Resource Development VISTA - 2022-23

Resource Development VISTA

Tentative start - Summer 2022 or open until filled

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 resource development VISTA member creates, documents and implements a plan for donor engagement, tracking and recognition in order to increase the overall donor experience and donor buy-in to Habitat’s mission. Each strategy should be well documented and evaluated to ensure sustainability beyond your service.

*Research, develop and document a resource development and marketing plan, including targeting local individuals, businesses, faith organizations, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations.
*Research, develop and implement systems to track donor contacts and donations and develop a donor recognition plan to recognize donor loyalty and/or milestones.

This position will focus on fundraising aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat EBSV) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat EBSV was the first affiliate in the Bay Area to build green and continues to be one of the leading Habitat affiliates in affordable green building in the U.S.

Since 1997 the AmeriCorps Program has been vital to the success of our program. To date, our organization has hosted over 250 AmeriCorps members. Our members play an integral role in providing leadership to our volunteers, engaging community partners, and serving as ambassadors to our affiliate and our mission. AmeriCorps Members at Habitat EBSV engage with over 6,000 volunteers, partner families, and community partners annually. They gain skills in leadership, community engagement, public speaking, and training in a variety of subject matters relevant to the complex world of affordable housing.

In addition to the standard benefits, our AmeriCorps members receive a minimum $1,000 monthly rent stipend paid directly to the landlord to offset the high cost of living in the beautiful and exciting California Bay Area. We are an innovative affiliate where diversity, growth, and industry innovation inspire us. Learn more at www.habitatebsv.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Annual living allowance of $30,003.00.
*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.

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:
Oakland, CA
State/Region:
California
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
Travel:
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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.