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GA, Warner Robins - 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

Our executive director is moving and will resign from Houston County Habitat for Humanity June 30, 2014. We are recruiting a new executive director – someone who is energetic and growth-oriented. Starting date is July 1, 2014.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to assume a leadership position in a growing and vibrant organization.

During the past several years, we have:

  • Evolved from an organization that just reacted to one with a strategic vision.
  • Hired and trained professional staff to grow the affiliate ministry.
  • Secured strong and sustainable financial support.
  • Implemented advanced construction techniques and progressed to building energy-efficient homes.
  • Engaged more volunteers with a wider variety of skills.
  • Expanded family services.
  • Partnered with local government to identify land to sustain affiliate home-building for the next 3-5 years.
  • Increased the visibility and name recognition of HoCo Habitat in our community.

Visit http://hocohabitat.org/opportunities.htm to download the expanded job description.

Deadline for applications: 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2014

Job description
Houston County Habitat for Humanity seeks a dynamic, growth-oriented executive director to lead its effort to deliver homeownership opportunities for lower income families in Houston County. The executive director leads a staff of six and more than 500 volunteers to develop and execute the $300K annual budget, recruit volunteers, promote community awareness, raise funds, service $1M mortgage portfolio, select and nurture low-income families, operate $100K used building materials retail outlet, repair homes and build three to five new homes annually.

The organization
Houston County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has been helping low-income families build and own their own homes for more than 22 years and has built 48 homes. In recent years, HoCo Habitat has focused its operations on a formerly blighted and crime-ridden community. Having built 21 energy-efficient homes in the community and with land identified for 15 more homes, HoCo Habitat is poised for significant growth based on a powerful vision for the future.

Required skills/experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social services, public policy, land use planning, or a related field.
  • Leadership experience (nonprofit preferred) with responsibility for managing people, budgets and plans.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with a variety of different parties (e.g. board of directors, volunteers, Habitat families, donors, governmental and community organizations, staff, etc.).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the changing world of nonprofit management, e.g. creating an effective business environment, strategic planning, information technology, near-term planning, fundraising and marketing, etc.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing principles, residential construction, planning processes, financing strategies and real estate transactions.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with volunteers.

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional nights and weekend availability necessary. The salary range of $37,000 to $42,000 annually is commensurate with education and experience. HoCo Habitat offers five days of paid personal time off the first year and 10 days annually thereafter.  The affiliate observes 10 paid holidays annually. HoCo Habitat does not provide medical insurance or retirement benefits.

Responsible to: President, board of directors

Staff reporting to the executive director: Habitat ReStore manager, director of resource development, program services coordinator, administrative assistant, construction supervisor and bookkeeper.

To apply:

Submit the following application packet:

  1. Cover letter: Using examples from your job, academic and life experiences, describe why you should be chosen to lead our organization as executive director in no more than 500 words; include all current contact information.
  2. Resume: include work experience, academic credentials and relevant qualifications.
  3. Three references with contact information including phone and email. References will only be contacted for candidates reaching the final round of interviews.

Email the applicant information packet to hocohabitat@att.net. Include“Attn: Executive director selection committee” and your last name in the subject line.

Send electronic applications only; no hard copy applications accepted.

Need additional information? Please call Tom Prior at the HoCo office at 478-328-3388.