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Available Positions

Office

Family Services Coordinator

Summary of Position:
The Family Services Coordinator is a part-time position at Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston. This is an exciting opportunity to help Habitat Greater Boston build and expand upon its service to low-income families by helping them to achieve economic success and break generational cycles of poverty through our homeownership program. There are more than 100 families in the Habitat program and we expect that number to continue to increase at the rate of approximately five each year.

The Family Services Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Family Services and a part-time Family Services volunteer. This individual will assist in all family services functions, including family selection, family education and support, and research and data collection. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with other Habitat departments and our many volunteers. This position reports directly to the Director of Family Services. Some specific responsibilities include the following:

• Research and Data Collection
Design and distribute a survey for Habitat homeowners, and analyze results to evaluate the impact of Habitat homeownership on families. Combined with external data on the Boston housing market, low-income family needs and other data, this original data will be used in future publications, fundraising efforts and grant applications, and should result in recommendations on new programs or resources needed in the family selection and/or homeowner stages of the program.

• Family Selection Process
One of the most important functions performed by Habitat Greater Boston is the selection of potential candidates for the Habitat program. Habitat Greater Boston has a dedicated all-volunteer Family Selection Committee who depends on the organization to recruit families for its consideration. The Family Services Coordinator will assist in shepherding potential partner families through the application and homesteader process as they work to become homeowners.

• Education and “Sweat Equity” Programs
Habitat “homesteaders” must contribute 300 hours of work to the organization – at a Habitat construction site or the ReStore – in order to qualify to purchase a home from us. They are also required to attend a 10-class education program about real estate matters, laws, condominium management, effective communication, and responsible financial behavior. There is potential for post-purchase education and support, to be developed by the Family Services Director and the Family Services Coordinator.

• Resource Coordination
Identify and coordinate additional resources and programs for Habitat homeowners that will help them to maintain and pay for their homes and gain additional economic success, through research of and meetings with local organizations. A key component of this is publishing a quarterly homeowner newsletter as a means of making these resources known and available to homeowners.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated interest in social work and/or community planning and organizing.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, urban planning or other related field, or pursuing a degree in a relevant field
• Knowledge of Boston-area social service agencies and programs and a desire to work with diverse low-income populations.


Required Qualifications:
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Excellent communication skills, compassion for others, and experience working as a member of team.


To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter explaining interest in the position and qualifications or experience that will make you successful in this role to hiring@habitatboston.org.
Please include your name and “Family Services Coordinator” in the subject line.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2015.



Office Operations Student Intern – Fall Semester 2015

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston seeks a motivated student intern to assist with general administrative tasks. Responsibilities include welcoming visitors, answering the main phone line, responding to volunteer and potential partner family inquires, assisting in mailings, outreach, and donor database input. Experience with MS Office, including Word and Excel, as well as graphic design programs a plus.

We are looking for someone who is interested in nonprofit work, attentive to detail, resourceful, and dedicated to our mission of building decent, affordable homes for low-income families. Our office is located in the Boston’s North End. 15-20 hours per week, $10/hour.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter explaining interest in the position and qualifications or experience that will make you successful in this role to hiring@habitatboston.org.

Please include your name and “Office Operations Intern” in the subject line.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2015.


Construction Site

Construction Site Assistant

Summary of Position:
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston seeks a dedicated mission-driven individual with interest in construction to assist the Construction Site Supervisor in building homes for low-income families.  If you like working outside, we're looking for someone who enjoys working with people and can contribute to a cheerful and productive worksite while managing groups of volunteers in various construction activities. Actual construction experience is not required, but familiarity with power tools, carpentry and general construction practices is a plus.  Experience working with nonprofit organizations is helpful, particularly experience in the AmeriCorps program.  This is a full-time position.

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position at Habitat for Humanity to:
George O'Malley, Director of Projects at: georgeomalley@habitatboston.org
and Gerry Patton, Construction Superintendent at: gerrypatton@habitatboston.org

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

ReStore

Part Time Driver (Greater Boston)

Summary of Position:
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in West Roxbury is looking for a qualified and experienced part-time driver to pick up donations from homes in Greater Boston. The ReStore is a retail store that sells donated new and used building products, furniture, appliances, and home goods to raise funds for Habitat’s affordable home building efforts in Greater Boston. The ReStore is open to the public.

The position reports to the ReStore Manager and is a part-time 3 day per week position, 20-24 hours a week, with the possibility of additional hours in the future.

Requirements:
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
• Experience driving a 16ft. box truck
• No Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required
• Strong driving knowledge of Greater Boston
• Ability to lift more than 50lbs, and heavier items with two people
• Great people skills are a must as a representative of Habitat Boston
• Customer service is a top priority
• Neat, well-groomed appearance
• Must have had a license for 7 years with at least 4 years of driving experience.

Compensation will be based on experience. Driver's License, Driving Record, and criminal background check will be required.

To Apply:
Send a resume to:
Mark Auterio, ReStore Manager at: markauterio@habitatboston.org

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

ReStore Volunteers

Store Clerks

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston's ReStore is looking for volunteer store clerks who will assist customers, price merchandise, organize items, and could potentially help with some light paperwork.

Volunteer ReStore Warehouse Assistants

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is looking for Warehouse Assistants are needed to receive and process donations of building materials, kitchen cabinets, furniture and appliances, as well as, keep the storage areas and loading dock organized and clean. Applicant must be able to do moderate lifting. The positions are unpaid and ideally, you would be available 1-2 times a week to help out for a 4+ hour shift. We need volunteers Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Please send resume and cover letter to volunteers@habitatboston.org.

Internship Program

The mission of the Habitat Greater Boston Internship Program is to educate its participants in all aspects of a non-profit organization including marketing, community relations, legal affairs, fundraising and management. Through practical experience, interns learn in a high-energy environment. Habitat Greater Boston interns have a wonderful opportunity to help low-income families realize their dreams of homeownership, while contributing to their community and gaining valuable management and relationship-building skills.

We hire interns periodically throughout the year. Our ideal candidates are detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dedicated to our mission of building decent, affordable homes with families. Office interns typically work in our offices in the North End and perform general administrative tasks.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to volunteers@habitatboston.org.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position.