Employment Opportunities

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Blitz Build 2006

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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Blitz Build 2006

AmeriCorps Deconstruction Coordinator

Supervisor:  Salvage Service Manager

The Deconstruction AmeriCorps member will help obtain materials from homes and businesses in the Portland-metro area from owners who are interested in donating used or excess building supplies.  Added revenue from this service will assist more families in our community.  The goal of the deconstruction team is to salvage and divert over 585 tons of material from being deposited into local landfills.

Responsibilities:

  • On-site material procurement:
    • Assist program manager and or lead in the safe removal and processing of resalable items from remodel projects throughout the community.
    •  Assist and/or manage material processing to maximize the amount of material that can be diverted from the landfill
    •  Lead volunteers, organize tools and safety equipment for on-site salvage efforts
    • Build and nurture customer relations for future projects and referrals.
    • Assist with research and planning of perspective projects:
    • Assist in the use of new techniques for deconstruction
    • Field questions on deconstruction
    • Assist with carrying out project plans
  • Tool organization and procurement:
    • Maintenance and care of deconstruction tools
    • Assist with the purchasing of needed tools with oversight from program manager
    • Maintain inventory of needed safety supplies
  • Assist with volunteer management:
    • Assist with recruitment and utilization of volunteers
    • Help maintain safe, fun and productive on-site environment for volunteers with goal of maximizing   volunteer retention
    • Partner with store volunteer coordinators as needed for volunteer procurement
    • Document volunteer hours

 

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Vehicle for getting to ReStore office (transit is possible, but limited)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Habitat for Humanity mission
  • Knowledge of deconstruction techniques (desired)
  • Knowledge of building processes (desired)
  • Become familiar with Habitat store products to maximize on-site recovery of sellable items
  • Valid Driver’s License and no serious driving related convictions/at fault accidents, willingness to drive pick-ups and box trucks
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs regularly

 

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits, if eligible.

  • Living allowance – up to $12,530 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Housing stipend – $300 a month
  • Education award – $5,775 upon successful completion of service

 

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps – Deconstruction Coordinator” in the subject by Friday, September 9, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. 

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. 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.

Office Coordinator

Supervisor: HR Manager

Status: Full-time/Non-exempt

Compensation: Salary range:  $13-$16/hour; commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; retirement and other benefits

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 committed professionals to help take a successful 35-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

  • Manage the organization’s general administrative functions, archives as records administrator, and organize and maintain resource and storage areas
  • Negotiate and manage office-related contracts (phones, internet, copier, janitorial services, etc.)
  • Sort incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail; coordinate courier services
  • Prepare daily deposits
  • Serve as custodian of petty cash fund
  • Make arrangements for catering/locations for internal staff events
  • Assist with coordination of staff and committee meetings as necessary
  • Provide administrative and special projects support to Human Resources Manager, Executive Director and other departments as directed
  • Order office supplies for staff as needed
  • Schedule conference rooms for internal and external customers
  • Communicate/coordinate with internal IT coordinator and external IT consultant to handle technology requests; update Outlook contact lists

 

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

 

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
  • Notary or ability to become notarized within 2 months

 

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 ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “Office Coordinator” in the subject line by Wednesday, August 24, 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.

Construction Project Manager

Department: Construction

Reports to: Director of Construction

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

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 35-year-old organization to new heights.  The activities of this leadership position include: developing and managing project budgets, establishing schedules for project phases, administering procurement process of subcontractors and suppliers and implementing Habitat’s home warranty program. The position will be responsible for supporting 2-3 multifamily condomium projects including about 30 homes annually.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop project pro formas and detailed budgets and manages project costs
  • Prepare material take-offs from construction drawings and specifications
  • Facilitate requests for proposals and proposal evaluation for subcontracted work
  • Work with local and national suppliers to procure materials and equipment, including in-kind donations
  • Monitor construction responsibilities and information for grant compliance
  • Prepare purchase orders and contracts
  • Develop and coordinate project schedules and maintain process for project team adherence and accountability to timelines
  • Manage subcontractor scheduling in coordination with field staff on multiple sites
  • Code invoices to appropriate projects and activities
  • Manage Construction Warranty process on all homes sold including coordination with Homeownership Program department to schedule warranty work and ensure 1 year inspections are implemented and tracked
  • Assist the Director of Construction in processing land use applications and facilitates the issuance of building permits

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in construction/real estate development, real estate finance, or planning. At least 3 years’ experience in construction project management
  • Experience with construction scheduling software preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management, Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning or Business Administration, or equivalent
  • Experience in developing housing projects within deadline and budget from start to finish.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat
  • Understanding of sustainable building techniques preferred

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org. 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. 

Assistant Site Supervisor

Department: Construction

Reports to: Director of Construction

Status: Temporary/Part-time/Non-Exempt

Compensation: $15-$18/hour. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful 35-year-old organization to new heights.  The position will be responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 25 homes next year.

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 Director or 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 Director 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 Director 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
  • Able to work varied days (including Saturdays)

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Ramona Reule at Ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org.  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. 

ReStore Associate

Department: ReStore

Reports To: Portland ReStore Manager

Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Hourly Rate: $12.50 hour

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.

If you are highly motivated, have retail experience, wish to live in a fun, vibrant and green city this is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing team!

Key Responsibilities

  • Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
  • Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
  • Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
  • Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
  • Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
  • Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
  • Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

 

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

Work Environment/Physical Demands

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to danny@pdxrestore.orgOpen 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!