Employment Opportunities

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Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or
disability.
 

Change lives, including your own! Give a year, gain experience and build a greater Des Moines as an AmeriCorps or AmeriCorps VISTA at Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. We have several one-year, full time AmeriCorps & AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer positions available for qualified candidates. All offer a modest living allowance, education awards and other great benefits. Check out the position descriptions, find the one that's right for you, and follow the included instructions to apply!


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Current job listings are shown below. As we continue to grow, please check back frequently for new openings.

AmeriCorps Rock the Block member

Americorps
Deadline: August 15, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

To apply, email your resume, cover letter stating the reasons for your interest in this position, and names and contact information for two references to Brendalyn Shird, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at bshird@gdmhabitat.org. If you have created an AmeriCorps profile at www.nationalservice.gov you may submit a copy of this profile to bshird@gdmhabitat.org in lieu of or in addition to your resume.

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Family Services Coordinator

General Openings
Deadline: August 15, 2014 Contact: Kevin Jansma Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

To apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter and resume to:

kjansma@gdmhabitat.org 

or 

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
C/O Sr. Director of Programs
2200 E Euclid Ave.
Des Moines IA, 50303

General Position Summary:
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Family Services Coordinator will assist the Home
Ownership Program Manager in the administration and further development of the Family
Services Team. The Family Services Team prepares and empowers low-income families to
succeed as partners in the Habitat program and reach their dream of homeownership.


Core Responsibilities:
List major actions performed in the job. Describes what occurs and the reason the action is taken.
Regular and predictable attendance is a required function of this position.


1. Serve as Family Services Contact for 20-40 Partner Families working through
Homeownership Program including one-on-one appointments, property offer
appointment(s), housing options selections appointment, pre-closing workshop, dedication,
closing, post purchase home visit and other events and meetings as needed. Create and
maintain timely and accurate files for Partner Families throughout the process.


2. Ensure that Partner Families working through homeownership program have a thorough
understanding of concepts and tools to be successful homeowners and that they are
meeting necessary program objectives and established financial goals.


3. Work with Family Services Team to plan for and execute Blue Print to Homeownership
Education Series including assisting with materials and room preparation, class facilitation,
and teaching.


4. Serve as Family Services Contact for existing Habitat Homeowners to provide post
purchase support as needed.5. Provide assistance with outreach activities, family selection events, and family selection
process as needed including assistance with processing program applications.


6. Work with Family Services Team to plan for and execute post purchase education
workshops including assisting with materials and room preparation, class facilitation, and
teaching.


7. Plan for and execute annual Youth Financial Education Classes with support from Family
Services Team.


8. Work collaboratively with other Habitat departments to provide necessary information
regarding caseload of Partner Families including media release, grant information form,
family biography and family picture, and other appropriate anecdotes and grant reporting
information as needed.


9. Work within organization to advocate for Partner Families currently in Habitat
Homeownership Program and current Habitat Homeowners, working to address and
questions or concerns that may arise during their participation or homeownership. This role
requires correspondence with many Habitat teams at times at regularly occurring meetings
(Project Management Meeting) and others at periodic meetings as per needed.


10. Work with Family Services Team to orientate newly accepted Partner Families at New
Partner Family Celebrations, Sweat Equity Presentations, and Youth Orientations.


11. Participate in networking group with other service providers to learn community resources
and promote program referrals.


12. Attend necessary trainings and workshops to improve knowledge base and technique
including NeighborWorks Trainings, Habitat for Humanity Conferences, and IFA and IHOEP
Conferences when available and appropriate. Additionally, become licensed through the
Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.


13. Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:
Describes the minimum education and experience, certifications, licenses, physical demands, working
conditions and skill sets needed to perform the job
• College degree and/or 5 years of relevant professional experience in social work/human
services, adult education, personal finance, or mortgage origination/underwriting
experience.
• Desire to serve underprivileged populations while facilitating their growth.
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
• Highly organized and detailed oriented skills.
• Able to consistently perform accurate mathematical calculations.• Able to work a flexible schedule that will include some evening and most Saturdays.
• Self-starter and ability to work independently without supervision, while functioning
effectively in a team environment with a professionally diverse staff.
• Employee must be proficient or able to become proficient in the use of office equipment
such as computer, printer, phone, copiers, calculator, and other communication vehicles.
• Convey clear, concise information to diverse audience, using verbal or other appropriate
communication techniques.
• Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.
• Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences
among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.
• Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.

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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Americorps
Deadline: August 15, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

To apply, email your resume, cover letter stating the reasons for your interest in this position, and names and contact information for two references to Brendalyn Shird, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at bshird@gdmhabitat.org. If you have created an AmeriCorps profile at www.nationalservice.gov you may submit a copy of this profile to bshird@gdmhabitat.org in lieu of or in addition to your resume.

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