Marketing and Communications VISTA - 2021-22

Marketing and Communications VISTA

Tentative Start - August 2021

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 VISTA members are Volunteers in Service to America who perform indirect service to build capacity and sustainability solutions.

What will you do?

The marketing & communications VISTA creates, documents and implements plans for creative, engaging and timely communications to Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, ReStore customers, staff, partner families, potential homeowners, and the general public. This position will help Richmond Habitat increase its capacity to maintain a robust content calendar by researching and developing blog content, social media posts, printed materials, email content, and more.

• Develop and document a marketing & communications plan, including targeting marketing efforts for each of our identified stakeholders. Reference resources available from Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat organizations to inform the plan.
• Develop systems, such as an online database, to track metrics on all of our marketing efforts.
• Develop and document a social media content calendar to include items such as events marketing, important and engaging photographs, program updates, stories, video content and more.
• Develop, document and cultivate marketing materials as needed. Create templates that can be used in the future.
• Research and create a contact list for local influencers who may be willing to partner with our organization.
• Develop an internal communications plan in partnership with the Director of Communications.

This position will focus on brand management and fundraising aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, military/veteran, youth and young professional populations.

Where will you serve?

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabbed 363 homes, including 68 critical home repairs. AmeriCorps has been essential to our organization’s growth for many years and our ability to help more families achieve their dream of homeownership. Our National members work with our volunteers and construction team to build, rehab and support critical home repairs. Our VISTAs operate and support departments so they can grow capacity to support the building of more homes.

Richmond is a growing city with a variety of museums and history to explore. The city is located along the James River with many beautiful parks, offering locals and visitors the opportunity for many outdoor adventures. We are known as a foodie city with many restaurants whose atmospheres as unique as their menus. Also known as RVA, we are centrally located many things people could be interested in; an hour and a half from the ocean (VA Beach), an hour and a half from the mountains, and an hour and a half from Washington DC!

We offer our members lots of opportunity to grow and learn, as well as attain professional development. We have had quite a few members stay on for a second term and have some Habitat AmeriCorps alumni on staff.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Annual living allowance range from $13,399 to $26,798, determined by the service location; most locations are on the lower end of this range.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
*Health benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Ten personal and 10 medical leave days.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Noncompetitive eligibility status for federal employment for one year after successful completion of service.
*Relocation travel assistance for members relocating more than 50 miles to serve.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens or is a person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Applicants must be 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.
*Strong research skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Location:
Richmond, VA
State/Region:
Virginia
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.