Hell’s Kitchen Community Coordinator sought

Clinton Housing Development Company (CHDC)is a non-profit organization committed to developing permanent affordable housing through out the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen.  For the last 40 years CHDC has been equally committed to developing lasting community and green space along side affordable housing.  The Department of Community Cultivation at CHDC is responsible for the development, design and maintenance of all gardens and green space including community gardens, urban farm projects, parks as well as coordination of all community engagement and outreach.

Nature of Work

CHDC is seeking a committed, dynamic community coordinator to build neighborhood connections and coordinate community building events throughout the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.  Applicants must be deeply committed to grass roots organizing and building partnerships around housing, greening, open space and health.  The Community Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Community Cultivation to design and coordinate events, develop and oversee programming and plan and coordinate community wide events.  This is a new position at CHDC so the ideal candidate will be flexible and creative with a pioneering spirit.


  • Plan and coordinate community wide events and volunteer days in conjunction with community partners including: Covenant House, Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project, Alice’s   Garden, Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association and Community Board 4.
  • Assist in organizing new community gardens and neighborhood parks
  • Design programs jointly with CHDC senior staff
  • Develop and coordinate tenant activities both onsite and offsite in conjunction with social service case managers and interns.
  • Work to connect tenant with community events and city wide activities
  • Research citywide tenant activities.
  • Oversee program planning and facilitation.
  • Manage budgets for programs.
  • Coordinate staff events.
  • Lead groups of volunteers and tenants
  • Build and manage a volunteer core and maintain volunteer database and email lists.
  • Create and publish quarterly staff newsletter

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in related field and/or equivalent life experience.
    • 2-5 years of experience in community organizing and movement building;
    • Ability to take direction as well as work as part of a team
    • Experience in supervising volunteers;
    • Excellent writing and communications skills;
    • Energetic, motivated and hardworking;
    • Passion for community building, urban green space and healthy living;
    • Ability to communicate with a diverse community;
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Food prep certificate or willingness to obtain
    • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus
    • Flexibility and sense of humor

Reports to

Director of Community Cultivation


Interns and volunteers

Salary Range

$30,000 -$35,000 plus benefits

Email letter of interest and resume to:  applications@clintonhousing.org

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