Special Projects Coordinator (AmeriCorps) - CLEARCorps Detroit

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:45pm
Job Location: 
Detroit, MI
Employer Name: 
CLEARCorps Detroit
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

 

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Special Projects Coordinator position with CLEARCorps Detroit. 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:                         Program Manager

Duration:                            12 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 36hrs/wk

Travel:                                  Minimum

 

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.
  • The term of service is from October 2017 – October 2018

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

AmeriCorps members in this position will perform a variety of duties related to educating the community and families about lead poisoning and healthy homes. The member in this position is also responsible for facilitating, building relationships with families, case management for the energy-saving Refrigerator Replacement Program. They will also be expected to plan and participate in community outreach events to promote the replacement program, lead education, and other CLEARCorps Detroit programming and services. Other tasks may be assigned by the Executive Director or Program Manager. All training will be provided. Expected office hours are generally Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends.

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.
  • Positive job history
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with families
  • Organizational record-keeping skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications
  • Comfort with a wide range of activities, including one-on-one parent education, public presentations, team decision making
  • Commitment to reliable attendance and timeliness
  • Knowledge of environmental/community health issuesSpanish or Arabic speaking skills a plus

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.