Sussex County HFH - VISTA - Resource Development

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Serve, learn, lead and explore in beautiful Sussex County, Delaware. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 1998. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership, championing our mission and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. During a year of service with Sussex County 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 subsidized housing close to the office. In your off hours, enjoy bike riding on one of Delaware’s many bike and running trails, explore one of the picturesque beaches along Delaware’s east coast, or travel into Washington, DC or Philadelphia, both a car ride away. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Delaware. Please visit Sussex County Habitat.

Resource Development

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) seeks to grow visibility and capacity in Sussex County, Delaware. SCHFH has been a strong affiliate for 27 years, and seeks to leverage its reputation and past success to increase local community awareness of affordable housing needs and challenges. The resource development member will engage with host site staff, volunteers and stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan to educate and engage the local community, and develop a donor cultivation and tracking plan to improve the overall donor experience and long-term commitment to supporting the Habitat mission.

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

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 raise $5,000 in cash and in-kind resources by utilizing systems and identifying opportunities.
VISTA member will collaborate on projects related to this position with 30 individuals.
VISTA member will create or enhance two systems, processes, and/or tools that will increase capacity at the affiliate.

What’s needed to apply?

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