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WI, Eau Claire - 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

Summary: Habitat for Humanity-Eau Claire Area is seeking a results-oriented, experienced professional to serve as executive director. The executive director is the strategic leader of the organization, working in partnership with the board of directors, community partners and volunteers to fulfill the mission and goals of CVHFH.

Primary responsibilities include executing and implementing operational plans, fundraising, program development, management and evaluation, budget development and oversight, staff supervision, policy and procedure compliance, community outreach and marketing established by the board. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop the newly adopted Brush with Kindness program and to develop and nurture both through public relations and community partnerships to carry out the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

The executive director is expected to maintain a volunteer-oriented and volunteer-friendly organizational environment within the affiliate and will to continue the existing programs in house production. Specific duties include:

Community relations:

  • Interface with professional, economic development, religious and social service groups in the community and serves on appropriate community boards and committees.
  • Seek to develop partnerships with organizations and agencies within the community to further the goals of the affiliate
  • Represent CVHFH in the community through direct public relations programs through the media and personal contact.

Financial management and development:

  • Direct all financial operations and be accountable for the control of resources.
  • Oversee fundraising committee and involved in writing grants, making presentations and using other fundraising and development techniques as required.

General administration:

  • Maintain an appropriate presence in all aspects of affiliate activities (e.g. construction, safety, etc.).
  • Formulate and recommend policies to the board of directors for the effective and economical operation of CVHFH.

Board relations:

  • Maintain appropriate relations with the board of directors and its committees and report monthly to the board on the status of all operations and initiatives.
  • Attend the board meetings as a non-voting member.


  • Act as the first contact and represents the interests of CVHFH with Habitat for Humanity at the state, national and international levels.
  • Oversee all compliance issues and reporting to Habitat for Humanity International.

Family support:

  • Manage the collection of information as required for application processes.
  • Interact with Habitat partner with the family selection committee.
  • Oversee partner families’ completion of training and sweat equity obligations, and serve as a resource.
  • Work with and support families post-purchase, provide assistance, referrals and monitor past-due mortgages.

Strategic planning:

  • Implement the organization’s strategic plan and annual action plans in conjunction with the staff as developed by the board of directors.

Program development and management:

  • Execute, implement and supervise programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan and that meet the needs of constituents (e.g. critical home repair).
  • Must conduct all business at the highest standard of integrity, ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.


  • At least three years of experience in a leadership role in the management of an organization with community outreach and fundraising components. 
  • Experience of managing a business with $1 million plus in assets per year.


  • The executive director must have a working knowledge of project management and possess a bachelor’s degree or have commensurate experience in business management or a related field.

Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to effectively articulate the mission and vision of the organization – excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Experience and ability to conduct fundraising and development activities.
  • Ability to exercise sound reasoning and good judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both staff and volunteers and to effectively supervise staff and budgets.
  • Construction background helpful but not necessary.
  • Computer literacy.

Benefits: (TBD based on experience and qualifications)


Completed applications must be received by November 30, 2013. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Applicants should send a detailed cover letter including salary requirements and resume with employment history, a detailed statement explaining why he/she is interested in working for Habitat for Humanity, and three references to the following addresses. No phone calls please.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to: - SUBJECT LINE: Executive Director Position.