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.
- Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.
This position will focus on homeowner services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
- Nearest metropolitan area: Milwaukee, WI
- Full-time staff: 36
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 16
- Number of homes to be built: 32
- Number of homes to be repaired: 60
- Activities and attractions: On the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and WI’s largest city, Milwaukee’s appeal is its fun-loving, spirited, and active population and most of the city’s amenities are within a 20-minute drive! The lake keeps the temps milder year-round. Milwaukee is bursting with culture (film festivals, museums, and murals) and historic architecture is around every corner. All year long, especially in summer, “The City of Festivals” hosts weekly fun celebrations including the world-famous music fest, Summerfest! Milwaukeeans enjoy a very lively brewery, food hall, and restaurant scene. Cheese and bratwurst are popular, but so are empanadas and ramen! You can root for the NBA Bucks and the MLB Brewers or join a local rec team. Within an hour you can be at scores of trails, state parks and natural areas. You can also bike, run or walk on the 135-mile multi-use trail that winds its way around Milwaukee. An Urban Ecology Center membership provides access to kayaks, bikes, snowshoes and more.
- Unique projects: You can expect lots of hard work, responsibility, and fun! The expectation is that you will gain significant technical skills; however, we put as much or more emphasis on the soft skills. You’ll gain significant leadership, conflict resolution, and communication skills during your term and these types of skills translate to many different disciplines. Construction members will have the opportunities to lead many volunteer teams, usually multiple times per week, and office members will have the opportunity to take on significant projects during their service term.
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 - $500 per month
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.
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.