We have three AmeriCorps postions. Construction Crew Leader (five openings), Volunteer Engagement Advocate (one position) and Homeownership Program Assistant (one position.)

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Supervisor: Construction Site Supervisor

The members will help our affiliate engage more community volunteers and 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:

  • Assist the site supervisor and construction manager in day-to-day construction activities, i.e.; all aspects of new 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
  • Ability to climb ladders 32 feet
  • Maneuver over uneven ground
  • Ability to stand most or all of day
  • Occasional heavy lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible. Low cost shared housing is provided.

  • 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 Friday, June 17, at 5:00 p.m.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is to build partnerships among volunteers, families and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to earn and own a simple, decent affordable home.

AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Advocate

Supervisor: Volunteer Programs Manager

The member will implement a system that will help our affiliate increase from 6,000 volunteer slots/opportunities to 10,000 in their service year, helping us to build more homes.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage volunteer program tasks on site including volunteer sign-in, nametags, volunteer orientation, information table and bulletin board, first aid supplies, etc.
  • Recruit and train additional site host volunteers and continue to manage this group.
  • Ensure sponsor lunch days are on time and well organized.
  • Assist volunteer coordinator in fielding phone calls from prospective and active volunteers.
  • Send reminder emails to volunteers prior to work day and ensure that all volunteer information is in database prior to their workday.
  • Conduct new volunteer orientations at the start of each new project and at the monthly tours.
  • Assist with volunteer tracking and reporting –  includes data entry.
  • Help build the audience. During both morning orientation and build time, encourage volunteers on the construction site to sign up for our monthly e-news, “Like Us” on Facebook, “check-in” from site, as well as communicating upcoming events.
  • Under the instruction of the Communications team, develop and deliver content to create interest, and passion through the posting of video and photos taken on site.
  • Encourage volunteers to document their experience, using their phones to take video and photos while working and to share them on our Facebook page when they go home that night.
  • Assist with follow-up calls and/or emails to new volunteers after their first workday to include feedback opportunity using a tool such as survey monkey.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure that all specialty build and volunteer information on Habitat’s web site is up-to-date and fresh.
  • Track volunteer names and faces to help tag Facebook photos on Habitat’s Facebook page.
  • Contribute to the writing of the print and e-newsletters to include identifying outstanding volunteers to interview and write an article for the spotlight and construction update.
  • List and update volunteer opportunities on Habitat website.
  • Assist Resource team with Special Events. (wall-raisings, home dedications, kick offs)

Required:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission
  • Comfortable with public speaking and strong interpersonal skills
  • MS Word and Excel
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about social media tools and their ability to engage and connect people
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for long periods of time
  • Member will occasionally work on the construction site which has uneven ground

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible. Low cost shared housing is provided.

  • 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 Friday, June 17, at 5:00 p.m.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is to build partnerships among volunteers, families and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to earn and own a simple, decent affordable home.

AmeriCorps Homeownership Program Assistant

Supervisor: Homeownership Program 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:

  • Support the Family Services Coordinator in the family application and selection process.
  • Conduct outreach to potential applicants.
  • Respond to inquiries from potential homeowners regarding the selection process and homeownership program.
  • Assist with recruitment, training and retention of volunteers for the Family Selection Committee.
  • Organize and host Homeowner Orientation meetings.
  • Coordinate application workshops to provide application assistance to applicants.
  • Update and maintain applicant files,  application spreadsheets and homeowner interest spreadsheets.
  • Coordinate orientation sessions for newly selected families.
  • Provide continuing support to new and existing homeowners including assisting with the design and administration of meetings, events, and programs that support Habitat partner families and assist with the coordination of homeowner and condo association meetings.
  • Schedule partner families to complete sweat equity on site, at the ReStore and at the Habitat office.
  • Track and input homeowner sweat equity program hours in database.
  • Work with homeowners on the construction site and in the office.

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Ability to work with low-income families of very diverse backgrounds
  • Proficiency in Spanish desired
  • Interest in and commitment to low-income homeownership
  • Detailed orientated.
  • MS Word, Excel computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for long periods of time
  • Member will occasionally work on the construction site, which has uneven ground

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible. Low cost shared housing is provided.

  • 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 Friday, June 17, at 5:00 p.m.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is to build partnerships among volunteers, families and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to earn and own a simple, decent affordable home.

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!