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 fundraising and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: Habitat for Humanity of Long Island, NY
- Nearest metropolitan area: New York City
- Full-time staff: 27
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 6
- Number of homes to be built: 8
- Number of homes to be repaired: 20
- Activities and attractions: Long Island is located in southeast New York State, stretching 120 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. Middle Island is indeed the mid-point, situated about 65 miles east of New York City. There is easy access to all that New York City has to offer, with transit by the Long Island Railroad. In addition, Long Island offers beautiful Atlantic coast beaches (Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island National Sea Shore). Our east end offers rural North Fork wineries and the beautiful upscale villages of the Hamptons. Nightlife abounds in “cool towns” like Port Jefferson on the north shore and Patchogue to the south. Come join us for an enriching work experience, and in your off time enjoy all that Long Island has to offer.
- Unique projects: In addition to “traditional” builds, Habitat for Humanity of Long Island is also offering Critical Home Repairs. We also plan to conduct our first 3D Home build this year!
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.
- Free housing
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.
Pursuant to current Habitat for Humanity policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
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.