The Community Engagement Specialist is a positive, on-the-ground presence in our focus neighborhoods. S/he advances the Habitat Chicago mission by connecting directly with residents to learn from them and to engage them in programmatic activities, as appropriate. S/he works closely with the Programs Team to convey information and determine neighborhood investment direction.


Key Responsibilities 

Community Engagement and Assessment (30%)
Be frequently present in our focus neighborhoods working to listen and learn from residents so as to 1) inform organization direction, 2) initiate resident opportunities and connections when appropriate and 3) increase resident confidence in Habitat Chicago’s work. 


Participant Recruitment and Liaison (50%)
Serve as the primary outreach and community liaison for the majority of our neighborhood development programs/initiatives (e.g. build site volunteers, block improvement projects, energy efficiency workshops and kit distribution, etc.).


Group Development (10%)
Manage our relationship with the West Pullman Community Action Group as well as potential partner groups in West Pullman and Greater Grand Crossing.  


Leadership and Teamwork (10%)
As a key Programs Team member, contribute to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership and personal integrity.


Who Should Apply 

You are a team-driven and talented communicator who understands the power of neighborhood. You have a curious, organized mind and are energized by connecting with people in the pursuit of short and long-term goals.  



Salaried position ranging from $43,000-$46,000, depending on experience. 30+ vacation/sick/personal days per year. 90% employer paid health insurance; access to dental, vision and 401k plans.


To Apply 

After reviewing the attached Full Position Description, please submit a cover letter and resume to elizabeth.walker@habitatchicago.org with “Community Engagement Specialist – Your Name” in the subject line by 7/15/18. Only successful applicants will be contacted and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.


Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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