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Apply to Serve

How to Apply and Process
  1. Read through the position types and locations below

    1. If you want more information or have questions, sign up for a information session with Katie Sylvis by clicking this link.

  2. When ready to apply, fill out this application and send your resume to Katie Sylvis at kzellmer@iowahabitat.org

 

  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with two start dates per month. 

  • Applicants will go through a screening interview with Habitat Iowa staff within a week of applying

  • Selected applicants will move onto location staff for final interviews within two weeks of applying

Why join Habitat Iowa's AmeriCorps Program?

Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in your community? Eager to be part of a team that not only builds homes but also builds futures? Habitat for Humanity of Iowa is excited to invite applications from dedicated individuals for our AmeriCorps Construction team. This opportunity is perfect for anyone looking to step into the construction world, especially for those seeking to break stereotypes in this dynamic field.

No prior experience in construction? No problem! What we value most is your willingness to learn and collaborate with our team. We're committed to providing a space where someone can grow, lead, and thrive in construction and service to the community.

 

In addition to these activities,  many of our members are part of our Mobile Response Team which are on call to respond to natural disasters across the state as they appear. When they are not responding to a disaster, the Mobile Response Team is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa repairing and building homes at Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the state. 

Open positions Summer 2024 - 

Detailed Position descriptions below postings

DES MOINES - GREATER DES MOINES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 9 weeks | Monday-Friday or Tuesday- Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm​​

  • 1 Community Outreach Associate

    • Part Time- 20 hours per week| 18 weeks | Monday-Friday

WATERLOO- IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 9 weeks| Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm​

 

CEDAR RAPIDS - MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF IOWA:

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 9 weeks | Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm​

   *These members serve on the Mobile Response Team and travel frequently in and out of state

 

CEDAR RAPIDS - CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 9 weeks | Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm​

 

IOWA CITY- IOWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • 1 Construction Coordinators

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 9 weeks | Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm​​

PELLA- MARION COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • All positions filled at this time.

Open positions Fall 2024 - 

Detailed Position descriptions below postings

DES MOINES - GREATER DES MOINES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 50, 36, or 28 weeks | Tuesday- Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm​​

  • 1 Community Outreach Associate

    • Part Time- 20 hours per week| 18 weeks | Monday-Friday

 

CEDAR RAPIDS - MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF IOWA:

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 50, 36, or 28 weeks| Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm​

   *These members serve on the Mobile Response Team and travel frequently in and out of state

CEDAR RAPIDS - CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 50, 36, or 28 weeks| Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm​

 

IOWA CITY- IOWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • 1 Construction Coordinators

    • Full Time- 40 hours per week| 50, 36, or 28 weeks| Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

PELLA- MARION COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • 1 Community Outreach Associate

    • Part Time- 20 hours per week| 52, 28, or 18 weeks | Monday-Friday

Currently not hiring but may consider opening spot for right candidate: 

WATERLOO- IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

MASON CITY- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

Benefits for the Members
  • ​Members earn a living allowance paid twice per month

  • Education award 

  • Housing reimbursement

  • National Service Forbearance and Accrued Interest paid off for federal student loans

  • Health insurance

  • Member Assistance Program (Mental Health, Life, Financial, and Lawyer coaching services)

  • Childcare assistance

  • Training

Please read more specific information here or print here. 

Typical Terms
Habitat Iowa AmeriCorps members serve 50, 36, 28, or 13 week terms which are typically 40 hours per week. They serve in a variety of local Habitat for Humanities. Serving in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Pella, and Waterloo, Iowa. Occasionally other cities are added. 
Some members serve Monday through Friday and some serve Tuesday through Saturday. 

Position Descriptions
Construction (38 positions each year):
Construction members serve at Habitats learning construction skills and volunteer management to build and repair homes for low-income families. (Detailed Position Description Here

Mobile Response Team | Construction (5 positions each year): 
In addition to the construction activities, MRT members are on call to respond to natural disasters across the state as they appear. When they are not responding to a disaster, the Mobile Response Team is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa repairing and building homes at Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the state. (detailed position here)

Community Outreach (2 positions each year):
Community outreach members serve to increase the awareness of local communities of Habitat services. This could mean creating educational materials, delivering presentations at community events, meeting with families to explain the Habitat programming, or serving with staff to ensure the office is welcoming space for families and volunteers to come. (Detailed Position Description Here

Volunteer Engagement (2 positions each year):
Volunteer engagement members recruit, manage, and train volunteers who are serving in local Habitat for Humanities. (Detailed Position Description Here

Family Services (1 position each year):
Family service members serve the families receiving services at Habitat for Humanities. This could mean helping them through the paperwork process or helping them record their required volunteer hours. (Detailed Position Description Here
Where to go with questions

Please direct your questions about applying to Katie Sylvis at kzellmer@iowahabitat.org or 515-220-1287

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