Careers

Turn Your Passion For Service Into a Career

If you’re looking for a rewarding and impactful career, we might have just the place for you here at Rebuild Upstate. Our tight-knit team works together each day to bring life to our mission and foster strong, sustainable communities.

If you’re a self-starter, thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy solving problems, you’re already off to a great start! Explore our open positions below to apply.

Position Title: AmeriCorps Upstate – Resource Navigator
Status: Full-Time (36-40 hrs/week) – Temporary
Service Year: Aug 22, 2022 through July 31, 2023
Location: Greenville, SC

TO APPLY: Complete this application.

AmeriCorps – Program Overview
AmeriCorps Upstate addresses the current economic hardships of the Upstate of South
Carolina by placing AmeriCorps Members in nonprofits throughout four counties in the
Upstate (Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, Oconee). Members assist economically
disadvantaged individuals increase their personal income, build savings and gain and
sustain assets.

Rebuild Upstate – Overview
Rebuild Upstate repairs the houses of our low-income neighbors to make homes safer,
healthier and more livable. We envision an Upstate where everyone has the opportunity
to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong,
sustainable communities.

Rebuild Upstate – AmeriCorps Member Position
As an AmeriCorps Upstate member, you will be expected to learn and understand the
overall workings of the AmeriCorps program and provide financial stability programs
and services to the community, including but not limited to:

  • Resource Navigation | case management, scheduling home visits, crisis
    assistance, and providing holistic services by connecting clients with community
    resources
  • Financial Literacy | Teaching financial literacy to clients individually or in a
    classroom setting
  • VITA | Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – free tax preparation service in the
    community

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform holistic needs assessments for each Rebuild Upstate homeowner that is
    in the process of being approved for assistance
  • In the course of this assessment, provide connections to appropriate basic needs
    services and offer financial literacy training/one-on-one budgeting instruction to
    help improve the clients’ financial stability
  • This will also be an opportunity to inform homeowners of VITA services in
    preparation for the tax season
  • Be an important piece of qualifying and prioritizing homeowners for assistance
    based on the scope of needs and/or safety issues identified in the home
  • Will learn case management skills
  • Attend mandatory Leadership Development
  • Submit time sheets weekly
  • Earn advanced IRS certification for VITA

Minimum Requirements

  • Be U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United
    States
  • Be at least 18 years at start of service
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Subject to criminal history checks (Sex Offender Registry, SC SLED, State of
    Residence, FBI Fingerprinting)
  • Computer skills including MS Office and/or Google Suite applications
  • Work some weekday evenings and Saturday mornings during tax season
    (January-April)
  • Some travel for meetings required (10-30% based on position)

Benefits

  • AmeriCorps Upstate Members are eligible for $1,080 bi-weekly living allowance,
    health coverage benefits (dental and vision included, no monthly premiums), a
    member assistance program, childcare benefits (www.americorpschildcare.com),
    and federal student loan forbearance during their term.

    • Living allowance does not count against SNAP income calculation so
      many members are eligible for food stamps
    • Member Assistance Program
    • 24/7 telephonic counseling services
    • Life coaching, personal concierge, and more
  • Upon successful completion of a service term, members are eligible for payment of accrued interest on eligible federal loans, and a $6,495 Segal education award toward continued education or student loan repayment.
  • All members are provided with mileage reimbursement, skill building opportunities and robust monthly professional development trainings.

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Rebuild Upstate follows CDC guidance with regards to COVID-19 precautions

Work Location: Multiple Locations