AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator - Habitat Capital Region

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
Job Location: 
Lansing, MI
Employer Name: 
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Volunteer Outreach Liaison position with Habitat for Humanity Capital Region. 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:                         Resource Development Director

Duration:                            7 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 34 hrs/wk

Travel:                                  Minimum

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $6,750, 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 $2,907.50, 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 April 2018 – October 2018

 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

In support of Habitat for Humanity Capital Region’s volunteer retention and recognition objectives, the Volunteer Outreach Liaison will primarily be responsible for supporting volunteer activities and volunteer recognition and social media promotion of Habitat. Some assistance with recruitment and scheduling of volunteers. This position’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Regularly utilize social media outlets to aid in volunteer recognition efforts  Present updates to community organizations that have engaged with HFHCR to recognize volunteer achievements and maintain connections with these organizations
  • Poll past volunteers to identify areas of strength and identify areas for improvement in the volunteer process
  • Contact past volunteers to re-engage them in service or to engage them in serving more hours or in additional roles 
  • Assist with organizing, scheduling, and coordinating volunteer groups including Women Build, Care-A-Vanners, Core Crew, Collegiate Challenge, Campus Chapters, Rock the Block, etc.
  • Attend community events to spread awareness and aid in recruitment for Habitat volunteer needs.
  • Support local MSU Affiliate Campus Chapter and Habitat Young Professionals group

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma/equivalent required. College experience preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent skills with various social media outlets
  • Comfortable with public speaking

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Organized and proactive personality
  • Experience with project management 
  • Flexible, self-directed team player

 

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.