Homeowner Services Coordinator - 2023-24
Homeowner Services 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 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 homeowner services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: East Bay/Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity
- Nearest metropolitan area: Oakland, CA
- Full-time staff: 100
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 9
- Number of homes to be built: 28
- Number of homes to be repaired: 200
- Activities and attractions: Our offices are located in the Bay Area of California. Our service area is near the UC Berkeley Campus, Mt. Diablo, beaches, and rustic redwood trails. We are in a diverse community with great food, weather, and multicultural activities.
- Unique projects: Members will be working on a 42-unit condominium development in the city of Walnut Creek, a retrofit of a historic building in San Jose, or a project using the latest technology in sustainable concrete. Our affiliate uses sustainable building materials on all of our projects and always looking out for more green and sustainable ways to build and renovate our homes.
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.
- Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord - $1,000 - $1,500 per month
- Boot allowance: $100
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.