Community Engagement Manager

We are seeking to find an individual who will lead a key part of the organization’s expanded mission. The successful candidate will lead our Community Engagement and Neighborhood Revitalization Programs with passion and enthusiasm, stewarding our existing relationships, creating new relationships, and building coalitions that will increase our ability to serve more families annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Financial Freedom Center – Oversees all aspects of the financial freedom center working closely with family services and our volunteer-facilitators.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) – Leads efforts to identify target neighborhoods and community assets. This is accomplished through a series of subcommittees, each with a unique goal all coming together to produce a holistic approach to Neighborhood Revitalization.
  • Veterans & Aging in Place Initiatives – Leads programs that targets veterans and seniors for home repairs. Identifies funding opportunities and coalitions that serve these groups maximizing the number and impact of veterans and seniors the affiliate is able to serve.
  • Playhouse Family Selection- Screen prospective families to receive playhouses. Introduce recipient families and non-profit representatives receiving the playhouses, logistical support such as inventory tracking, playhouse recipient coordination,
  • Social Services Collaborations – Research other social service organizations within our service area to determine collaborative opportunities to complement our holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization and to leverage our effectiveness in the community.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years nonprofit experience with direct service and case management history
  • High degree of volunteer interaction; directing and coaching volunteers to achieve specific outcomes
  • Familiarity with social service programs (government and private).
  • Ability to provide outstanding and inspirational leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency on the computer including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and Office 365
  • Approaches stressful situations focused on positive outcomes and with the ability to laugh and have fun doing it.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record

About Habitat for Humanity: We seek to build, create and support affordable homeownership in Hartford County. This affiliate of Habitat for Humanity started in 1989. We have built over 300 homes serving more than a 1,000 individuals with the support of 4,000+ volunteers per year. We are able to create affordable homeownership through our unique model that conveys mortgages at 0% interest.

The position will close on November 25, 2022. Interviews will be held in early December and the successful candidate will start employment after February 1st. Please submit applications via Indeed. No emails or calls.





Construction Site Supervisor


Employment Status: Full Time, Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am – 3:30pm
Pay Scale: Starting $25.00/Hour, Competitive Benefits Package
Reports to:  
Director of Construction
Supervises: Volunteers, Laborers, AmeriCorps members, Sub-Contractors

This position is responsible for overseeing Habitat for Humanity construction projects. The ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals is required. You will interact with AmeriCorps members, Civic/Faith/Corporate volunteers, Habitat partner families, city inspectors, and subcontractors. You will be leading crews of various ages and skill sets, while overseeing all of your construction project: deciphering blueprints, meeting local building codes, passing inspections, coordinating material deliveries and subcontractors, managing a build schedule, etc. You will work closely with the Director of Construction on scheduling and budget updates.


  • Act as an on-site ambassador for the mission of Habitat for Humanity by demonstrating the core values of integrity, respect, teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Supervise and train volunteers on the worksite and ensure they have a consistently positive experience
  • Successfully utilize AmeriCorps members, laborers, and volunteer crew leaders to lead teams and keep the jobsite safe and productive
  • Work in partnership with the future homeowners to ensure a meaningful jobsite experience and allow them complete sweat equity hours.
  • Take charge of the construction project and oversee all activities on site from framing through acquiring a Certificate of Occupancy


  • Effectively communicate and demonstrate to volunteers, contractors, and staff that safety is the first priority on the construction site
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures established by the affiliate are adhered to at all times, by everyone on the job sites
  • Complete and keep First Aid/CPR certification up-to-date
  • Complete and keep Habitat’s Competent Person certification up-to-date


  • Manage each construction project to ensure completion in accordance with the schedule as set by the Construction Director
  • Take control of project after foundation installed and lead volunteers and contractors in building homes
  • Effectively communicate with AmeriCorps members, laborers, our vendors and suppliers to coordinate the delivery of tools and supplies to the worksite
  • Manage subcontractors and oversee their activities on site
  • Coordinate building inspections and communicate with City/Town officials as needed


  • Broad knowledge of residential construction, skilled in framing and new construction preferred
  • Ability to teach volunteers of varying skill sets
  • Ability to interpret residential blueprints & site plans
  • Capacity to problem solve to maintain forward progress on complicated projects
  • Proven proficiency in peer management
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate clearly and professionally with volunteers, contractors, suppliers, and coworkers. This job demands collaboration with a team of other supervisors, designers, and many other members of the organization


  • High school diploma, GED, or Trade School required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • OSHA10 required, OSHA30 preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of direct on-site residential construction experience is required
  • Experience teaching in any capacity a plus
  • Habitat for Humanity or other similar volunteer experience is preferred


  • 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 Driver’s License and Motor Vehicle Report is required
  • Basic understanding of email, word & excel documents, pdfs, and other documentation associated with the position


Health Insurance: All Full-time employees are eligible for Health Insurance on the 1st of the month following 60 days from date of hire.

– Anthem Gold Pathway CT PPO Health Insurance provided by Habitat at no cost with option to buy up into more premium plans
-Basic Dental & Vision provided by Habitat at no cost with option to buy into more premium plans
-$10,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by Habitat at no cost for duration of employment
-Health Reimbursement Account with $1,000/year provided by Habitat
-Optional Flexible Savings Account (FSA) available
-Options for group pricing on Supplemental Life Insurance, Short Term & Long Term Disability insurance, and premium Dental & Vision plans

Retirement Plans: All employees are eligible to contribute after 3 months (90 Days).

-401K with 4% match after 1 year of employment
-Financial advisor available for planning at no cost

Time Off: New hires that begin emolument during the year will receive credit based on the new hire vacation schedule. Employees must give 2 weeks of notice to their supervisor to request time off.
-13 days of vacation/personal time per year (5 days may be carried over annually)
-6 days of sick time (accrued at .5 days/month and can be carried over annually until cap of 60 days)
-Company shutdown Christmas through New Year’s Eve.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Please do not call.
The application process closes at midnight on November 27, 2022. All cover letters and resumes will not be reviewed until after this date.
Candidates will be notified by email no later than close of business on December 9th if they will be invited to interview for the position.
Those who are offered and accept the position can negotiate a start date in early February 2023.