Project Development VISTA Leader - 2022-23
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 project development VISTA Leader member will create, document and implement advanced member training and communication strategies which will include the Habitat AmeriCorps cohort leader pilot project. This project will include developing plans to facilitate member networking and connectivity, enhanced professional and personal development opportunities for cohort leaders and the greater Habitat AmeriCorps program. Each strategy will be well documented and evaluated to ensure sustainability beyond the year of service with the goal of increasing the number of Habitat AmeriCorps members served through the Habitat mission.
*Research, develop and implement new projects or systems that will increase the number of Habitat AmeriCorps members served by the Habitat AmeriCorps program.
*Research, develop and implement systems to accurately track and record project-related information and data, focused on ensuring sustainability.
*Develop and implement methods to increase participation with project, including recruitment of partners and leadership, training them through presentations, materials and systems.
*Track challenges and successes to evaluate and draft recommendations for the sustainability and continued implementation of member virtual engagement and networking activities.
This position will focus on research, monitoring, and/or evaluation aspects of Habitat for Humanity International’s operations.
Where will you serve?
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Habitat AmeriCorps department manages the Habitat AmeriCorps program, placing 300+ AmeriCorps members at Habitat organizations across the US. Join our dynamic team and help us develop exciting new member development and networking initiatives where you will have the opportunity to gain or hone project management, volunteer team leadership and training facilitation skills.
Located at HFHI’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta, GA this position’s placement will offer the opportunity to network with other HFHI departments and programs allowing individuals interested in future employment opportunities with HFHI to make connections.
Atlanta is among the most influential and most welcoming cities in the US. Well-known for its diverse dining, top attractions, and vibrant arts and entertainment scenes, Atlanta is an exciting city to be based in. This placement location is close to the MARTA (affordable public transportation) and the Beltline Trail for convenient local transit options.
The Habitat AmeriCorps department provides a supplemental monthly $350 housing stipend in addition to setting aside funding for additional member development training or certification desired to build your resume. Visit www.habitat.org for more information about Habitat for Humanity International and our work.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Annual living allowance of $20,002.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, 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.
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.
Applicants for this role must have successfully completed a 1,700-hour, full-time State/National term, a NCCC term or a VISTA term of AmeriCorps service.
*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.
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.