AmeriCorps Rebuilding Day Program Coordinator

Wage

$13,732 for 10.5 months

Hours per week

Full Time for 10.5 Months

Published

09/27/2018

Application Deadline

11/30/2018

Start Date

01/17/2019

End Date

12/06/2019

Address

Tacoma
Washington
United States

Description

About Our Community

Rebuilding Together South Sound’s clients live in homes that are 50 years old, on average. Older homes require ongoing maintenance and repairs and are more likely to pose significant health and safety risks to seniors and the disabled who need well-maintained homes and modifications to prevent falls and keep their homes safe and accessible. However, necessary repairs and modifications are too costly for the homeowners we assist; people with disabilities are twice as likely to live in low-income households. Of the households served this past year:


• 75% were living with a disability - The disabled have significant home modification needs. For instance, those in wheelchairs may need exterior ramps or widened doorways in their homes. Others require bathroom modifications such as wheel-in showers. Homes that lack these features can significantly hamper the lives of people with disabilities, diminishing access and mobility within the home.


• 56% were seniors over the age of 65 - The elderly often have specific housing needs that exceed those of the average homeowners, such as accessibility or safety modifications. Dangerous conditions like steep staircases, uneven flooring and unsafe bathrooms pose serious threats to in-home safety.


• 17% were veterans - Military veterans and their families face a range of housing challenges, many of which stem from disabilities related to their service. A significant majority of low-income veterans we served were living with a disability. These homeowners are exposed to the same issues of home retrofit unaffordability experienced by other Americans with disabilities, making it difficult to afford home modifications needed to live safely in their homes.


• 19% were families with children - The safety and health of a home is particularly important for children as they are most vulnerable to the health risks created by deferred maintenance and substandard housing, namely those related to asthma and lead exposure. Excess moisture in the home, often the result of outside leaks, poses a number of health threats that are more pronounced for children. Housing-related health problems that begin in childhood have a lasting, lifelong impact; correcting housing deficiencies helps fight against chronic conditions, preventing them before they start.


Come build your skills and help us serve the most vulnerable people in our community!


Summary of Position

The AmeriCorps Rebuilding Day Program Coordinator oversees the preparation and execution of

twenty-five Rebuilding Day projects that take place simultaneously on the last Saturday of April. The

AmeriCorps Rebuilding Day Program Coordinator recruits eligible homeowners, develops scopes of work

with skilled contractors, organizes logistics, oversees rebuilding projects and compiles program reports.


This is a great position for someone who is interested in community outreach, event planning and

building nonprofit corporate relations. In the summer and fall, The AmeriCorps Rebuilding Day Program

Coordinator uses the skills built in the spring to oversee the preparation and execution of smaller project

days as well as evaluating applications for the following Rebuilding Day. The AmeriCorps Rebuilding Day

Program Coordinator is involved in many aspects of our organization and work as part of our team to

increase our capacity, efficiency, and quality of services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pursue a robust client and volunteer outreach strategy that will increase awareness of the program among our target populations, including: attending community meetings and other events; creating and distributing materials; contributing client- and volunteer-focused content for social media, newsletter, and website; presenting at community organizations and tabling at resource and volunteer fairs.
  • Oversee the client application process for the program, including: assisting potential clients with the application, managing homeowner application intake, completing initial interviews with clients, completing home assessments, and tracking the client application/approval process in the database.
  • Collaborate with staff to place volunteers with appropriate rebuilding projects or secure contractors, schedule projects and develop project timelines, get tools and materials on site, and meet with clients to ensure they know what to expect on project day.
  • Oversee general volunteers in completing direct hands-on repairs. Ensure that volunteers are trained in their task and have access to tools/materials, that proper safety procedures are being followed, that the work product is of good quality, and that volunteers enjoyed and feel appreciated for their service.
  • Arrange purchase and delivery of crucial project needs, including: tools and materials, personal protective equipment, dumpsters and other rented items, water and snacks. Ensure routine maintenance of Rebuilding Together-owned tools between projects.
  • Maintain a record-keeping system for program services, including client and project data.
  • Evaluate program data and create reports on progress toward program goals. Complete any paperwork and file closeout for each rebuilding project within the program.
  • Coordinate and install grab bars in homes of vulnerable clients.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preferred

  • Experience with database systems or willingness to learn
  • Experience with construction methods, home repair, and housing issues
  • Comfort with speaking and presenting in front of large groups--experience training or teaching adults/volunteers is a plus
  • Ability to work equally well on independent projects as well as on collaborative, team projects

Required

  • Volunteer service experience; managing or coordinating other volunteers is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and use of internet
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, collaborative environment where each team member must balance being organized and detail-orientated with being flexible and keeping up with changing scopes of project work
  • Ability to communicate in clear and encouraging language with a diverse community and staff—in writing, in person, and over the phone


Description of Physical Demands

  • Must be able to navigate an active construction site, including: climbing stairs and ladders, standing, lifting, and carrying for extended periods of time over difficult terrain.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis as part of their responsibilities to complete direct hands-on repairs and assist with the delivery of materials and tools.
  • They must be able to travel independently to meetings in the community and in client homes
  • They will assist with several rebuilding days during the term--as such they must be able to walk, climb stairs, stand, lift, and carry for extended periods of time.


Other Requirements

  • Access to reliable transportation for daily commute
  • Access to reliable transportation for regular travel during the work day as part of core responsibilities
  • Use of a personal vehicle is highly recommended due to inadequate public transportation

Benefits

Living Stipend, Education Award, Health Insurance, Gas Reimbursment

How To Apply

rlehr@rebuildingtogetherss.org
http://sgiz.mobi/s3/3d7c9fabab60

http://sgiz.mobi/s3/3d7c9fabab60


Follow the link in the description to learn more about CapacityCorps and Rebuilding Together.


Follow the application link to fill out the application portal. Please include your resume and statement of interest.


We will contact you by email for an interview if you meet the eligibility criteria.


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