Habitat for Humanity Int'l -VISTA Leader- Project - Communications


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


2115 Ward Ct NW Ste 100Washington, DC 20037


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

Habitat for Humanity International
National Service Department

Project Development - Communications

Habitat for Humanity International's National Service Department is seeking a Project Development - Communications VISTA Leader who will create a communication and outreach plan, resources and templates that will better tell the story of Habitat AmeriCorps to an internal and external audience for the purpose of candidate and host site promotion.

This VISTA project will specifically work on:

  • Building a greater understanding of Habitat AmeriCorps with internal and external audiences.
  • Working with HFHI Communications to document the best way to tell that Habitat AmeriCorps story with in the new marketing and branding guidelines.
  • Creating a comprehensive program year communications plan
  • Creating a social media plan
  • Creating recommendations around promotional items
  • Creating AmeriCorps week resources for host sites
  • Creating recommendations around candidate promotion plan
  • Creating an outreach plan for Habitat Affiliates
  • Creating an outreach tracking document

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop two communication plans that are focused on the program year
  2. Develop sharable graphics and infographics for recruitment, and AmeriCorps week
  3. Develop structure for habitat.org/americorps
  4. Organize ordering of promotional items
  5. Develop toolkit for host sites and members around AmeriCorps Week
  6. Develop toolkit for current members and alumni for recruitment campaign
  7. Support Member Council
  8. Create format and process for "Habitat AmeriCorps face book"
  9. Create outreach plan to promote program to candidates
  10. Create outreach plan to promote program to Habitat Affiliates

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • VISTA Leaders are former AmeriCorps VISTAs members, AmeriCorps National members, or Peace Corps volunteers who demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service
  • 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
  • Degree in communications, 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 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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