Housing Resource Navigator - International Institute of MN

Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(8/27/2021 4:07 PM)

Position Summary

Many Minnesotans do not have access to safe and stable housing. Help us change this by offering your time and talent as a Housing Resource Navigator.  

Navigators help people overcome barriers and achieve their housing goals. You will be trained to navigate resources, provide support and create action plans with clients, while helping them build confidence and skills along the way.

We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year with opportunities beginning in September, November and January. Your commitment to Heading Home Corps will be 40 hours per week.   

This is an AmeriCorps member position with Heading Home Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing cohort of Housing Resource Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences.

What to Expect

  • Support individuals in ongoing development of their housing plans.
  • Learn to navigate social services resources, programs, and benefit systems in the Metro area to provide excellent services to clients.
  • Foster strong relationships with clients to help them build their confidence and skills, and encourage them to set housing-related goals.
  • Participate in training and professional development throughout the year.
  • Embed yourself into the local non-profit community to get hands-on experience in social services.
  • Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.

Perks Package

Housing Resource Navigators receive a perks package at 40 hours a week that includes:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
    • $20,900 for 1,350 hours of service starting in November 2021
    • $17,600 for 1,200 hours of service starting in January 2022
  • Up to $4, 441 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.

What it Takes

Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service. 

  • Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Can set a pace and maintain a work schedule of 40 hours per week
  • Have intermediate basic computer skills (like using email, navigating online and data entry)
  • Can speak, read, and write English fluently
  • 18 years of age or older two weeks before the start date
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
  • Agree to and successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Want to Learn More?

Click here to view the position description.

About our Organization

Minnesota Heading Home Corps is an AmeriCorps program administered by Reading & Math, Inc., through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. is a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and also administers California Reading CorpsMinnesota Reading CorpsMississippi Reading Corps Florida Reading CorpsWisconsin Reading Corps California Math Corps,  Minnesota Math Corps Georgia Math CorpsMississippi Math Corps,  Minnesota Opportunity Corps, Minnesota Recovery Corps, Illinois Recovery Corps, Home Energy Corps, and Community Forestry Corps. Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. 

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.


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