Getting things done in Minnesota!

    AmeriCorps is the Corporation for National and Community Service’s initiative to provide service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Since the first AmeriCorps member was sworn in on 9/12/94, Habitat for Humanity affiliates have hosted AmeriCorps members to engage community volunteers and build, rehab & repair affordable housing.

    Habitat for Humanity takes an integrated approach to solving Minnesota’s housing issues by building new homes, remodeling foreclosed homes and repairing existing houses through the A Brush with Kindness Program to ensure they do not fall in to disrepair. Our AmeriCorps members are deeply involved in all of these strategies.

    • AmeriCorps member - Mai
    • AmeriCorps member - Marcia
    • AmeriCorps members - 2013 ABWK Project
    • AmeriCorps member - Jenna
    • AmeriCorps members - Cottage Grove
    • AmeriCorps member - Katie
    • AmeriCorps member - Mattie & Terra
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    Open Positions & How To Apply

    Submit your résumé and cover letter, specifying which position you are applying for, why you are interested in this position and what skills or experiences you bring to this position to AmeriCorpsProgram@tchabitat.org. Then, click on the active links below to apply through the My.AmeriCorps.gov website.

     

    Note: Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Formal applications for our Summer Term positions are due 4/30/17.

     

    NOW RECRUITING HALF & SUMMER TERM MEMBERS
     

    Reduced Half-Term AmeriCorps Positions - 6/1/17 to 10/27/17
       *
    Hutchinson - Crow River Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness Home Repair/Construction Facilitator - 1 open position


    Summer-Term AmeriCorps Positions - 6/1/17 to 8/31/17
       * Bemidji - Northwoods Habitat for Humanity Summer Construction/A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Facilitator - 1 open position
       * Virginia - North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity Summer Construction Facilitator - 2 open positions
       * Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Facilitator - 2 open positions 
       * Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Construction Facilitator - 4 open positions
       * Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Resident Outreach Coordinator - 1 open position
       * Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Stewardship Coordinator- 1 open position
       * Winona-Fillmore Counties Habitat for Humanity  A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Facilitator - 2 open positions


    Full Term AmeriCorps Positions - 9/5/17/17 to 8/17/18
       * Twin Cities HFH Construction Volunteer Facilitator - 17
       * Twin Cities HFH Volunteer Coordinator - 1

    Visit ServeMN.org to learn more about AmeriCorps Programs in Minnesota.

    Half Year Positions - 3/1/17 to 8/18/17

    DURATION OF COMMITTMENT -
    Members commit to serving a minimum of 900 hours during the Half Year term of service from March 1, 2017 through August 18, 2017.

    BENEFITS  -
       *
    A living allowance of $6,265 (before taxes) for the term of service
       * $200 reimbursement for tools, boots & construction clothes
       * $35 monthly cell phone allowance
       * Health Insurance (This benefit is for AmeriCorps members only)
       * Holidays off: Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day
       * AmeriCorps sweatshirt and t-shirts
       * Loan forbearance on most qualified student loans
       * Interest accrued on qualifying student loans while serving in the program may be reimbursed by federal government
          * Segal Education Award of $2,887.50 upon successful completion of program

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - 
       *
    18 years of age or older
       * A U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or a lawful permanent resident
       * High school diploma or GED
       * Not served two terms of service within AmeriCorps already (with some exceptions)
       * Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
       * Successfully pass background, sex offender and FBI fingerprint checks
       * Must submit contact information for one professional reference
       * Must have access to reliable transportation

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS -
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    Ability to learn and apply construction terminology, tool and material-usage and general techniques
       * Good oral and written communication skills
       * Ability to make routine decisions and problem-solve
       * Adaptable & flexible regarding communication & work styles, work assignments & service hours
       * Perform and solve basic math calculations and problems
       * Ability to work independently or in a group
       * Stand and walk for the majority of a day, usually on uneven surfaces
       * Climb ladders and scaffolding and use stairs and ramps
       * Bend, lift, grasp, reach, push, and pull materials and tools to move them into and out of vehicles and to move them around
       * Give and receive detailed information through verbal communication
       * Periodically lift and move loads up to 75 pounds
       * Independently operate a motor vehicle
       * Must wear appropriate safety equipment and clothing


    HOW TO APPLY -

    Click on the active links below to apply through the My.AmeriCorps.gov website. And, submit your résumé and cover letter, specifying which position you are applying for, why you are interested in this position and what skills or experiences you bring to this position to AmeriCorpsProgram@tchabitat.org


    Half Term AmeriCorps Positions - 3/1/17 to 8/18/17
       * TC Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer Facilitator - 10
       * TC Habitat for Humanity ABWK Facilitator - 2

       * TC Habitat for Humanity Resident Outreach Coordinator - 1

    Summer Positions – 6/1/17 to 8/31/17

    DURATION OF COMMITTMENT -
    Members commit to serving a minimum of 450 hours from June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017.

    BENEFITS  -
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    A living allowance of $3,132 (before taxes) for the term of service
       * $35 monthly cell phone allowance
       * Health Insurance (This benefit is for AmeriCorps members only)
       * Independence Day off
       * AmeriCorps t-shirts
       * Loan forbearance on most qualified student loans
       * Interest accrued on qualifying student loans while serving in the program may be reimbursed by federal government 
       * Segal Education Award of $1,527.78 upon successful completion of program

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - 
       * 18 years of age or older
       *
    A U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or a lawful permanent resident
       *
    High school diploma or GED
       *
    Not served two terms of service within AmeriCorps already (with some exceptions)
       *
    Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
       *
    Successfully pass background, sex offender and FBI fingerprint checks
       *
    Must have access to reliable transportation

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS -
       *
    Ability to learn and apply construction terminology, tool and material-usage and general techniques
       * Good oral and written communication skills
       * Ability to make routine decisions and problem-solve
       * Adaptable & flexible regarding communication & work styles, work assignments & service hours
       * Perform and solve basic math calculations and problems
       * Ability to work in
       * dependently or in a group
       * Stand and walk for the majority of a day, usually on uneven surfaces
       * Climb ladders and scaffolding and use stairs and ramps
       * Bend, lift, grasp, reach, push, and pull materials and tools to move them into and out of vehicles and to move them around
       * Give and receive detailed information through verbal communication
       * Periodically lift and move loads up to 75 pounds
       * Independently operate a motor vehicle
       * Must wear appropriate safety equipment and clothing

     

    Summer Term AmeriCorps Positions - 6/1/17 to 8/31/17
       * Bemidji - Northwoods HFH Summer Construction/ABWK Facilitator - 1
       * Virginia - North St. Louis County HFH Summer Construction Facilitator - 2 
       * TC Habitat for Humanity ABWK Facilitator - 2 
       * TC Habitat for Humanity Construction Facilitator - 4
       * TC Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Stewardship Coordinator- 1
       * Winona-Fillmore Counties Habitat for Humanity  ABWK Facilitator - 2

    Full Term Positions - 9/5/17 to 8/17/18

    DURATION OF COMMITTMENT -
    Members commit to the full term of service (50 weeks). Serving approximately 40 hours per week is necessary for each member to achieve the minimum requirement of 1,700 service hours.

    BENEFITS  -
       *
    A living allowance of $12,630 (before taxes) for the term of service
       * $200 reimbursement for tools, boots & construction clothes
       * $35 monthly cell phone allowance
       * Health Insurance (This benefit is for AmeriCorps members only)
       * Holidays off: Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day
       * AmeriCorps sweatshirt and t-shirts
       * Loan forbearance on most qualified student loans
       * Interest accrued on qualifying student loans while serving in the program may be reimbursed by federal government
          * Segal Education Award of $5,775 upon successful completion of program

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - 
       *
    18 years of age or older
       * A U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or a lawful permanent resident
       * High school diploma or GED
       * Not served two terms of service within AmeriCorps already (with some exceptions)
       * Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
       * Successfully pass background, sex offender and FBI fingerprint checks
       * Must submit contact information for one professional reference
       * Must have access to reliable transportation

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS -
         *
    Ability to learn and apply construction terminology, tool and material-usage and general techniques
       * Good oral and written communication skills
       * Ability to make routine decisions and problem-solve
       * Adaptable & flexible regarding communication & work styles, work assignments & service hours
       * Perform and solve basic math calculations and problems
       * Ability to work independently or in a group
       * Stand and walk for the majority of a day, usually on uneven surfaces
       * Climb ladders and scaffolding and use stairs and ramps
       * Bend, lift, grasp, reach, push, and pull materials and tools to move them into and out of vehicles and to move them around
       * Give and receive detailed information through verbal communication
       * Periodically lift and move loads up to 75 pounds
       * Independently operate a motor vehicle
       * Must wear appropriate safety equipment and clothing

    Full Term AmeriCorps Positions with TCHFH -
       * Twin Cities HFH Construction Volunteer Facilitator 
       * Twin Cities HFH Volunteer Coordinator

    Habitat For Humanity & AmeriCorps

    Habitat brings people together to create and preserve homeownership in our neighborhoods, to partner with hard-working, low-income families to be successful homeowners, and to inspire action that promotes affordable housing for everyone in our community.

    We’re best known for our Homeownership program where volunteers build and rehab simple, quality homes in partnership with low-income families and the community. We sell the homes with affordable mortgages, making a 30-year commitment to each new homeowner and to the community in which they live. We also preserve homeownership by helping low-income homeowners repair and maintain their homes through our A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program.

    AmeriCorps members are responsible for recruiting, supervising and/or training community volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate. These members enable Habitat to engage more volunteers in its work with the end goal of providing safe, decent, affordable shelter to qualified families. These volunteers will create and preserve more affordable housing for Minnesotans thus increasing the availability of the affordable housing stock throughout the state.

    We look for members who:
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    Are dedicated to the missions of AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity
       * Are enthusiastic about joining a team that promotes the AmeriCorps ethic of service
       * Are committed to addressing the area’s affordable housing crisis
       * Are able to handle a high level of responsibility
       * Possess the skills & experience pertinent to the AmeriCorps position for which they are applying

    Our members participate in a variety of training sessions to help them develop their service and workplace skills. Here are some example -
       * Understanding affordable housing needs that exist across the state of Minnesota
       * CPR and First Aid
       * AmeriCorps team-building activities
       * Civic Engagement and Creating Social Change

    Creating a team-like atmosphere and understanding the importance of being an active and engaged citizen are important components of our AmeriCorps program. We will plan and carry out community service projects in partnership with other non-profit organizations and participate in events with AmeriCorps members from around the state of Minnesota. Our AmeriCorps members will attend an orientation at the beginning of their service term, attend 2-3 Civic Engagement Retreats during the full program year, and participate in an end of the year AmeriCorps event.

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    The Minnesota Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Program will take Affirmative Action to ensure that all employment practices are free of discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to, the following: recruitment, employment advertising, selection, hiring, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training and apprenticeship opportunities. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with known disabilities.

    Where the money goes

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

    86.4% Programs & Services, 10.4% fundraising, 3.2% Administration

    Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171. NMLS ID 400065