Homeownership Marketing and Outreach Project - AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Category: Administration
Deadline: July 17, 2020

This is a AmeriCorps VISTA position. Prior to applying, please visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website for more information at www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista.

Impact neighborhood revitalization by marketing a dynamic lending program; fulfilling the dream of homeownership and renovating homes. Partners include Realtors, neighbors and non-profits.

Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC) is a well-established non-profit organization with a team oriented work environment. We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary as a mortgage lender in Des Moines and Polk County and opened an office in Cedar Rapids in 2018.

Our mission: NFC provides unique lending programs and other services to facilitate targeted neighborhood revitalization through partnerships with residents, governments, community based organizations, financial institutions, and the business community.

NFC provides purchase, refinance, home improvement and down payment loans. Annually we assist over 200 households with $20 million in repayable and forgivable loans. Every NFC loan includes a renovation component and 75% of NFC loans serve a low or moderate income community.

This position will work to expand NFC lending to underserved communities in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids; the majority of work will be from Des Moines.

What will the VISTA do?

The NFC VISTA position will be part of a new marketing and outreach initiative to Realtors and homebuyers. It will provide the opportunity to develop and implement a marketing and communication initiative with the goal of expanding homeownership for minority and non-traditional homebuyers. The VISTA team member will market NFC’s loan product which provides safe and affordable housing while revitalizing neighborhoods, allow home buyers to complete renovations as part of their home purchase, and build wealth quicker. The VISTA will serve as the marketing and outreach resource on the NFC loan production team. This will be achieved by marketing NFC to Realtors through personal contact, emails, social media and other methods developed. In addition, the VISTA team member will develop and implement outreach campaigns to households with the dream of homeownership with a specific focus on expanding minority homeownership. This is a Marketing and Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA Position at Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Impact neighborhood revitalization by marketing a dynamic lending program; fulfilling the dream of homeownership and renovating homes. Partners include Realtors, neighbors and non-profits.

The AmeriCorps VISTA bi-weekly stipend is $513.94 and NFC will provide an additional $200 a month transportation and/or food stipend. For more information on the opportunities available through VISTA AmeriCorps please visit NFC's posting at My AmeriCorps website https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=96923.

The qualified candidate will have at least one year of marketing and outreach work experience or similar education. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will report to NFC's Executive Director.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement

COVID-19 considerations:
The NFC Offices will open on a limited basis on July 6, 2020. It is anticipated that this position will be partially remote. NFC will discuss the situation with each candidate and consider 100% remote to protect the health and safety of the VISTA.

Application Question:

  • Do you understand that this is an AmeriCorps VISTA position?

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits offered:

  • Others

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


  • Monday to Friday
  • Other

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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