Habitat for Humanity Int'l - VISTA - Project - Construction Technology


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


270 Peachtree Street NWAtlanta, GA 30303


To express interest in this opportunity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/job/habitat-humanity-intl-vista-project-construction-technology. Deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is August 12, 2016.

Habitat for Humanity International
Construction Technology Department

Project Development - Construction Technology

Habitat for Humanity International's Construction Technology Department is seeking a Project Development VISTA who will assist with the further development of the Certified Habitat Construction Manager Program (CHCM) to improve the construction procedures and efficiencies of U.S. affiliates. Successful program delivery will require content organization, progress of participants, and a comprehensive review of the CHCM Program impact. Certification of participant competency within CHCM guidelines will increase affiliate capacity and the ability to address the housing needs of their community, as well as, ensure a procedure to bring new staff and volunteers to HFHI high performance construction standards. This VISTA member project will enable more thorough and efficient delivery of the CHCM Program to all U.S. affiliates, as well as, increase Construction Technology Department staff capacity for administrative workload with the further development and evaluation of the certification program. This member will also create a system to support the needed record keeping of participant activities, and the evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the CHCM Program.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop new Program systems that will increase the number of families served at affiliate sites.
  2. Develop sponsor partnerships that will support the Programs.
  3. Develop methods to increase candidate participation in the Program including presentations and outreach materials.
  4. Develop systems to accurately track and record candidate related data, focused on ensuring sustainability and achievement standards. Develop evaluation tools that will assist in projecting and assessing Program impact.
  5. Formulate results and present to key stakeholders to establish direction of Program.

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), Power Point, Internet research
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Marketing experience is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of community development practices preferred
  • 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
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner

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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