Aging in Place Construction Coordinator

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Position title: Aging in Place Construction Coordinator
Reports directly to: Director of Repair
Department: Repair Program
Service week (days/hours): Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30am – 4:00pm
Required meetings: Weekly all- staff meeting, weekly departmental meeting, weekly volunteer meeting
Personal vehicle required: No
Personal tools required: No

Repair Department – CAPABLE Program
Habitat Philadelphia’s Repair Program provides affordable home repair services to low income homeowners who are struggling to maintain their homes, make necessary critical repairs, and pay their utility bills. As a subset of these efforts, the Repair Program is starting a new Aging in Place initiative. This initiative will follow the CAPABLE model, which brings together Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and a handy-person to provide in-home medical and home renovation services with a goal of improving occupant mobility and activities of daily living.

Position overview
The ideal candidate must have a blend of office and construction skills. The Construction Coordinator will be responsible for managing the CAPAPBLE program from start to finish. These duties will include application pipeline management; home evaluations; scheduling and coordinating visits from medical care providers (nurse and occupational therapist); performing home modifications, accessibility upgrades, and critical home repairs on owner occupied homes; record keeping and reporting.

Key Responsibility: Skilled Builder – Home Modifications, Accessibility Upgrades

  • Perform home assessments to evaluate for critical repair needs
  • Work with homeowners and a team of medical professionals to determine accessibility upgrades and home modifications
  • Prioritize aging in place best practices, durability, and client health and safety
  • Operate as primary carpenter for all aging in place home modifications and upgrades, which will often include extensive renovation, and/or critical repair work
  • Independently plan, organize and efficiently execute work order tasks
  • Manage all onsite construction activity necessary for completing each project: In-house technical work, subcontractor work, and volunteer work days, inspections, punch list and warranty issues
  • Supervise project preparation, including: purchase of materials and gathering of tools and equipment
  • Communicate thoroughly with homeowners to set expectations regarding work day schedules, project staging, potential disruptions, house security and safety
  • Manage projects in way that is fully respectful of the homeowner living space – planning work days to allow ample time for task completion and thorough site clean-up
  • Implement HFHP safety practices and ensure that all employees, subcontractors and volunteers adhere to these standards
  • Maintain Habitat work vehicle, tools and equipment

Key Responsibility Area: Project Management and Coordination

  • Coordinate with Director of Repair and Family Services Team to serve a pipeline of 30 clients annually
  • Develop individual work scopes, budgets, and schedules for each client project; work with the Director of Repair to ensure that each projects falls within the parameters of the program
  • Collaborate with a 2-4 person team of occupational therapists and nurses to adhere to strict schedule of home visits
  • Collect and manage all necessary paperwork, documentation, and data
  • Compile reports and manage data as required
  • Maintain excellent working relations with program partners and clients

Key Responsibility Area: Other Duties

  • As needed, work with other crews on the Repair team on traditional Repair Projects
  • As needed, manage and lead volunteer work days
  • As needed, manage, supervise, and train AmeriCorps members
  • Participate in all other duties as assigned, including working with other departments and participating in special events

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Considerable knowledge of residential construction, minimum 2 years of related job experience
  • Proficiency in renovation carpentry – ranging from rough to finish carpentry
  • Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
  • A sensitive and compassionate posture when working with people who are in difficult and complex life situations
  • Ability to follow strict program protocol
  • Professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work respectfully with a diverse group of people
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Ability to use technology and mobile devices (such as a tablet) to conduct scheduling and project management
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of, or willingness to be trained in, best practices for Aging in Place
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to be trained in, basic plumbing, electrical and HVAC repair
  • Prior management or leadership experience
  • Experience with MS Project or other such project management tool

Physical Requirements to Perform Duties:
• Ability to perform all construction duties, such as: lifting up to 80 lbs.; loading and moving materials; working in unconditioned work spaces in the heat of summer and cold of winter


  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick days
  • 403B

Please send resume and cover letter to the Habitat Human Resources department at by July 20, 2018. No calls please.

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