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AmeriCorps: Community Outreach Coordinator

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

What will you do?
As the Community Outreach Coordinator, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibilities include gathering and telling the stories of homebuyers and volunteers, managing home celebrations for the homebuyers and communities, and supporting other construction and repair projects that require community engagement. The objective is to better educate and inspire people to become involved with Habitat’s mission to create more decent, affordable housing for low-income, first-time homebuyers.

Service activities

  • Work with Development and Homebuyer Services staff to document and promote homebuyers and their journey through the process through interviews, stories, and photos. Also, tell the story of our organization and impact on the community.
  • Build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Engage volunteers from local community to support the local projects planned.
  • Assist in increasing community awareness and support for Habitat’s goals by leveraging attendance and publicity for home kickoffs and dedications, including identifying and inviting guests, helping coordinate speakers, and sharing photos and stories with our core constituencies.
  • Help publicize homeownership and repair programs to residents and community groups through media, printed materials, media relations.
  • Build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders as directed by the Rock the Block Core Team and other project teams.The community outreach coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with the community. These relationships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and stakeholders will help you identify areas where Habitat for Humanity’s housing and community development solutions can intersect with identified needs and aspirations.

Where will you serve?

Cincinnati, OH is a wonderful place to live and serve, with activities every weekend, amazing museums, multiple professional and minor league sports teams, and many beautiful parks. We are also within driving distance to some great hiking spots and outdoor activities.

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 680 homes throughout a 9-county, 3-state region (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana). We are one of the top 40 largest local Habitat for Humanity organizations in the country, and we believe that AmeriCorps members are truly one of the reasons we have been able to reach this goal.

AmeriCorps members will receive on the job training and have opportunities to achieve their developmental goals. They gain nonprofit experience and a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing, while helping our organization reach our goal of providing affordable homeownership for 17 families in the upcoming fiscal year. For more information visit our website at www.habitatcincinnati.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, 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.
*Strong research skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Knowledge of community development practices.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

How to Apply

Apply online here

Email americorps@habitatcincinnati.org with any questions.

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