Employment Opportunities

Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator (NRC)
Job Description

In support of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, the Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator bridges our construction and family services departments. They are responsible for managing our “A Brush With Kindness” (ABWK) program. ABWK is designed to assist existing homeowners in minor home improvement and repair projects. Their involvement with Habitat will help promote self-reliance and resident involvement in the communities we serve.

The NRC candidate will promote ABWK build days and services through various forms of media, print, and public engagements. They will be responsible for scheduling build days, supervision of volunteers, and coordination of tools and materials for our seasonal events typically in October & April every year.

Outside of these ABWK seasonal events they will assist new construction supervisors with supply runs, deliveries, and crew leading volunteers. During large event builds and when spread across multiple projects the NRC candidate will be responsible for leading volunteers on an assigned project.

Reports to Director of Construction
Part-time position, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30am-3:30pm

The Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator will:

ABWK PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • Assist residents in understanding and applying for our ABWK Program
  • Challenge/engage residents to act on behalf of their common interests through “sweat equity” volunteer days
  • Help residents to empower themselves though home repair program services
  • Expand resident connections to each other and additional community resources to accomplish their goals
  • Actively recruit, train, support and empower homeowners and community representatives to participate in our programming
  • Encourage confidence in residents to bring newly identified issues back to neighborhood and community leaders
  • Work closely with construction department to determine supervision needs, material and tool requests, and budget projects
  • Assist construction in project planning, site prep, and supervision of volunteer groups
  • Become familiar with and assist in implementing evaluation tactics; assist in generating and presenting qualitative/quantitative reports utilizing provided data and statistics
  • Help develop and implement resident engagement strategies based on methods determined to be effective for communities served
  • Engage and work with diverse neighborhood populations
  • Tackle administrative tasks assigned by Construction and Family Services to assist with increasing productivity & efficiency in both departments

NEW CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION AND ASSISTANCE

  • Effectively communicates to volunteers and contractors that safety is the first priority on the construction site.
  • Ensures that all safety policies and procedures established by the affiliate are adhered to at all times, by everyone on our job sites.
  • Acts as an on-site ambassador for the mission of Habitat for Humanity by demonstrating the core values of integrity, respect, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Supervises and trains and volunteers on the worksite and ensures that they have a consistently positive experience.

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma required
  • 3+ years of experience in residential construction or rehab work necessary
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, sociology, related field or equivalent life experience valuable
  • Ability to patiently teach and guide volunteers
  • Neighborhood/community outreach experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to use advanced word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Familiarity with social networking and use of social media is desired
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Weekend work required
  • Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs., and other similar activities as required).
  • Ability to safety use residential construction power tools.
  • Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar). A current Motor Vehicle Report is required.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to construction@hartfordhabitat.org

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity International

DESCRIPTION

The AmeriCorps team member in this role is integral to our goal of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. The member will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our new construction, critical home repair and rehab projects. 

Responsibilities:

• Assist with hand-on construction tasks, including, but not limited to, demolition, site preparation, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. 
• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff
• Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse. Pick up/gather materials needed for projects
• Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers)
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners
• Participate in planning and debriefing meetings each day
• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NRI programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner
• Assist the site supervisor and construction manager in day to day construction activities, i.e.; all aspects of construction, troubleshooting mechanical problems, tool and site organization, picking up materials and supplies for job site, site clean-up and maintenance, and assisting skilled trades people
• Lead volunteers and homeowners on construction tasks, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the project sites; teach complex construction techniques in an empowering and accessible way while maintaining compliance with Habitat safety protocols at the build site
• Act as a host to homeowners and volunteers by welcoming them, signing them in, making sure coffee, water, and other hospitality supplies are available to volunteers; present “Habitat 101” at the start of each workday; and answer questions on Habitat history, policy and programs
• Help to create a work environment that is productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, regular volunteers, new volunteers and staff) 
• Assist with warranty issues at completed Habitat projects including recruiting and organizing skilled volunteers on warranty work
• Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner
• Arrive on time and ready to serve, and promote the mission, goals and values of the AmeriCorps program

Required:

• Age 18 or older
• A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High School diploma or GED required
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Strong leadership skills 
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team 
• Knowledgeable about the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity
• Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder preferred
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience desirable
• Driver’s license required, 
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible. 

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: construction@hartfordhabitat.org with “HFH AmeriCorps – Construction Crew Leader” in the subject line.