Resource Development VISTA - 2022-23
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?
Clarkston, WA is part of Lewis Clark Valley, an important cultural hub in the Inland Pacific Northwest. The rich history and culture of this region can be explored though museums, historic sites, natural landmarks, and local tours. Our area is well-known for Hells Canyon, North America’s Deepest River Gorge, and the Snake River that winds through it. The canyon has scenic vistas and spectacular mountain peaks offering the perfect setting for hiking or horseback riding. Some of the best fishing spots for trolling, spinning, bait casting and fly-fishing are in Hells Canyon.
Since 1991, L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity (LCV HFH) has built 34 homes throughout Nez Perce county in Idaho and Asotin County in Washington. Our organization is unique in that we serve counties in two adjacent states! We work to maintain homeownership opportunities and improve the quality of life for individuals and families through new home construction, critical home rehabilitations, and various community projects.
Our AmeriCorps members will gain new transferable skills and experience a true sense of community throughout their service year with LCV HFH. In addition to standard benefits, we offer our AmeriCorps members considerable online and in-person training opportunities. Find out more about our organization by visiting www.l-cvalleyhabitat.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Annual living allowance of $17,600.30.
*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.
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.
*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.
*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.
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.