ABOUT US

Partners for Community Development, Inc. provides resources that connect our community with safe and affordable housing, while building life strengthening opportunities.

Partners for Community Development, Inc. (Partners) is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on social services programs and providing the best service to the community in residential energy conservation, housing rehabilitation, home buying assistance, and bi-lingual services.

Partners provides a comprehensive range of high-quality home rehabilitation and energy conservation services to the community, delivered by a team of directly employed trade professionals. Partners also provides opportunities for minorities and the disadvantaged to achieve social and economic independence through our social services programs.

Partners is one of the 25 Weatherization Operators for the State of Wisconsin, serving the Eastern Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Northern Milwaukee.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Crystal Fieber
Chairman of the Board

Donna Wendlandt
Vice Chairman

Daryl Mangeri
Secretary

Wendy Lucarelli

Kristin Bell Abell

Rebecah Wickert-Carini

Phyllis Felsinger

Meredith Sauer

Karen Lepisto

Richard Seidemann

Tracey Schmidt

Jill Kleiber

Adam Vanderheyden

Karin Kirchmeier
Executive Director

Linda Barthels
Human Resources Director

John Fleet
Weatherization & Housing Director

Debra Wigand
Finance Director

When you work for Partners for Community Development, Inc., every day is more than just a workday, it’s an opportunity to help others. Partners offers a flexible work schedule while having the ability to continually support the community. We are a team of professionals dedicated to building up our neighborhoods to help create better places to live.

All resumes and cover letters can be emailed to careers@partners4cd.com.

HOUSING INSPECTOR & PROJECT COORDINATOR

Pay Grade 7, $23.76 to $34.21
SUPERVISOR: Weatherization & Housing Operations Director
WORKSITE: As assigned within the area of operation.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Housing Inspector is responsible for on-site inspections of residential buildings to establish and document building conditions and work scopes. Inspector is also to monitor and evaluate the progress and quality of current building projects and of installed work and work practices. The inspector will verify compliance with local, state, and federal codes, regulations, and grant guidelines.

JOB DUTIES:
1. Conduct Lead Risk Assessments, Lead Clearance Inspections, Housing Quality Inspections (HQS), and other inspections as assigned. Collect photographs and other inspection samples/materials as necessary for the respective inspection types.
2. Thoroughly document inspection findings. Take the steps necessary to authorize the correction of documented deficiencies and/or valid customer concerns/complaints. Complete and submit all inspection documents, reports, checklists, workbooks, and necessary photographs to the appropriate party in a timely manner.
3. Conduct in-progress field monitoring visits to review installed work quality and practices per program requirements. Accept or reject installed work, evaluate and approve change order requests, and review contractor invoices.
4. Ensure all planned home improvement and remediation program activities performed are following Agency’s policies and procedures, to meet local building codes, state/federal standards, and required HUD and DHS regulations.
5. Monitor the contractual, rules, regulations, and documentation activities of Partners’ housing programs. This means staying abreast of new rules, regulation changes, reporting requirements, and program income expansion. Implement cost-sharing (with other staff/entities) to make the program more efficient and resourceful.
Interact with customers, homeowners and tenants, and contractors in a professional manner. Explain expectations of program objectives and processes to ensure smooth project advancement.
6. Network with other agencies and other programs to learn best practices as it relates to inspection methodology, technology, and standards.
7. Develop and submit to proper entities and to the Weatherization & Housing Operations Director / Executive Director all monthly, quarterly and annual program reports in a timely fashion.
8. Other duties as assigned by the WX & Housing Operations Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Vocational/technical diploma in the construction trade or related field with five years of skilled construction or construction management, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and ability.
B. Educational and/or professional experience in the areas of residential/commercial construction and home inspection.
C. Knowledge and experience in construction inspections, code compliance, lead, and asbestos abatement.
D. Minimum of two years experience in residential building inspections, or construction rehabilitation and remodeling.
E. Ability to obtain Housing Quality Inspection, Lead Inspector, Lead Hazard Investigator, and Asbestos Inspector certifications within 6 months of hire.
F. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Good verbal, and written communication skills. Able to work with people of diverse personalities.
G. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
H. Ability to work in demanding environments and extreme weather conditions.
I. Ability to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time. Ability to climb a ladder, enter attics and crawlspaces, and lift up to 50lbs.
J. Computer knowledge and experience/familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite.
I. Ability to develop and maintain accurate records and documentation.
J. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, auto insurance, and a good driving record.

HVAC SPECIALIST - Sheboygan

Pay Range:  $24.00 – $29.00 per hour

SUPERVISOR: Weatherization Program Manager

The HVAC Specialist assists with the replacement of furnaces, cleaning and tune-ups, duct installation, duct repair, testing, and other work related to HVAC services in residential buildings.  This position requires a one-on-one working relationship with program clientele and is essential to the agency’s public image through strong interpersonal and communication skills.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Assist with weatherization work in general, as necessary.
  • Assist energy auditors, weatherization foremen, and other construction professionals with making residents’ homes energy efficient.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of tools and supplies as assigned.
  • Perform a variety of activities normally performed by an HVAC Installer/Technician.
  • Assist with other aspects of weatherization jobs as needed.
  • Attend meetings and training seminars for continual education as required.
  • Contingent on production/staffing needs: fill in as Weatherization Crew Foreman/Technician as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HVAC Qualifier License or willingness to work towards license is preferred
  • Must possess or be able to obtain State Certified Lead Supervisor License and State Certified Asbestos Supervisor License
  • Must have one to three years’ related experience
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record, dependable transportation, proof of auto liability insurance
  • Ability to work in demanding environments with people of diverse personalities
  • Must possess basic carpentry skills
  • Experience in weatherization techniques and product installation is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous materials found in older construction
  • Must demonstrate good working habits, including punctuality, motivation, and compliance with rules and regulations
  • Must have the capability of working with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to meet physical demands required to complete assigned tasks

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your resume to careers@partners4cd.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Working Under an Affirmative Action Plan

WEATHERIZATION TECHNICIAN - Brown Deer, Sheboygan

Excellent opportunity to learn weatherization and home improvement skills while making a difference in the community.

Worksite: Partners’ service areas in Eastern Wisconsin (Facilities located in Brown Deer, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay)

Benefits of working for Partners include:
– 4 Day work-week, Mondays – Thursdays
– Paid weekly
– Competitive pay – earn between $18.00 and $24.00 per hour based on experience.
– Advancement opportunities – we promote from within the agency.
– Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
– Paid time off and holidays.
– Safety shoe reimbursement. Uniform allowance.
– No prior experience necessary.

JOB DUTIES:
The Weatherization Technician performs duties that relate to rehabilitation and weatherization of customers’ homes. These duties include, but are not limited to, insulation of attics, insulation of sidewalls and floors, installation of vents, weather-stripping and other weatherization, home repair and energy measures as assigned.

– Develop and use skills in home improvement, rehabilitation, weatherization and energy saving techniques.
– Safely and adequately operate tools and equipment utilized in the performance of tasks.
– Assist in loading and unloading of department vehicles.
– Assist with the maintenance and inventory control of equipment, tools and material.
– Responsible for satisfactory completion of assigned work.
– Attendance and participation in work related training and seminars as directed by supervisor.
– Respect customers’ property and personal matters. Maintain confidentiality of clients’ personal information.
– Foster relationships with peers, and supervisors to ensure a positive work environment and professional relationships.
– Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
– Willingness to learn weatherization/insulation techniques, home improvement skills, and how to use diagnostic equipment used in assessing the energy efficiency of a home.
– Ability and willingness to learn to read and decipher work orders and conduct basic math related to construction and material estimation.
– Ability to interact well with diverse personalities.
– Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in demanding environments and extreme weather conditions.
– Ability to use ladders and work at heights of up to four (4) stories.
– Ability to work for extended periods of time in confined spaces such as attics and crawl spaces.
– Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs.
– A valid Wisconsin driver’s license, auto insurance, and a good driving record.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume to careers@partners4cd.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Working Under an Affirmative Action Plan

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (part-time) - Sheboygan

POSITION TITLE: Executive Assistant
(Part Time, 24-28 hours/week) Non-exempt/Hourly

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

Partners has an excellent part-time opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant to provide a high level of administrative support to the Executive Director and Leadership Team.

Benefits of working in this role include:
• 4 Day work-week, Monday – Thursday.
• Flexible schedule working 6 to 7 hours per day.
• Generous paid time off and holiday benefits.
• Paid weekly.
• Competitive pay – earn between $21.00 and $25.00 per hour.
• Advancement opportunities – we promote from within the agency.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide exceptional meeting planning support for Partners for Community Development, Inc., the Board of Directors, and all committees as assigned.
• Provide meeting assistance to the Executive Director, Leadership Team, and Chair of the Board. Meeting responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing meetings and events, and event implementation.
• Provide high-level administrative support to the Executive Director and Leadership Team with responsibilities related to the management and administration of Partners for Community Development, Inc.’s programs and other secretarial, accounting, and clerical business, by supporting, compiling, and distributing materials for meetings and file maintenance.
• Maintain a working knowledge of the Executive Director’s duties. Support and assist the Executive Director accomplish his/her responsibilities.

JOB DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
• Board of Directors Liaison: Coordinate a Board engagement and development program, including tracking individualized participation and records for each board member (including onboarding, committee placement, coordinating impact tour attendance, volunteer opportunities, recognition, etc.). Assist/support board recruitment and orientation.
• Liaison with Partners and external committees such as action and tenant committees.
• Provide high-level administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Leadership Team, including calendar management, drafting correspondence, making travel arrangements, expense reports, etc.
• Perform secretarial and administrative functions including schedule management, phone calls, clerical duties, and filing system management to assist the Executive Director with his/her responsibilities and agency role.
• Assist the Executive Director with the annual report.
• Travel with the Executive Director to training seminars, workshops, conferences, and meetings as assigned.
• Represent the Executive Director and Leadership Team in meetings and other business functions when the Executive team has other commitments.
• Plan, prepare, and facilitate internal company functions.
• Communicate directly with managers and monitor some tasks assigned by the Executive Director and Leadership Team to ensure that tasks are completed thoroughly, timely, and accurately by staff.
• Assist in developing new initiatives such as affordable housing/development/strategic planning.
• Be a liaison for Volunteer Coordinator, Day of Caring and the United Way Network.
• Must maintain the utmost of confidentiality in all cases.
• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Prior knowledge of nonprofit management.
• Willingness to learn business management, develop administrative skills, and related functions to operate a non-profit organization required.
• Excellent communication skills: grammar, written and verbal. Able to communicate effectively with others, build credibility and influence by example. Able to develop positive relationships with donors and volunteers. Represent Partners in a positive and professional manner.
• Self-starter with the ability to prioritize his/her own work, work independently, manage time, meet expectations and deadlines, and provide quality and accurate work.
• Strong Microsoft Office skills required, along with general computer proficiency.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff in various disciplines.
• Knowledge and experience in planning, public relations, communication, and marketing techniques desired.
• Able to provide a flexible work schedule as hours may change depending on project. Ability to attend evening functions occasionally.
• Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, auto insurance, good driving record, and reliable transportation.
• Strong team player with exceptional collaboration and problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt to different situations while working with people of diverse backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Working Under an Affirmative Action Plan

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to careers@partners4cd.com.

HMONG INTERPRETER (part-time)

Partners for Community Development, Inc. is seeking an individual fluent in English and Hmong to provide interpretation and translation services to the community.  The successful candidate will work on a part-time, as-needed schedule. Services will be provided in person and occasionally remotely.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provide Hmong interpretation services to clients assigned by Agency staff.
  • Gather and turn in the documentation required to report and bill the services provided.
  • Give supervisor feedback on areas that need improvement and services needed in the community based on client needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor at all times while acting as a representative of Partners for Community Development, Inc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Access to transportation/vehicle required (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • Internet connection at home

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required
  • Strong Bilingual Hmong Skills – written and spoken
  • Experience and/or desire to serve the community
  • Computer knowledge and experience preferred

 An Equal Opportunity Employer Working Under an Affirmative Action Plan

Apply by emailing a resume to careers@partners4cd.com