HFH of Sonoma County - VISTA - Project Development


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Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


3273 Airway Dr Ste ESanta Rosa, CA 95403


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

HFH of Sonoma County

Come join us in Sonoma County! We are a small but rapidly growing Habitat affiliate in one of the most beautiful areas of California. With hundreds of wineries, a vibrant farm to table culture, a multitude of outdoor adventures, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, and our close proximity to San Francisco, Sonoma County is a wonderful place to live and work. We look forward to serving with you!

Project Development

HFH of Sonoma County is seeking a Project Development VISTA who will help to evaluate the affiliate's data needs for all of their programs, research and develop appropriate data systems, implement these systems and trouble shoot for problems as they develop. As ongoing data system evaluation continues, this VISTA member will embed a functional and responsive data system organization wide. In the first phase of his/her service year, this member will focus on exploring similar affiliates and organizations and the data systems they use and find most useful. This member will then develop a plan for the affiliate's data systems and implement it organization wide. After the program has been extant, this member will then focus on the ongoing evaluation and sustainability of the affiliate's data systems.

Member Activities Include:

  1. Develop new systems and programs that will increase the efficacy of our data management.
  2. Develop methods to increase effectiveness of data management including presentations, materials and systems Develop systems to accurately track and record project related data, focused on ensuring sustainability. Develop evaluation tools that will assist in projecting and assessing project impact.
  3. Formulate results and present to key stakeholders to establish direction of project.
  4. Develop all processes, materials, and procedures for project.

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
  • 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
  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish

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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