Resource Development VISTA - 2021-22

Resource Development 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 goal for the resource development VISTA is to create, document, and implement a plan for donor engagement, tracking, and recognition to increase the overall donor experience as it relates to volunteerism, in-kind donations, and philanthropic giving. The plan will include the development of marketing strategies to attract new volunteers who can be potentially converted to donors, increase ReStore donations, and increase philanthropic giving by raising community awareness of the work of Habitat Greensboro.

*Audit and evaluate existing marketing practices for volunteer recruitment, ReStore donations, and resource development. Explore what aspects need improvement by talking with staff, committee members, and comparing findings with current methods of other affiliates and similar local agencies.
*Research, develop and implement social media and print engagement opportunities with various constituencies and target markets.
*Develop, document and implement a comprehensive marketing plan, including targeting local individuals, businesses, faith organizations, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations. Reference resources available from Habitat for Humanity International and other area affiliates to inform the plan.
*Develop, document and implement a social media content calendar including a planning timeline for each event and marketing goal.
*Develop and document event marketing materials as needed. Create templates that can be used in the future.

This position will focus on brand management aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Habitat Greensboro is centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland. The perfect place to live, work and relax while being immersed in entertainment, the area offers a great selection of 135 attractions, which means the fun never ends! With the mountains or the beach just a quick day trip away, Greensboro has something to offer everyone. As Greensboro has grown and developed over the years, the need for affordable housing has also grown, disproportionately impacting minority families who have faced decades of discriminatory lending practices. Habitat Greensboro believes that owning a home is a major milestone on the road to a family’s independence, financial success, and a key component of our community’s economic stability. With nearly 2,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate, and provide critical repairs, Habitat Greensboro partners with 30 to 35 families each year, serving over 500 families in Greensboro since 1987. Looking toward our future, we continue to strive to build more quality, energy-efficient homes for families, to create thriving neighborhoods, and to strengthen families in the process. However, the most important part of our future is you! For more information, visit www.habitatgreensboro.org.

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:
Greensboro, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
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.