AmeriCorps National Family Services Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the historic areas just outside Philadelphia! At Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat Montco, interacting with over 4,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Habitat Montco, AmeriCorps members will gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in construction, leadership, public speaking and community development. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a living stipend of $250/month in the form of gift cards for fuel and/or to area grocery stores. In your off hours, explore the beautiful Schuylkill river trail, visit one of the many state parks, or explore the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Montgomery County, PA. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

As a Family Services Coordinator, you will be the point of contact for all future homeowners, in addition to being their mentor as they go through the homeownership process. Your primary responsibility will be to recruit future homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products, such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or Critical Home Repair (CHR). Additionally, you will conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application, as well as assist the Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications. Another responsibility will be to track future homeowner hours and send monthly updates and letters to those future homeowners, in addition to providing monthly summaries on future homeowner progress at the family selection meetings. On occasion, you may have the opportunity to build alongside our future homeowners as they complete their sweat equity requirements.

More specifically, you will report to the Family Services Director, and will focus on meeting the growing demand for Habitat programs across the county by assisting in the coordination and implementation of our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR), financial literacy, Critical Home Repair (CHR), rehab, and home ownership programs. You will also be responsible for gathering and establishing baseline data and comparative follow-up data for our NR efforts. This data will include resident satisfaction and engagement, and it will be collected using Habitat for Humanity International's (HFHI) Success Measures software, which will help us measure the outcomes of our program's efforts.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially PowerPoint/Word/Excel/Publisher/Outlook)
• Great attention to detail and the ability to multitask
• Ability to work well with diverse groups and clients, and as part of a collaborative team

Helpful Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree (preferably in sociology, urban planning, anthropology, psychology, or human/social services)
• Experience with strategic planning, program management and evaluation methods
• Experience with Success Measures software
• Knowledge of mapping software

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have worked with staff to support our current family services operations as well as support the expansion of our programming into a new service area, as we acquire Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County. In addition, you will have helped us to serve more families by utilizing a more holistic approach in addition to tracking the impact of our efforts.

To Apply: 
Email your Resume and Cover Letter to Cara Przybylowicz, cara@habitatmontco.org
Or Apply Online at, AmeriCorps Online Portal