Employment Opportunities

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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 for future openings. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved, we encourage you to look at our volunteer opportunities.

Blitz Build 2006

Office Coordinator

Supervisor: Vice-President – Finance and Administration

Status: Full-time/Non-exempt

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.  HFHPME is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join its team of sixty committed professionals to help take a successful 34-year-old organization to new heights.

The Office Coordinator is the first point of contact for HFHPME’s volunteers, homeowners and donors.  S/he is responsible for the operation of the reception area, and facilitating communication and proper routing and filing of inquiries, messages and important paperwork.  The Office Coordinator provides support to several functional areas, as well as meeting a number of broader organizational needs.  S/he must possess good computer skills, attention to detail, and have a friendly and professional phone manner, along with an ability to work with minimal supervision.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage reception area and main phone line

  • Greet visitors and handle their questions and requests appropriately
  • Respond to phone and email inquiries
  • Create and maintain a welcoming reception area

 

Organization support

  • Order office supplies for staff as needed
  • Negotiate and manage office-related contracts (phones, internet, copier, janitorial services, etc.)
  • Sort incoming mail and deliver outgoing mail to Post Office
  • Prepare daily deposits and deliver them to the bank
  • Serve as custodian of petty cash fund
  • Manage the organization’s archives as records administrator, and organize and maintain resource and storage areas
  • Make arrangements for catering/locations for internal staff events
  • Assist with coordination of staff and committee meetings as necessary
  • Provide clerical and special projects support as directed

 

Provide support to Mortgage Servicing Manager

  • Receive and process homeowner payments
  • Post homeowner payments to mortgage servicing software
  • Print payment coupons for homeowners

 

Provide support to Resources Department

  • Collate and mail thank-you letters to donors
  • Code donation checks and enter donor information into constituent management software

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to work with low-income families of very diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with not-for-profit organizations preferred

 

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive wage is commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; flexible spending accounts; and retirement plan

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • The names and contact information for three references
  • A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
    • How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
    • How did you hear about this position?

 

To apply, submit the above information to tim@habitatportlandmetro.org with “Office Coordinator” in the subject line by Friday, August 7, 2015 before 3:00 PM.

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 is an equal opportunity employer.

Major Gifts Officer

Supervisor: VP of Resource Development
Status: Full-time / Exempt
Benefits: Include health, dental and vision insurance and retirement
Join a dynamic and successful fundraising team at Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. Under the general direction of the VP of Resource Development, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from individual donors. This is a new position that has been created to grow our Major Gift program by focusing very specifically on engaging with and soliciting individual donors.  The MGO will work to build relationships that result in increased funding and longstanding donor relationships with the Habitat organization.

Habitat for Humanity creates successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes. The successful candidate will enjoy meeting face to face with donors to share this exciting work and to solicit, close and steward their financial support.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage a portfolio of individual donors with a capacity for $2,500+ gift potential.
Create a comprehensive and individualized cultivation plan for each donor that leads to successfully retaining or upgrading as appropriate.
Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with donors. Secure and prepare for donor meetings; conduct donor research, prepare personalized materials and arrange meeting logistics.
Articulate Habitat’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications.
Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity– seeking to understand each donor’s motivation by asking the right questions – and be able to steer conversation accordingly.
Partner with senior staff and/or volunteers on donor engagement opportunities.
Track donor activity and cultivation plans in Raiser’s Edge database and provide accurate and timely reports.
Encourage participation in Habitat’s giving clubs including the $5,000 Cornerstone Society, the planned giving Legacy Society and the $75,000 Home Sponsorship Society.
Collaborate with development team colleagues to forecast revenue and strategize donor relationships.
Assist in other development team activities as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of front-line experience in leadership gift work.
  • Proven track record of securing visits with donors, and soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts in the $1,000+ range.
  • Ability to engage senior staff and board members in donor visits, and to earn and maintain their confidence.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to listen, and an unusual capacity to engage, inspire and persuade.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities.
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook) and donor databases.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software.
  • MBA and CFRE.
  • Experience soliciting special, multi-year campaign commitments and planned gifts.
  • Understanding of the Portland Metro philanthropic community.
  • Past Habitat for Humanity experience (volunteer or staff) is a plus.Other:
  • Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is required, as are a valid driver’s license.

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. The names and contact information for three references.
  3. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
  • How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
  • How did you hear about this position?

 

To apply, submit the above information to: sharon@habitatportlandmetro.org with “MGO” in the subject by Friday, August 14th, 2015 before 3:00pm please.

Human Resources Manager/Executive Assistant

Salary                          Commensurate with experience
Reports to:                 President and CEO
Status:                        Full-time / Exempt

Position Description

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) creates successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes. HFHPME is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of 60 committed professionals to help take a successful 34-year-old organization to new heights.

The Human Resources Manager/Executive Assistant is responsible for performing HR and executive assistant duties at the professional level under limited supervision. This position is responsible for leading the recruitment, selection, and onboarding process, administration of benefits, providing HR guidance and employee relations expertise to management and staff and building strong relationships internally and externally while promoting the organizational culture throughout the organization. Responsibilities also include serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituents on all matters pertaining to the office of the CEO.

Human Resources:

Manage Employment Processes from Recruitment to Termination
Act as Host Site Manager for 10-15 member AmeriCorps National Service program including member recruiting, training, performance reviews and support
Publish, update and distribute employee handbook
Manage payroll-related HR issues
Administer group benefits
Advise management and employees on HR issues
Manage performance evaluation & compensation processes
Manage training & staff development
Develop staff retention strategies and plan

Executive Assistant:

Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for meetings
Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected
Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to CEO’s programmatic initiatives
Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization
Coordinates organizations Strategic Planning process
Compiles, distributes and files Board packets
Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to completion, often with deadline pressures.

Qualifications:

  • College graduate with a degree in Human Resources or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Generalist.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office proficiency and email applications.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and make informed decisions that comply with policy and procedure.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • This description covers principle duties only and is not intended to include all of the duties that may be assigned.
  • Experience working with not-for-profit organizations preferred.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive 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; and retirement plan.

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. The names and contact information for three references.
  3. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
  • How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
  • How did you hear about this position?

 

To apply, submit the above information to: sharon@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH” in the subject by Monday July 27 , 2015 before 3:00pm.

Homeownership Support Coordinator

Supervisor: Vice President of Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs

Status: Full time/Exempt

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. The Homeownership Support Coordinator is responsible for providing support to future homeowners through the closing process and is the primary contact for Habitat homeowners post-purchase. S/He must possess integrity, imagination, and mature judgment, as well as excellent administrative, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. A strong belief in Habitat for Humanity’s Mission is a must.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

Pre-Closing Support for Homebuyers

  • Provide support to new homebuyers through the closing and move-in process.
  • Complete the income verification/credit check process for homebuyers prior to closing.
  • Assist homebuyers with completion of all pre-closing paperwork.
  • Assist homebuyers in accessing and applying for down payment assistance.
  • Coordinate with funding organizations to ensure compliance with program requirements.

 

Post-Purchase Support for Homeowners

  • Develop and administer comprehensive post-purchase education program for Habitat homeowners.
  • Provide post-purchase support to Habitat homeowners.
  • Support Habitat communities in developing and managing effective and cohesive condo and homeowners associations.

 

Individual Development Accounts (IDA)

  • Provide information to interested homebuyers and homeowners on the benefits of and program requirements for Individual Development Accounts.
  • Assist clients in applying for the IDA Program for homeownership and home repair.
  • Conduct orientations with new clients to ensure understanding of program requirements.
  • Assist participants in opening and maintaining savings plan agreements and accounts.
  • Coordinate the process of IDA funds dispersal.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to work with low income families of very diverse backgrounds.
  2. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  3. Interest in and commitment to low-income homeownership.
  4. Detailed orientated.
  5. General computer skills.
  6. Strong organizational skills and time management.
  7. High level of interpersonal skills

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive 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; and retirement plan.

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. The names and contact information for three references.
  3. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
  • How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
  • How did you hear about this position?

 

To apply, submit the above information to: sharon@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HSC” in the subject by Monday July 27, 2015 before 3:00pm.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!