CC Service Enterprise Navigator
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

314 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, Ma 01201, Usa
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CC Service Enterprise Navigator

StatusActively recruiting
Service datesAugust 22, 2022 - June 24, 2023
ApplicationsJune 10, 2022

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist CBHFH in the Implementation of the Volunteer Service Enterprise Action Plan:
  • Test and assess the elements of the plan to ensure successful volunteer engagement.
  • Assist CBHFH to expand the volunteer program county wide by recruiting, assessing, screening, and training volunteers.
  • Assist CBHFH in volunteer orientation, appreciation and recognition activities.
  • Support volunteers that would assist community residents to enroll in available job training programs and support residents in completion and retention of workforce placements.
  • Collect volunteer feedback and data that allows for improved continuous volunteer programming improvement.
  • Supervise, manage and support volunteers as they support residents seeking economic and workforce opportunities.
  • Train volunteers to assist and connect community residents to available housing, childcare, health and safety resources.
  • Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  • Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week. This may include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Participate in relevant CBHFH meetings and training sessions
  • Attend and participate in three community meetings a month (Zoom until Safe to hold in person meetings.
  • Support workshops and resident training events.
  • Support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.

Berkshire County

Living allowanceStipend of $1,100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
BenefitsWhat You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $1,100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Health insurance (individual coverage only);
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
  • Completion award of up to $4000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs
  • The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement);
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

You must be:

  • A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
  • Experienced conducting community outreach
  • Eager to serve collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strongly familiar with the communities in which you would be serving
  • Willing to increase professional skills (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Smartsheet, Zoom)
  • Willing to grow in leadership through training.

It would also be great if you:

  • Are comfortable with technology
  • Speak a language other than English – Spanish Preferred
  • Are a person with lived experience similar to those served by CBHFH programs
  • Make people feel comfortable and are friendly and open to connecting with neighbors
  • Are a good listener and like to solve problems
  • Want your voice heard at decision making places
Desired LanguagesSpeak a language other than English – Spanish Preferred
Other conditions
Weekly HoursService commitment will be 40 hours per week during the following days/times: Monday –Friday; 8:30 am - 4:30pm with some evening and weekend hours based on community schedule, with two weeks’ notice provided.
Our missionCentral Berkshire Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Disaster Relief, Life Skills, Poverty, Social Justice & Equality