HFH of Lincoln County, NC - VISTA - Resource Development


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Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


PO Box 1062Lincolnton, NC 28093


To express interest in this opportunity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/job/hfh-lincoln-county-nc-vista-resource-development. Deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is August 12, 2016.

HFH of Lincoln County, NC

Resource Development

HFH of Lincoln County, NC is seeking a Resource Development VISTA who will develop, document and implement a plan for donor engagement, tracking, and recognition in order to increase the overall donor experience and donor buy-in to Habitat's mission, ultimately allowing the affiliate to serve more families. Additionally, this VISTA member will nurture the affiliate's long-term goal of moving toward building three houses this fiscal year, in comparison from the previous fiscal year of only building one house.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop and document a resource development plan, including targeting local individuals, businesses, faith organizations, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations. Plan should include creation of a marketing plan. Inform plan with donor engagement resources available from HFHI, other affiliates, etc.
  2. Develop systems, such as an online database, to track donor contacts and donations.
  3. Develop and document a donor recognition plan to include items such as events, letters, site tours, as well as other smaller ways to recognize donor loyalty and/or milestones.
  4. Develop and document a calendar of cultivation events and opportunities as well as a planning timeline for each.
  5. Develop and document cultivation and event marketing materials as needed. Create templates that can be used in the future.
  6. Develop community outreach strategies to recruit potential applicants for the homeownership program.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
  • Personal vehicle required
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Marketing experience is highly desirable

We look for members who:
Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to Habitat’s mission
Enjoy people and have a passion for volunteerism and teaching/group facilitation
Have strong team building skills and are comfortable leading and/or being part of a team
May have prior experience with power tools

Benefits of Service:
Skills for the future
The AmeriCorps National direct living allowance up to $12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
Education award - $5,775 upon successful completion of service
Personal and sick leave
Health care plan
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible - Go to AmeriCorps.gov website to see if your loan would qualify)
Child care assistance (if eligible)

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
Driver's license required
Personal vehicle required

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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