AmeriCorps 2018-2019

NOW RECRUITING! Community Outreach Coordinator​​

APPLY NOW
AMERICORPS 2018-2019 -  Community Outreach Coordinator

Since 1990, South County Habitat for Humanity (SCHH), located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, has housed more than 85 adults and 144 children. As an AmeriCorps member working with a small (but mighty!) affiliate, you will be a vital part of our team and will gain significant hands-on non-profit experience working alongside a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. During your year of service, you will serve as an SCHH community ambassador to increase capacity and spread awareness of the work we are doing with the programs offered. 

Join our Habitat team, experience all that Rhode Island has to offer from the 400 miles of coastline, to the classic picturesque new England fall scenery, all while forming lasting relationships and making the dream of homeownership a reality for families in Southern Rhode Island.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will be critical in helping meet our goals through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with our target communities. Your primary responsibility will be to build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders to identify areas where housing and community development solutions can intersect. This will involve regularly attending local governance, community beautification, health and social service, and resident meetings. Additionally, you will identify improvement projects, such as community clean ups, community gardens and A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) projects, etc., and engage volunteers from the local community to support these projects. Furthermore, you will help build understanding of and support for our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, in addition to developing and marketing new NR programs.

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)
• Driver's license and ability to meet host site's insurance requirements
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Public speaking experience
• Project management experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,372 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have helped us recruit/manage 50 volunteers, build/rehab/repair 10 homes, and provide housing services to 20 individuals, while proving critical in the expansion of our NR program through planning, coordination and implementation of projects within our target communities. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety. 

What’s needed to apply? 


• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section


CONTACT
For more information contact Courtney Gray, Director of Administration & Finance