HFH Susquehanna - National - Family Services Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna

Are you looking for a great entry-level position that will positively impact your future? Consider serving with the Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna AmeriCorps team to experience a rewarding and fun year of service! You will gain new skills, learn about affordable housing and the impact it has on the surrounding communities, and gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization through hands-on experience.

From Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna’s inception in 1993, until today, we have served over 350 families by building 99 homes and repairing over 290. Our AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us serve more families in need of affordable housing solutions. Our home office in Bel Air, MD is situated in a suburban area, 25 minutes away from many attractions with a diverse opportunity to serve and experience a “small-town” community. Join our Habitat family and help us build better communities!

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

The compelling need for our community is more affordable, decent houses, and repair of existing houses. This member position will help build and maintain the pipeline of homeowner families by leading the efforts to recruit qualified families for the homeownership program in both counties, with a focus on Cecil County, including educating the families about program requirements and the homeownership process. This member will develop more partnerships in Cecil County that will increase the number of volunteers and community partners, as well as families applying for the homeownership program from Cecil County. This member will be the point of contact for homeowner families and mentors as each family goes through the process, including helping the family plan their new house dedication service. This member position is designed to move us substantially forward in accomplishing the affiliate’s goals of providing more affordable, decent homes for our community.

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

Helpful Qualifications:
Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
Ability to work with a diverse group of people
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Detail oriented and highly organized
Strong research skills
Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Experience working as a member of a team
A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish or Amharic
Public speaking experience
Marketing experience
Knowledge of community development practices

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 the service year, you will recruit and/or manage 50 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes (repairs include ABWK, Weatherization, and Critical Home Repair). Your efforts will help us complete four (4) new builds/rehabs, in direct service of 30 individuals, including four (4) who are veterans, active military, or their family members. 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
Location:
Bel Air, MD
State/Region:
Maryland
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.