Partner Support Liaison (AmeriCorps) - Oakland County Habitat

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:30pm
Job Location: 
Pontiac, MI
Employer Name: 
Oakland County Habitat for Humanity
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Partner Support Liaison position with Oakland County Habitat for Humanity. Please submit an application via the online AmeriCorps Member Application or by sending a cover letter and resume to Bridget Ferrigan, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at bferrigan@habitatmichigan.org.

 

Reports to:                       Director of Partner & Community Programs

Duration:                          12 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 36hrs/wk

Travel:                                Moderate

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $13,000, paid biweekly on the 15th and last of the month throughout the member’s term
  • AmeriCorps members receive an Educational Award at the end of the term of $5,815, which is good for seven years after receipt and can be used for either tuition purposes or to repay eligible federal student loans.
  • Fulltime AmeriCorps members are eligible for health insurance coverage (including vision/dental) through the program.
  • The term of service is from October 2017 – October 2018

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Partner Support Liaison is responsible for forming and maintaining relationships with Habitat Partner Homebuyers.
  • In conjunction with the Partner & Community Programs Department, the PSL is responsible for providing qualified applicants for Habitat programs.
  • The PSL will be responsible for managing incoming applications and processing those that meet set qualifications.
  • The PSL will monitor Partner Homebuyer progress and ensure all program requirements are completed prior to closing on the home.
  • The PSL is required to work collaboratively with the community and local agencies or organizations as well as attend recruiting events for Partner Homebuyer referrals.
  • The PSL is responsible to maintain clear and organized family homeowner financial, legal and correspondence files.
  • The PSL will be responsible for any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the Director or Executive director in pursuit of the Habitat mission.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 years old (17 with parent/guardian permission)
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Interest and/or experience (paid or voluntary) in working with low-income, underserved families and youth
  • Ability to relate to diverse families in a positive manner
  • Excellent communication skills, spoken and written
  • Computer skills, ability to work with databases
  • Excellent organizational skills and prompt follow-through
  • General knowledge of mortgages, finances, credit ratings

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and all AmeriCorps host sites associated with the Michigan Habitat’s AmeriCorps program are Equal Opportunity Employers, and will not discriminate on AmeriCorps member hiring decisions based on age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual preference, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law or statute.