Family Services / Volunteer Coordinator

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organization:Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
position summary:

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical nonprofit dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness. Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, WWHFH is part of Habitat for Humanity International and serves Portland’s Westside, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and portions of Clackamas County. Since 1988, WWHFH has built 51 homes together with volunteers and partner families.

This is a full-time, diversified position responsible for serving two critical constituent groups: the hardworking families we serve, and the hundreds of volunteers who work with them building simple, decent homes.

First, this position supports all aspects of family services, including qualifying and training diverse groups of partner families, and assuring the success of current Habitat homeowners and neighborhoods. The incumbent supports various board and volunteer led efforts to select families, coordinate training classes, and track family progress. S/he must also monitor and mentor existing Habitat homeowners as they repay their no-interest mortgages, and represent Willamette West Habitat on neighborhood association boards.

This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a vibrant volunteer program. This individual manages the affiliate’s efforts to recruit, retain, deploy and recognize our volunteer workforce. Primary responsibilities will involve volunteer database management, e-mail and phone communications, public speaking engagements, work site orientation meetings, and more. The incumbent must fully support and cultivate an environment of teamwork and camaraderie among affiliate staff, volunteers and the community we serve.

Because Willamette West Habitat is a small but active 4-employee affiliate, this position also supports office administration. These responsibilities include filing, word processing, data entry, special event support, and more.

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Salary / Pay Rate:Salary range: $2513.00 - $2912.00/month. Medical benefits for the employee only.
Required Skills and Abilities:• Solid written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to plan and organize both short-term and long-term projects as well as daily responsibilities. • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly. • Public speaking experience • Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading skills. • Proficient with Windows software, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint. Skills in Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator will distinguish a candidate. • Ability to work with confidential information and maintain confidentiality. • High level of energy, initiative and commitment to Habitat’s mission. • A valid driver’s license and good driving record. • Available to occasionally work evenings and weekends as needed.
Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. • Experience recruiting and orienting volunteer workers. • 1-2 years public speaking or instructional experience. • 2-3 years office experience working as first point of contact with the public. • Experience working in a nonprofit setting advocating for low-income families preferred. • Bilingual or multilingual skills a plus.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer