Homeowner and Community Outreach Coordinator - 2022-23

Homeowner and 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 Homeowner & Community Outreach Coordinator helps build and maintain the pipeline of homeowners by sharing in the efforts to recruit and educate qualified individuals and families. They serve as a point of contact as potential homeowners and home repair families go through the application process. Together with a homeowner selection committee, they help approve homeowners for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair, or rehab of existing home projects. This member will help build out our recently created Homeowner Buddy app and homeowner portal on our website. In accordance with our strategic plan, this member will assist with community outreach efforts attending events, meetings, and in helping launch several soon-to-be expanded homeowner programs into the community. This position will not only enhance the experience of partner families in the queue, but it will also assist in broadening our reach into the communities we serve.

*Support the launch of the Homeowner Buddy app with Habitat homeowners through engaging homeowners in the use of the Homeowner Buddy app and make content modifications as needed.
*Assist in engaging Habitat homeowners and current partner families in the use of the homeowner portal on the affiliate website.
*Update the homeowner portal with homeowner related resources, useful information (i.e., sweat equity forms, community resources), and other relevant content as needed.
*Create collateral for families on how to navigate both Homeowner Buddy app and homeowner portal and update their information and create ways to encourage homeowner activity and empowerment throughout the year.
*Assist with Truist Momentum online financial literacy program, including engagement, follow up, and quarterly tracking.
*Assist with Partnership Group engagement, bringing back in person opportunities, classes, and other related opportunities to get involved in their community.
*Help launch an expanded homeowner maintenance class program into the community.
*Attend community events, booths, and meetings as well as participate in door to door outreach to share Habitat information and recruit families.
*Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab or repair.
*Assist Homeowner Services staff in responding to homeowner intake phone line calls and emails inquiring about homeownership in a timely manner, and promptly mail informational packets to prospective applicants.
*Conduct applicant orientations and assist individuals and families throughout process of completing the housing application.
*Assist in the management of the homeowner intake process, including tracking and maintaining homeowner inquiries and application process through department database.
*Work with the homeowner services staff members to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families and expand opportunities into the community.
*Work with current partner families to capture and create family biographies and stories to be shared with stakeholders and follow back up with current homeowners to capture impact and family updates.
*Build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials, and community stakeholders. These partnerships will help identify areas where host site housing and community development solutions can intersect with the community’s identified aspirations.
*On occasion, build alongside homeowner families on their first time on a construction site to help introduce them to the process and help families feel more comfortable in this new setting as they complete their homeownership requirements.
*Engage neighbors surrounding our builds and assist with Rock the Block planning, neighbor recruitment, and implementation.

*This position will focus on homeowner services, mortgage services and virtual / digital systems and platforms aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Come explore the heart of Ohio through serving at Habitat for Humanity MidOhio as we celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps service!

No matter a person’s interest, there is always something to do and see in our area. Columbus boasts of its festivals, art and music scenes, foodie paradise, sports teams (Blue Jackets, Crew, Clippers, and OSU Buckeyes), metro parks, and much more! Join a large concentration of young professionals who call Columbus home! For hiking and climbing enthusiasts, you are less than an hour away from Hocking Hills, our premiere state park and forest, for year-round adventures.

Habitat MidOhio has hosted 150 AmeriCorps members since 2002, and we have served over 700 families to date! Working with up to 4,000 volunteers each year, we have a three-county service area and concentrate our efforts in specific neighborhoods through new construction, rehabilitations, repairs, and community development. Our AmeriCorps members will serve in various roles of construction leadership and logistics, volunteer services, homeowner services, and resource development. Their service enhances our organization’s reach in the community and the ability to serve families, engage volunteers, and expand revenue streams through events like 24 Hours of Hockey, The Playhouse Project, and Women Build.

Join the Habitat MidOhio team, learn new skills, build upon your experiences, cultivate relationships with volunteers and families, and make a difference in Central Ohio! AmeriCorps members will also receive a housing assistance benefit of at least $200/month. Contact us today! www.habitatmidohio.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.
*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.
Location:
Columbus, OH
State/Region:
Ohio
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.