Habitat for Humanity MontDelco, PA: Project Development VISTA – Home Repair Programming Coordinator
Organization Habitat for Humanity MontDelco, PA
Location West Norriton, PA
Job Title Project Development VISTA (Home Repair)
Pay Rate or Range 29-33k total *See Compensation Section of Job Description for more Detail
Tentative start - Fall 2022 or open until filled
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 VISTA members are Volunteers in Service to America who perform indirect service to build capacity and sustainability solutions. The AmeriCorps VISTA leaders program is only open to members who have completed at least one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps.
What will you do?
The project development VISTA member will work directly with the Construction Department, and Critical Home Repair Manager in order to create, document and implement new tracking and production systems to increase the number of individuals and families served through the Habitat MontDelco Critical Home Repair Program. This will include developing and implementing strategies to increase program reach, engaging seniors, veterans, and other target community groups/demographics with our Critical Home Repair programming. This will also include assisting in the strategic planning and development for Critical Home Repair Program growth and development. Each strategy will be well documented and evaluated to ensure sustainability beyond the year of service.
*Develop sustainable systems or programs that will address the needs of the local Habitat.
*Develop systems to accurately track and record project related data and results, focused on ensuring sustainability and communicating results to stakeholders.
*Develop documentation processes, materials and procedures for coalition activities.
This position will focus on home construction and home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
Norristown, PA is a short drive outside of Philadelphia. Locals enjoy the King of Prussia Mall and Valley Forge National Park. Montgomery and Delaware counties have many parks and trails for biking, hiking, fishing, and picnicking. There’s a good social scene with various music, local festivals and concerts. For those who enjoy city life, public transit goes into Philadelphia for a day’s travel. Beaches are about two hours away. Washington DC and New York City offer weekend adventures.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery & Delaware Counties (Habitat MontDelco) is dedicated to building safe, affordable housing. Over the past 32 years we have provided 89 affordable, safe, quality homes through our Home Buying program, helped hundreds of low- or fixed-income homeowners through our Critical Home Repair program, and engaged thousands of residents in caring for their community through our Neighborhood Revitalization program and Cost of Home advocacy. Through these programs, we engage over 1,000 volunteers annually and help hundreds of individuals and families.
At Habitat MontDelco, our goal is to build four new homes and repair 10 or more homes during the new financial year. Our two-year goal is to build a new multi-home community. We are working to help veterans with our four new homes in Delaware County. Habitat MontDelco will be helping senior citizens with critical home repairs and continues to help families that faced flooding during Hurricane Ida.
AmeriCorps members will help research new and better ways to run our critical home repair program to ensure it remains sustainable. They will continue to engage new volunteers and maintain relationships with current volunteers. Serving at Habitat MontDelco allows AmeriCorps members to meet people from every walk of life and learn from everyone that walks through our door. Visit www.habitatmontdelco.org for more information about our organization.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Annual living allowance of $15,001.50.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Ten personal and 10 medical leave days.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Noncompetitive eligibility status for federal employment for one year after successful completion of service.
*Relocation travel assistance for members relocating more than 50 miles to serve.
Applicants must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens or is a person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Applicants must be at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
*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 verbal communication skills.
*Strong research skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Application Instructions Apply through Habitat International at the following link: https://www.habitat.org/about/