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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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 Site Supervisor

Status: Regular, Full-time/Non-Exempt
Department: Construction
Reports to: Site Supervisor
Salary: $14-$18/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 activiites, 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 VP of Construction and/or Site Supervisor
  • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers
  • Suggest potential advantageous building practices and material cost savings opportunities to VP of Construction/Site 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 families about construction tasks and appropriate safety measures
  • Perform all homeowner warranty complaints and repairs

Other duties as assigned by the VP of Construction/Site 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
  • This position works Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm and is located at the assigned job site

 

Application Packets must include: 

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • How have the personal and professional experiences in your life prepared you for this position?
    • How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit resume and cover letter by Jan. 26, 2018, to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org, with “Assistant Site Supervisor” in the subject line.

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.

Land Acquisition Project Manager

Supervisor: Vice President of Construction
Status: Full-time/Exempt
Department: Construction
Reports to: Vice President of Construction
Salary: 50k – 60k annual salary. 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 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 an experienced individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 36-year-old organization to new heights. The Land Acquisition Project Manager is responsible for maintaining Habitat’s property/land inventory and for handling all associated land development functions to include the identification and acquisition of property to support strategic homebuilding goals. The position is also responsible for taking all properties through land use, design and permitting. The position will work closely with members of the Homeownership Services and Construction departments as well as agency leadership to maintain Habitat’s property/land inventory.

Site Acquisition/Due Diligence/Negotiation:

  • Research, locate, and evaluate acquisition opportunities, including homes for our rehab programs
  • Proactive outreach to land owners including mailers and meetings to identify land acquisition opportunities
  • Perform due diligence, including contracting with consultants and engineers. Prepare due diligence reports and pro formas for proposed projects.
  • Negotiate land and home purchase agreements and related vendor contracts in coordination with agency leadership
  • Managing the disposition of properties
  • Oversee investigation, application, and securing public and private financing for land acquisition

 

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. hiring consultants, working with design staff, ensuring issuance of building permits)
  • Maintain procedures for design criteria and green building program implementation
  • Coordination of property tax abatement and SDC waiver application process

 

Required Skills and Experience:  

  • 3-5 years experience in construction/real estate development, real estate finance or planning. At least 3 years experience in land acquisition and development and permitting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning or Business Administration, or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience in using electronic resources to obtain real estate/ownership information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excel at managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat.

 

 

Application Packets must include: 

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
  2. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • How have the personal and professional experiences in your life prepared you for this position?
    • How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information by Jan. 26, 2018, to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org, with “Land Acquisition PM” in the subject line.

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.

Major Gifts Officer

Supervisor: VP of Resource Development
Status: Full Time
Salary: $53,000 – $60,000
Benefits: Includes medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan 

Every day in Portland, hardworking families – especially households of color, struggle to find affordable places to live. Rapidly rising rents force families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions. Families often move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Started in 1981, in NE Portland, HFHPME revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships.

The new Major Gift Officer will join a dynamic and successful fundraising team and will play a critical role in helping the organization reach new heights. Under the general direction of the VP of Resource Development, the Major Gift 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 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. 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 and the planned giving Legacy 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, to listen actively, and to engage, inspire and persuade. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities. 
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including MS 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 is a valid driver’s license. 

 

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 and how you heard about the position 
  3. Three references: two professional and one personal 

 

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “MGO” in the subject line by January 11, 2018.

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. 

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!