WORK AT HABITAT
“Working at Habitat changes a person. We always get to see the best of people: we see
people give of themselves over and over again. We see donors give sacrificially.
We see volunteers give of themselves completely, and we see homebuyers work
extremely hard to help their family’s future. Witnessing that much grace changes us.”
Neighborhood Resident Development Manager
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County seeks to fill the position of Neighborhood Resident Development Manager within the Community Development Department. The NRDM is called to serve as Habitat Kent’s “ambassador” to the community and serves as the communications liaison between the selected neighborhood and HFHKC. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing and implementing resident-driven community planning processes and neighborhood outreach and engagement strategies to ensure that the voice of the community is heard and their potential maximized to create real and long-term impact. Qualified candidates should have an interest in supporting a mission-oriented non-profit organization and committed to building strong sustainable neighborhoods.
Responsibilities Include:Conduct extensive community outreach in target neighborhoods, including maintaining a strong presence at neighborhood associations, community events and public meetings; Establish, maintain and deepen relationships with community-based and/or faith-based organizations, schools, businesses and with grassroots leaders in the neighborhood; Promote Habitat Kent’s programs and services to neighborhood residents and stakeholders; Develop, organize and facilitate resident driven design and planning processes such as Plaza Roosevelt, and the Grandville Avenue Area Specific Plan; Recruit, train and supervise volunteers; Collect neighborhood resident feedback to measure and evaluate Habitat program outcomes; Establish and promote programs and opportunities for resident leadership development.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Service field preferred or a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the non-profit community-based sector; Knowledge of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) principles and practices; High energy, positive team player; Comfortable and adept at building relationships in diverse communities with the ability to listen and respond to diverse views; An ability to manage multiple projects efficiently to achieve results; Excellent leadership and team building skills; Must have excellent facilitation, analytical, problem-solving and planning skills; Demonstrated cultural competence, including minimum bilingual competency in English/Spanish.
Habitat Kent is focused on recruiting a diverse and equitable workforce, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified candidates for the position of Site Supervisor within the Construction Department.
This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Construction and Operations. The Site Supervisor oversees and works directly with volunteers and home buyer families to provide instruction, while ensuring site safety, and producing a positive Habitat site experience. This position will also manage the warranty program with existing homeowners, as well as work on Educational builds alongside students and instructors. This requires the ability to build homes to code through all phases of construction, while keeping on schedule. Preferred qualifications include a state of MI builder’s license and five years minimum supervisory experience in the remodeling/new construction industry. This job requires work Tuesday through Saturday. Candidates must be passionate about the mission of Habitat, a team player and willing to foster relationships during the build process.
Grant and Data Specialist
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County seeks to fill the position of Grants & Data Specialist. This Specialist is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals and reports to foundations, corporations, government sources, and other grant making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Habitat Kent’s mission and programs to potential funders. Additionally, the Specialist will compile, analyze, and report on Habitat Kent program data, community data, and other data sources to demonstrate the outcomes and impact of Habitat Kent’s work to various audiences, contribute to organizational learning, and inform future planning. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development - Strategic Initiatives, the Grants & Data Specialist will assemble and edit grant requests, maintain records and compliance for government funding sources, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
Qualifications: Must be able to demonstrate values that support empowerment, partnership, and diversity; Experience in or demonstrated interest in social change, especially as related to Habitat Kent’s mission, vision, and organizational goals; Must be able to work independently and in teams, take initiative, meet deadlines, be flexible, and juggle multiple priorities; Must be a creative and innovative thinker with strong skills in writing, project management, and research. Basic experience with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis is a plus; A high level of computer literacy is required, and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other donor database is preferred; A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in communications, public relations, public or nonprofit administration, or related field. At least 2-3 years of experience with grant writing, resource development, outcome measurement, and/or nonprofit program experience is preferred. Entry-level candidates who have demonstrated the required skillset through internships and/or other work products will be considered; Experience working effectively with people from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County seeks to fill the position of Volunteer Services Coordinator within the Volunteer Services Department. This is a full-time, exempt position and will work primarily Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-4pm. The primary focus of this position will be on managing and coordinating volunteers who serve the affiliate ensuring Habitat volunteers have an exceptional experience. Qualified candidates should have a demonstrated interest in supporting a mission-oriented non-profit organization and volunteers.
Position Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or 3 years equivalent experience in volunteer management, event planning, communications, non-profit leadership, etc; Qualified candidates must be willing to work in a non-traditional work setting (construction sites, warehouse, ReStore, as well as in the office); Strong demonstrable verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to frequently speak in front of small and large groups; Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and online database and social media; (Volunteer Hub and/or Raiser’s Edge exposure desired); provide demonstrated attention to detail and be self-directed; Qualified candidates must have the ability to work and communicate well with diverse groups of people, have the flexibility to multi-task and assist with a variety of tasks; Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable and consistent personal transportation; Must be able to walk, kneel, and lift a minimum of 25 pounds.