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We're hiring.
Join our team.

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity is looking
for qualified individuals to join our team.

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Homeowner Programs Coordinator

Full-time
Salary: From $37,000 per year
Benefits:

• 401(k) matching
• Flexible schedule
• Health insurance
• Paid time off

 

The Homeowner Programs Coordinator is responsible for family selection and supporting activities for Greater Springfield Habitat’s Homeownership and Home Preservation programs. This position helps mentor families throughout the homeownership and home preservation process and ensures selected partner families are prepared and educated about what it means to be a homeowner from initial application requirements, through program selection and beyond.

Interested candidates should:

• be highly organized, detail oriented, and have excellent problem solving and communication skills.
• have knowledge and understanding of the home buying process.
• have patience, empathy, and cultural awareness working with partner families, volunteers, and staff from diverse demographics and economic back grounds.

• be able to cultivate and maintain a network of local service partners and resources.

• be willing to work in the community to promote the mission and programs of Greater Springfield Habitat.

 

Candidates with experience in mortgage origination, financial education, community outreach, program compliance, and application processing highly desired.

Must be willing to complete position required educational certifications and trainings.

Physical setting: office (one work location)

Schedule: Monday through Friday, weekend availability

Application question(s): • Willing to complete a CORI/SORI check

Language: Spanish (preferred)

License/certification: driver's license (required)

To apply, send your resume to support@habitatspringfield.org

Please, no phone calls.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

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Tentative start: Winter 2023 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

 

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?
The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule, and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.
*Recruit and schedule volunteers for construction, office, deconstruction, Family Services, and special events opportunities.
*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking, and follow-up.
*Work with construction staff to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day, and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management, and recognition tools.

This position will focus on volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?
Springfield, Massachusetts, is in the western part of the state along the beautiful Connecticut River. This is a widely diverse area of both rural communities and urban cities. We are home to the Basketball and Volleyball Halls of Fame, the birthplace of Dr. Seuss, and Indian Motorcycle Company. There are many upstanding higher education universities and colleges in the community as well. We are approximately two hours west of Boston, three hours from Cape Cod, three hours from New York City, and three hours from both the Green Mountains in Vermont and the White Mountains in New Hampshire, making our area an ideal location to live in and serve.

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity proudly serves the 23 cities and towns of Hampden County. Our affiliate was established in 1987 and we have served 100 families through new construction and home preservation projects, as well as 93 families in Guatemala. Our current goal for the 2023 fiscal year is to complete two new construction projects, and up to five preservation projects (two of which are for military veterans).

We are a small affiliate in our staffing size, we currently employ three full-time office staff, one full-time construction manager, one part-time construction site supervisor, one full-time construction staffer, and two part-time construction assistants. The ability to work as a team is essential for us to achieve our goals. To learn more about our organization and mission, visit habitatspringfield.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service:
*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements:
*Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred 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.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

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