Repairs Coordinator - Part Time - 2024-25

Repairs Coordinator - Part Time

For one year, get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands-on experience and prepare for your future. This part-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 part-time Repairs Coordinator will work with the Repairs Manager and Repairs Project Manager. Most of the work will be office-based, but the AmeriCorps member will also assist with initial home assessments and occasional site visits. The AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to work on site with the Repairs team during occasional staff build days. Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.

  • Work with Repairs Project Manager to assess and plan needed repairs. Assist with coordinating site visits with Repairs team for repair requests.
  • Enhance project documentation by taking/organizing project photos and speaking with homeowners about their history in their homes.
  • 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 home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

  • Organization name: Habitat for Humanity of Durham
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Durham, NC
  • Full-time staff: 30
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 5
  • Expected number of homes to be built: 20
  • Activities and attractions: Durham is a hub of entrepreneurship and a destination for arts, culture, sports, and food. Not only do we have fantastic events like Food Truck Rodeos and Iron Pours, but we are also home to the Durham Bulls AAA baseball team. As an AmeriCorps member in Durham, you will learn about the role our city played in the Civil Rights movement and how decisions made years ago have shaped our mission for affordable housing today.
  • Unique projects: The Repairs Coordinator will be our very first in this position. The member will work with our Critical Repairs team and Homeowner Services team to enhance communication with homeowner families being served. The member will have the unique opportunity to help us shape the direction and learning goals of this position. There is potential to expand to a full-time position for future service years based on the outcome.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Living allowance of $9,900 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $3,697.50, upon successful completion of service (lifetime maximum of two full education awards).
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord - $400 per month
  • Phone stipend - $40 per month

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.

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.
Durham, NC
North Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanityfounded 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.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races (which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and hair texture), ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.