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Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County
 AmeriCorps Community Engagement Liaison 2014
AC
 
CEL
Community
 
Engagement
 
Liaison
2014
9/23/2013
1
 
Position
 
Title:
 
AmeriCorps
 
Community
 
Engagement
 
Liaison
 
(CEL)
 
Department
 
&
 
Site:
 
Community
 
Engagement/Volunteer
 
Services,
 
serving
 
at
 
construction
 
sites
 
and
 
in
 
the
 
surrounding
 
community
 
Position
 
Overview:
 
Engage
 
the
 
community
 
to
 
Habitat’s
 
mission
 
and
 
goals,
 
based
 
from
 
our
 
construction
 
sites
 
and
 
deployed
 
to
 
sites
 
and
 
the
 
surrounding
 
communities.
 
In
 
this
 
up
close
 
and
 
personal
 
role,
 
specifically
 
act
 
as
 
our
 
conduit
 
and
 
advocate
 
to
 
the
 
local
 
neighborhoods,
 
organizations,
 
community
 
centers,
 
and
 
construction
 
site
 
volunteers,
 
providing
 
hospitality
 
and
 
facilitating
 
mutual
 
learning
 
and
 
sharing
 
between
 
the
 
affiliate
 
and
 
our
 
body
 
of 
 
supporters.
 
Service
 
Term:
 
1
 
February
 
 –
 
20
 
December
 
2014
 
Service
 
to
 
vulnerable
 
population?
 
(under 
 
age
 
18,
 
over 
 
59,
 
or 
 
disabled?)
:
 
Episodic.
 
Service
 
Week
 
(days/times):
 
Tues
Sat,
 
8AM
4:30PM,
 
with
 
occasional
 
evening
 
and
 
Sunday/Monday
 
hours,
 
with
 
notice.
 
Direct
 
Supervisor:
 
TBD
 
 ____________________________
 
 Also
 
reports
 
to
 
 AmeriCorps
 
Director 
 
 for 
 
 AC 
 
team
 
duties
 
Aptitudes
 
&
 
Experience
 
sought
 
for
 
this
 
position:
 
 
Personable:
 
a
 
naturally
 
extroverted,
 
charismatic
 
personality
 
at
 
ease
 
with
 
engaging
 
people,
 
establishing
 
trust
 
and
 
authenticity,
 
and
 
representing
 
Habitat
 
well.
 
 
Group
 
Leadership
 
&
 
Teambuilding:
 
a
 
history
 
of 
 
engaging
 
and
 
motivating
 
groups
 
of 
 
people
 
toward
 
great
 
experiences
 
(i.e.,
 
camp
 
counselor,
 
youth
 
group,
 
trainer,
 
tour
 
guide).
 
 
“Cheerleading”:
 
consistency
 
in
 
maintaining
 
positive
 
energy
 
and
 
outlook,
 
and
 
effectively
 
inspiring
 
others
 
even
 
in
 
challenging
 
or
 
otherwise
 
negative
 
situations.
 
 
Public
 
Speaking
:
 
Enjoyment
 
and
 
natural
 
ability
 
speaking
 
in
 
front
 
of 
 
large
 
or
 
small
 
groups,
 
for
 
education,
 
persuasion,
 
and
 
inspirational
 
purposes.
 
 
Hospitality
:
 
a
 
demonstrated
 
track
 
record
 
of 
 
excelling
 
at
 
serving
 
others
 
in
 
a
 
professional
 
context
 
(restaurant,
 
hotel,
 
travel
 
hosting,
 
etc.).
 
 
Organization
:
 
a
 
clear
 
personal
 
system
 
to
 
manage
 
multiple
 
tasks,
 
projects,
 
and
 
other
 
responsibilities
 
at
 
the
 
same
 
time.
 
 
Humility
:
 
a
 
healthy
 
appreciation
 
for
 
your
 
limitations
 
and
 
knowing
 
the
 
source
 
of 
 
your
 
strengths.
 
 
Sales
 
or
 
Fundraising:
 
Experience
 
approaching
 
new
 
people
 
or
 
groups
 
and
 
establishing
 
win
win
 
exchange
 
relationships.
 
 
Community
 
Development
:
 
experiential
 
knowledge
 
of 
 
“coming
 
alongside”
 
groups
 
different
 
from
 
yourself,
 
understanding
 
things
 
on
 
their
 
terms,
 
and
 
earning
 
a
 
seat
 
at
 
the
 
table.
 
 
Coalition
 
Building
:
 
experience
 
accessing
 
and
 
motivating
 
disparate
 
groups
 
of 
 
people
 
effectively
 
toward
 
a
 
common
 
goal/project,
 
ideally
 
in
 
multiple
 
contexts.
 
 
Maturity
 
&
 
Sound
 
Judgment
:
 
can
 
make
 
the
 
right
 
decision
 
in
 
a
 
given
 
situation,
 
considering
 
context
 
and
 
outcomes.
 
 
Work
 
Ethic
:
 
ability
 
to
 
work
 
both
 
independently
 
and
 
as
 
part
 
of 
 
a
 
group,
 
to
 
maintain
 
momentum
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
take
 
direction.
 
 
Clear
 
Communications:
 
Excellent
 
interpersonal
 
communication
 
skills—written,
 
verbal,
 
and
 
non
verbal.
 
 
Equitability:
 
Genuine
 
appreciation
 
and
 
fair
 
treatment
 
of 
 
people
 
from
 
all
 
backgrounds,
 
ages,
 
and
 
ability
 
levels.
 
 
Computer
 
Literacy:
 
Know
 
MS
 
Office,
 
email,
 
research;
 
and
 
able
 
to
 
learn
 
mobile
 
computing
 
databases,
 
and
 
CRM.
 
 All 
 
 AmeriCorps
 
members
 
are
 
expected 
 
to
 
be
 
considerate,
 
inclusive,
 
and 
 
supportive
 
of 
 
their 
 
teammates
 
during
 
their 
 
service
 
term.
 
Experience
 
in
 
all 
 
areas
 
is
 
not 
 
required;
 
but 
 
a
 
servant’s
 
heart,
 
 positive
 
attitude,
 
and 
 
the
 
willingness
 
to
 
learn
 
are.
 
Responsibilities
 
of 
 
the
 
position:
 
1)
 
Learn
 
about 
 
Habitat's
 
community
 
of 
 
current
 
and
 
future
 
supporters,
 
both
 
on
and
 
off 
site.
Preparation
 
and 
 
training:
 
 
Familiarize
 
yourself 
 
with
 
Habitat’s
 
Strategic
 
Plan
 
and
 
priorities
 
to
 
understand
 
our
 
CE
 
goals.
 
 
Conduct
 
initial
 
research
 
and
 
outreach
 
to
 
understand
 
new
 
and
 
potential
 
partners
 
including
 
their
 
needs
 
and
 
goals,
 
existing
 
 
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County
 AmeriCorps Community Engagement Liaison 2014
AC
 
CEL
Community
 
Engagement
 
Liaison
2014
9/23/2013
2
 
community
 
activities
 
and
 
intiatives,
 
and
 
other
 
allies
 
within
 
your
 
target
 
community.
 
Become
 
the
 
affilaite
 
expert
 
in
 
your
 
target
 
community,
 
including
 
mapping
 
assets,
 
compiling
 
its
 
history,
 
and
 
learning
 
to
 
represent
 
the
 
community’s
 
viewpoint.
 
 
Get
 
to
 
know
 
the
 
Habitat
 
staff,
 
departments,
 
and
 
how
 
they
 
interact
 
to
 
help
 
you
 
work
 
most
 
effectively
 
and
 
beneficially
 
within
 
the
 
organization.
 
 
Develop
 
a
 
community
 
engagement
 
plan
 
for
 
your
 
community,
 
including
 
key
 
aims,
 
anticipated
 
outcomes/benefits,
 
an
 
outreach
 
plan,
 
monitoring/evaluation,
 
and
 
key
 
messages
 
together
 
with
 
the
 
CEC
 
and
 
staff.
 
Consider
 
strategic
 
points
 
of 
 
contact,
 
messaging,
 
mutual
 
fit,
 
relationship
 
building,
 
and
 
how
 
Habitat
 
can
 
best
 
plug
 
in
 
to
 
communities.
 
 Action:
 
The
 
overall
 
goal
 
of 
 
the
 
CELs
 
is
 
to
 
positively
 
engage
 
the
 
community
 
around
 
where
 
we
 
build,
 
both
 
offsite
 
and
 
on.
 
As
 
a
 
CEL,
 
you
 
will
 
be
 
expected
 
to
 
find
 
the
 
best
 
approach,
 
balancing
 
time
 
out
 
in
 
the
 
community
 
with
 
time
 
onsite,
 
ensuring
 
your
 
responsibilities
 
are
 
met
 
in
 
each
 
area.
 
Each
 
CEL
 
will
 
be
 
assigned
 
a
 
site
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
a
 
specific
 
community
 
or
 
demographic
 
(i.e.,
 
the
 
local
 
community
 
around
 
your
 
assigned
 
construction
 
site,
 
Veterans
 
in
 
King
 
County,
 
youth
 
or
 
faith
based
 
volunteer
 
groups,
 
other
 
AmeriCorps
 
programs
 
performing
 
overlapping
 
service
 
to
 
the
 
community,
 
etc.)
 
to
 
build
 
relationships
 
with
 
and
 
engage
 
with
 
Habitat
 
throughout
 
the
 
term.
 
 
Research
 
&
 
discuss
 
weekly
 
volunteer
 
groups
 
expected
 
in
 
advance
 
of 
 
build
 
days,
 
including
 
coordinators
 
or
 
VIPs,
 
and
 
be
 
prepared
 
to
 
specifically
 
greet
 
group
 
leaders
 
on
 
their
 
build
 
days.
 
When
 
appropriate,
 
make
 
contact
 
with
 
volunteer
 
group
 
leaders
 
in
 
advance.
 
 
Work
 
alongside
 
volunteers
 
and
 
Construction
 
Volunteer
 
Leads
 
on
 
site
 
when
 
appropriate,
 
getting
 
to
 
know
 
our
 
volunteers
 
and
 
build
 
relationships.
 
Occasionally
 
lead
 
crews
 
of 
 
volunteers
 
within
 
your
 
abilities,
 
when
 
needed.
 
 
Attend
 
community
based
 
meetings
 
or
 
planning
 
sessions.
 
 
Help
 
identify,
 
screen,
 
and
 
execute
 
Habitat
 
projects
 
(repairs,
 
rehabs,
 
etc)
 
within
 
target
 
community.
 
 
Generate
 
and
 
participate
 
in
 
or
 
help
 
lead
 
community
 
projects
 
with
 
partners
 
on
 
behalf 
 
of 
 
Habitat.
 
 
Oversee
 
photo
 
and/or
 
video
 
documentation
 
of 
 
projects
 
and
 
build
 
days
 
including
 
uploading
 
to
 
Habitat
 
Servers/dropbox.
 
 
Ensure
 
comment
 
cards
 
are
 
completed
 
by
 
all
 
volunteers
 
onsite
 
at
 
the
 
end
 
of 
 
the
 
day,
 
and
 
follow
 
up
 
as
 
needed,
 
in
 
consultation
 
with
 
the
 
team,
 
to
 
thank
 
happy
 
volunteers
 
or
 
address
 
complaints.
 
 
Share
 
valuable
 
feedback
 
with
 
staff 
 
from
 
our
 
community
 
that
 
suggest
 
directions
 
for
 
further
 
community
 
engagement,
 
improvements
 
to
 
our
 
volunteer
 
program,
 
and
 
key
 
supporters
 
for
 
follow
up
 
or
 
further
 
relationship.
 
 
Present
 
“community
 
reports”
 
to
 
the
 
Senior
 
Leadership
 
Team
 
and
 
all
staff 
 
meetings.
 
 
Utilize
 
mobile
 
computing
 
tech
 
to
 
handle
 
in
the
moment
 
volunteer
 
&
 
event
 
registration,
 
sharing
 
of 
 
information,
 
,
 
entering
 
contact
 
information
 
and
 
history
 
into
 
our
 
CRM
 
database,
 
etc.
 
Note:
 
CE
 
activities
 
will
 
vary
 
based
 
on
 
your
 
target
 
community,
 
which
 
could
 
be
 
either
 
geographically
 
or
 
demographically
 
defined.
 
Depending
 
on
 
your
 
target
 
community
 
and
 
supervisor's
 
direction,
 
your
 
responsibilities
 
may
 
vary.
 
Your
 
utlimate
 
goal
 
is
 
to
 
secure
 
sustained
 
local
 
interest,
 
ownership
 
and
 
accountability
 
in
 
your
 
community,
 
including
 
cross
sector
 
alliances
 
and
 
grassroots
 
leadership.
 
2)
 
Share
 
Habitat's
 
stories,
 
goals,
 
opportunities,
 
hospitality,
 
and
 
spirit
 
with
 
our
 
supporters
 
both
 
on
and
 
off 
site,
 
toward
 
engaging
 
them
 
more
 
deeply
 
with
 
Habitat's
 
work.
 
Preparation
 
and 
 
training:
 
 
Learn
 
to
 
articulate
 
the
 
socio
economic
 
benefits
 
of 
 
homeownership
 
and
 
factors
 
affecting
 
the
 
availability
 
of 
 
affordable
 
housing.
 
 
Keep
 
abreast
 
of 
 
current
 
statistics
 
and
 
talking
 
points
 
related
 
to
 
Habitat
 
locally
 
and
 
worldwide,
 
to
 
share
 
in
 
conversation
 
with
 
communities
 
and
 
supporters.
 
 Action:
 
 
Be
 
on
hand
 
as
 
the
 
first
 
to
 
greet
 
volunteers
 
when
 
they
 
arrive
 
on
 
construction
 
sites:
 
welcoming,
 
helping
 
them
 
sign
 
in,
 
and
 
engaging
 
in
 
friendly
 
conversation
 
until
 
construction
 
staff 
 
is
 
ready
 
to
 
begin.
 
 
Lead
 
activities
 
&
 
presentations,
 
both
 
on
 
construction
 
sites
 
and
 
in
 
the
 
community,
 
such
 
as
 
lunch
 
discussions
 
for
 
housing
 
 
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County
 AmeriCorps Community Engagement Liaison 2014
AC
 
CEL
Community
 
Engagement
 
Liaison
2014
9/23/2013
3
 
Requirements,
 
Service
 
Site
 
Environment,
 
&
 
Personal
 
Vehicle
 
Physical 
 
&
 
Mental 
 
Requirements
 
Members
 
in
 
this
 
role
 
must
 
have
 
ability
 
to:
 
 
Focus
 
well
 
on
 
the
 
task
 
at
 
hand
 
while
 
others
 
work
 
on
 
different
 
tasks.
 
 
Maintain
 
professional
 
decorum
 
and
 
email/computer
 
responsibilities
 
working
 
from
 
a
 
construction
 
site.
 
 
Keep
 
yourself 
 
warm
 
in
 
outdoor
 
environments
 
without
 
much
 
physical
 
activity.
 
 
Dress
 
appropriately
 
for
 
both
 
site
 
service
 
and
 
community
 
meetings.
 
 
Occasionally
 
participate
 
in
 
work
 
outside,
 
on
 
ladders,
 
scaffolding,
 
and
 
on
 
your
 
feet
 
for
 
extended
 
periods,
 
and
 
lift
 
30
 
lbs.
 
Note:
 
Habitat 
 
 for 
 
Humanity 
 
of 
 
Seattle
King
 
County 
 
adheres
 
to
 
all 
 
local,
 
state,
 
and 
 
 federal 
 
laws
 
and 
 
will 
 
make
 
reasonable
 
accommodations
 
 for 
 
Service
 
Site
 
Environment 
 
CELs
 
will
 
each
 
be
 
assigned
 
a
 
construction
 
site
 
or
 
team,
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
an
 
external
 
community
 
or
 
demographic
 
to
 
engage.
 
Your
 
service
 
will
 
be
 
split
 
between
 
these
 
two
 
environments.
 
You
 
will
 
report
 
to
 
the
 
construction
 
site/team
 
each
 
day,
 
and
 
either
 
perform
 
hosting
 
duties
 
there
 
or
 
depart
 
for
 
community
 
engagements,
 
or
 
both.
 
You
 
will
 
be
 
responsible
 
for
 
arranging
 
your
 
schedule
 
and
 
planning
 
accordingly.
 
On
 
all
 
sites,
 
safety
 
of 
 
self 
 
&
 
others
 
is
 
first
 
priority.
 
Personal
 
safety
 
equipment
 
is
 
provided
 
to
 
all
 
AmeriCorps
 
members
 
while
 
working
 
on
 
the
 
construction
 
site.
 
When
 
you
 
participate
 
in
 
construction
 
tasks,
 
service
 
is
 
often
 
physically
 
demanding,
 
strenuous
 
&
 
at
 
times
 
fast
 
paced.
 
Tasks
 
involve
 
lifting
 
&
 
carrying
 
of 
 
materials.
 
Site
 
service
 
takes
 
place
 
outside
 
regardless
 
of 
 
inclement
 
weather.
 
Members
 
are
 
responsible
 
for
 
providing
 
themselves
 
with
 
rain
 
gear
 
&
 
appropriate
 
sturdy
 
boots
 
(reimbursement
 
stipend
 
provided.)
 
Equipment 
 
 provided:
 
 
Safety
 
glasses
 
 
Ear
 
plugs
 
&
 
Hardhat
 
Personal 
 
Vehicle
 
required? 
 
No
 
Yes
 
Recommended.
 
Habitat
 
vehicles
 
are
 
provided
 
for
 
all
 
required
 
travel
 
to
 
and
 
between
 
service
 
sites.
 
All
 
members
 
must
 
obtain
 
a
 
Washington
 
State
 
drivers’
 
license
 
within
 
two
 
weeks
 
of 
 
the
 
start
 
of 
 
service,
 
and
 
be
 
willing
 
to
 
drive
 
Habitat
 
vehicles
 
as
 
needed,
 
including
 
for
 
the
 
transport
 
of 
 
other
 
people.
 
Members
 
will
 
be
 
required
 
to
 
submit
 
a
 
drivers
 
license
 
copy
 
and
 
Department
 
of 
 
Motor
 
Vehicles
 
Report
 
from
 
their
 
home
 
state
 
to
 
determine
 
driving
 
eligibility.
 
Members
 
serving
 
in
 
this
 
position
 
may
 
find
 
occasional
 
use
 
of 
 
a
 
personal
 
vehicle
 
desirable
 
for
 
flexibility
 
in
 
your
 
personal
 
and
 
service
 
schedule.
 
education/advocacy,
 
end
of 
day
 
reflection
 
activities,
 
and
 
tabling
 
or
 
speaking
 
opportunities
 
wherever
 
community
 
members
 
are
 
gathered.
 
 
Send
 
follow
up
 
thank
you
 
emails
 
with
 
photos
 
to
 
volunteers
 
after
 
each
 
build
 
day
 
on
 
your
 
site.
 
 
Arrange
 
and
 
guide
 
tours
 
onsite
 
for
 
potential
 
or
 
current
 
community
 
partners
 
or
 
allies.
 
 
With
 
site
 
teams,
 
identify
 
and
 
report
 
on
 
outstanding
 
acts
 
of 
 
service
 
and
 
positive
 
impacts
 
seen
 
on
 
site
 
or
 
in
 
the
 
community.
 
 
Provide
 
information
 
to
 
the
 
Habitat
 
marketing
 
department
 
for
 
media
 
and
 
website
 
outreach.
 
 
Make
 
community
 
introductions
 
to
 
key
 
Habitat
 
staff,
 
AmeriCorps,
 
and
 
volunteers.
 
 
Help
 
document
 
and
 
share
 
our
 
Community
 
Engagement
 
activities
 
and
 
practices
 
on
 
the
 
ground,
 
for
 
sharing
 
with
 
other
 
Habitat
 
affiliates,
 
or
 
for
 
future
 
volunteers
 
or
 
employees
 
assuming
 
your
 
duties.
 
 
Distribute
 
Habitat
 
materials
 
and
 
literature
 
to
 
our
 
sites
 
and
 
communities.
 
 
Manage
 
hospitality
 
systems
 
and
 
logistics
 
on
 
site,
 
including
 
sign
in
 
areas,
 
refreshments,
 
lunch
 
ordering
 
and
 
set
up,
 
supply
 
shopping,
 
literature
 
racks
 
and
 
signage,
 
&
 
general
 
volunteer
 
area
 
cleanliness
 
and
 
organization.
 
 
Inspire,
 
identify,
 
train,
 
and
 
cultivate
 
volunteers
 
from
 
the
 
community
 
to
 
assume
 
some
 
or
 
all
 
of 
 
your
 
CE
 
duties.
 
 All 
 
 AmeriCorps
 
members
 
will 
 
also
 
share
 
responsibility 
 
 for:
 
 
The
 
disaster
 
preparedness
 
education
 
of 
 
low
income
 
individuals
 
(in
 
teams,
 
including
 
pre/post
 
surveys).
 
 
Monthly
 
AmeriCorps
 
team
 
meetings.
 
 
All
Staff 
 
meetings
 
and
 
events.
 
 
National
 
Day
 
of 
 
Service
 
projects.
 
 
Attending
 
home
 
dedications
 
as
 
you
 
are
 
able.
 
 
Shared
 
site
 
duties
 
as
 
specified
 
by
 
your
 
supervisor.
 
 
Generating
 
and
 
sharing
 
stories,
 
photos,
 
and
 
videos
 
about
 
your
 
great
 
work.
 
 
Helping
 
plan
 
and
 
carry
 
out
 
any
 
major
 
AmeriCorps
 
events,
 
such
 
as
 
the
 
HFHI
 
AmeriCorps
 
Build
a
Thon.
 
 
Online
 
assessment
 
surveys.
 
 
HFHSKC
 
staff 
 
&
 
program
 
evaluations.
 
 
AmeriCorps
 
time
 
sheets
 
with
 
labor
 
allocation
 
tracking.
 

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