LISC AmeriCorps Member to serve as Associate Project Manager

LISC AmeriCorps Member Serving at Charities Housing
Full-Time (1700 hour in 10 months)
Ideal Start Date: October 1, 2015

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Charities Housing are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Associate Project Manager. The ideal candidate will begin service on October 1, 2015 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2016.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

Charities Housing is committed to developing and managing affordable housing and strives to create developments that contribute positively to communities. Healthy communities start with people who care, who fulfill a vision, and who gladly perform meaningful services. That is what you will find in each and every affordable housing developed, owned, and managed by Charities Housing throughout Silicon Valley. We firmly believe our contributions are essential to the creation of healthy communities.

The mission of Charities Housing is to develop, preserve, and manage high quality affordable housing for low-income individuals and their families. Through service enhanced property management and structured resident involvement, Charities Housing contributes to the highest standards of human dignity and participation in our community

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for assisting the housing development team under the direction of the senior project management housing development staff with all tasks associated with the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing developments throughout Santa Clara County. The member will be assigned to work with senior staff on specific projects and then under the direction of senior staff is expected to take responsibility for completion of their aspect of the project. All housing development work is performed under the direction of the Director of Housing Development.

  • Under the direction of the Director of Housing Development, prepare land use and funding applications for the housing development process and funding requests related to Charities Housing’s housing assets.

  • Member will observe housing development staff in resident and community outreach.

  • Assist in the selection and on-going coordination between architects, contractors, attorneys, and other members of the housing development team.

  • Assist in management of project budgets for Charities Housing’s housing projects.

Members perform day to day service at Charities Housing but are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2016;

  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;

  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;

  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,

  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position. As such neither LISC nor Charities Housing will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Desired Skills

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Computer skills;

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under time constraints

  • Comfortable seeking assistance when necessary

  • Skilled with Microsoft Excel and Word

Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service

  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)

  • Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS (is different than documentation for employment)

  • Be eligible to earn a full-time education award

  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service

  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service

  • Be available for service from October 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016

Criminal Record Searches
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not perform service. All candidates offered the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website and a State Level Criminal History Search. Members whose service will have them providing direct service to a vulnerable population will have to consent to an FBI level search. Vulnerable populations are defined as: (1) “children” defined as individuals aged 17 and under consistent with the PROTECT Act; (2) “elderly” defined as individuals sixty years of age (the lowest age commonly used by Congress to define elderly persons); or (3) “individuals with disabilities” as defined in the Rehabilitation Act in 29 USC 705(20)(B) and covers any individual who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities or is regarded as having such an impairment. Charities Housing attests that this AmeriCorps position will have the candidate performing direct service to a vulnerable population.

Program Benefits
Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,730 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is paid in 20 equal checks twice a month. Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).

Resumes should be sent to:
Sandra Heredia – HR Manager at

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.