Armstrong HFH - VISTA - Project Development


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


PO Box 837Kittanning, PA 16201


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Armstrong HFH

Project Development

Armstrong HFH is seeking a Project Development VISTA who will develop and propose a three year plan for the Wick City Neighborhood Revitalization (WCNR) in partnership with the affiliate personnel. This VISTA member will also research and propose a volunteer recruitment plan for the affiliate to support its efforts (including the WCNR) and research and pursue funding for WCNR.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop new systems and/or programs that will increase the number of families served by the site’s WCNR efforts. This should include the proposal of a three year plan around the growth of the WCNR efforts.
  2. Develop community partnerships that will support these programs, assist to develop plans for the volunteer/staff oversight and implementation of the programs, and leverage resources needed to sustain and or fund the programs.
  3. Develop methods to increase participation with project, including presentations, materials and systems for recruitment of partners, volunteers and leadership.
  4. Develop systems to accurately track and record project related data, focused on ensuring sustainability. Develop evaluation tools that will assist in projecting and assessing project impact.
  5. Formulate results and present to key stakeholders to establish direction of project.
  6. Develop all processes, materials, and procedures for project.
  7. Identify and pursue funding sources for year one and two of the WCNR Plan. Develop templates that the affiliate can use moving forward to apply for funding (e.g. grant applications). Develop a tracking system and track any grant applications in process/received.
  8. Using the feedback from community residents and partners, and affiliate staff, develop a plan for a Rock the Block or similar community event.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
  • Personal vehicle required
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of community development practices preferred
  • Project management experience preferred

We look for members who:

Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to Habitat’s mission
Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Have excellent attention to detail skills
Are able to work with a diverse group of people

Benefits of Service:
Skills for the future
Minimal living allowance (living allowance determined by county position is based in)
An education award of $5,775 or a cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
Personal and sick leave
Health care benefit
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible - Go to website to see if your loan would qualify)
Child care assistance (if eligible)
Non-competitive Hiring Status - When you satisfactorily complete one full year of service, they earn non-competitive eligibility for federal government jobs for one year after the member's service

What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have gained new skills and expertise, developed new relationships, and maybe even become a member of a new community.

What’s needed to apply?
Resume (tell us about your experience)
Motivation Statement (this essay gives you the opportunity to express why you want to serve)

Requirements to serve at this site:
18 years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
Confirm understanding that this is a full-time volunteer opportunity and that AmeriCorps members receive a small living allowance

About Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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