CO, Colorado Springs - Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
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.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, 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.
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Colorado corporation and an affiliate of HFHI, is seeking an executive director/chief executive officer. This individual will report to the PPHFH board of directors and will manage an annual budget of $2 million and a staff of 20 with six direct reports.
- Report directly to the Board of Directors of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.
- Provide overall management and leadership to the PPHFH organization in accordance with the directives, policies and objectives set by PPHFH’s board of directors.
- Accept the covenant of Habitat for Humanity International and is a leading advocate in the community of PPHFH in regards to fulfilling its mission and vision statements.
- Work alongside the board of directors in developing a vision and strategic goals for PPHFH.
- Lead the organization in achieving these goals by developing and implementing strategic and operational plans and integrating the work of committees, staff and volunteers into a coherent, consistent and effective program of advocacy, construction, financing and family support. This work will result in successful home ownership for Habitat’s partner families.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Strategic planning, program development and administration:
- Supervise and provide direction to the staff responsible for all functions of PPHFH – construction, the Habitat ReStore, volunteer management, family services, mortgage servicing, site selection, faith relations, marketing and administration.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board of directors and staff, and execute the plans and policies as directed by the board.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all governmental agencies necessary for PPHFH to successfully conduct its programs.
- Ensure that all required official records and documents are maintained, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Habitat guidelines.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends within the Colorado Springs/El Paso County area and the broader Habitat community.
- Work closely with PPHFH development staff on grant writing and implementation of fundraising plans.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
Communication and public relations:
- Keep the board fully informed on the condition of PPHFH and all important factors influencing it.
- Publicize the activities of PPHFH, 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 PPHFH to agencies, organizations and the general public.
- Be responsible for the recruitment and effective employment of PPHFH staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are performed and that sound human resource practices are 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 that attracts, retains 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 PPHFH to fulfill its mission.
- A minimum of five years of nonprofit experience is required.
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, nonprofit management, public relations, human resources or another related field.
- Has successfully built organizational capability, including organizational design, staff development, fundraising, community partnerships, financial management and board relations.
- Ability to work with a large number of volunteers.
- Demonstrated independent responsibility for program management and accomplishing results managing a $500,000 annual budget in either the for-profit or not-for-profit world.
- Experience in staff management and team building.
- Must understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
- Demonstrate a high level of written and verbal communication skills and be effective in public speaking and the development of presentations.
- Proven success in building and working in a team environment and must have strong negotiating skills.
- Possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Detail-oriented and able to work independently and in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.
- Able to deal with a diverse group of individuals and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.
- Experience developing fundraising campaigns and working with major donors.
- Able to communicate effectively and professionally with prospective donors.
- Ability to navigate in and around home construction work sites.
- Ability to travel when needed within the county.
- Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle.
- Master’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, public relations, human resources or another related field.
- Familiarity with construction or related fields.
- Ten or more years of nonprofit experience.
- Prior direct work experience with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Location and compansation
This position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. No relocation assistance is available. Salary and benefits will be consistent with the area and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.
All candidates should send a cover letter, to include statements detailing experience and/or accomplishments that will convey your ability to lead the organization, and resume to email@example.com, with “Resume of (your name)” in the subject line.
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.