Working at Habitat

At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we work to support the vision that everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home.

Hiring Philosophy

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity team members are motivated by our mission and live out our core values each day.

We seek employees who are comfortable adapting to change, understand perspectives different from their own, and are willing to learn from others.

We invite applicants who are problem solvers and who balance self-direction with teamwork.

We seek employees who value collegiality, respect, and pride in workplace.

On Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity strives for diversity of thought across our organization. We are committed to cultivating a staff who reflects the communities in which we build. We aim to attract candidates who broaden our diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, cultural experiences, skills, and community representation. We believe the inclusion and amplification of our differences create a more effective workplace and a more compassionate world.


Habitat offers a competitive salary and benefits packages including fully paid medical, vision and dental insurance; 403(b) retirement plan, and vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.


AmeriCorps Openings

Construction Systems Development VISTA

The Construction Systems Development VISTA member will create, document and implement a plan to improve Tacoma Habitat’s home construction operation, with a focus on inventory management. The member will help identify best practices and areas for improvement, and work to develop and implement enhanced processes to addresses preparation, planning, scheduling, green building techniques and work site safety. After testing, evaluating and revising the project plan, the member will develop manuals and training materials to ensure sustainability beyond their year of service.

To view the full job description, including benefits and/or to apply, please click here. Free housing is available for qualified candidates.

About AmeriCorps

With Habitat AmeriCorps, you can serve in a leadership role on an active build site or at a local Habitat office coordinating volunteers and serving Habitat clients. As stipend volunteers, AmeriCorps members receive a monthly living allowance to serve full-time, working to engage more volunteers and serve more families in our community – all the while gaining real-world work experience. Tacoma Habitat is now recruiting for the 2023/2024 term. Free housing is available for qualified candidates.

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AmeriCorps FAQs

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that take different approaches to improve lives and foster civic engagement. More than 250,000 Americans across the country participate in AmeriCorps each year, tackling various community needs in different ways.

Do AmeriCorps members get paid?

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of approximately $17,000 for approximately a 10 month service term. This is direct-deposited bi-weekly. Upon successful completion of service, members are eligible for a Segal Education Award of $6,895.

Other benefits include:

  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Free housing for qualified candidates.
  • Telephone stipend of $20 per month
What are you looking for in an AmeriCorps candidate?

Generally, we’re looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.

Visit Habitat for Humanity International’s website for AmeriCorps openings nationwide. Learn more about the process and program at the AmeriCorps website. Questions about serving in the Pacific Northwest? Contact us.