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AMERICORPS

Are you interested in joining our team? Below is a list of positions that are currently available. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask about upcoming job opportunities, as we usually have a plethora of ways to get involved!

Build Apprentices
AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023.

Community Rebuilds provides an advanced educational service opportunity for those interested in entering into the field of construction or for those wanting to contribute direct service towards affordable housing projects for low income families and individuals. Apprentices will be paired with a homeowner(s) and lead instructor/supervisor(s).

20% of this direct service position can be used towards capacity building for the organization. Community Rebuilds has many exciting behind-the-scenes projects in the office. Four hours per week (on average) of the Americorps term can be used for assisting with side projects, administrative assistance, project management, planning, and development. This capacity-building work is intended not only to assist in furthering the organization's mission and programming, but to serve as experience and professional development for the Apprentice. The capacity-building time must be pre-approved for purposes of priority and may be contingent on the capacity of CR's staff to mentor the Apprentice.  

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours between 8/1/2022—7/31/2023

  • Attend site orientation and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Participate in all building tasks involved with foundation to finish construction

  • Assist the lead instructor/supervisor on-site

  • Advise, mediate issues, and field questions for interns, volunteers and homeowners

  • Provide on-site supervision for safety of interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Maintain the build site cleanliness and organization

  • Supervise the use of tools and maintain inventory list

  • Coordinate the purchase and ordering of materials

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate and cater events and workshops

  • Motivate the crew to work together as a team and maintain morale

  • Assist the bookkeeper in maintaining the build budget as needed

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

To apply, send letter of intent and resume to: apply@communityrebuilds.org

Outreach and Program Facilitator
AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023

Community Rebuilds is seeking an organized and outgoing individual with a passion for affordable and sustainable housing. This creative and detail-oriented individual will work alongside the Fundraising Coordinator VISTA, Education Developer VISTA, Campus Coordinator, and Program Manager to cultivate community partnerships and facilitate programs and events. The Outreach and Program Facilitator should also be excited about social media and will manage CR’s online presence.

 

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours between 8/1/2022 - 7/31/2023

  • Attend site and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Manage and recruit volunteers/interns/participants

  • Recruit homeowner applicants

  • Manage and recruit students for education programming

  • Greet community members in the office and on build sites, conduct tours, and communicate CR’s mission

  • Oversee organization’s presence on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms

  • Create and deploy marketing campaigns for program offerings 

  • Field online inquiries via email and social media messaging

  • Facilitate events, workshops, and other programming. This may include but is not limited to: turnover of residential spaces, food preparation and service, set up and tear down, and emceeing/ushering events

  • Assist with the maintenance and organization of the Community Rebuilds campus and ReStore

 

If you are interested in this position, send your resume and letter of intent to learn@communityrebuilds.org.

Drafting and Content Developer AmeriCorps VISTA

Period of Assignment: January 2023 - January 2024

Community Rebuilds is hoping to continue and expand our housing advocacy work, through inclusionary zoning research, site planning, and tracking the energy performance of our natural homes with this VISTA position. The VISTA will also design marketing, recruiting, and educational content for our organization, and partner with our Educational Development VISTA in creating course material and designing new programs on sustainable building.

 

Job Description

Develop content for organization, draft construction drawings, manage social media accounts, research zoning and housing policy. 

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Develop training guides, checklists, and infographics

  • Design Instructors Curriculum 

  • Create marketing material for programs

  • Draft diverse construction drawings

  • Create permaculture landscape plans for special projects

Apply on the AmeriCorps website or send a resume and letter of interest to apply@communityrebuilds.org 

Campus Sustainability Coordinator AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: August 1st, 2022 - August 1st, 2023

Community Rebuilds provides an advanced service opportunity in groundskeeping, landscaping, and property management for one who is interested in contributing direct service towards a nonprofit affordable housing contractor and natural building school. The Campus Sustainability Coordinator will work alongside program director and residents of the campus.

20% of this direct service position can be used towards capacity building for the organization. Community Rebuilds has many exciting behind-the-scenes projects in the office. Four hours per week (on average) of the Americorps term can be used for assisting with side projects, administrative assistance, project management, planning, and development. This capacity-building work is intended not only to assist in furthering the organization's mission and programming, but to serve as experience and professional development for the Apprentice. The capacity-building time must be pre-approved for purposes of priority and may be contingent on the capacity of CR's staff to mentor the Apprentice.  

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours between 8/1/2022—7/31/2023

  • Attend site orientation and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Participate in campus and organizational meetings

  • Assist the program director with and initiate own campus projects

  • Mediate issues and field questions for campus residents

  • Maintain the campus cleanliness and organization

  • Design and implement a campus food forest

  • Coordinate the purchase and ordering of materials

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate tasks for campus residents (weeding, watering plants, etc.)

  • Build structures on campus like compost area, chicken coop, benches

  • Implement and maintain compost and possibly chickens

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

To apply, send letter of intent and resume to: apply@communityrebuilds.org

Program and Project manager intern positions are available upon request when housing is available. 

What are the benefits of AmeriCorps State and VISTA programs?
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Learn more about the different AmeriCorps programs here!