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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.

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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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Project Manager

Department:      Construction
Reports to:         Vice President of Construction
Directs:                Construction Coordinator
Position Type:   Full time/Exempt

Compensation: Starting salary range $50,271-$69-123. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; short term disability coverage; employee assistance plan; and matching retirement plan

Position Summary: 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) creates successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes.  Started in 1981, HFHPME is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join its team of committed professionals to help take the organization to new heights.

The Project Manager is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely project progress from land use, design, and permitting through certificate of occupancy. The position will work closely with members of the Homeownership Services and Construction departments as well as agency leadership.

Site Due Diligence

  • Perform due diligence, including contracting with consultants and engineers.
  • Research land and home purchase agreements and related vendor contracts in coordination with agency leadership
  • Manage the maintenance of undeveloped properties

Design, Planning and Permitting

  • Coordinate selection and manage performance of architects, consultants, engineers, and other project specialists
  • Coordinate representation before public agencies and community organizations, including developing and maintaining strong relationships with government representatives and making presentations in front of government entities
  • Manage preparation and processing of all necessary entitlement applications and other required approvals in coordination with project team
  • Oversee management of design process (e.g. selecting/hiring consultants, working with design staff, ensuring issuance of building permits)
  • Coordination of property tax exemptions and SDC waiver application process
  • Lead RFP process for assigned properties

Construction

  • Coordinate work of sub-contractors working on various projects
  • Work with Construction Supervisors- review their reports and check sheets
  • Correct any safety violations in a timely manner
  • In cooperation with site leadership, manage performance of sub-contractors and review all approved plans to ensure all specifications and regulations are followed
  • Report to the Director and VP of Construction any necessary modifications of the plans that seem indicated before performing the proposed change
  • Manage recurring operational tasks for assigned projects
  • Generate and issue regular project reports through company software (Procore)
  • Ensure all projects meet timelines and are completed from feasibility through Certificate of Occupation

Required Qualifications

  • 6-8 years’ experience in construction management, including minimum 3 years’ experience with property acquisition, development, and permitting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PMP certification, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Culturally sensitive with strong customer service orientation
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in real estate finance, and/or planning preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in using electronic resources to obtain real estate/ownership information
  • Excel at managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Strong organization and time management skills

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED

Application packets must include:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
  • Three references: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to employment@habitatportlandmetro.org with ‘Project Manager’ in the subject line. Application packets will be evaluated as received, early submission encouraged. 

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.

Construction Crew Lead  

Department: Construction

Reports to: Construction Supervisor 

Position Type: Full time, Non-Exempt  

Compensation: $12.50 – $17.05/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/Objective: As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to Habitat for Humanity’s 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, safety talks, and are provided with all information and tools they may need while on the work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 

Volunteers and Partner Homeowners 

  • Lead and teach crews of volunteers in building homes 
  • Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteer experiences and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently safe, positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return 
  • Ensure that communication with volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate and timely
  • Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers 
  • Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-utilized while on the work sites 
  • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site 
  • Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers) 

Construction 

  • Assist with handson construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping  
  • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers 
  • Assist the Construction Supervisor in meeting the project schedule 
  • Keep the Construction Supervisor informed of any conditions that negatively affect the build 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor 
  • Maintain and protect all tools, equipment, and materials while on the jobsite. 
  • Maintain a clean worksite. 

Safety 

  • Maintain project safety in accordance with OSHA Standards 
  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring 
  • Attend safety trainings with other construction staff 
  • Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • 1 years experience in the construction/contracting business, specifically as a carpenter or framer preferred 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Experience either in managing volunteers or as a volunteer 
  • 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 

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

This position works 7:30am – 3:30pm and is located at the assigned job site in the Portland Metro Area. 

This job operates on an active construction site and will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds with mechanical assistance or a team lift. 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check. 

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED 

Application packets must include: 

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment 
  • A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position 
  • Three references: at least two professional 

To apply, submit the above information to employment@habitatportlandmetro.org with ‘Construction Crew Lead’ in the subject lineApplication packets will be evaluated as received, early submission encouraged. 

 

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.