Neighborhood Engagement Hub
3216 M. L. King Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48505
The mission of Neighborhood Engagement Hubs’s is to strengthen and restore communities by providing a source for information, education, facilitation, project development, advocacy and supportive equipment and materials. The work of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub is to
- Equip residents with tools and resources for neighborhood improvement
- Encourage relationships between neighbors
- Educate residents on programs, policies, and initiatives to strengthen neighborhoods
- Empower residents to take action
All employees are expected to direct their work in support of the Neighbohood Engagement Hub’s mission.
Community Tool Shed Team
The Community Tool Shed Team carries out the mission of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub through a tool lending program that includes maintaining and delivering equipment, teaching safe and effective use of tools for blight management and the development of well-cared for vacant land and gardens, and facilitating practical hands-on community building throughout the city. The persons who work in these positions share a vision of a strong participatory community, value every individual, and work easily as a part of a team.
Job Title: Community Tool Shed Team Member
Supervision: Works under the direction of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub Community Tool Shed Committee
Statues: Regular Part-time Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour
A Tool Shed Team Member facilitates individual and group efforts to manage vacant land, parks, gardens, shared community areas, and neighbor’s own homes. The Community Tool Shed Team’s responsibilities include distribution, maintaining and preparing all power equipment and hand tools for immediate safe use by the community; managing, scheduling, delivering and distributing equipment; and assuring requirements for safe and effective use of all power and hand equipment are communicated and adheared to. The work schedule is driven by community needs during the growing season. Neighborhood Engagement Hub
employs persons with both mechanical and people skills.
The Community Tool Shed Team Member will
- Schedule tool use and preparation to facilitate the work of community volunteers
- Plan with the community: Coordinate activities with staff, community and neighbors, block clubs, churches, schools, businesses, and partner organizations
- Teach or recruit instructors for safe tool use, effective land management and appropriate use of tools to manage blight and establish well-cared for vacant land and gardens.
- Provide orientation and education on use of tools to borrowers
- Check out and check in tools
- Account for fees to facilitate the maintenance of equipment – accurate accounting and records
- Transport, load, off-load tools
- Set-up and provide oversight of mowers, tillers at sites
- Maintain, clean and repair all tools for safe operations
- Review safety procedures
- Remain on-call while large power tools on site to trouble-shoot and problem-solve
- Manage tool inventory
- Prepare materials and supplies and participate in volunteer coordination for workdays
- Develop community leadership skills through appropriate training and project development
- Recognize and celebrate the participation and accomplishments of volunteers
- Market the program to the community
- Initiate links between groups
- Problem solve with applicants, residents, and neighbors as needed
- Participate in community organizations appropriate to job responsibilities
- Other tasks as may be needed
- Comprehensive small engine and tool repair skills
- Insurable driver with valid Driver’s License and licensed insured vehicle
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with and enjoy work with people
- Ability to work with and respect all people of all ages
- Experience as a volunteer or as a staff person working with voluntary groups
- Eagerness to learn and share new ideas
- Positive attitude
- Team player
- Good work habits; punctual, dependable, and courteous with an ability to develop good relationship with program participants, staff, and volunteers based on respect, trust, and integrity.
- Familiarity with word processing systems.
- Driver’s license and licensed insured vehicle.
The Neighborhood Engagement Hub is an equal opportunity employer.
Resumes and completed applications should be dropped off, faxed or emailed to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub offices,
3216 M. L. King Ave., Flint, Michigan 48505
Phone: (810) 785-5340
Fax: (810) 785-5366