Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio is currently seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve from August 2021-July 2022 in the role of Homeowner & Community Outreach Coordinator.
The Homeowner & Community Outreach Coordinator will help build and maintain the pipeline of homeowners by sharing in the efforts to recruit and educate qualified individuals and families. They will serve as a point of contact as potential homeowners and home repair families go through the application process. Together with a homeowner selection committee, they help approve homeowners for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair, or rehab of existing home projects. This member will help build out our recently created Homeowner Buddy app and homeowner portal on our website. In accordance with our strategic plan, this member will assist with community outreach efforts attending events, meetings, and in helping launch several soon-to-be expanded homeowner programs into the community. This member will not only enhance the experience of partner families in the queue, but it will also assist in broadening our reach into the communities we serve. This position will serve on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.
- Help in building out Homeowner Buddy app and launch with Habitat homeowners.
- Build out the homeowner portal on our website to create a log in landing page, populate it with homeowner related resources, sweat equity forms, useful information, and other relevant content, and load community events to the calendar.
- Create a manual for families on how to use both Homeowner Buddy app and homeowner portal, navigate the system, and update information.
- Assist with Truist Momentum online financial literacy program, including engagement, follow up, and quarterly tracking.
- Assist with Partnership Group engagement, bringing back in person opportunities, classes, and other related opportunities to get involved in their community.
- Help launch an expanded homeowner maintenance class program into the community.
- Attend community events, booths, and meetings as well as participate in door to door outreach to share Habitat information and recruit families.
- Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab or repair.
- Assist Homeowner Services staff in responding to homeowner intake phone line calls and emails inquiring about homeownership in a timely manner, and promptly mail informational packets to prospective applicants.
- Conduct applicant orientations and assist individuals and families throughout process of completing the housing application.
- Assist in the management of the homeowner intake process, including tracking and maintaining homeowner inquiries and application process through department database.
- Assist with assembling, distributing, and review application packets.
- Attend homeowner selection committee meetings as needed.
- Work with the homeowner services staff members to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families and expand opportunities into the community.
- Work with current partner families to capture and create family biographies and stories to be shared with stakeholders and follow back up with current homeowners to capture impact and family updates.
- Build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials, and community stakeholders. These partnerships will help identify areas where host site housing and community development solutions can intersect with the community’s identified aspirations.
- On occasion, build alongside homeowner families on their first time on a construction site to help introduce them to the process and help families feel more comfortable in this new setting as they complete their homeownership requirements.
- Engage neighbors surrounding our builds and assist with Rock the Block planning, neighbor recruitment, and implementation.
- 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
- Personal vehicle
- Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong research skills.
- Detail oriented and highly organized.
- Experience working with volunteers, instructing individuals, or facilitating groups.
- Experience working as a member of a team.
- Problem solving skills.
- Adaptable to change.
- Public speaking experience.
- Knowledge of community development practices.
- Project management experience.
- Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
For more information, visit https://www.habitatmidohio.org/get-involved/americorps.html
Interested candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Deb Light at email@example.com.
AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $16,300 basic health benefits, and an Education Award of $6,345 upon completion of service. Habitat MidOhio also provides members with housing assistance of up to $200 per month.