EMPLOYMENT

Home Repair Field Coordinator

Position overview:

The United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is seeking a full-time Home Repair Field Coordinator to complete home inspections, oversee repairs and advise existing UCHC clients in Detroit for home repair needs.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete site visits with potential Make it Home Program clients

  • Perform home inspections to assess home for Make it Home Program livability requirements.

  • Assess safety issues at the home and document needed repairs. Secure vacant homes when needed

  • Conduct pre and post-repair inspections

  • Upload completed surveys and pictures to the Landgrid app with a smartphone or tablet.

Preferred qualifications:

The successful candidate will believe in UCHC’s mission and demonstrate a passion for driving the organization’s growth. They will also have

  • Education: Minimum High School Diploma or GED

  • Residential construction experience 

  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) Google Calendar, Landgrid Survey App 

  • Ability to perform home inspection solo and interact and advise with clients 

  • Time management skills

  • Customer service experience 

  • Personal transportation and valid auto insurance

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • A charismatic communicator, both in writing and speaking.

  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input and feedback from many sources, and able to act on information to develop increased support.

  • A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on.

  • Ability to tolerate a high degree of ambiguity, and to negotiate with people having sharply defined opinions while maintaining positive, respectful relationships.

Specifics:

Full-time position with benefits. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. 
Schedule: Primarily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Interested candidates should send a resume, an employment application, cover letter, and three references to employment@uchcdetroit.org

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, UCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination. Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
 

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