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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia serves more than 270 people a year through our Homeownership Program, Home Repair Program, and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Habitat Philadelphia is currently expanding its programming to work with more families, and the Family Services Coordination member will play an important role in meeting our goals.
This member position will build and maintain the pipeline of homeowner families by leading the efforts to recruit qualified families for homeownership, home repair projects, and Individual Development Account (savings plan with United Way) opportunities; educate the families about program requirements and the homeownership process; and monitor and track the completion of sweat equity hours. This member will be a point of contact for all homeowner families and mentors as each family goes through the process, including helping the family plan their new house dedication service. This member position is designed to move us substantially forward in accomplishing the affiliate’s goals of providing more affordable, decent homes for our community.
|Goal11||OutputHomes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in partnership with low-income families and individuals by the AmeriCorps member and volunteers. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.)|
|Goal230||OutputTotal individuals (adults and children) will be provided housing services by this AmeriCorps member.|
|Goal70||OutputIndividuals who are veterans, active military or their family members that are included in the total number above.|
Minimum expectations are outlined below with the understanding that further trainings may be required, as determined by the host site, Habitat for Humanity International or the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Member will serve in an open-space office and will share space with other staff and/or AmeriCorps members. Each member will have a desk, computer (with email and internet access), and a phone for service-related tasks. Shared resources include a printer, copy machine, fax machine as well as office supplies. Member will also be required to travel independently throughout Philadelphia, especially within North and West Philadelphia where Habitat Philadelphia’s efforts are targeted. Member will also spend some time on-site within the community.
Will a personal vehicle be required? ☐ Yes ☒ No
A personal vehicle is not required, but is preferable. Travel is required for this position. Public transportation is available and paid for by affiliate, as is bike share, and Philadelphia is easily accessible by bike. Much of the travel will be within the North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia communities. When personal vehicle is used, approved service-related mileage (beyond commuting to and from service from home) will be reimbursed per the affiliate’s policy. There may be Habitat vehicles available for service-related use, on a limited basis, , which would require that the driver be at least 21 years of age for insurance reasons.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is located in the heart of where our country was founded. The region is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. Philadelphia is an ideal location to take advantage of all the area has to offer, including both urban activities and natural retreats. Visit the Liberty Bell and countless historical sites, stroll around the vibrant and varied neighborhoods, take a day-trip to the beach, enjoy lively restaurants and cafes, bike through Fairmount Park—the possibilities are limitless. Philadelphia has something to offer for everybody.
As Philadelphia rapidly grows and develops, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s work to preserve the rich fabric of our neighborhoods becomes increasingly important. We work to maintain homeownership opportunities and improve the quality of life for individuals and families through new home construction, home rehabilitations, home repairs, and various community projects. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s continuing growth as we strive to meet the need for affordable homeownership and repair opportunities in Philadelphia.
AmeriCorps members contribute a year of service, and in return receive a modest living stipend, a basic health insurance plan, an education award, job training, and personal and professional growth opportunities. You will leave your year of service not only with new transferrable skills, but also with a sense of community that comes with no other employment opportunity. Please visit habitatphiladelphia.org for more information.Apply Now