Meet Our Member - Nathaniel Jamison-Root
Home Education Coordinator at Champlain Housing Trust
Nathaniel was born and raised in Vermont, and graduated from Kenyon College in 2014 with a degree in English Literature. Soon after, he went down to Dallas for an internship at a real estate development company where he focused his interest on housing, and gained some great experience. Nathaniel returned to Vermont excited to work in the housing realm, and found the perfect fit!
What is a typical day like in your position with AmeriCorps?
A typical day as Home Education coordinator consists of emailing and speaking on the phone with clients, coordinating appointments, doing intake, or just helping someone talk through a problem. Usually about once a week I co-host workshops on either financial management or Home Purchasing.
Why did you join VHCB AmeriCorps?
I came across the posting for the Home Education Coordinator position during a job search, having just returned from travelling. The position fit my interests perfectly, and I applied, introducing me to the wonderful organization of VHCB, and AmeriCorps.
What has surprised you most about serving with VHCB AmeriCorps?
I have been surprised and impressed with how passionate everyone is about their position and about serving with VHCB AmeriCorps in general. Everyone has a very professional attitude towards their work and I’m sure will all make a great impact at their sites.
What is the highlight of serving at your host site?
CHT has had AmeriCorps members for many years, so there was already a culture surrounding the position and everyone has been very supportive and helpful as I have transitioned into the position. Because of so many AmeriCorps coming through, there are lots of processes in place to help get started, and it has been great so far!
What would you like other people to know about serving with VHCB AmeriCorps?
I would love people to just be aware that all of the wonderful opportunities available through VHCB exist. I had never heard of the program until I stumbled across it, and it would be great to be able to help spread the word a little more!