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Habitat for Humanity Careers

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans believes in improving the lives of individuals and families in need by building and renovating basic, affordable homes while educating and advocating for housing resources in the San Juan Region. We believe every family in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel County have the opportunity to have a home that is safe, affordable, and in good condition while fostering a pride in ownership.

Current Openings

Executive Director

Reports to
Chair of the Board of Directors

Principal affiliate leader, who plans, develops and establishes policies and objectives for the organization in accordance with board directives and organizational mission.  This is the top executive in the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors and must be the affiliate’s Habitat expert.

The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set forth by the affiliate Board of Directors provides overall executive leadership for the Affiliate retail stores and ReStore.

Responsibilities
Supervision and mentoring of paid staff; maintaining and enhancing the infra-structure of the affiliate; serving as the primary communication link among directors, officers, committees and volunteers; networking with community partners; serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson for Habitat; providing the necessary management to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of mission.

Oversee the Affiliate’s Paid and Volunteer Personnel

  • Develop and support mutual expectations with board and committee chairs through annual retreat and monthly meetings and reports
  • Upon budget approval, employ, supervise and evaluate paid staff members
  • Oversee the orientation, training, evaluation and nurturance of board members, volunteers and staff, to help ensure that they are making worthwhile and fulfilling contributions to the work of the affiliate
  • Meet with Habitat International field staff and attend HFHI and HFHC training events

Manage the business of the affiliate

  • Ensure that Habitat and affiliate policies are faithfully maintained by the board, committees and staff
  • Communicate with Treasurer and bookkeeper about accounts payable; deposits; signing checks, internal financial controls; etc.
  • Maintain and update Policy and Procedure manual for employees
  • Maintain close working relationship with construction manager, including working knowledge of site progress to ensure that projects are built within time and budgetary parameters
  • Oversee management of Habitat office, to ensure that: Correspondence and messages go to appropriate committees; records system is maintained; timely donation receipts given and retained; state, federal, and Habitat reports filed; homeowner documents kept in locked file; original legal papers kept in safety deposit; etc.; legal accountability is maintained regarding nondiscrimination & donations

Provide leadership for fundraising, marketing and partner relations  

  • Work with staff to establish and implement development strategies including appropriate donor and volunteer appreciation and events and to develop volunteer, community and donor database for communication & donor management.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license with no moving violations within the past 3 years.
  • Reads, writes and speaks English in a manner that can be understood by others.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding standard financial statements.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic; able to work with and motivate people with diverse backgrounds and capabilities.
  • Ability to handle and defuse challenging situations with tact, and demonstrate good conflict resolution skills.
  • Commitment to a safe, secure, attractive and friendly work environment.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal and sex offender background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Light work – exerting 0-50 pounds of force occasionally. Frequent sitting, walking and standing.
  • Standing/Walking – may frequently alternate between standing and sitting activities.
  • Lifting – may occasionally lift up to 50 pounds when working on events.
  • Climbing – may occasionally ascend and descend stairs, ladders, uneven surfaces, or obstacles.
  • Stooping/Kneeling/Crouching – may occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Balancing – must maintain balance which is necessary for ordinary locomotion and body equilibrium.
  • Sitting – frequent sitting at desk with use of telephone and computer.
  • Typing/Grasping – frequently grasping telephone, writing utensils, papers, etc. Frequently typing the computer keyboard and phone.
  • Talking – must frequently exchange information in person and on the telephone by means of spoken word.
  • Repetitive Motions – frequent use of upper and/or lower extremities in a repetitive motion to use telephone and computer.
  • Sensory Needs – must possess those senses necessary for communication.

Working Conditions
Schedule is flexible. Some travel may be required.

Status
Salary/Exempt

Requirements

  • BA or BS Degree.  Advanced degree preferred.  Excellent speaking and writing skills are critical.
  • Five to ten years’ experience in 501C3 non-profit management, fund raising and government relations; this is an exempt, salaried position.

Mission
Improving the lives of individuals and families in need by building and renovating basic, affordable homes while educating and advocating for housing resources in the San Juan Region.

Vision
Every family in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel County have the opportunity to have a home that is safe, affordable, and in good condition while fostering a pride in ownership. Key stakeholders and community leaders share this vision and view housing as a top priority. Resource allocation reflects that shared value.

To apply
Send cover letter, resume and list of accomplishments to colleen@buildinglives.org.