This position is well suited for someone who is pursuing a career in community development, economic development, real estate, property management, or small business consulting. The ideal candidate is someone who values mission, learning, and growth within a team that cares and whose administrative and organizational skills are demonstrated and exceptional. The growth opportunities are substantial.
Swift is an 80,000 square foot 2.5 acre commercial and community campus in Hartford’s North End neighborhood. The campus was conceived and built by the community, for the community, and comprises commercial kitchens, a community business center, a small K-1 school, an individual and family counseling facility, and much more. Learn more about this innovative social impact development at www.swiftfactory.org.
The Administrative Coordinator at Swift will work with the Community Solutions team to ensure our diverse group of tenants receive best in class property/office management services and that our campus is the number one place for small businesses to locate and grow. We’re looking for someone outgoing, enjoys helping and greeting people, has a passion for small business and entrepreneurship, and would accel in assisting and interacting with tenants and the building operations team. You will be a part of a team for which our role as stewards of this community investment is much more than a job, it’s a mission for a new kind of inclusive economic development.
About Community Solutions:
Community Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to achieve a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable future where homelessness is never inevitable or a way of life, for anyone. Since 2015, we have led Built for Zero, a movement of more than 70 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. Nearly half of those communities have reduced homelessness in their communities, and 13 of those communities have ended veteran or chronic homelessness. In order to help communities equitably and sustainably end homelessness, we are also working to identify solutions that can address gaps in housing, disrupt inflow into homelessness, and produce more racially equitable systems.
Community Solutions seeks leaders at every level: extraordinary, mission-oriented people not satisfied with the status quo. We are a team of values-driven innovators motivated by results. We eagerly seek and support diverse applicants. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for inspiring and transformational professional growth. We pride ourselves in developing an inclusive workplace culture that encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work every day.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will work directly with the lead manager at Swift, assisting in all aspects of the community and economic development programming and serving as the office manager, receptionist, and administrative assistant. You will be the face of the campus at our reception desk, greeting tenants and visitors, answering phones, setting up and coordinating events, coordinating contractors and vendors for site maintenance, filing, and bookkeeping for rent roll and operating expenses, and doing everything possible to empower and aid the success of the small businesses and entrepreneurs that occupy our campus.
Supervision & Reporting:
This position works closely with and reports directly to Swift’s lead manager supporting all of the above mentioned responsibilities. Some weekends and on-call may be required, but this position is generally on-site Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM.
Knowledge, Skill, And Ability:
Preferred Experience & Qualifications::
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Candidates must be able to report to the office daily, be able to sit or stand for long periods. Candidates must have adequate physical strength and stamina to lift, push and/or pull at least 50 lbs., must have visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of this role. Must have a driver’s license and vehicle for local travel.
Benefits and Compensation:
Community Solutions offers competitive salaries, health insurance, benefits packages, paid holiday. The salary for this position is $42,000 to $47,000