Homeownership Engagement Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Chittenden County
  • Living allowance of $30,000 for the 11 month service term USD / Year

Website Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

Homeownership Engagement Coordinator

Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, Vermont

Champlain Housing Trust has been at the forefront of addressing unmet housing needs for decades. Buying a home is a means for many households to build and sustain financial security. Our organization is committed to bridging the homeownership gap in Vermont with a focus on low-to-moderate income households, households of color and members of our community who find it difficult to buy. Bring your passion for making a difference in people’s lives and willingness to learn to our internationally recognized team!

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps).  The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape.  VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

Vermont strengthens their communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes. Founded in 1984, CHT is now the largest land trust in the country. We own or manage 2,500 apartments, steward over 670 shared equity homes and operate a loan fund that provides affordable home loans, farmworker housing loans and project management to services to low-income Vermonters. Our NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center (HOC) offers group education and one-on-one counseling for various types of housing needs, including financial capability, renting, buying a home and housing retention. The goal of this position is to expand engagement with diverse community members to build financial empowerment and successful paths to home ownership.

Essential Functions:

· Provide information to our community about financial education, shared equity homeownership and special loan programs.

· Co-facilitate workshops, presentations and groups; coordinate event logistics, update and prepare workshop materials and forms, site setup, inform partners, community members and customers of events and education opportunities.

· Support clients one-on-one to help them engage with programs and services; this may include helping people access technology or other resources.

· Develop and implement outreach initiatives with community partners serving diverse groups.

· Assist clients with applications (e.g. for shared equity homeownership, home repair loans, etc.), information gathering and document uploads.

· Provide support for financial counseling such as pulling credit reports, preparing files and informational materials, data entry, manage information and reporting.

· Participate in CHT events, celebrations, staff meetings and trainings on a wide array of topics such as de-escalation, fair housing, etc.

· Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.

Additional Information:

The position is mainly in an office environment from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, but it may require some remote service as well as outreach within the community in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. CHT is a supportive and team-oriented environment. We strive to make the AmeriCorps position a success for both the member and CHT.

Position begins September 9th, 2024 and ends August 8th, 2025.

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 47 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $30,000 (pre-tax) for the service term. Member will receive an education award of $7,395 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.

Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

To learn more: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

For questions about this position or to send additional materials:

Jaclyn Marcotte

Champlain Housing Trust

88 King Street Burlington, VT 05401

[email protected]  802-861-7338

To apply for this job please visit my.americorps.gov.