Reports to: Executive director
- Oversee the overall construction process of three or more homes per year in a way that uses staff, volunteer labor and materials to produce quality homes in a safe affordable manner.
- Manage the activities of subcontractors and the work of volunteers.
- Assist with plan and site development, train volunteers, develop construction quality assurance methods to improve long term product, maintain all needed budgeting and record keeping and coordinates materials necessary in the construction of all assigned units.
- Must have a good working knowledge of all facets of construction and an ability to work well with people who have volunteered their time to assist Habitat with its mission.
Duties and responsibilities:
- In partnership with executive director, family support, finance and construction committees, develop a build schedule for each build season.
- Participate with the building and site selection committees and the executive director in selection of building sites for new construction and evaluating existing homes for rehabilitation or repair projects.
- Determine resources and budget required for projects and outlines plans for accomplishment in a timely manner.
- Work with architects, professional builders and homebuilders association in developing building plans for high quality, affordable housing. Help to bring back modifications to maximize usable space and materials efficiency.
- Develop construction schedule, short and long term, identifying labor, materials and equipment.
- Is familiar with Habitat requirements and suggestions regarding building.
- Advocate for accessible and energy-efficient housing.
- Solicit bids for building materials and services. Make recommendations to the executive director for selection of vendors and subcontractors. Ensure timely and accurate completion.
- Present plans to appropriate department of the city or county to assure compliance with established codes and inspection requirements. Ensure that houses are built to code.
- Use in-kind material and labor whenever possible. Consistently works to reduce house cost.
- Provide updates regarding project status and estimated completion dates.
- Anticipate problems and issues typical of this ministry and personally acts on same if necessary to help ensure schedules are met and work plans are enabled.
- Responsible for projects until complete and sold to homeowner.
- Ensures quality construction and that homes meet Energy Star standards.
- Provide clear leadership with the safety plan to ensure understanding and full utilization.
- Quickly handles warranty repairs and punch lists. Overseas lending of tools and advice for homeowners.
- Assist with maintenance of office building.
- Supervise professional and volunteer construction crews.
- Work with office staff to identify skills needed and available to establish work crews. Select and train volunteers who are capable and willing to serve as crew leaders for specific assignments. Provide training and development opportunities for staff and long-term volunteers
- Work closely with volunteer management staff on weekly plan update. Communicate the plan to all staff.
- Work with construction staff, volunteer manager and family services to ensure that volunteers and partner families are productively involved in the construction process. The houses should not be built by the construction staff and a select few volunteers.
- Apprise volunteer manager of upcoming volunteer and skill needs.
- Attend special events, conferences, board and committee meetings as appropriate.
- Assist in planning special events at house sites including ground breakings, wall raisings, dedications, special build days and fundraisers.
- Design, implement and continuously update safety program.
- Responsible for ensuring that there is on-site safety supervision for projects in process and ensuring a safe working environment. Implement training and safety program for volunteer crews.
- Work with partner families to determine building options, move-in dates, etc. and provide materials and instruction for home maintenance and repair.
- Ensure that orientations have been attended by volunteers. Maintain volunteer sign-in log on the job site and ensures that all volunteers have completed the proper waivers of liability.
- Treat house recipients with respect and dignity. Strive to make their construction involvement meaningful and reminds house leaders of this ministry requirement.
- Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently good experience thus motivating them to return.
Materials and labor procurement
- Ensure timely clear communication with contractors and vendors. Develop working relationships.
- Responsible for ordering correct quantity and having materials delivered on time.
- Maintain and develops new connections to vendors.
- Negotiate prices and timelines for subcontracted services and materials.
- Oversee tool/equipment inventory, management and repairs. Ensure tools and equipment are in proper working condition and safely stored when not in use and materials are properly identified and warehoused.
Management of information
- Approve all construction-related invoices, code appropriately.
- Estimate and report value of in-kind gifts.
- Use pre-construction meetings to help project sponsors and Habitat team understand responsibilities, procedures and to have a meaningful volunteer experience.
- Provide construction project budgets to finance director and executive director.
- Maintain accurate records and reports for each home.
- Commitment to Habitat for Humanity ideals and philosophy including understanding that construction is only part of the larger goal.
- Good management skills – ability to work with and supervise a wide variety of people, including volunteers, with differing levels of motivation, experience and of different races, ages, faiths and backgrounds.
- Experience in construction, renovation and repairs. A license for general residential construction is a plus.
- Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and prints including rough sketches and elevations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of mathematics with ability to develop estimates of costs for complete projects.
- Absolute commitment to job safety.
- Excellent communication skills including being a good listener and someone willing to try new ideas and take direction from a host of directions.
- Computer literacy required including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Ability to adapt to ever changing situation, to manage time effectively, all while maintaining a positive attitude.
- Full-time with benefits, immediate opening.
- Works from both the office and on-site.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Workweek is Tuesday – Saturday and will include evenings and weekends.
- Pay rate will be based on experience and will be in line with similar nonprofits.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Monica Craven at the contact information below. This is a rolling hiring process and as such, resumes will be accepted until a candidate has been selected.
480 Youngstown Poland Rd, Struthers OH 44471
Fax: 330-743-0660 
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org