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Rural Outreach Coordinator - Full Time
Position Title: Rural Outreach Coordinator
Employment Status: Full-time (30 hours), non-exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Position Description: The Rural Outreach Coordinator will identify and mobilize key stakeholders, program participants and organizations in rural Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Buchanan Counties in Iowa to move the mission of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity forward in communities outside the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist with the development of plans, activities and materials to engage groups and individuals in working with Iowa Heartland Habitat in our rural communities.
- Work with advancement director to identify and organize rural fundraising activities to obtain increased support from corporations, public and private funding organizations, faith communities, and individuals.
- Increase the engagement of rural donors and maximize the number of overall rural supporters.
- Maintain extensive knowledge of rural funding sources, requirements and timelines for homeownership and neighborhood services programs.
- Coordinate Iowa Heartland Habitat public relations, marketing and outreach efforts with the marketing director to help promote Iowa Heartland Habitat throughout our rural service area with a focus on compelling story-telling and formal presentations.
- Coordinate with the program director to recruit and schedule rural volunteer teams.
- Promote homeownership and neighborhood services opportunities in rural communities to attract program participants.
- Assist with the processing of program applications and collecting required documentation.
- Assist with rural property acquisition as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Experience with planning, executing, and evaluating projects and meeting deadlines.
- Exceptional verbal, written, listening, computer and presentation skills.
- Friendly, genuine and outgoing personality with high integrity and attention to detail.
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively.
- Database management experience; the ability to maintain accurate records and prepare timely and meaningful reports.
- Flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic work environment.
- Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Iowa Heartland staff and partners.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with and among diverse populations and personalities.
- Somewhat flexible hours; occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
- Weekly daytime regional travel required. Must have reliable transportation.
- Knowledge and understanding of charitable giving preferred.
- Commitment to Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s mission and principles.
- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in nonprofit management fundraising, marketing, or public relations preferred.
How to Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter including salary expectations to executive director Ali Parrish at aparrish @ webuildhabitat.org.
Materials submitted automatically through career websites may not be considered.
Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Iowa Heartland Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.
AmeriCorps Community Outreach Coordinator
Position Length: 12, 9, 6, or 3 month commitments
Hours per week: 40 hours
Community outreach members serve to increase the awareness of local communities of Habitat services. This could mean creating educational materials, delivering presentations at community events, meeting with families to explain the Habitat programming, or serving with staff to ensure the office is welcoming space for families and volunteers to come.
Description of anticipated service schedule:
This is a position that requires 40 hours per week on average typically 7:30 am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday. Hours fluctuate certain weeks due to inclement weather or other construction hold ups. Hours never exceed 12 hours per day without special permission. Occasional evenings and weekends required throughout the year.
- Outreach to area residents to repair or improve homes and community spaces
- Expand opportunities to a broader base of low-income families in the community through outreach services such as:
- Develop and deliver educational materials and presentations for community, future homeowners, and potential partners
- Plan and attend affiliate awareness functions related to building stronger relations with stakeholders though the community. i.e. Coalition meetings, housing group events
- Attend affiliate awareness functions related to building stronger relations with stakeholders though the community. i.e. Coalition meetings, housing group events
- Build relationships in the community by identifying key leadership contacts within these groups
- Coordinate volunteers participating in the community outreach and education process
- Prepare reports based on data collected from reports and stakeholders
- Attend HFH of Iowa Statewide Training (AmeriCorps basics and Life After AmeriCorps
- Participate in leadership trainings by the host site and AmeriCorps program (i.e. Midwest Habitat Convention or Iowa Nonprofit Summit)
- Complete the History and Advocacy Habitat Training series
- Attend HFH-IA Training around housing issues quarterly
- Participate in the A-DRT Training through CNCS (optional)
- Complete Volunteer Safety Training
- Communicate and serve with a diverse team of staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers, partner families, and neighborhood residents
- The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design, and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application. In no circumstance, will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.
- Volunteers utilized by AmeriCorps members will not participate in any prohibited activities
- Opportunity to join AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team if completed necessary training
- At minimum members must be high school graduates, GED receipts, working on attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service, or the program must be an approved Youth Corps program.
- Include full list of member eligibility requirements in 45 CFR 2522.200(a)
- Member must be 18 years of age
- Ability to use computers at a basic level without supervision Valid driver's license and clean driving report to be able to drive Habitat Vehicles
Benefits and Evaluation Requirements:
- Living allowance $17,000 or $1416 per month (current year member benefits at www.iowahabitat.org/member-page)
- Education award: $6495 contingent upon successful completion of term and member eligibility
- Rental Reimbursement - $200 per month
- Health Insurance
- Member Assistance Program (mental health counseling, life coaching, financial advising)
- National Serviced Federal Loan forbearance and accrued interest payments
- Professional development opportunities such as the Iowa Nonprofit Summit, YNPN Story Tellers Conference, and more.
- Member Performance Evaluation requirements during the term, if applicable