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AR, Hot Springs - Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus, Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

Job Description

The Garland County Habitat for Humanity executive director is the face and voice of Habitat for Humanity in our community and provides leadership to work in partnership with people throughout our community, to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable houses and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action. This position develops and recommends strategic plans to the board and manages agency operations to translate plans into actions and results.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Has successfully built organizational capability, including organizational design, staff development, fundraising, community partnerships, financial management and board relations.
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills.
  • Familiarity with construction or related field is desired but not required.
  • Ability to work with large number of volunteers.


Strategic planning, program development and administration:

  • Ensure that GCHFH makes consistent and timely progress towards its long-range strategy.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board of directors and staff, and carry out the plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends.

Communication and public relations:

  • Keep the board fully informed on the condition of GCHFH and all important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize the activities of GCHFH, including its programs and goals.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with local and state community groups and nonprofit organizations.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of GCHFH to agencies, organizations and the general public.

Staff management:

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintain a climate, which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Budgeting and financial management:

  • Be responsible for maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, the finance committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit GCHFH to fulfill its mission.
  • In cooperation with the board of directors, conduct all official correspondence of GCHFH and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants send resume and cover letter to Garland County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 171, Hot Springs, AR 71902, or email