Homeowner Services Coordinator - 2022-23

Homeowner Services 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 services coordinator builds and maintains the pipeline of homeowner families by leading efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities. This role involves recruiting homeowner family applicants and serving as their point of contact as they go through the application process. Together with a family selection committee, you help select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair or rehab of existing homes and weatherization projects.

*Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab, repair or weather revitalization.
*Conduct applicant orientations and assist families throughout process of completing the housing application.
*Work with the family selection committee to select homeowner families based on established criteria and regulations.
*Work with the family services committee and staff to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families.
*On occasion, build alongside homeowner families as they complete their contract requirements.

This position will focus on brand management, homeowner services, mortgage services and research, monitoring and/or evaluation aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

The City of Buffalo in New York is one of the most exciting places to live as we experience four beautiful seasons. There is new development happening all around the city, and it is often referred to as “The City of Good Neighbors”. Buffalo is an urban setting surrounded by natural features. There are endless possibilities for day trips to neighboring cities. There are great sports teams based here, a lively restaurant scene, and there’s an immersion of culture in each neighborhood. With so much development and potential, the need to preserve the rich fabric of this city is more important than ever.

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Buffalo has been committed to serving families in need in our community by providing opportunities for affordable home ownership. We have seen countless hardworking, well-intentioned people who could not achieve home ownership on their own due to life circumstances and uncontrollable hardships. Buffalo’s already concerning poverty rate has been made worse over the last year due to the last effects of the COVID-19 pandemic - adding health concerns, job loss, and an uncertain housing market to the mix of issues some in our community were already facing. We are working tirelessly to serve more and more families in need of a decent, affordable place to live and the stability that comes along with that. We know that with the promise of affordable housing and the support of this community, the families in our program will be set on a path to success that will change the trajectory of their lives.

To become an AmeriCorps member at Habitat for Humanity Buffalo would provide a sense of community that could only come from “The City of Good Neighbors”, as well as a new set of desirable skills that one could carry with them into higher education, the workforce, or simply in day-to-day activities. AmeriCorps members serving at Habitat for Humanity Buffalo are provided housing! For more information, please visit www.habitatbuffalo.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:
Buffalo, 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.