Community Building and Engagement Manager

19.02.2021 hccgKC Careers

Job Title: Community Building & Engagement (CB&E) Manager

Location: Multiple sites in Kansas City, KS

Classification: Non-Exempt, part time benefits eligible (average 30-32 hours per week)

Compensation Range: 30-38K, DOQ

Reports To: Real Estate and Economic Development Project Manager

Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC, Inc.) is a comprehensive community development corporation whose mission is to stabilize, revitalize, and reinvest in Kansas City, Kansas through improved housing and related quality of life initiatives. We build and renovate beautiful, efficient, durable, healthy homes; promote sustainable homeownership through one-on-one coaching, classes, and financial assistance; and engage and strengthen neighborhoods through health and arts initiatives.


The CB&E manager will lead and manage CHWC’s Community Building and Engagement programs, including Splitlog Farm, EPIC Arts, and related health and arts community programs. This position will also oversee CHWC’s volunteer & internship programs. This position will frequently work with CHWC’s Real Estate Development Project Manager to incorporate and build new community engagement programs into CHWC’s housing and commercial development and community land trust.


  • Manage volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the organization’s programs and services by providing guidance, support resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers and ongoing support of volunteers to ensure volunteer resources are utilized efficiently.
  • Point of contact for all CB&E vendors.
  • Foster new community partnerships and manage existing partnerships and contracts with all service providers and vendors for Splitlog Farm, Boulevard Lofts Gardens & Commercial Kitchen, the EPIC Arts Center and other community initiatives undertaken by CHWC.
  • Work with community partners and contractors to establish calendar of events, and ensure those events run smoothly
  • Build new programs to encourage resident engagement and community building within CHWC focus neighborhoods and housing developments at the direction of the Director of Neighborhood Development
  • Actively recruit volunteers for all of CHWC’s program areas. Coordinate and direct the work of the volunteers and interns, providing projects and work as necessary.
  • Record volunteer hours in database system.
  • Compile data on contributions and analyze the internal and external impact of the volunteer program.
  • Develop an annual calendar of volunteer and community events.
  • Formalize outreach strategy to ensure open communication within community.
  • Participate and coordinate the CHWC Neighborhood Engagement Committee.
  • Create outreach strategy specifically for CHWC’s new community land trust residents, CHWC homeowners & tenants to connect residents to existing resources and activities.


  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Experience and/or true interest in urban agriculture, the arts, and creating opportunities for neighbors to come together
  • Experience with or strong desire to work in urban core neighborhoods
  • Bilingual – Spanish, preferred
  • Wyandotte/Community resident preferred; love for Wyandotte County required
  • Desire to juggle a large number of short- and long-term priorities and projects of varying nature
  • Desire to work as part of a diverse team
  • Experience developing programs or small business from the ground up
  • Managing projects from start to finish


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● 25-35% of time will be spent in the community, regularly subject to environmental conditions such as cold, hot, humid, windy or wet conditions on uneven surfaces.

● When not out in the community, work is primarily conducted in a typical office environment with temperature control and natural and artificial light.

● Ability to communicate effectively (verbally, in writing, by telephone/ video-conference) with internal/external customers, provide subordinate training, customer support and perform customary administrative duties.

● Ability to withstand occasional exposure to noise, exposure to dust, and working with commonly present environmental chemicals, fumes or fragrances.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. CHWC reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as needs arise. This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

Apply here: Community Building and Engagement Manager @ Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Inc. (

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