ReStore Development VISTA - 2022-23

ReStore 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?

Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat organizations that accept donations and sell home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.

The ReStore development VISTA member researches and implements best practices for standard ReStore operating policies. This could look like marketing the store to community members and donors, developing or enhancing a volunteer program, evaluating the impact of the store within the community or developing ReStore business processes. Each project development is created in a sustainable manner to continue beyond your service.

*Research, develop and implement a ReStore-specific volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan that increases the amount of repeat volunteers serving in the ReStore.
*Research, develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies/materials designed to increase visibility of the ReStore in the community and increase purchases and donations.
*Research, develop and implement new or updated ReStore procedures and policies to be in line with standard ReStore operating procedures that have been identified as best practices.

This position will focus on research, monitoring, and/or evaluation and ReStore aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Mt. Angel, Oregon is home to North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity and roughly a 20-minute drive from Salem, the state capitol. It is also 45 minutes from Portland and 1.5 hours from the Pacific Coast. This area caters to those who love beautiful outdoor surroundings and allows you to experience all four seasons of the year where the trees change their coats to warm fall colors. A winter wonderland experience is just an hour away. Our summers have warm days and chill nights which are perfect for BBQs and bonfires. Being surrounded by agricultural fields allows beautiful views like 15 acres of brightly colored tulips in the spring. Silver Falls is a local state park where you can hike, cycle, kayak, and camp.

North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity is quickly growing! We have begun a small development of 18 homes and anticipate completing this project in the next 4-5 years. These homes will provide safe and affordable housing to local families, including members of the BIPOC, senior and veteran communities. Our AmeriCorps members are critical in helping us accomplish this goal! In addition to the standard benefits, housing is provided for our AmeriCorps members. For more information about our organization, visit www.nwvhabitat.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.

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:
Mount Angel, OR
State/Region:
Oregon
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.