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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Chief Operating Officer

Department: Administration
Reports to: President and CEO
Status: Full-time/Exempt
Compensation: 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
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for implementation, oversight and execution of Habitat’s program operations, programs, administration and financial management.
Working with the CEO and Leadership Team, the COO will develop organizational policies and goals, multi-year and annual plans, as well as financial models, budgets and controls to support annual and strategic goals. The COO will directly supervise the VP of Construction, VP of Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs, VP of Finance, Land Acquisition Project Manager and Human Resources Manager. These departments include approximately 25 employees. Total number of staff for the organization is about 90 part- and full-time employees.
This position requires a person who is passionate about Habitat’s mission, an emotionally intelligent leader and a skilled people manager who can coordinate the diverse aspects of the organization’s program, create a financially sustainable model for long-term operations, and build the organization’s capacity.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Leadership

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership across functional areas by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing broad and deep knowledge of all areas.
  • Manage, develop, evaluate and mentor staff, providing leadership and guidance in goal setting, problem solving, resource management and outcome achievement.
  • Help lead the development and implementation of the organization-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.
  • Build organizational and staff capacity, develop processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly and establish an environment that promotes teamwork across the diverse aspects of the organization’s functions.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of culture change, and serve as a catalyst for innovation and continuous improvement for the organization.
  • Lead performance management processes.
  • Encourages the utilization of volunteer support throughout the organization.
  • Lead large, multi-functional strategic projects requiring input and support from all areas of the organization. Be a positive change management leader and communicator for such projects.
    Program Management
  • Responsible for all aspects of organization’s program operations including Homeownership Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization, Land Development and Construction.
  • Oversight of large and small real estate development projects as determined by organizational strategic plan. Includes project planning, budgeting, government contract compliance, and timely completions for future homeowners.
  • Coordinates activities to ensure smooth transitions between departments, appropriate communication and efficient program delivery.
  • Manage, mentor and develop direct reports including prioritizing work, training and coaching, providing leadership insight to problem solving, performance evaluation, and regularly tracking progress on plans.
  • Builds capacity within the organization for increased housing production while maintaining a financially sustainable model.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of best practices and trends in the fields of affordable housing, residential construction, community development and non-profit management.

Communication & Planning

  •  Effectively communicates vision and goals with staff and community.
  • Works with CEO and Leadership Team to develop long-term strategic plan for organization and to oversee implementation of department goals and financial management.
  • Works with staff to develop annual work plans and measurements for personnel accountability and program efficiencies.
  • Monitors program activities for critical path processes and reacts to impacts of unplanned events.
  • Establishes benchmarks and metrics to evaluate staff and organizational performance against goals and oversees development of evaluation tools for program assessment.
  • Enhances the organization’s culture by reinforcing core values and fostering a positive work environment.

Administration & Finance

  • Guides and oversees administrative and reporting procedures, people systems and information technology.
  • Works with VP of Finance to develop and meet an annual organizational budget and financial projections.
  • Monitors the financial performance of the organization and develops long-term financial planning models for organizational sustainability.
  • Identifies and initiates opportunities to reduce expenses, create increased operational efficiencies and leverage assets/resources to increase Habitat’s capacity to serve families.

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to balance leadership and management roles within a growing organization. Understands and is effective at change management.
  • Extensive organizational leadership, financial and project management experience.
  • Ability to develop, understand and analyze financial statements and projections to support the organization’s long term planning.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and within budget.
  • Able to identify, evaluate, problem solve and give direction regarding problem resolution for individual and organization-wide issues. Position requires an ability to manage conflict.
  • Makes decisions and solves problems independently and effectively.
  • Ability to think and act decisively.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • Works as an effective and proactive team player. Collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituents.
  •  Positive, optimistic outlook that fosters an upbeat work environment.
  • Diplomacy, outstanding representation of organization including public presentations.
  • Acceptance of and ability to work with diverse populations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS in business, marketing, finance or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of operations experience in an applicable setting (i.e. large corporate or nonprofit business, construction and real estate, social services and community development).
  • 8+ years of experience managing individuals and teams in an innovative environment.
  • Extensive experience leading cross-functional teams to execute on plans.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Commitment to Mission of Habitat for Humanity and in the people and neighborhoods it serves; genuine interest in and ability to relate to a highly diverse environment, clientele and constituencies.
  • Results Driven – a proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; high level of business acumen, including project management and creative resourcefulness.
  • Ethical – Willing to put principles and values first and demonstrate organizational values through words and actions.
  • Strategic Vision & Agility – Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
  • Analytical & Abstract Reasoning – Ability and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Capacity Building – Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a topnotch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly. Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Leadership & Organization – Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people. Ability to connect with staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower staff, cultivate entrepreneurship, align staff in order to maximize each employee’s potential.
  • Mature and Proactive- Evidence of having worked as a true business partner with executive staff. If coming from the for- profit world, nonprofit board experience is preferred.
  • Open – Interested in ideas and priorities of staff and will listen and incorporate their suggestions
  • Transparent – Willing to explain decisions and share information whenever possible.
  • Continuous Learner – Demonstrate that we can always get better in a way that does not diminish current capacity/strength.
  • Collaborative – Engage team in decision-making and high-level work, creating opportunities for growth for staff.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position and how you heard about the position
  • Three references: two professional and one personal To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “COO” in the subject line by July 6.

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.
For further information about Habitat visit our website at: http://habitatportlandmetro.org

AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.
Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

As a Family Services Coordinator, you will be the point of contact for all future homeowners, in addition to being their mentor as they go through the homeownership process. Your primary responsibility will be to recruit future homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products, such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or Critical Home Repair (CHR). Additionally, you will conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application, as well as assist the Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications. Another responsibility will be to track future homeowner hours and send monthly updates and letters to those future homeowners, in addition to providing monthly summaries on future homeowner progress at the family selection meetings. On occasion, you may have the opportunity to build alongside our future homeowners as they complete their sweat equity requirements.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Public speaking experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)

  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
    • Segal Education Awardof $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
    • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
    • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
    • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
    • 10 personal/sick leave days
    • 10 holidays
    • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resourcesWhat’s in it for you?At the end of the service year, you will have helped us engage more partner families in the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes in our community. These concentrated building efforts in neighborhoods with the greatest need will have a ripple effect on these communities – creating safer neighborhoods, better schools and a healthier community for all.What’s needed to apply

 

Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-family-services-coordinator by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
    • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development Coordinator

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

ReStore Development

As a ReStore Development VISTA, you will work towards the following goals: (1) develop, implement and document a volunteer recruitment, training, and retention program for the ReStore, (2) develop, implement and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies for promoting volunteer opportunities, (3) research and implement best practices for standard volunteer management operating policies and procedures; craft new or updated Volunteer Program documents and practices, based from other comparable affiliates, (4) create and manage social media accounts specific to the volunteer department including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; work with the Marketing Manager to ensure that pages reflect our brand and culture, (5) increase collaboration between ReStores and the three supported affiliates; work with affiliate staff to help integrate volunteers, and sustain a greater ReStore presence on the affiliate build sites by presenting informational sessions to site volunteers during lunch breaks, and (6) develop a volunteer roundtable program to solicit feedback from volunteers on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver’s license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Retail experience
• Project management experience
• Marketing experience
• Social media experience
• Experience working with volunteers or volunteering, desire to work in volunteer management

Benefits of Service:

• For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
• AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $11,880 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
• Segal Education Award of $5,815 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,500 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
• Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have improved our methods of volunteer utilization and recognition, which will enhance our engagement with the community and its investment in the mission of our affiliate. In addition, you will have contributed towards an increase in unrestricted revenue from increased numbers of store purchases and donations, which will in turn enable us to serve more families and communities. Furthermore, you will have increased our monthly engagement via social media to promote the ReStores, volunteer opportunities, and community impact highlights. Lastly, the volunteer roundtable program that you developed will have resulted in our volunteer program being more responsive to volunteer questions and concerns, and therefore, increase volunteer satisfaction on a long-term basis.

What’s needed to apply
Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetro-east-vista-restore-development by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement.  Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

Construction Crew Leader

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our 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 and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver’s license
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

Helpful Qualifications:

• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)

  • Housing stipend – $300 month
    • Segal Education Awardof $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
    • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
    • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
    • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
    • 10 personal/sick leave days
    • 10 holidays
    • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resourcesWhat’s in it for you?At the end of the service year, you will have helped us complete 23 new builds, 6 Critical Home Repair (CHR) projects, and 2 acquisition rehabs, and as a result, serve 31 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed 500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes, as well as, train at least one volunteer to be a skilled volunteer group leader in each of our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) areas: CHR and Rehab.What’s needed to apply

Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-construction-crew-leader by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
    • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

Salvage Services Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro ReStore

 

Position: Salvage Services Supervisor

Reports To:  Salvage Service Manager

Hourly Rate:  $13-$14, depending on experience

Position Type:  Full Time / Hourly / Benefits.  Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Summary/Objective:

The Salvage Services Supervisor is responsible for the on-site deconstruction and gathering of salvageable materials for resale in local Habitat for Humanity ReStores.  This includes, monitoring, anticipating and prioritizing daily tasks on-site, ensuring a clean and safe environment, engaging and directing staff and volunteers and working to fulfill all aspects of day-to-day salvage operations as directed. The Salvage Services Supervisor is expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on-site removal and recovery of saleable items from project sites
  • Organize and maintain on-site tools and safety equipment; alert manager of needs
  • Supervision and guidance of staff and volunteers
  • Safely operate 16ft box truck daily, including the safe loading and securing of materials
  • Maintain safe, fun and productive on-site environment for staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with ReStore staff on incoming product
  • Make sure project documentation and fees are collected, reported, and turned over to program manager

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Site oversight, management and maintenance of tools
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing sites effectively
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a sawzalls, circular saws, generators and others in the removal of items
  • Follow safety requirements and training
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and google drive
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations and skills as program develops
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo
  • Support the ReStores and Development office staff on other duties as assigned including taking on leadership roles

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • One year construction or remodeling experience
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive large box trucks
  • Ability to work on-site unsupervised
  • Ability to 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…). 95% indoor and outdoor field work 5% or less office tasks

 

To apply:  submit resume and cover letter with 3 references and “Salvage Services Supervisor” in the subject line to:  ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org.  Open until filled.  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!