Charlotte County HFH - VISTA - Resource Development

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987. In our 30+ years we have served over 400 families with our homeownership program. For the last several years, we have been the number one Habitat home producer in the United States for our population size. Charlotte County is located on the Southwest coast of Florida on beautiful Charlotte Harbor and is surrounded by some of the best beaches in Florida. There are plenty of activities to participate in during your off time.

Our affiliate plans to serve 35 families through our homeownership program during fiscal year 2018-2019. With the addition of a VISTA Resource Development member, this goal will be more attainable. Please visit Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity.

Resource Development

Our affiliate was approached by officials from Glades County who were inquiring about the Habitat program and what it would take to get Habitat in their community. We met with them several times and it was quite evident there was a tremendous need for affordable housing in Glades County. We did research and discovered Glades County was the only county south of Okeechobee that did not have a Habitat affiliate. Even thought the population is small, 13,000, the need is big. We worked with HFHI and went through the process to expand our Geographic Service Area. As of December 2017, we now serve Charlotte and Glades Counties. Glades is a rural area with very little infrastructure (no grocery stores in the county). The AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Development will assist in helping us achieve our goals of building two homes by the end of fiscal year 2018-2019 and increasing production to five homes a year within three years. The member will develop a marketing plan for both donor and volunteer engagement, tracking and recognition and create overall awareness for the program in order to achieve sustainability.


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)
• Valid driver's license and ability to meet host site's insurance requirements
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Marketing experience is highly desirable
• Ability to speak Spanish is helpful


Benefits of Service:

For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
• AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $12,311.45 (paid over 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
• Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

VISTA member will collaborate with individuals on projects related to this position. (Stakeholders, volunteers, community members, staff, etc.)
VISTA member will increase capacity at the affiliate by creating or enhancing systems, processes, and/or tools and will utilize systems and opportunities to raise $50,000 in cash and in-kind resources.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Location:
Punta Gorda, FL
State/Region:
Florida
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.