Rebuild Homes and Communities in Lafayette!

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/05/2018

Address

Lafayette
Louisiana
United States

Description

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in Lafayette and across the country. Together, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to learn more.

We are seeking individuals who want to get involved and ensure a safe and healthy home for every person in their community. During a ten month, full time AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $13,732 and an Education Award of $5,920 upon completion of the term. AmeriCorps members serve from January 17 through December 6, 2019.


Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps is seeking members to serve full-time in Lafayette from January 17 to December 6, 2019, as an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator. The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator runs a Rebuilding Together program, from meeting with clients to developing scopes of work, or from presenting to volunteer groups to managing inventory. This position is a great opportunity for someone who likes every day to be different and seeks experience in nonprofit program coordination. The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator meets with clients, activates community volunteers, organizes logistics, oversees rebuilding projects, collects data and compiles program reports. We're a great team, doing great work in the community! Join us to make a difference, gain valuable career skills, and earn money for your education! Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/americorps for more information about Rebuilding Together and our AmeriCorps programs.


About Rebuilding Together Acadiana

Declared “The Happiest City in the U.S.” by the Wall Street Journal in 2014, Lafayette and the Rebuilding Together Acadiana affiliate provide a unique experience for those serving as CapacityCorps members. Acadiana is the heart of Cajun country and home to hundreds of annual festivals and cook-offs celebrating the area's French heritage. The region is also known as a 'sportsman's paradise,' with many nearby parks, swamps, and recreational areas to explore. As a member of the Acadiana affiliate, you will be a part of a close-knit team that services low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners across four parishes. While the affiliate is small, the impact is huge and the programs diverse. As a CapacityCorps member this translates into a well-rounded service term, in which members are given the opportunity to discover their own strengths and weakness and focus on the areas of service that interest them most. RTA’s leadership provides encouragement and resources to motivate members in improving the health and safety of houses in our community.

Benefits

Nonprofit management experience such as partnership development, community engagement, volunteer management and program development.

Opportunity to address housing issues hands-on in your community.

Work with and support 49 other AmeriCorps members across the country.

Travel for orientation and MLK project (see below for more information).

Living allowance of $13,732 over 11-month term of service, which amounts to $639 twice per month before taxes.

Health insurance including dental and vision plan.

Education Award of $5,920 for qualifying education expenses or loans.

Federal student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment.

Positions are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jpermar@rebuildingtogether.org
http://sgiz.mobi/s3/08e1ee584d84

Click here to submit your application to serve in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis--apply now!

For more information about Rebuilding Together, our AmeriCorps programs, and other positions available throughout the country, visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps.

Rebuilding Together works to strengthen the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. As we help to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country, our lasting impact extends beyond each home.

On average, our homeowners live at or below the poverty level and are forced to choose between food, medicine and shelter needs. We provide these critical home repairs at no cost to qualified homeowners. Rebuilding Together is often the last resort to preserving their homeownership – their only personal asset.


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