Careers at Habitat

Help build Portland’s future

Benefits
Full-time employees enjoy a benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Alternative Care Coverage
  • Matching retirement plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Awards

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East received national and local recognition for our work to build and repair homes for families and individuals in need of a decent place to live.

Most Admired Non-profit

Green Home Builder of the Year

Affiliate of Distinction

Oregon Ethics in Business

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. Take a look at our current job opportunities below.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East.

There are no employment positions open at this time. However, we encourage those interested to check this page frequently for future openings. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved, we encourage you to look at our volunteer opportunities.

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Assistant Construction Supervisor

Department: Construction
Reports to:  Construction Supervisor
Status: Regular, Full time/Non-Exempt
Compensation/Benefits: $15.01-$18.76/hour.  Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.  Includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan.

Summary

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country.  By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region.  Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 36-year-old organization to new heights.  The position is responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 23 homes next year.  The individual will lead families and volunteers in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, interior painting and landscaping.

Key Responsibilities

  • Volunteers and Partner Homeowners
    • Lead crews of volunteers in building homes
    • Ensure appropriate safety practices at all times
    • Teach needed skills to new volunteers
    • Conduct regular quality control inspections
    • Assist in the training of AmeriCorps crew members and volunteers
    • Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return
    • Ensure that communication to volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate and timely
    • Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers
  • Construction
    • Perform all hands-on construction tasks as directed by the Director of Construction and/or Construction Supervisor
    • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
    • Suggest potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities to Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor as identified
    • Assist in the supervision of all site preparation and layout
    • Assist in the supervision of job sites on each designated workday and work to ensure construction is accomplished in accordance with approved permits and plans
    • Assist in training volunteers and partner homeowners about construction tasks and appropriate safety measures
    • Respond to homeowner warranty complaints and perform repairs
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor

Required Skills and Experience:  

  • 2 years experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a carpenter or framer
  • Ability to effectively work with, manage and lead volunteers
  • Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Excellent oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.  Work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Application Packets must include: 

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment
  2. A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
  3. Three references: two professional and one personal

All application materials should be submitted to: employment@habitatportlandmetro.org. Position open until filled.  Apply early.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement.  Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, please visit our website.

Construction Crew Leader
As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

Helpful Qualifications:

  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
  • Experience with power tools
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience

Benefits of Service:

  • AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
  • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
  • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
  • Child Care Benefits(if eligible)
  • 10 personal/sick leave days
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

 

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will recruit and/or manage 500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in five (5) community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete 29 new builds, 30 Critical Home Repairs, and five (5) rehabs, in direct service of 64 families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
What’s needed to apply

Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-construction-crew-leader. Position open until filled. Please include:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
  • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families.

Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Also, members are welcome to all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, please visit our website.

 

Family Services Coordinator
As a Family Services Coordinator, you will help our affiliate engage more partner families in the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes in our community.  This member position will build and maintain the pipeline of Habitat homebuyers by helping to recruit qualified potential homebuyers, helping them meet our program requirements and helping provide support to existing Habitat homeowners. Some of your responsibilities include:  Responding to inquiries from potential applicants regarding the selection process and homeownership program and helping coordinate the homeowner education program for future and current Habitat homeowners, including schedule of trainings, location of classes, and coordination of guest presenters.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Ability to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule 1-2 times a month

Helpful Qualifications:

  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish, Arabic,   Vietnamese, or Somali
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
  • Public speaking experience

Benefits of Service:

  • AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
  • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
  • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
  • Child Care Benefits(if eligible)
  • 10 personal/sick leave days
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

 

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will help us in the identification, recruitment, orientation and counseling of qualified families for homeownership and home repair projects. Your efforts will help us serve up to 30 individuals. On occasion, you will build alongside homeowner families as they complete their sweat equity requirements. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.

What’s needed to apply? 

Submit to: http://stage.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-family-services-coordinator. Position open until filled. Please include:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
  • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

VISTA - ReStore Development

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families.

Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Also, members are welcome to all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us.

ReStore Development
As a ReStore Development VISTA, you will work towards the following goals: (1) develop, implement and document a volunteer training and retention program for the ReStore, (2) develop, implement, and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies, that ultimately contribute towards an increase in unrestricted revenue from increased numbers of store purchases and donations, and (3) research and implement best practices for standard ReStore operating policies and procedures, (4) create and manage social media accounts specific to the volunteer department, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, (5) increase collaboration between ReStores and the three supported affiliates, and (6) develop a volunteer roundtable program to solicit feedback from volunteers on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

  • Retail experience
  • Project management experience
  • Marketing experience
  • Social media experience
  • Experience working with volunteers or volunteering, desire to work in volunteer management

Benefits of Service:
For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $14,136.45 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
  • Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
  • Child Care Benefits(if eligible)
  • Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will collaborate with 20 teammates in the development of five (5) systems/processes/tools focused on that you created and/or enhanced. You also will manage one (1) project enabling us to increase capacity in the service of more families and communities. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time and project management, construction and safety.

What’s needed to apply

Submit to: https://www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-vista-restore-development. Position open until filled. Please include:

      • Resume (tell us about your experience)
      • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section