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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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Homeownership Program Manager

Department: Homeownership Programs

Reports to: Vice President of Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs

Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, retirement and other benefits

Summary:

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHP/ME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. The Homeownership Program Manager is responsible for ensuring a successful transition to homeownership for Habitat for Humanity homebuyers. The Manager will direct key aspects of the homeownership program, including homebuyer selection and homebuyer support and education.          

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the homeowner selection process in compliance with all relevant state and federal regulations.
  • Train and lead the volunteer homeowner selection committee.
  • Revise policies and procedures for homeowner selection in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • With other department staff, refine policies and procedures for the homeownership program as needed.
  • Create and oversee the implementation of annual outreach plans to potential program applicants.
  • Manage all aspects of homebuyer support from initial program orientation to completion of program requirements.
  • Provide direction for the design and implementation of homeowner education.
  • Manage the collection and sharing of data needed for evaluation, reporting, resource development, advocacy, and communication.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with local housing providers to advance the goals of the homeownership program.
  • Supervise one employee and 1-2 HabiCorps volunteers.
  • Serve as an articulate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the organization.
  • Create and sustain strong working partnerships with other members of the team and contribute to Habitat’s culture of teamwork and collaboration.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment to serving families and individuals with low-incomes and advancing the critical call for affordable homeownership.
  • Proven success working with families and individuals with low-incomes and very diverse backgrounds.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to effectively work with, manage, and lead volunteers.
  • Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective with diverse audiences.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open, team-oriented, business casual office.
  • Able to work nights and weekends as necessary.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership for organizations, or equivalent experience and education.

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org by May 10th 2016.

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.

Salvage Services Manager

Department: Salvage Services

Reports To: Vice President of Retail Operations

Status: Full Time/Exempt

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, retirement and other benefits
Summary:

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets take donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, then sell them to raise money for Habitat home-building projects while keeping tons of reusable materials out of area landfills.

The Salvage Services Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the salvage service, including, but not limited to, oversight of staff and volunteers, customer service, project scheduling, estimating and program planning and budgeting.

Portland, Oregon is one of the most exciting places to be if you are interested in the deconstruction industry.  In October 2016, Portland will be one of the first cities that will have code language drafted specifically requiring deconstruction!  You can be a leader in this field while joining the management team of one of the most successful ReStore operations in the country.  If you are highly motivated, have experience in construction or deconstruction, wish to live in a fun, vibrant and green city this is a great opportunity!  Come join our team!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee kitchen and nonstructural deconstruction program
  • Build and develop ReStore program for third party full deconstruction partnerships
  • Work with VP of Retail Operations on creating and maintaining a budget and long-term plan for the program
  • Work directly with all members of the management team as necessary to grow the program
  • Recruitment, training and guidance of staff and volunteers
  • Provide verbal and written performance feedback to staff and volunteers
  • Direct outreach to demolition contractors, remodelers, general contractors and other potential clients
  • Assist other salvage entities, the City of Portland, and Metro in promoting and educating the public about deconstruction
  • Stay up to date on OSHA guidelines, industry best practices, and update staff and volunteer trainings as needed
  • Maintain tools and vehicles to allow for a safe, fun and productive on-site environment for staff and volunteers
  • Schedule and estimate fees for projects, create contracts, and provide quality customer service and support
  • Collect and record project documentation and fees for the finance department.
  • Work on-site with staff and volunteers as needed
  • Handle any customer service issues and recognize when issues should be elevated to the VP of Retail Operations

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Work as a team with management, staff and volunteers
  • High level knowledge of tools involved in deconstruction and ability to train others in their use.
  • High level knowledge of reusable materials and how to maximize salvage
  • High level knowledge of the market for materials
  • Deconstructor Credential or ability to work toward credential
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing sites effectively
  • Master of communication including telephone, e-mail, Google drive and tablets
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations and skills as program develops
  • Maintain and nurture a professional environment for salvage service staff and volunteers
  • Work with the VP of Retail Operations on other duties as assigned, including taking on leadership roles within the community and management team

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five years deconstruction, estimating, construction, or remodeling experience
  • Three years managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive large box trucks
  • Ability to safely lift 75 lbs. regularly and to team lift heavier items through varied terrain(i.e. granite countertops, large solid wood cabinets, and large appliances)
  • Ability to work in varied environments (rain, wind, hot, cold etc.)

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pdxrestore.orgOpen until filled.  First interviews starting the week of May 2.  Please 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 is an equal opportunity employer.

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!