111 John Street
1. Family Services Coordination-AmeriCorps National
Since 2000, Habitat NYC AmeriCorps members have lead over 40,000 volunteers and impacted the lives over 150,000 New Yorkers. AmeriCorps members have established programs and procedures for our various departments and raised over $20,000 in funds and in kind donations.
At Habitat NYC, we have relied on our AmeriCorps members to lead our affordable homeownership preservation and construction projects, to propel our ReStore to greater heights, and to serve in our office, directly interacting with the hard-working families who purchase Habitat homes. These critical and skilled hard workers help keep our projects running smoothly, on time and on budget so that we can achieve our mission of making affordable homeownership a choice for all lower-income New Yorkers.
In addition to the benefits provided by the AmeriCorps program, AmeriCorps member 2017-18 benefits at NYC include:
- Learn non-profit administration skills
- Professional development, including a dinner series with varying speakers
- Leadership development
- Rental subsidy
- Monthly MetroCard
Responsibilities of the position
· Recruit homeowner family applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or critical home repair (CHR).
· Coordinate existing programs to attract qualified families as needed. This may include: placing posters and fliers at businesses, faith communities, and local employers, and communicating and meeting with various social service agencies. Assist Family Services staff in responding to calls and emails inquiring about homeownership in a timely manner, and promptly mail information packets to prospective applicants.
· Conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application.
· Work with the Family Selection committee to select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including traditional Habitat homes, critical home repair, ABWK, and weatherization projects. Tasks may include preparing financial eligibility calculations and summaries for the committee on each applicant. Assist Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications.
· Attend all Family Selection meetings. Prepare monthly summaries on homewner family progress for committee.
· Track sweat equity hours and send families monthly updates and letters.
· Work with the Family Services Committee and staff to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families. Plan and carry out homeowner education courses. Recruit appropriate teachers/speakers as needed.
· Become familiar with homeowner files to be able to answer day-to-day questions.
· Assist Family Services and Construction staff with collecting needed family information to prepare for closings.
· Work with homeowner families to plan their house dedication.
On occasion, build alongside homeowner families as they complete their sweat equity requirements.
Habitat NYC has an exciting pipeline of new construction and preservation projects. As we continue to acquire more properties to build on, and submit applications for future acquisitions, our needs for marketing, vetting applicants, and assisting applicants will continue to grow. In addition, we continue to move forward with our Housing Preservation program, which works to provide technical assistance to existing homeowners, access to financing (through our Community Fund) and energy efficiency grants (through state programs like WAP and city programs like Solar 1), and construction work. We look forward to bringing on an additional AmeriCorps as a team member to work with eligible homeowners who could benefit from this program and these services.
This member position will build and maintain the pipeline of homeowner families by leading the efforts to recruit qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities, educate the families about program requirements and the homeownership process, and monitor and track the completion of sweat equity hours. This member will be the point of contact for all homeowner families and mentors as each family goes through the process, including helping the family plan their new house dedication service. This member position is designed to move us substantially forward in accomplishing the affiliate’s goals of providing more affordable, decent homes for our community.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send all resumes and cover letters to Krossiter@habitatnyc.org by June 30.