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Habitat AmeriCorps Community Outreach Coordinator - Trappe, MD

Community Outreach Coordinator

For one year, 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 an 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 community outreach coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with the community. These relationships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and stakeholders help identify areas where Habitat for Humanity’s housing and community development solutions can intersect with identified needs and aspirations.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Identify community improvement projects and implement them from planning through completion.
  • Engage volunteers from the community to support local improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and document the implementation of Habitat’s housing and community development solution in partnership with the community.

This position will focus on neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

  • Organization nameHabitat for Humanity Choptank
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Washington D.C.
  • Full-time staff: 11
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 1
  • Expected number of homes to be built: 9
  • Expected number of homes to be repaired: 26
  • Activities and attractions: Talbot and Dorchester counties in Maryland offer the perfect balance of rural simplicity. Home to small towns, waterman’s villages, and hundreds of miles of Chesapeake Bay waterfront, you’ll find fresh and local seafood on the menu in nearly every restaurant. There’s a season for art, film, food, and music festivals and a season to enjoy the quiet and calm.
  • Unique projects: Habitat for Humanity Choptank is named for the Choptank River that runs between Talbot and Dorchester counties. In 2022, our organization celebrated 30 years of building affordable homes and completed our 103rd new home and have completed over 350 repairs for hard-working, low-income families in our communities. This year, we are working on a twelve-home neighborhood in Cambridge, MD.

Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord - $600 per month

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.

Pursuant to current Habitat for Humanity policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidates:

  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.
Location: Trappe, MD
State/Region: Maryland
Job Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type: AmeriCorps