Rebuild Homes and Communities in Fremont!

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/05/2018

Address

Fremont
Nebraska
United States

Description

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in Fremont (Omaha area) 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 Fremont from January 17 to December 6, 2019, as an AmeriCorps Project Coordinator. The AmeriCorps Project Coordinator manages rebuilding projects from start to finish, beginning with the initial visit to assess the client’s home repair needs, through the completion of the workscope and final project evaluation. They will coordinate with clients, skilled volunteers, community partners, vendors, inspectors, and staff to develop and implement sustainable and effective project logistics practices. 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 Platte Valley East

Fremont's population is rapidly growing, and though the unemployment rate and cost of living are relatively low, more than 17% of residents had incomes below the poverty line in 2015. Residents over age 65 constitute a significant and growing portion of the population and are our largest client group. In Fremont, 69% of seniors live in homes they own; 32% live alone; 29% have incomes below the poverty line; and 31% received food stamps in the last year. There are at least 2,700 elderly homeowner households with mobility or self-care limitations, and those numbers are growing.


In the 10 years that Rebuilding Together Platte Valley East has operated, we have helped dozens of homeowners make their homes safer, healthier and more accessible, touching the lives of hundreds of homeowners and neighbors. We incorporate Rebuilding Together's Safe and Healthy Housing protocol which has significantly expanded our scopes of work, and we have an active accessibility program through which we install and maintain several ramps annually. We are fortunate to have good community support for our work, including individual donations as well as grants from local organizations and foundations, and a strong volunteer network that just this past year provided almost 3,500 hours of service. The AmeriCorps Project Coordinator is part of the strategy for meeting current needs for project, outreach, and volunteer management, as well as for helping us identify and build a staffing structure that will meet our future needs as we continue to assist homeowners and become more involved in community housing work.

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/c586524fb5c7

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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