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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Government Grants Manager

Department: Finance
Reports to: Vice President of Finance
Status: Full time/Exempt
Compensation/Benefits: $55,000 – $65,000 salary.  Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision, alternative care coverage, short-term disability, employee assistance program, vacation and sick leave, holidays, flexible spending accounts, and matching retirement plan.

Summary

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.

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

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 public, financial, and nonprofit partnerships. The Government Grants Manager will play a critical role in implementing the new business model.

Position Overview:

The Government Grants Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for securing and expanding government funding in support of the mission and goals of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. In addition, the Government Grants Manager will be responsible for developing metrics, creating a grant management system, implementing strategies and systems to stay in compliance with ongoing funding, and communicating with leadership (internal and external) what is needed to build and maintain grant relationships.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and support the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  • Research, identify and maximize funding from government sources and ensure organizational compliance
  • Write and submit all local, state, and federal government grant proposals, crafting clear project-specific budgets that come alive with innovative and exciting cases for support
  • Manage activities to develop proposals: work inter-departmentally to develop timelines, compile information, and prepare and submit proposals packets
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to prepare and implement grants
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocations with the CEO
  • Assist with negotiations and finalizations of awards
  • Interpret regulations and educate Habitat staff on required process and procedure to ensure affiliate compliance across departments — primarily homeownership, finance and construction teams
  • Develop and implement infrastructure (technology, process and systems) that supports efficient tracking, data, drawdown of funds and reporting
  • Represent the organization at internal and external meetings related to grants, as well as prepare and present briefing and reports as necessary
  • Prepare external agreements, subcontracts and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) as necessary
  • Lead the organization-wide metrics program that is the core of Habitat’s ability to measure and improve efficiency and impact
  • Build relationships with government partners to ensure Habitat’s voice is present in affordable housing policy and procedure discussions

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience including proven experience securing and complying with government grant contracts
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising grant projects
  • Make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively
  • Possess thorough, organized, detail-oriented and accurate approach to work
  • Able to independently and effectively identify, evaluate, problem solve, and give direction regarding problem resolution for individual and department-wide issues
  • Multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to lead inter-departmental collaboration
  • Ability to comprehend complex grant requirements and government regulations
  • Excellent writing skills with a history of success in writing public grants that secure awards
  • Strategic thinking with ability to execute a plan
  • Proficient public speaking skills
  • Experience with manipulating data and a deep understanding of Excel software
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting

Preferred Experience 

  • Experience with HUD Compliance
  • Passion for advocating on behalf of underserved populations
  • Experience in public policy, public affairs, government relations or project management

Application Packets must include: 

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

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH – Government Grants Manager” in the subject before Monday, June 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 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.  We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Construction Supervisor

Department: Construction
Reports to: Director of Construction
Status: Full time/Exempt
Compensation/Benefits: $50,000 – $55,000 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 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 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.

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.

Position Overview:

The Construction Supervisor leads Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East construction staff, future homebuyers, and individual/group/ regular volunteers in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, interior and exterior painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, fence building and landscaping. This position directly supervises work teams on site.

Essential Functions

  • Leads day-to-day construction activities, and supervises Assistant Construction Supervisor, AmeriCorps Crew Leads, volunteers and future homebuyers in performing their sweat equity tasks. Individual person must be mindful of the diverse abilities of Habitat volunteers and homebuyers and assign work that can be accomplished successfully. Providing a quality volunteer experience is a key element of Habitat’s mission. Habitat also has a corps of skilled regular volunteers, and the construction site supervisor will identify and encourage skilled volunteers who work regularly to lead other volunteers. 
  • Coordinates with the Director of Construction and the individual site staff to prioritize daily/weekly tasks to be accomplished by Habitat staff, homebuyers and volunteers. 
  • Participates in the development and updating of project schedules.  Communicates issues of concern and potential schedule delays to the Director of Construction as they arise. 
  • Gains/maintains a thorough understanding of the permitted construction documents and all construction drawings provided.  Reviews the construction details for each activity in advance with the Director of Construction. The Construction Supervisor is responsible for meeting Habitat’s Quality Assurance standards. 
  • Maintains quality assurance (QA) check sheets. Habitat strives to build safe, decent, affordable and sustainable homes. QA check sheets verify that work completed has been inspected prior to proceeding to the next phase/stage of construction. Check sheets require dual sign-off by the construction supervisor and the VP of Construction. 
  • Creates a positive, safe and productive on-site experience for all Habitat volunteers and homebuyers. The priority is to maintain a safe work environment throughout the workday.  Construction teams at each site present daily safety orientations for all volunteers and families.   
  • Responsible for insuring that proper safety equipment and safe tools are in use.  Faulty tools are to be removed from use upon discovery and the Director of Construction must be notified. The Director of Construction must be notified when first aid is administered.  Responsible for maintaining a fully stocked First Aid kit, a Safety Binder, and a map to the nearest emergency facility. 
  • Participates in regular construction meetings, organization meetings and other required events. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications:  

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Min. 7 years total experience in residential construction – min. 5 of those years as a lead carpenter/construction supervisor and min. 2 of those years experience in residential new construction with an emphasis on tract/production of homes and/or apartments 
  • Proven ability to take a project from plans to a completed structure, including blueprint reading, preparing material take-offs and extensive knowledge of all phases of residential construction 
  • Working knowledge of the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code 
  • Excellent math skills 
  • Ability to assess the capabilities of others and to teach basic construction techniques to unskilled homeowners and volunteers 
  • Strategic thinking with ability to adapt to changes 

Preferred Experience 

  • Familiarity/experience with project management and scheduling 
  • Prior experience working with volunteers 
  • Sustainable Home Professional

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 your personal and professional experiences prepared you for this position? 
    • How did you hear about this position? 

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH – Construction  Supervisor in the subject before Monday, May 142018.  

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.

Human Resources Assistant

Department:Administration
Supervisor:Human Resources Manager
Status:Part-time/Non-Exempt
Compensation/Benefits:$17 – $19/hour depending on experience; pro-rated vacation, sick and holiday leave; and matching retirement plan

Summary

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 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.

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.

 

Position Overview

The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for assisting the HR Manager with administrative support of day-to-day human resource operations for 90 office, construction and retail (ReStore) employees.

 

Essential Functions

  • Conducts new employee onboarding/orientations and off-boarding
  • Performs HRIS data entry and personnel file maintenance
  • Prepares and monitors job postings
  • Responds to requests for verifications of employment status
  • Maintains confidential personnel files and personnel actions
  • Facilitates/monitors background checks
  • Assists with unemployment claim paperwork
  • Assists with the creation and distribution of benefit information materials, surveys, open enrollment materials and other HR materials
  • Assists with timecard/payroll issues
  • Assists with Affirmative Action Tracking/Compliance
  • Assists the manager with HR projects
  • Helps to track employee service and create employee recognition program
  • Updates internal organization charts
  • Helps plan employee events
  • Serves on Health, Safety and Environment Committee; helps with annual OSHA reporting

Competencies

Communication

Ethical Practice

Relationship Management

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

 

Travel

Local travel to various Habitat office/retail locations is required periodically.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position.  Days and hours of work between Monday and Friday to be determined.

 

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, plus minimum two years of HR administrative support experience
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Computer skills to include MS Office, Google Docs, HRIS programs
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment
  2. The names and contact information for three professional 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: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH – HR Assistant” in the subject. Position open until filled.

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 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.  We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

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!