Repair Program Coordinator - 2021-22

Repair Program Coordinator

Tentative start - September 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 National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The repair program coordinator builds and maintains the pipeline of homeowner families by leading efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for 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 homeowner selection committee, you help select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including repair or rehab of existing homes and weatherization projects.

*Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for rehab, repair or weather revitalization.

*Conduct applicant orientations and assist families throughout process of completing the housing application.

*Work with the homeowner selection committee to select homeowner families based on established criteria and regulations.

*Work with the homeowner 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 home construction, home repair, neighborhood revitalization and research, monitoring and/or evaluation aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit people 65 and older, those with disabilities and military/veteran populations

Where will you serve?

Are you looking for a great entry-level position that will have a positive impact on others and transform your career? Consider serving with the Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna AmeriCorps team! You will gain new skills, learn about affordable housing and the impact it has on the surrounding communities, and gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization through hands-on experience.

Our affiliate has that small town feel but also benefits from being close to major metropolitan areas. Our home office in Bel Air, MD is a short drive from Baltimore. We are also less than 2 hours away from Philadelphia and Washington DC. Our affiliate offers low rent housing to AmeriCorps members or food stipends if they choose to serve with us. Join our Habitat family and help us build better communities! https://habitatsusq.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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 verbal communication skills.
*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:
Bel Air, MD
State/Region:
Maryland
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.