We sent you another email.
Listing

HFH of Greater Newburgh - National - Family Services Coordinator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

November 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Application Window

November 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Location

  • Newburgh, NY

Contact Information

Gary Chasteen
(845) 568-6035
marbolino@habitatnewburgh.org

Hosted By

Position Details

View the Position

Family Services Coordination

View Position

Listing Details

Description

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

Nestled in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York, Newburgh is a historic city teeming with possibilities. Located 50 miles North of New York City, Newburgh was incorporated as a city in 1709, though the history of the area dates even further back than that. The Algonquin peoples grew corn, beans, and gourds in its soils, George Washington directed his troops from atop a hill in the center of the city, and barges containing everything from bricks to denim overalls floated the Hudson river to be sold in New York City. The City of Newburgh is the largest contiguous historical district in New York State, making it larger than any one area of New York City.

However, the need here is great. Newburgh is a city that has seen tough times, and in walking its streets this becomes evident; condemned buildings line the avenues, trash blocks storm drains and tangles in neglected gardens, and its main street is dotted with closed down storefronts. According to the City of Newburgh, there are currently over 700 vacant buildings and homes. Though the city is crestfallen, it is showing tremendous signs of life; where there once were crumbling vacancies, there are now children playing tag in backyards. Families that were once paying exorbitant rent for dangerous living situations are now paying fair, affordable mortgages for homes that they can call their own. Thanks to Habitat Newburgh, the streets that were previously the most dangerous are now the liveliest. Habitat Newburgh rejuvenates the community by building and renovating homes and providing low income families with an opportunity to become owners of these homes, as well as engaging the neighborhood with twice-weekly volunteer coffee breaks and volunteer opportunities Wednesday - Saturday. Habitat Newburgh relies on community volunteers, home buyer families, AmeriCorps members (National and VISTA), and staff to deliberately and devotedly take action to rejuvenate the city.

While serving with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, you will also have the opportunity to live in one of the most sought after regions of the country, known as the Hudson Valley. You can take advantage of easy access to New York City, as well as hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, and a plethora of music and cultural activities. Habitat Newburgh also has rental housing available just around the corner from the home office, and offers assistance in furnishing the apartment (via Habitat Newburgh ReStore). For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

As a Family Services Coordinator, you will be the point of contact for all future homeowners, in addition to being their mentor as they go through the homeownership process. Your primary responsibility will be to recruit future homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products, such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or Critical Home Repair (CHR). Additionally, you will conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application, as well as assist the Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications. Another responsibility will be to track future homeowner hours and send monthly updates and letters to those future homeowners, in addition to providing monthly summaries on future homeowner progress at the family selection meetings. On occasion, you may have the opportunity to build alongside our future homeowners as they complete their sweat equity requirements.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Public speaking experience
• Marketing experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Segal Education Award of $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have helped move us substantially forward in accomplishing our affiliate's goal of completing our 100th home in 2018.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

Nestled in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York, Newburgh is a historic city teeming with possibilities. Located 50 miles North of New York City, Newburgh was incorporated as a city in 1709, though the history of the area dates even further back than that. The Algonquin peoples grew corn, beans, and gourds in its soils, George Washington directed his troops from atop a hill in the center of the city, and barges containing everything from bricks to denim overalls floated the Hudson river to be sold in New York City. The City of Newburgh is the largest contiguous historical district in New York State, making it larger than any one area of New York City.

However, the need here is great. Newburgh is a city that has seen tough times, and in walking its streets this becomes evident; condemned buildings line the avenues, trash blocks storm drains and tangles in neglected gardens, and its main street is dotted with closed down storefronts. According to the City of Newburgh, there are currently over 700 vacant buildings and homes. Though the city is crestfallen, it is showing tremendous signs of life; where there once were crumbling vacancies, there are now children playing tag in backyards. Families that were once paying exorbitant rent for dangerous living situations are now paying fair, affordable mortgages for homes that they can call their own. Thanks to Habitat Newburgh, the streets that were previously the most dangerous are now the liveliest. Habitat Newburgh rejuvenates the community by building and renovating homes and providing low income families with an opportunity to become owners of these homes, as well as engaging the neighborhood with twice-weekly volunteer coffee breaks and volunteer opportunities Wednesday - Saturday. Habitat Newburgh relies on community volunteers, home buyer families, AmeriCorps members (National and VISTA), and staff to deliberately and devotedly take action to rejuvenate the city.

While serving with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, you will also have the opportunity to live in one of the most sought after regions of the country, known as the Hudson Valley. You can take advantage of easy access to New York City, as well as hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, and a plethora of music and cultural activities. Habitat Newburgh also has rental housing available just around the corner from the home office, and offers assistance in furnishing the apartment (via Habitat Newburgh ReStore). For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

As a Family Services Coordinator, you will be the point of contact for all future homeowners, in addition to being their mentor as they go through the homeownership process. Your primary responsibility will be to recruit future homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products, such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or Critical Home Repair (CHR). Additionally, you will conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application, as well as assist the Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications. Another responsibility will be to track future homeowner hours and send monthly updates and letters to those future homeowners, in addition to providing monthly summaries on future homeowner progress at the family selection meetings. On occasion, you may have the opportunity to build alongside our future homeowners as they complete their sweat equity requirements.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Public speaking experience
• Marketing experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Segal Education Award of $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have helped move us substantially forward in accomplishing our affiliate's goal of completing our 100th home in 2018.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve)
Read More

Living Allowance

$1100 - $1200 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Many benefits vary by service location. However, all Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to 2 national events, National Service Leadership Conference and the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Gary Chasteen
(845) 568-6035
marbolino@habitatnewburgh.org

Hosted By

Position Details

View the Position

Family Services Coordination

View Position