Central South Carolina HFH - National - Community Outreach Coordinator

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the Capital City of Columbia, SC! Central SC Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985, has built more than 260 homes since then, and has been hosting AmeriCorps members since the early 2000’s. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Central SC Habitat, interacting with over 1,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Central SC Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include housing, access to company vehicles, and mileage reimbursement for approved activities. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of Harbison State Forest or run the many Riverwalk paths, explore the multiple downtown areas, enjoy a growing music scene, or even take a day trip to Charleston or Charlotte. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in across the Midlands. For more information about Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website.

Community Outreach Coordinator

As a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will be critical in helping meet our goals through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with our target communities. Your primary responsibility will be to build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders to identify areas where housing and community development solutions can intersect. This will involve regularly attending local governance, community beautification, health and social service, and resident meetings. Additionally, you will identify improvement projects, such as community clean ups, community gardens and A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) projects, etc., and engage volunteers from the local community to support these projects. Furthermore, you will help build understanding of and support for our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, in addition to developing and marketing new NR programs.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license and ability to meet Host Site's insurance requirements
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Public speaking experience
• Project management experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of your service, you will have helped Central South Carolina HFH work towards meeting its strategic goal of building 30 homes over the next three years, as well as completing 30 NR projects. Additionally, you will have helped us recruit/manage 50 volunteers, complete 10 new builds/rehabs/repairs, and provide housing services to 30 individuals.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Columbia, SC
South Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.