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.

    Employment Opportunities

    • Title: Family Services Coordinator

      Reports to: Director of Family Services

      Job purpose: Family Services Coordinator supports all operations within the Financial Freedom Center located at 780 Windsor Street in Hartford. This includes family services, construction and the financial freedom center. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and presence-serving as the information hub for these department.

      Responsibilities and Duties:

      • Receptionist/Organization Support
        • Manage multi-line telephone – screen/field calls (volunteer, community service, groups, individuals, etc.)
        • Maintain inventory and order office/kitchen/cleaning supplies
        • Data entry and light bookkeeping duties
        • Cross trained with the volunteer coordinator
      • Family Services Support
        • Answer recruitment questions and manage all mailings pertaining to the program
        • Manage prospective homeowners program requirements by entering sweat equity slips, workshop attendance, and down payment received – enter into database
        • Run monthly reports for partners and prospective families
        • In addition to the partner, serves as the representative for Habitat with all prospective homeowners
        • Attend/manage AIM (Applicant Information Meetings) and other Family Services meetings/events, if Director is not present
        • Develop and oversee the monthly newsletter (Family Services) to Habitat Homeowners
        • Assist with other marketing materials
        • Monthly Insurance reporting – in coordination with our Mortgage Servicing Provider, to insure that all properties have active coverage
        • Assist with the coordination of all Habitat Family Services chaired events
        • Administrative duties as needed

      ----Financial Freedom Center

      • Manage the workshop schedule for the Financial Freedom Center
      • Answering questions/inquiries for participants and volunteers
      • Maintain all data pertaining to the center including demographics, surveys utilizing specialized online database.
      • Work closely with the Executive Director and development team for funding opportunities

      Qualifications:

      Ability to follow directions

      Previous experience in an office setting

      Strong computer skills including mastery of Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

      Good organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical)

      Cheerful presence and people skills

      Good oral and written communication skills

      Self starter who can work independently

      Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload

      Must have reliable transportation (own a car)

      Available evenings and weekends

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

    Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.