EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Summary of our organization
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area’s mission is to strengthen our community by building simple, decent homes in partnership with hardworking families in need and people from all walks of life. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area was formed in 1995 and completed its first three homes in 2000. Since its formation, the affiliate has completed 31 homes serving 34 families and their 96 children. The affiliate continues to look for partnerships to build homes and serve families in Teton County.
The Executive Director will provide overall executive leadership for the affiliate in accordance with the direction, policies and objectives established by the affiliate Board of Directors and Habitat for Humanity International. The director will lead Habitat’s efforts to house families in need, build community, and educate program participants and the community about the advantages of homeownership.
Responsibilities will include:
- Hold primary staff responsibility for raising funds needed to reach organizational goals and work closely with Fundraising Committee to develop annual fundraising plans. Fundraising activities will include individual solicitations, including major gifts, grant writing, events, and direct mail.
- Hold primary staff responsibility for securing land to meet affiliate building goals and work closely with Land Acquisition Committee to develop and update land acquisition strategy.
- Represent Habitat to interested community groups, churches, foundations, civic leaders, etc., and ensure Habitat’s continued visibility in the community.
- Work closely with ReStore Manager and ReStore Committee to further develop the ReStore in order to reach profitability goals, with the ultimate goal of having ReStore profits cover increasingly a higher percentage of the affiliate overhead.
- Remain informed of industry developments in the affordable housing, poverty elimination and nonprofit management arenas.
- Remain informed of developments within Habitat for Humanity International and share information about emerging programs and trends with Board of Directors. Serve as the affiliate’s subject matter expert on Habitat for Humanity.
- Use industry and Habitat knowledge to develop and recommend to the Board long and short-range plans for the organization’s programs and services.
- Ensure on time and on budget construction of high quality, energy efficient dwellings.
- Hold chief responsibility for public accountability and provide regular reporting to the board.
- Ensure compliance with all legal obligations of the organization, minimize organizational risk, and maintain adequate levels of insurance coverage.
- Hold chief responsibility for all human resource functions and ensure legal compliance.
- Work effectively with local government on issues such as land acquisition, project development, and general advocacy for Habitat’s constituents.
- Create and implement annual operating/business plans that support the strategic direction established by the board.
- Propose annual budget to Finance Committee and Board, authorize expenditures within approved budget and monitor and communicate monthly performance against budget.
- Ensure adherence to Habitat policies among staff, committees and volunteers.
- Work with President in the preparation of board meeting agendas.
- Communicate regularly with the Habitat national office.
- Ensure physical facilities are maintained, adequate records are kept, and office, store and jobsite are professionally presented and maintained.
Board, Staff & Volunteer Development
- Ensure organization has adequate human resources required to meet goals and ensure effective management of staff and volunteers.
- Take primary responsibility for staff oversight, compensation and evaluation, and play proactive role in development of each staff member.
- Work with Board Nominating Committee to identify needed skills and prospective board members and participate in interview and evaluation process.
- Assist with on-boarding process for new board members.
- Arrange training opportunities for board members and key volunteers.
- The successful candidate will have most, if not all, of the following skills:
- Proven track record leading an organization with at least a $1 million annual budget and corresponding support staff. Nonprofit administration a plus.
- Demonstrated fundraising ability and successful track record raising at least $1 million annually from both private and governmental sources. This will include the confidence to deal with individual donors, corporations and foundations, sponsors and partners; the vision and ability to run effective events; and the communication skills and passion to share Habitat’s story.
- Creativity and strong networking skills to identify and build partnerships with housing agencies, land owners, donors, elected officials and other community leaders.
- Expertise in the management of financial resources and analysis of financial statements with the ability to explain the financial position of the organization to relevant stakeholders.
- Understanding of the construction process from property acquisition to occupancy.
- Excellent communication skills in dealing with people from business, religious, political, and low-income communities. Strong public speaking skills and comfort and experience serving as the primary spokesperson and representative for an organization.
- At least 5 years of management experience, including significant experience directly managing staff.
- Familiarity with the Habitat for Humanity organization and a proven desire to make a difference. While the successful candidate could come from the for-profit or nonprofit sector, a track record of mission advocacy and/or active volunteerism is a must.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Ability to understand and utilize computers and other appropriate technology in support of Habitat programs and functions.
A competitive compensation package will be assembled for the successful candidate.
Interested applicants can email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org  with “Executive Director Submission: [Your Name]” in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until February 15, 2016; early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.
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