaches. Serve, learn, lead and explore in beautiful Central Florida. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership and resources and engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat Seminole-Apopka, interacting with over 500 volunteers, future homebuyers and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Habitat Seminole-Apopka 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.
- Unique projects: The members will be assisting with our financial academy that we offer to the entire community. This is a program that we have put together to teach financial literacy in partnership with area financial institutions. Our goal is to assist the community in taking control of their finances and be better equipped and informed for homeownership.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
- Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
- Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
- Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
- Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
- Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
- Personal and professional development opportunities.
- Child care benefits, if you qualify.
- Worker’s compensation insurance.
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.
What are we looking for?
Our ideal candidates:
- Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
- Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
- Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
- Have experience working on a team.
- Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
- Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.