Family Services Coordinator - 2020-21
For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.
AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.
What will you do?
The family services coordinator builds and maintains the pipeline of homeowner families by leading efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities. This role involves recruiting homeowner family applicants and serving as their point of contact as they go through the application process. Together with a family selection committee, you help select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair or rehab of existing homes and weatherization projects.
Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab, repair or weather revitalization.
Conduct applicant orientations and assist families throughout process of completing the housing application.
Work with the family selection committee to select homeowner families based on established criteria and regulations.
Work with the family services committee and staff to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families.
On occasion, build alongside homeowner families as they complete their contract requirements.
Where will you serve?
Build, thrive and grow as a member of the Atlanta Habitat team. Atlanta Habitat is one of the larger affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. With support from committed donors and 14,000 volunteers annually, we have helped more than 6,000 homeowner family members in 100 neighborhoods since 1983. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to work directly with volunteers and families in our programs under the supervision of experienced nonprofit professionals. We offer monthly gas/grocery cards, professional development opportunities, staff events, meaningful guidance and supervision, Atlanta Habitat branded gear, and lots and lots of boxed lunches.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 months of service.
Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.
Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
Personal and medical leave - approximately 10 days total.
Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
Child care benefits, if you qualify.
Worker's compensation insurance.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Detail oriented and highly organized.
Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
Experience working as a member of a team.
Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Current valid driver's license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation
Habitat For Humanity