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Posted: 05/11/2016

Midtown Alliance of Neighbors

The Midtown Alliance of Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) committed to creating stronger neighborhoods in Paducah, Kentucky through education, outreach, and home rehabilitation. We offer several programs to assist low- and moderate- income homeowners across Paducah with repair needs. Our organization has a special emphasis in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood, an early 20th century residential neighborhood identified as the focus of a revitalization program by the City of Paducah.

One Year AmeriCorps Position--Rehabilitation/Construction Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Paducah, KY
$12,530 annually plus a $5,530 education

The Rehabilitation/Construction Coordinator will assist with the following activities:

(1) Assist in coordinating moderate and major rehabilitations of low-income homeowners' homes. (Duties related to this program will take approximately 45% of the member's time.)

--Work with staff and homeowner to define scope of work. Aid in procurement of contractor(s).
--Assist in working with contractors, and supervise volunteer work crews in completing additional work.
--As directed, take responsibility for recordkeeping associated with each project, which may include client intake, final income and ownership verification, preparation of drawings or development of scope of work, procurement of contractors, agreements and contracts with clients and contractors, scheduling of inspections with the granting agency, tracking of expenditures, and all other required documentation.

(2) Coordinate two volunteer-led work events a year, helping approximately 15-20 homeowners. (Duties related to this program will take approximately 40% of the member's time.)

--Work will include all aspects of the event--review of applications, visits to identify and prioritize work, outreach and recruitment of volunteers, pricing and purchase of materials as needed, coordination of work to be done, tracking of expenses, and completion of all related paperwork required by the granting agency.

(3) Other Duties Related to the Homes for All program (Approximately 5% of Members total time will be spent on these activities).


--Member will participate in 4 Homes for all Corps Trainings throughout the program year (PSO, Launch, MLK Day, and one program service project)

--Thorough and organized with strong orientation to detail.

--Ability to work as a member of a team, meet deadlines, and plan work.

--Strong aptitude and some hands-on experience in construction.

--Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate with community-based volunteers, youth volunteers, halfway house inmate community service workers, and low- and moderate-income homeowner clients; and to speak to groups to recruit and lead volunteers. Should be comfortable with telephone, mail, e-mail, facebook, website, and public speaking as modes of communication.

--Ability to effectively motivate and train volunteers to participate in construction activities.

--Ability to create and edit documents in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to create and edit plans in Revvit, Sketchup, or similar program is preferred.

--Commitment to AmeriCorps and its policies and philosophies and to the non-profit's work toward eliminating substandard housing

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How to apply
For more information about the organization, check our website at kymidtownalliance.org. For more information about the Fountain Avenue Revitalization program, check out fountainave.com. Send resume or questions to Sharon Poat at poats@bellsouth.net or call 270-556-0826. Additional steps are required to apply to the AmeriCorps program. Additional information will be provided.
Sharon Poat
Phone: 2705560826
Fax: 2705560826
300 Fountain Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001

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