Project development VISTA members work with staff members and volunteers to develop and implement new programs, create or improve policies and procedures, and develop strategies to build leadership and leverage resources that increase the number of families served through the Habitat mission. In this role you would support the Habitat Mortgage Solutions at Habitat for Humanity International, a team that is helping develop new financial products and financial management systems that will enable Habitat for Humanity affiliates to leverage the value of their mortgage portfolios in order to more quickly create liquid capital that can be used to advance the pace of homebuilding and increase rates of homeownership in communities served.
The VISTA selected for this position will help develop systems to accommodate a fifty-state rollout of a newly-piloted mortgage platform, currently available in Florida. The VISTA will develop operational systems that streamline the mortgage creation process while also allowing for variances in law from state to state. Through these systems, Habitat affiliates will be able to more efficiently create and bundle mortgages, thereby freeing time to work directly with more homeowner families more deeply.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
All Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, an annual blitz build event. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including volunteer safety Courses and access to online and in-person courses of interest offered by Habitat for Humanity International to its staff members and volunteers. Habitat for Humanity International's (HFHI) employee resource groups are also open to AmeriCorps members and offer social, networking, professional development and leadership opportunities for its members. Thus far HFHI has the following groups whose membership and activities are open to anyone volunteering or serving with the organization: BEST: Black Employee Success Team (focuses on African American community ), NextGen (focuses on young professionals community), Neustro Hogar (focuses on Latino/a/x community), and Spectrum (focuses on LGBTQIA+ community).
GED/High School Diploma
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Project management experience
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check