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AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with educational awards in exchange for a year or two of community service. AmeriCorps members help meet the nation’s critical needs in areas of public safety, education, human needs and the environment. Read more about the AmeriCorps program.

Each year, AmeriCorps members from across the country join Habitat Charlotte Region, allowing the organization to accomplish much more than would be possible without these young men and women.

habitat charlotte region & AmeriCorps

Habitat Charlotte Region’s AmeriCorps mission
  • To get things done by building and renovating houses with low-income families
  • To strengthen communities by enabling Habitat Charlotte Region to utilize volunteers more effectively, bringing together diverse partners in a common cause
  • To increase Habitat Charlotte Region’s ability to serve more families through resource development
  • To develop a sense of citizenship through service, reflection and the inspiration gained by working alongside homeowners, volunteers and donors
Benefits of the AmeriCorps program
  • Skills to prepare for your future
  • A living allowance
  • Child care, if eligible
  • Education award
  • Forbearance of qualified student loans and payment of interest that accrues during the term of service (visit the AmeriCorps site to see if your student loan qualifies)
  • Habitat Charlotte Region also provides the possibility of low-cost housing
  • Build sustainable solutions in the community
  • Gain valuable real-world experiences
What We look for in AmeriCorps members
  • A sincere desire to serve
  • Past history of service participation
  • Leadership experience and ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability and interest in working with a team
  • Patience and flexibility
  • For office positions, experience with Microsoft Office programs and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

being an AmeriCorps at Habitat Charlotte Region

americorps openings

Financial Literacy Specialist (Part-Time)

This AmeriCorps position will support growth in the Money Matters Financial Literacy program. This program has seen extreme growth in the current fiscal year and we planning to increase the number of cohorts we will host and serve more people through this program. They will provide support by recruiting more volunteers, participants and supporters of the program as well as helping prepare documentation and collecting feedback from prior participants.

Please note: this is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

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Recruitment Coordinator

This member will assist in recruiting and hosting collegiate challenge volunteer teams, and creating, implementing, and managing new youth volunteer initiatives. This member will also lead efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for the Critical Home Repair program.

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Homebuyer Education Specialist

Please note: this position will be based out of our Cornelius, NC office.

The Education Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Homebuyer Education Coordinator to coordinate the logistics of the Homeowner in Process cohorts, gathering supplies, setting up/breaking down the classroom, confirming registrations, and assisting with the incentive requests. The overall goal in this area will be to assist with the continued growth of the expanded education and Homebuyer education programming.

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Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator (Northern Region)

Please note: this position will be based out of our Cornelius, NC office.

Habitat Charlotte Region is expanding the Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, which includes strategic acquisition, community collaboration, block clean-ups and neighborhood outreach and education. This AmeriCorps member will be critical in helping meet these goals through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with our target communities. This member will learn the NR Quality of Life Framework and how it is used throughout the affiliate and communities that we serve to assist in executing the Community Engagement Strategy Plan when working with communities of new construction projects.

This member will also learn about Habitat Charlotte Region’s family selection process and Critical Home Repair program. This member will work with Habitat Charlotte Region’s Marketing and Communications team to help leverage social media to further spread the message of Neighborhood Revitalization.

Requirements for this role include:
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel

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Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator (Southern Region)

Habitat Charlotte Region is expanding the Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, which includes strategic acquisition, community collaboration, block clean-ups and neighborhood outreach and education. This AmeriCorps member will be critical in helping meet these goals through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with our target communities. This member will learn the NR Quality of Life Framework and how it is used throughout the affiliate and communities that we serve to assist in executing the Community Engagement Strategy Plan when working with communities of new construction projects.

This member will also learn about Habitat Charlotte Region’s family selection process and Critical Home Repair program. This member will work with Habitat Charlotte Region’s Marketing and Communications team to help leverage social media to further spread the message of Neighborhood Revitalization.

Requirements for this role include:
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel

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Warehouse Assistant

Assist the warehouse manager with inventory tracking, preparing product orders, and keeping the warehouse space clean and organized. Receive deliveries from vendors, assist construction team with loading/unloading, and prepare groups of items to be picked up by the construction staff. This member will help create efficiencies and discover new ways to better prepare our materials, products, and building components for construction use.

This position will serve in the warehouse 3-4 days a week and as a floater on construction sites 1-2 days a week.

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Construction Crew Leader (Existing Homes)

The Existing Homes program operates by purchasing homes that were often, though not exclusively, built by Habitat. We are able to make minor renovations and repairs to the homes in order to restore them to like-new condition. The Existing Homes teams most commonly will focus on the following tasks: flooring, siding, cabinets, trim/doors, painting, etc. Team members are on a Monday – Friday schedule, generally working from 7am to 4:30pm. The teams work year-round, indoors and outdoors, as long as the weather conditions do not pose a safety risk. During the course of the year, the teams will have the opportunity to work alongside community volunteers and future homeowners.

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Construction Crew Leader (New Construction, Northern Region)

Building more homes is an integral part to our contribution to better neighborhoods and communities, increasing the number of families served. These AmeriCorps members will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. The members serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through New Home Construction.

We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and repairing more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.

Preferred qualifications are:
• Desire to serve our community and an understanding of service oriented work
• Past history of service or related experience with Habitat for Humanity or other non-profits
• Leadership experience
• Good communication skills
• Ability to adapt to changes in schedules, weather conditions and other circumstances
• Construction experience
• Outdoor work environment experience
• Ability to lead volunteers

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Construction Crew Leader (New Construction, Southern Region)

Building more homes is an integral part to our contribution to better neighborhoods and communities, increasing the number of families served. These AmeriCorps members will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. The members serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through New Home Construction.

We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and repairing more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.

Preferred qualifications are:
• Desire to serve our community and an understanding of service oriented work
• Past history of service or related experience with Habitat for Humanity or other non-profits
• Leadership experience
• Good communication skills
• Ability to adapt to changes in schedules, weather conditions and other circumstances
• Construction experience
• Outdoor work environment experience
• Ability to lead volunteers

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Critical Home Repair Homeowner Support Coordinator

The family services coordinator’s primary goal is to help support families approved for Critical Home Repair by being their main point of contact from approval up until the completion of the Family Partner’s home repair project. Throughout the course of the program the member will be responsible for ensuring the best possible customer experience by meeting with families at each step of the process, talking through program requirements, collecting and preparing documentations and setting up homeowner expectations. This member will also be responsible for tracking community service hours for all the families in the Critical Home Repair pipeline and helping to create more meaningful community service opportunities. To have a well-rounded understanding of the Critical Home Repair mission, this member will work on a home repair construction site once a month. This member’s contribution will help families continue to live safely in their home and provide an environment where they can age in place.

A valid driver's license is required for this position.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Ability to work in diverse home settings
• Understanding of/experience with seniors and people living in poverty
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Detail oriented and highly organized

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more questions?

Please contact Young Adult Engagement Coordinator & AmeriCorps Site Host Crista Ray at cray@habitatCLTregion.org or 704.716.7041.