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, research, monitoring and/or evaluation, and ReStore aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Lansing, Michigan is the state capital and is in a region rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. The area is home to a variety of lakes, parks, and trails. There is a great balance of urban and rural environments in Lansing. Our city offers an array of art galleries, theaters, restaurants, museums, historical sites, shopping centers, and sporting events. The region is also home to Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and several satellite campuses for other colleges and universities.

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region serves low to moderate income households in Ingham and Eaton counties. Our organization provides homeownership opportunities, repairs existing homes, and builds accessibility ramps in both rural and urban areas. Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity Capital Region has served more than 2,000 households in the Capital Region.

We are seeking AmeriCorps members to provide indirect service in the fight against poverty and help the organization expand its capacity to make change. Our members gain nonprofit experience and a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing. We will also provide additional opportunities for professional development. Learn more about our organization and mission at www.habitatcr.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Annual living allowance of $15,001.50.
*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:
Lansing, MI
State/Region:
Michigan
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.