HFH in Monmouth County - VISTA - Project Development

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County

Make a difference at the Jersey Shore with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County (HFHMC)! HFHMC has been building affordable homes for families in need since 1989. AmeriCorps members are an integral part of how we are able to fulfill our mission, and our team is always excited to bring on new members! Through hands-on training, our experienced construction managers and long-term volunteers will help you grow your skill set, while you help us help families of the Jersey Shore.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County, please visit our website.

Project Development

As a Project Development VISTA, you will build upon the work of a previous AmeriCorps member, and help us to expand and solidify our NR programming. This includes increasing its funding sources so as to ensure our efforts can continue for the long term. The role will also involve relationship-building within the community to encourage community collaboration and partnerships working towards meeting the critical housing (and other) issues within our target community. The member will focus on at least 3 major areas as further explained below: 1) increasing funding sources for our programming; 2) developing a more sustainable and effective neighborhood outreach and engagement approach; and 3) developing a more sustainable and impactful approach to relationship building with community organizations.

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
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish or Portuguese
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Public speaking experience
• Project management experience

Benefits of Service:

For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
• AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $16,717 (paid over the 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?

At the end of the service year, you will helped us to raise $100,000 of cash and in-kind resource through utilization of the one(1) systems/processes/tools that you created and/or enhanced in collaboration with 50 teammates. You will also be charged to manage three (3) projects that will increase capacity at the affiliate. Some key initiatives include the development of strategic marketing plans and programs designed to increase community involvement and partnerships in our Neighborhood Revitalization projects. Your efforts will enable our affiliate to serve more families and communities. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Freehold, NJ
New Jersey
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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