One-year commitment as AmeriCorps Service Member--A non-profit working with low- and moderate-income homeowners seeks a Rehabilitation/Construction Coordinator to serve as an AmeriCorps member for 1 year beginning September 1, 2017. (A second year of service at the site is possible.)
The Midtown Alliance of Neighbors is one of several service sites across Kentucky partnering with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky in their Homes for All program. This program is one of many AmeriCorps programs across the country. For more information about the Homes for All program, check out HHCK's website at www.hhck.org.
The service position offers--
--an annual stipend of $12,630.
--Student loan deferment during service.
--Health care coverage.
--Child care assistance, if needed.
-- And an education award of $5,730 upon completion of 1,700 hours of service.
(This award can be used to pay existing education debt or for future educational expenses up to 10 years. If you're over 55, this award can be passed to a child or grandchild for use within 10 years.)
Applications for this position will be taken through, August 1, 2017.
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 40% 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 55% 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