Careers & Internships



Position Title: Aging In Place Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Starting Salary: Call for starting range 507-388-2081 x201
Status: Full time
Location: Mankato, MN

Job Summary: As a member of the Habitat for Humanity South Central MN team, the
Aging in Place Coordinator is responsible for the promotion of the mission of Habitat for Humanity
through the coordination of home modifications for senior residents living in their home. This
rewarding role facilitates services that allow senior residents the ability to remain in their beloved
community and live well at home for as long as possible.
The Aging in Place Coordinator plays a vital role in building the momentum of this Habitat
program through support, coordination and collaboration with senior residents, affiliate staff,
volunteers, and community partners.

Core Responsibilities & Duties

Program Development

  • Develop permanent policies and procedures for the Aging in Place program of
    HFHSCMN affiliate.
  • Assess and update program participation criteria.
  • Evaluate past projects for continuous improvement.
  • Research funding sources & opportunities to develop the AIP programs as a financially, self-sustaining program.
  • Build & foster new & existing relationships with external partners & donors.
  • Learn and understand common industry and construction terminology and methods to better communicate and understand the needs of homeowners, collaborating organizations and vendors.
  • Participate in related training and discussion groups provided by HFHSCMN and HFHI and coordinate with affiliate staff for other training opportunities.

Case Management

  • Review approved applicants/applications.
  • Conduct intake and initial home assessment to identify safety concerns and needed services.
  • Develop & maintain project schedules in coordination with the construction manager.
  • In collaboration with the Homeowner Outreach Manager, assess potential repair recipients by evaluating specific criteria, such as verification of income, identity, and homeownership.
  • Assist homeowners in identifying and setting goals for aging in place.
  • Assist homeowners with service coordination and referrals for services as needed.


  • Accurately enter case notes in the database and maintain documentation of case files in accordance with program regulations, internal policies, and external regulations.
  • Work with the Construction Manager to understand funding availability and scope of repair projects.
  • Serve as the primary contact for homeowner applicants throughout the repair process, providing information and details while also nurturing a constructive homeowner/affiliate relationship.
  • Communicate effectively with the Construction Manager to ensure all construction objectives are met.
  • Collaborate with the Construction Manager to train staff and volunteers in construction and appropriate safety measures.
  • Develop project timeline in coordination with the affiliate construction manager and applicant.
  • Seek ways to improve building practices and identify potential opportunities for reducing material costs.
  • Manage all components of assigned repair projects including permitting, construction, scheduling, and follow-up.
  • Provide oversight to subcontractors ensuring work is performed in a timely manner.
  • Keep accurate, organized, and complete documentation of all home repair projects.
  • Take before and after pictures of repair projects and conduct homeowners interviews.
  • Gather homeowner information for record-keeping and reporting purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/ Skills/Experience

  • Post Secondary degree in Social work/human services/management or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with elders or 2 years’ experience working in social services.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in construction is beneficial, but not necessary.
  • Ability to effectively develop, implement and manage new programs.
  • Ability to communicate with vendors and volunteers regarding project needs.
  • Outgoing and engaging personality for creating connections with individuals and groups.
  • Evening and weekend work on occasion (special events)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of community services and resources.
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations without discrimination.
  • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Ability to problem solve and critically evaluate situations to find solutions.
  • Knowledge and passion for the mission and ministry of Habitat for Humanity (preferred)


  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Life Insurance – employer minimum provided + voluntary options.
  • Vacation & Sick time.
  • Voluntary Insurance Options
  • 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter to Sondra Herman at


Internships not only build resumes for college graduates, but also provide job training aimed at showcasing marketable skills. By interning at Habitat, interns gain valuable real-world experience with the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, join in socializing activities, increase professional portfolio capacity, and foster personal growth. Internship hours are flexible: weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evenings or weekends for events may occur.

Office Interns

Required skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Social media experience
  • Web design (some familiarity)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Professional demeanor
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Support the mission of Habitat
  • Ability to work independently yet seek guidance from supervisors as needed
  • Comfort in speaking to groups

All office interns will complete an orientation with staff highlighting basic office operations, ReStore donations, homeowner application assistance, phone etiquette, etc.

Construction Interns

Due to the nature of construction work, specific requirements are necessary for a construction management internship position:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrate success in leading and managing volunteer groups (both experienced and inexperienced)
  • Support the Habitat mission