HFH of Coastal Fairfield Co - VISTA - Construction Systems Development


(41.18666,-73.16084)
 

Cause Areas

When

Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017

Where

1542 Barnum AveBridgeport, CT 06610

About

To express interest in this opportunity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/job/hfh-coastal-fairfield-co-vista-construction-systems-development. Deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is August 12, 2016.

HFH of Coastal Fairfield Co.

Construction Systems Development


HFH of Coastal Fairfield County is seeking a Construction Systems Development VISTA member who will develop, document and implement a comprehensive plan to improve the affiliate’s construction operations and closing schedule (working with Family Services) to include: scheduling the entire process from land acquisition through the closing process, tracking paperwork, scheduling orders for materials, attaining permits and inspections, where and when to obtain as-builts, which grants will affect move-in dates, scheduling attorneys, etc.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop and document a plan to improve or expand the organization’s construction operations and closing process.
  2. Develop systems for improvements to the construction process to include possible software or databases to make the process easy to track and reference. This may include software for inventory management and construction budgets and schedules.
  3. Develop filing systems, both paper and electronic, to manage and archive important documents needed for construction operations.
  4. Develop systems for improvements to the closing process which would include: determination of documents required for Certificate of Occupancy and closing, and the process by which those should be obtained; as well as work with family services, construction, and administration to develop a process for an enhanced communication system so that all departments know what is expected of them, and when, in order to be ready for closings.

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
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Project management experience preferred
  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish.

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.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

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