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Family Services Coordinator - 2020-21

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 11/6/2020
Job Reference #: 607990

Job Description

Title
Family Services Coordinator - 2020-21

Posting Description
Family Services Coordinator - 2020-21 

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.   

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities. 

What will you do?  

The family services coordinator builds and maintains the pipeline of homeowner families by leading efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities. This role involves recruiting homeowner family applicants and serving as their point of contact as they go through the application process. Together with a family selection committee, you help select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair or rehab of existing homes and weatherization projects. 

*Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab, repair or weather revitalization. 
*Conduct applicant orientations and assist families throughout process of completing the housing application. 
*Work with the family selection committee to select homeowner families based on established criteria and regulations. 
*Work with the family services committee and staff to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families.  
*On occasion, build alongside homeowner families as they complete their contract requirements. 

Where will you serve?  

Serve the diverse community of the Sacramento, California area with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. Our AmeriCorps are valued members of our Habitat family who work to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for local families in need of a place to call home. Utilize and improve your leadership and public speaking skills, interact with people from other cultures and colorful histories.  Sacramento is two hours from San Francisco, snowboarding at Lake Tahoe or wine tasting in Napa. You can make Mount Shasta and Lassen a beautiful weekend trip. Sacramento is the state capitol and a historical area from the days prior to the Gold Rush. You can pan for gold in our rivers or hike and bike in historic and gorgeous Auburn National Park. Sacramento has daily farmers' markets, a booming beer brewing culture and is the center of a Farm to Fork movement. The urban areas are walking and biking friendly. Visit our website: www.habitatgreatersac.org/ 

Benefits of AmeriCorps service 

*Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service. 
*Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.  
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.  
*Personal and medical leave  — approximately 10 days total. 
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans. 
*Child care benefits, if you qualify. 
*Worker's compensation insurance. 

Minimum Requirements 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. 

Preferred Qualifications 

*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. 
*Detail oriented and highly organized. 
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation 
*Experience working as a member of a team. 
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. 
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation 

Auto req ID
5512BR

Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type
AmeriCorps

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Sacramento, CA