Fayetteville Area HFH - VISTA - Family Services Development


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Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


PO Box 3166Fayetteville, NC 28302


To express interest in this opportunity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/job/fayetteville-area-hfh-vista-family-services-development. Deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is August 12, 2016.

Fayetteville Area HFH

Family Services Development

Fayetteville Area HFH (FAHFH) is seeking a Family Services Development VISTA who will develop, document and implement a plan for partner family recruitment and support in order to increase the overall partner family experience for participants. This VISTA member will be tasked with co-creating, with the Director of Family Services, products and programs to allow FAHFH the capacity to recruit program participants as well as cultivate and care for our current homeowners. This member will research best practices and collaborate with staff and the Family Services Committee to lay the foundations for consolidating these into a single streamlined process that accepts applications more frequently-while also ensuring that partner families are set up for success and are given adequate support while completing their requirements.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop a partner family recruitment plan, including targeting local faith organizations, employers, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations. Create a partner family recruitment community directory. Share plan with partner family recruitment, orientation, and educational resources available from HFHI, other affiliates, etc.
  2. Develop a system - such as an online database -- to track partner family housing applications and status, sweat equity hours and scheduling.
  3. Develop a partner family education plan and curriculum to include items such as finances, home repair, review of legal documents homeowner will sign at closing (ex. mortgage), etc.
  4. Develop materials to recruit new Family Services Committee members, including a volunteer job description.
  5. Develop by experience best practices for teaching Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes, Homeownership classes, and empowerment classes with assistance of staff.
  6. Determine methodology and lead efforts for staying in touch with HFH homeowners and inviting them to events such as Quarterly dinners and classes.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Strong research skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Marketing experience is helpful
  • Project management experience helpful

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 AmeriCorps.gov 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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