Employment Opportunities

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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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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 leading the organizational change and rapid expansion as Habitat launches our bold 2017-2021 strategic plan that will triple number of people we serve in order to address the growing housing crisis in the Portland metro region. While supporting the CEO and the leadership team in executing the plan, the COO is responsible for implementation, oversight and execution of Habitat’s internal 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

ReStore Sales Floor Supervisor

Position:  ReStore Sales Floor Supervisor – Portland Metro ReStores
Reports to:  ReStore Manager
Position Type:  Full time/ hourly/ benefits
The Portland Metro ReStores are looking for an energetic, motivated individual to join our Washington County ReStore team. The ReStore Sales Floor Supervisor is responsible for monitoring, anticipating and prioritizing daily maintenance of the ReStore Sales floor, break room and restrooms, as well as outdoor public areas. Includes planning and delegation of tasks, ensuring a clean and safe environment, engaging and directing staff and volunteers and working with management staff to fulfill all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.

ReStore Supervisors are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

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
  • Supervision and guidance of staff and volunteers
  • 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 safety requirements
  • 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 name tag

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year customer service experience
  • Minimum 1 year staff management experience
  • Experience volunteering and/or managing volunteers

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.

See full job description at http://www.pdxrestore.org/employment

Salary and benefits
This is a full time position starting at $14 per hour and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and retirement plan.

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
Three references: two professional and one personal

Open through Monday, July 24th

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!