Beaches HFH - VISTA - Project Development


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Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


797 Mayport RdAtlantic Beach, FL 32233


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Beaches HFH

Project Development

Beaches Habitat for Humanity (BHFH) is seeking a Project Development VISTA who will work with host site staff and volunteers to develop, document and implement new policies and procedures to ensure compliance with new mortgage regulations and to improve alignment with Habitat for Humanity International’s (HFHI) Mortgage Procedures And Regulations (MPAR) best practices. Secondly, this member will research and become familiar with MPAR and the Calyx mortgage originations software, review current documentation and procedures and make recommendations to improve those processes. Additionally, this member will review duties currently performed by the Family Services Director and make recommendations to create a new position that will segregate pre and post-closing tasks associated with the program.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop and document new and/or modify existing procedures that will ensure compliance with new mortgage regulations.
  2. Construct time lines outlining key communications and notices to homebuyers.
  3. Identify key players and assign roles and responsibilities to each category in the mortgage origination process. p.
  4. Design Calyx system to include credit reports, employment verification, Notice of Action Templates, Loan Applications, etc.
  5. Create job descriptions for the Family Services Director and the new report position.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
  • 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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