NY, Queensbury – 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.
Reports directly to: Board of directors
Summary: The executive director is responsible for overseeing and directing any and all delegated affiliate activities, as well as continually striving to grow the affiliate to its capacity and while upholding Habitat’s mission. The executive director ensures that the objectives, directions, administrative and financial activities, policies and decisions of the board of directors are executed with appropriate internal and community communications.
This position will be located in one of the three counties in which we work - Saratoga, Warren or Washington Counties - in upstate New York.
Position responsibilities and duties:
- In partnership with the board of directors, this position will take the initiative to further define strategic and tactical goals for the affiliate and promote, support and accomplish these strategic and tactical goals. Provide periodic progress reports to the board of directors.
- Responsible for generating increased awareness of the affiliate in Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Promote church involvement within the communities. Work with municipal leaders in Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties to encourage support, participation and funding. Act as liaison with volunteer support organizations, social service organizations and other community focused activities.
- Responsible for creating a sustainable volunteer management structure.
- Responsible for developing a comprehensive financial management plan, including production and financial goals. Prepare and report on an annual operating and capital budget.
- Identify fund development opportunities. Actively seek private and corporate donors and gain commitments for adopt-a-home projects each year. As appropriate, submit grant requests.
- Initiate development of donation support from community groups and individuals.
- Work with and support all of the affiliate's working committees, including family selection, family partnership, marketing, finance, site selection and construction in order to move the overall strategic goals forward.
- Interface with legal counsel as needed and as directed by the board of directors.
- Stay informed of the activities of the affiliate and communicates with the board, volunteers, donors and the community-at-large to ensure that the affiliate mission is accomplished.
- Assist the board by managing communications, planning meeting agendas and leadership coordination. Work with nominating committee to recruit nominees and train new board members.
- Provide administrative support as needed for the board committees.
- Continually seek community outreach opportunities in order to increase awareness and educate and share Habitat's mission, focusing on several goals and outcomes in the following communications: increasing fund development, increasing the number of family partner applicants; and improving community and church relations.
- Explore other Habitat program that would be appropriate to implement locally, i.e. Brush with Kindness.
- Maintain overarching mission of Habitat and compliance in with HFHI affiliate requirements, including submission of quarter and annual reports.
- Any other task that may be requested by majority vote of the board of directors.
- Demonstrated experience in not-for-profit administration, relationship building and fund development is required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the interest and capability to speak in public.
- The ability to effectively work with all types and levels of people, including community leaders, family, partners, volunteers and the board of directors. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills are required.
- Ability to relate effectively with religious, political, business and community organizations.
- Familiarity with home construction and real estate development helpful.
- Minimum education requirement: bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Familiarity with and commitment to Habitat for Humanity philosophy and affiliate programs.
- The ability to handle multiple tasks at one time while meeting a variety of deadlines.
- Some night and weekend work required.
- Minimal travel required.
A competitive nonprofit compensation and benefits package is offered and is commensurate with experience.
For further information or to submit your resume, please contact Kristin Kesnowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.