Employment Opportunities

  • AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development Assistant
  • Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator
  • Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator
  • AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development Assistant

Supervisor: Business Relations Manager

The member will help our affiliate engage more partner families in the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes in our community. These concentrated building efforts in neighborhoods with the greatest need will have a ripple effect on these communities; creating safer neighborhoods, better schools and a healthier community for all.

Responsibilities:

• Work with Business Relations Manager to identify new target businesses through online research, business to business 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 store managers to identify greatest needs and opportunities for development.

Required:

• Age 18 or older
• A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High School diploma or GED required
• Share in Habitat for Humanity mission and advocate positively
• Expand building material knowledge
• Expand knowledge of building processess
• Become familiar with Habitat store products to maximize on-site recovery of sellable items
• Clean driving record with willingness to drive to visit possible donors, attend events and meet with managers at stores
• Be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
• Be able to stand up for 2-4 hours at a time while attending networking events or standing behind information booths
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.
• Living allowance – $973 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 Tuesday, December 23rd, at 5:00 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

 

Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator

 with Verde and Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East

Employment Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Living Cully Coordinator

Verde is currently seeking a talented professional to oversee implementation of the anti-displacement strategies outlined in the Not in Cully report (http://www.verdenw.org/about-us/verde-news/227-living-cully-news-psu-students-release-anti-displacement-stregies-report). The coordinator will serve as a liaison between Living Cully and government/nonprofit implementation partners, perform research and analysis in support of strategy refinement, and advise Living Cully on the direction of its anti-displacement work. This individual will also coordinate policy, advocacy and coalition building efforts that support implementation of the anti-displacement strategies inside and outside the neighborhood. Work site is Habitat for Humanity.

About Verde and Living Cully: Based in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon, Verde has grown rapidly to a $3.3 million organization that serves its community by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our institutional practice is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, dynamic and entrepreneurial.

Verde – together with Portland Habitat for Humanity/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, and the Native American Youth & Family Center  – has established Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term, community-based and collaborative strategy to introduce new environmental assets to Cully in response to existing community needs. In Living Cully, these four high-performing nonprofits (“Living Cully Partners”) reinterpret sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy, as a means to address multiple disparities in health, income, education, community engagement and natural resources by concentrating environmental investments at the neighborhood scale and braiding those investments with traditional community development resources. Cully is experiencing gentrification and has been identified as a place where low-income residents and communities of color are at risk of displacement. In 2013, following a community planning process known as Not in Cully, the coalition adopted an anti-displacement framework that prioritizes housing, jobs, and family self-sufficiency as key action areas to stabilize residents and preserve affordability as Cully becomes a more desirable place to live.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate anti-displacement efforts among the four partner organizations and advise Living Cully on direction of anti-displacement work
  • Work with City of Portland, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and other partners to implement Not in Cully strategies, with a strong focus on housing and workforce strategies during the first year
  • Perform research and analysis in support of strategy development; continue to refine anti-displacement strategy based on existing plans, best practices, and new models
  • Engage in citywide coalition building and align Living Cully’s efforts with those of anti-displacement allies
  • Seek out and help capture resources for strategy implementation
  • Work closely with Living Cully Communications Coordinator to direct anti-displacement messaging and outreach efforts

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to work with diverse communities and strong commitment to equity
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus three to five years of experience with housing and/or workforce/economic development programs
  • Policy analysis, advocacy and/or coalition building experience preferred
  • Research and data analysis
  • Understanding of local political dynamics
  • Grantwriting
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • A self-starter with significant attention to detail

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage – including up to $225/month toward dependent health insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; and holidays.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

1.         A complete resume, including dates of employment.

2.         The names and contact information for three references.

3.         A cover letter including answers to: How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position? How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to Tony DeFalco, Living Cully Coordinator via email at hr@verdenw.org with “Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator” in the subject line or mail to Verde, Attn: Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator, 6899 NE Columbia Blvd., Suite A, Portland, OR 97218.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Verde and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East are equal opportunity employers.

 

Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator

Employment Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Living Cully Coordinator

Verde is seeking a Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator to finalize, implement, and evaluate the Living Cully Communications Plan across the Plan’s priority audiences in collaboration with the Living Cully Partners and other stakeholders. The coordinator is also responsible for engaging and organizing community members around Living Cully programs and projects. The ideal candidate is motivated by social justice and can thrive as a member of a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-lingual team with diverse abilities, experiences, and educational backgrounds. Desirable skills and knowledge include: community organizing, creating and managing innovative communication content (presentations, print, web, social media), and exceptional oral, written and personal communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are strongly preferred. Overnight and out of town travel is required. Work site is Verde.

About Verde and Living Cully: Based in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon, Verde has grown rapidly to a $3.3 million organization that serves its community by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our institutional practice is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, dynamic and entrepreneurial.

Verde – together with Portland Habitat for Humanity/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, and the Native American Youth & Family Center – has established Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term, community-based and collaborative strategy to introduce new environmental assets to Cully in response to existing community needs. In Living Cully, these four high-performing nonprofits (“Living Cully Partners”) reinterpret sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy, as a means to address multiple disparities in health, income, education, community engagement and natural resources by concentrating environmental investments at the neighborhood scale and braiding those investments with traditional community development resources. In 2013, Living Cully and PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by lifting up what works, developed the first Living Cully Communications Plan (see page 3), including goals, messages, and priority audiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finalize, implement, and evaluate the Living Cully Communications Plan
  • Lead Living Cully’s community outreach and organizing activities
  • Develop and deliver presentations about Living Cully to the Plan’s priority audiences
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, logos, newsletters, brochures, social media, and the Living Cully website

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Motivated by social justice, entrepreneurship, and systems change
  • Thrives as a member of a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-lingual team with diverse abilities, experiences, and educational backgrounds
  • Exceptional oral, written and personal communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Create innovative and valuable marketing content
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Travel out of town and overnight
  • Design and execution of communications and community organizing activities
  • Website platforms and management
  • Social media
  • Word processing, database management and desktop publishing programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or four+ years of relevant experience (marketing, communications, community organizing, media) with demonstrated success

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage – including up to $225/month toward dependent health insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; and holidays.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

1.         A complete resume, including dates of employment.

2.         The names and contact information for three references.

3.         A cover letter including answers to: How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position? How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to Tony DeFalco, Living Cully Coordinator via e-mail at hr@verdenw.org with Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator in the subject line or mail to Verde, Attn: Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator, 6899 NE Columbia Blvd., Suite A, Portland, OR 97218.

Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Verde is an equal opportunity employer.

 

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Supervisor: Construction Site Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the site supervisor and director of construction in day-to-day construction activities, i.e.; all aspects of construction, trouble-shooting mechanical problems, tool and site organization, picking up materials and supplies for job site, site clean-up and maintenance, and assisting skilled trades people.
  • Lead volunteers and homeowners on construction tasks; teach complex construction techniques in an empowering and accessible way while maintaining compliance with Habitat safety protocols at the build site.
  • Act as a host to homeowners and volunteers by welcoming them, signing them in, making sure coffee, water, and other hospitality supplies are available to volunteers; present “Habitat 101” at the start of each workday; and answer questions on Habitat history, policy and programs.
  • Help to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, regular volunteers, new volunteers and staff).
  • Assist with warranty issues at completed Habitat projects including recruiting and organizing skilled volunteers on warranty work.
  • Assist in pick-up and delivery of donated items to warehouse.

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Habitat for Humanity mission
  • Experience with residential construction preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred
  • Vaild Driver’s License and no serious driving related convictions/at fault accidents, Commercial Driver’s License preferred; must be comfortable driving or willing to learn how to drive a standard and automatic pickup trucks and full-size trucks
  • Ability to climb ladders and heights up to two stories
  • Ability to maneuver over uneven ground
  • Ability to stand most or all of day
  • Occasional heavy lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions

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

  • Living allowance – up to $12,100 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Education award – $5,550 upon 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 Tuesday, December 23, 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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