Employment Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA Homeownership Program Assistant

Supervisor: Director of Homeownership Programs

As our affiliate grows and continues to create new homeowners and new Habitat communities every year, there is a need to put systems in place that allow us to connect with current homeowners, maintain stable and well-functioning homeowner’s associations, and access our impact on partner families. This position will work with Habitat homeowner’s associations to improve their processes for annual meeting and elections and will develop a new homeowner’s association in a new Habitat community. They will also work to improve the livability of existing Habitat communities by instituting crime prevention strategies. Another goal of the position is to allow us to better serve partner families through evaluation of our impact via an in depth homeowner survey.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Habitat homeowners association to put systems in place for holding annual meetings and board member elections
  • Develop and facilitate peer support group of Habitat homeowner’s association board members from various Habitat communities throughout the metro area
  • Develop quarterly newsletter that includes seasonal home maintenance suggestions for Habitat homeowners; create template for ongoing use by affiliate
  • Facilitate the Development of a Condo Association at the Trillium Court Habitat development
  • Work with homeowners in Habitat communities to set up neighborhood watch programs and other crime prevention strategies
  • Research simultaneous translation resources available in Multnomah County and develop system for use by affiliate homeownership staff
  • Develop and implement homeowner impact survey for new homeowner and home repair participants
  • Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
    • High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Ability to work with low-income families of very diverse backgrounds
    • Interest in and commitment to low-income homeownership
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Power Point/Internet research
    • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish or Arabic
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge about community development preffered
    • Knowledgeable about the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
    • Detail oriented and highly organized
    • Project management experience preferred
    • Strong research skills

AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.

  • Living allowance – $927 per month
  • Education award – $5,550 upon successful completion of service or end-of-service stipend of $1,500 after the successful completion of service

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps” in the subject by Wednesday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.

AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development Coordinator

Supervisor: Building Material Recovery Assistant Manager

This member would help us achieve our primary goal of raising funds for HFH by working to increase the amount of projects for our Building Material Recovery program BMR. BMR is a deconstruction program to save building materials from going to the landfill either by diverting them for sale at the ReStore or for reuse in a Habitat home. It is essential that we spend the time and energy needed to develop relationships with new potential donors and bring more stock into our stores. This position would work directly with our BMR Manager to upgrade our systems, outreach for new sources of projects, and collaborate with the city and county to assess new sources through their new online deconstruction platform. This affects the community on a few levels; one is that by providing more income for the building of HFH homes we help provide low income housing opportunities for families in need. We also divert over 8 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year; saving valuable resources, and energy. We also are able to provide low cost materials to families that may otherwise lack the resources to improve their homes.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with BMR Manager to identify new target projects through online research, city and county agencies, connections, and mining existing donors for connections.
  • Contact new businesses and build new relationships.
  • Attend area association and business events to create new contacts and follow up as needed.
  • Work with BMR Manager to identify greatest needs and opportunities for development. Develop, implement, and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies designed to increase unrestricted revenue as a result of increased #s of projects and volunteers
  • Coordinate and/or implement public speaking engagements to recruit volunteers and increase community and donor awareness of BMR
  • Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
  • Arrive on time and ready to serve, and promote the mission, goals and values of the AmeriCorps program.
  • Share in Habitat for Humanity Mission and advocate positively
  • Become familiar with Habitat store products to maximize on-site recovery of sellable items.

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Interest in and commitment to low-income homeownership
    • Basic  knowledge of building material and building processes
  • Valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record with willingness to drive to visit possible donors, attend events, and meet with managers at stores
  • Prior experience volunteering and supervising volunteers a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, research, Google apps, social media, mobile and tablet devices
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. worth of tabling materials for booths and information tables
  • Ability to stand up for 2-4 hours at a time while attending networking events or standing behind information booths
  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time

AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.

  • Living allowance – $927 per month
  • Education award – $5,550 upon successful completion of service or end-of-service stipend of $1,500 after the successful completion of service

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps” in the subject by Wednesday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other.

Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!


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