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Host Site: Rebuilding Together Montgomery County

AmeriCorps Program: CapacityCorps

Title: AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

Apply here at   https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5497892/

About Our Community

Montgomery County, Maryland is a diverse community that draws people from all over the world to live and work near the nation's capital. The cost of living is extremely high, and while Montgomery County is ranked among the 20 wealthiest counties in the United States, RTMC clients have an average annual income of less than $20,000. As clients make difficult decisions about which necessities to prioritize their income on, home repairs often go unaddressed. By serving as a resource to make repairs for local low-income homeowners, RTMC ensures clients can continue to live in safe and healthy homes. In an area where the cost of living includes high rents, RTMC's services help prevent clients from losing what may be the only affordable housing option available.


Through direct involvement with clients and community partners, the AmeriCorps member will have a significant impact on the local community. They will have opportunities to interact with local residents daily, with the goal of improving the application intake process. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will process applications, communicate with applicants, and help provide a smooth client services process. This will allow the rest of the program team to more efficiently and effectively provide home repair services to clients.

Summary of Position

The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator is integral in building and maintaining many community partnerships at Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC). The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will activate local community members to get involved and make an impact in their community by volunteering with RTMC. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will engage both skilled-trades and unskilled volunteers to build our capacity through a number of opportunities, including hands-on repair work, warehouse management, client education in healthy housing or home maintenance, office roles, and to serve in special roles on rebuilding days (ex: safety captains, supplies/materials runners, photographers). The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will ensure volunteers receive a proper orientation to RTMC’s work and are placed with appropriate projects based on skill/experience. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will oversee volunteer communication and planning for excellent volunteer experiences, as well as organize ways to show our appreciation to volunteers for their service to our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·        Conduct general volunteer outreach, including giving in-person and virtual presentations to groups of various sizes, attending community meetings and other neighborhood events, and tabling at volunteer or community fairs.

·        Design and conduct volunteer orientations and training, including both general volunteers and volunteers serving in special roles, such as hands-on repair work, warehouse management, client education in healthy housing or home maintenance, office roles, and to serve in special roles on rebuilding days (ex: safety captains, supplies/materials runners, photographers). Plan and implement annual House Captain orientation event.

·        Collaborate with and support AmeriCorps Project Coordinator to oversee volunteer handyman services initiative.

·        Match volunteers with projects based on availability and skill. Serve as the main point of contact for volunteers to ensure they have all necessary information before arriving at the project.

·        Track volunteer registration and support volunteers ahead of projects by collecting information and documentation about dietary restrictions, shirt sizes, purchasing cards, etc.

·        Collaborate with program team to place volunteers with appropriate rebuilding projects, schedule projects and develop project timelines, get tools and materials on site, and other logistical concerns.

·        Use Salesforce database to maintain the system for tracking current and interested volunteers. This includes communications and intake; skill, interest, and availability; past project attendance and upcoming project registrations; entering of volunteer hours. 

·        Create continuous and sustainable engagement through a variety of media (social media, newsletter, and volunteer search engines, as well as brochures, flyers, and other printed materials). Contribute volunteer-focused content to tell the stories of our homeowners and the impact our volunteers and partners have had on their homes and lives.

·        Maintain organizational relationships with volunteers through regular engagement, such as planning thank-you events, writing personal notes, or reaching out via phone or email.

·        As a grassroots non-profit, all team members will have an active role in implementing larger rebuilding projects throughout the year. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator will assist with project logistics several times throughout the year, including registering volunteers, checking in with volunteers throughout the project day, coordinating volunteer logistics such as lunches and bathrooms, assisting with set up/tear down, or taking photos.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required

·        Solid interpersonal skills and ability make connections and build relationships with volunteers

·        Ability to work with diverse clients, volunteers, and staff to create a friendly, helpful atmosphere

·        Ability to work equally well on independent projects as well as on collaborative, team projects

·        Positive and optimistic attitude, good problem-solving skills

·        Ability to compose professional written communications for a variety of audiences, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, e-Newsletter)

·        Well-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, flexible

·        Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

 

Preferred

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work/volunteering experience

·        Comfort with speaking and presenting in front of large groups--experience training or teaching adults/volunteers is a plus

·        Experience with construction, home repair, and/or housing issues a plus

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a growing and changing environment, with flexibility/adaptability

·        Volunteer service experience; managing or coordinating other volunteers is a plus

·        Able to absorb complex information quickly and communicate that information effectively

·        Familiarity with Salesforce a plus

·        Ability to speak Spanish a plus

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.

·        The majority of time will be spent in the office; must be able to use a computer and phone for extended periods of time.

·        Must be able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis as part of their responsibilities to bring materials to meetings, such as boxes of pamphlets, screen and projector, etc.

·        Must be able to travel independently to meetings in the community and in client homes.

·        Member will assist with several rebuilding days during the term—as such, 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

·        Valid driver’s license and driving record to allow use of affiliate-owned or rented vehicles or trucks

Commitment Required

·        January 10 – December 7, 2022 (11-month/1700 service hour commitment)

·        Full-time over 11-month service term (39-40 hrs/wk)

·        Typical service week is Monday-Friday, however volunteer events often occur on weekends and will require attendance

Program Benefits

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

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

·        Living allowance of $16,000 over an 11-month term of service

·        Additional High Cost of Living Stipend: $50/month to cover high, local living expenses

·        Health insurance including dental and vision plans.

·        Education Award of $6,345 for qualifying education expenses or loans, upon completion of the term of service.

·        Federal student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment.

·        Positions are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

·        Professional development benefit of $200/member provided by RT National.

·        Access to LinkedIn Learning professional development trainings/courses.

·        Mental Health benefit provided by RT National (covers 6 visits with a mental health professional OR 6 months of an online/tele-service subscription).


To learn more about our benefits and/or commitment requirements, visit our FAQ page on our website at www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps.

Program Location

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, and serves a region that is diverse in population, wealth, and landscape. As a county that is a part of the D.C. Metro region, many clients live in more densely populated neighborhoods that are close to D.C. Other clients live in suburban areas and some even live farther out from the city in far more rural settings, resulting in RTMC serving a variety of types of homes and client lifestyles. The county is sprinkled with cities and towns outside of Washington, D.C., including Rockville and Gaithersburg, all of which contain neighborhoods that Rebuilding Together services.

Background Check

CapacityCorps members are required to pass an FBI criminal background check with fingerprints, applicable state background checks, and an NSOPW check. For more information about disqualifying findings, visit our FAQ’s on our website, www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps

Prohibited Activities

AmeriCorps members may not engage in any of the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities (see below) directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed below. AmeriCorps members will not recruit or coordinate volunteers for the purposes of raising funds for his/her living allowance, Rebuilding Together’s general operating expenses, or write grant applications for funding provided by CNCS or other federal agencies.

Any volunteer recruitment, training, management, or coordination listed above as completed by the AmeriCorps member pertains to volunteers engaged in work directly related to rebuilding project implementation only.

AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities

Prohibited Activities. While charging time to the AmeriCorps program, accumulating service or training hours, or otherwise performing activities supported by the AmeriCorps program or CNCS, staff and members may not engage in the following activities (see 45 CFR § 2520.65):

 

a)      Attempting to influence legislation;

b)     Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes;

c)      Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing;

d)     Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements;

e)     Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office;

f)       Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials;

g)      Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization;

h)     Providing a direct benefit to—

i)       A business organized for profit;

ii)      A labor union;

iii)    A partisan political organization;

iv)    A nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 related to engaging in political activities or substantial amount of lobbying except that nothing in these provisions shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and

v)      An organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph 3.g. above, unless CNCS assistance is not used to support those religious activities;

i)       Conducting a voter registration drive or using CNCS funds to conduct a voter registration drive;

j)       Providing abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services; and

k)      Such other activities as CNCS may prohibit.

 

AmeriCorps members may not engage in the above activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed above. Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the activities listed above on their initiative, on non-AmeriCorps time, and using non-CNCS funds. Individuals should not wear the AmeriCorps logo while doing so.


Citations:

·        45CFR § 2520.65 - http://www.americorps.gov/help/ac_sn_all_2012/WebHelp/index.htm

·        2012 AmeriCorps Provisions IV.D.3 - https://egrants.cns.gov/provisions/ACProvisions2012.pdf

Host Site: Rebuilding Together Montgomery County

AmeriCorps Program: CapacityCorps

Title: AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

Apply here at   https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5497892/

About Our Community…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Temporário / PJ / Freelance
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    30 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Outros Requerimentos Educacionais
  • Nível profissional
    Recém formado
Salário
Pelo menos USD $16.000
/ ano
• Living allowance of $16,000 over an 11-month term of service

Benefícios

·        Living allowance of $16,000 over an 11-month term of service

·        Additional High Cost of Living Stipend: $50/month to cover high, local living expenses

·        Health insurance including dental and vision plans.

·        Education Award of $6,345 for qualifying education expenses or loans, upon completion of the term of service.

·        Federal student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment.

·        Positions are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

·        Professional development benefit of $200/member provided by RT National.

·        Access to LinkedIn Learning professional development trainings/courses.

·        Mental Health benefit provided by RT National (covers 6 visits with a mental health professional OR 6 months of an online/tele-service subscription).

·        Living allowance of $16,000 over an 11-month term of service

·        Additional High Cost of Living Stipend: $50/month to cover high, local living expenses

·        Health insurance including dental…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Must speak English, all other languages are a plus

Must speak English, all other languages are a plus

Localização

Presencial
18225A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, United States

Como se inscrever

Please send resume and must apply at link below

Apply here at   https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5497892/

Please send resume and must apply at link below

Apply here at   https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5497892/

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