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Rural Outreach Coordinator

Position Title: Rural Outreach Coordinator

Employment Status: Part-time (20 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 IowaHeartland Habitat for Humanity forward in communities outside the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area.

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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 and outreach manager 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 cover letter and resume directly to executive director Ali Parrish at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org. Materials submitted through career websites will 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.

ReStore Donation Assistant

Employment Status:Full-time, non-exempt

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Position Description: Promotes the overall mission of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity (IHHFH) by being a friendly and personable Habitat representative when working with donors to the ReStore. Responsible for the pick-up and unpacking of merchandise from donors in the community. Responsible for receiving, organizing, cleaning and carrying out donations when at the store. Work is performed in individuals’ homes, at businesses, and in a retail/warehouse environment. 40-hour work week,Tuesday-Saturday.

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Essential Job Skills:

  • Friendly, patient, self-motivated, hard-working and enjoys people.
  • Ability to anticipate and problem-solve.
  • Understands the big picture of the IHHFH ministry and that ReStore is a part of the larger goal.
  • Ability to lift 75-100 pounds.
  • Capacity to spend long days standing or moving about ReStore. Work may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.
  • Operate forklift, if necessary, and pallet jacks.
  • Ability to safely drive the ReStore vehicles to pick up donated goods.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Screen donations for product usability following IHHFH guidelines.
  • Load and unload all donated materials with care.
  • Communicate with ReStore Manager regarding incoming donations.
  • Work with and help supervise volunteers, making their experience meaningful.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with ReStore staff, volunteers, Habitat homebuyers and ReStore customers.
  • Ensure all ReStore donors receive a copy of their donation receipt upon pick-up or drop-off.
  • Log all donations as they are received.
  • Clean and straighten ReStore vehicles, equipment, drop-off area and receiving area.
  • Assist with organizing inventory and the storage room.
  • Assist with testing and cleaning donations before they are put into inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6-months work experience.
  • Driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Pass criminal background and sexual offender checks.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to executive director, Ali Parrish, at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org.

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.