Construction & Volunteer Services Coordinator - 2022-23
Tentative start - Winter 2023 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 Volunteer and Construction Associate works closely with the Construction Supervisor to ensure that build projects are properly supported. They build relationships in the community to grow the overall volunteer base and advance individual and group partnerships. They market within the community to recruit new volunteers and potential service recipients and develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity. They assist with all aspects of project management and outreach, including database maintenance and tracking, and promoting volunteer opportunities as they arise.
*Typically serve Tuesday through Saturday to support work on the build/repair sites.
*Work closely with leadership to both re-engage and begin cultivation of homeowner relationships for build projects, including identifying needs and opportunities.
*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up for volunteers specifically interested in critical repair and maintenance.
*Work with construction staff members to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management and recognition tools in tandem with the AmeriCorps VISTA.
*Learn best practices from Construction Supervisor pertaining to the utilization of ProCore to ensure builds and repair projects are well-managed.
*Assist in day-to-day Warehouse operations.
*Assist with public outreach, including tabling at resource fairs and other community events.
This position will focus on home construction, home repair, homeowner services, mortgage services, research, monitoring, and/or evaluation, virtual / digital systems and platforms and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.Where will you serve?
Visalia, CA is nestled in the foothills below the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain range and serves as the gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is a great home base as you explore the nearby Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Monument, and public lands. Visalia’s natural charm and gracious, vibrant community captivate visitors year-round with experiences highlighted by live entertainment, stunning art, rich history, and world-class restaurants. Savor the city’s fresh from the farm cuisine at one of many sidewalk cafes, stroll along Main Street, and tour the nation’s most prosperous agricultural region.
Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties in Visalia was founded in 1994 to expand access to affordable housing in California’s Central Valley. Since our conception, we have served over 600 individuals by building new homes and providing critical maintenance and repairs to keep low-income families housed. The population we serve is predominantly Hispanic and Latino. We are a small but mighty team of 10 full-time employees, and we anticipate rapid growth throughout the next fiscal year.
Affordable housing can often seem entirely out of reach for rural communities. We believe that everyone deserves their shot at the American dream. So, we are actively seeking creative solutions to the housing shortage, including exploring the potential for tiny homes in partnership with local trade schools. We currently have five lots of land for new homes to be built on throughout our service area, with more to come.
Your goal as an AmeriCorps member will be to help our organization build a larger capacity for service in our community. We are beginning a new chapter with new leadership making this year the perfect opportunity to serve with a small, grassroots nonprofit. We are focused on improvements to the homeowner-partner experience. We will also leverage marketing and communications to strengthen our relationships with other like-minded organizations. To learn more about our organization and mission, visit www.hfhtkc.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.
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.
*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.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
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.