Careers at Habitat

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Full-time employees enjoy a benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Alternative Care Coverage
  • Matching retirement plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts


Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East received national and local recognition for our work to build and repair homes for families and individuals in need of a decent place to live.

Most Admired Non-profit

Green Home Builder of the Year

Affiliate of Distinction

Oregon Ethics in Business

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.

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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Volunteer Program Assistant

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt
Schedule: 40 hours/week, mainly M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, but with occasional nights and Saturdays
Compensation: $12.50 – $15.50/hour, commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and alternative health care plans; matching retirement plan; and more!


Position Summary

The Volunteer Program Assistant is a dynamic position that combines in-office coordination and support of the Volunteer Programs with direct onsite volunteer facilitation. In supporting the Volunteer Programs team, this position works interdepartmentally to ensure accurate scheduling, timely communication, and excellent experiences for individual and group volunteering.

The Volunteer Program Assistant supports the Volunteer and Business Engagement Manager in the growth and success of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s (HFHPME’s) Playhouse Program. The responsibilities of which include the facilitation of Playhouse Program construction events, leading groups of volunteers in materials cut-out and prep at a workshop space, and overseeing the Playhouse Program workshop space and inventory. Additionally, this position supports the Volunteer Programs and Resource Team as a whole through volunteer facilitation and communication, event logistics, and other duties as needed.



Episodic Volunteer Recruitment, Scheduling, and Retention

  • Manage construction volunteer schedule, providing clear communication to site staff weekly regarding volunteer numbers
  • Take the lead with construction department to continually assess the episodic volunteer numbers, including youth volunteers, community service clients, and community groups
  • Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely manner

Volunteer Management and Event Facilitation

  • Facilitate engaging Playhouse Program volunteer experiences by teaching construction techniques in an empowering and accessible manner, while providing a fun atmosphere
  • Oversee volunteers during Playhouse Program materials prep events at warehouse space
  • Assist in aspects of build-day logistics and in the planning of large-scale build events
  • Serve as day-of lead for most Playhouse Program events
  • Conduct inventory and ensure that supplies and materials are stocked, and warehouse space is kept tidy
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics with family partners and expanding nonprofit partners
  • Actively communicate with supervisor regarding Program needs

Overall Volunteer Programs and Resource Team Support

  • Assist Director of Business Engagement in corporate engagement onsite logistics
  • Assist Events Manager with build site logistics for bi-annual Executive Builds
  • Asses and respond to third party event inquiries in a timely manner
  • Conduct volunteer criminal background checks
  • Support Resource Team during busy periods around annual events
  • Support Communications Department by helping to fulfill construction site marketing and messaging, web site content related to the Volunteer Program, etc.


Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience
  • Familiarity with and comfort level using construction tools, techniques, and safety protocols, or the ability to learn
  • Experience in group facilitation and creating positive and inclusive environments for diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to be productive while working independently
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record
  • Comfortable driving and maneuvering large trucks
  • CPR certified or ability to become certified within first 2 months
  • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing and/or working alongside volunteers
  • AmeriCorps and/or similar service experience
  • College degree


Work Environment/Physical Demands/Schedule

  • Approximately 40% of this position’s time is spent working in a warehouse environment, both individually and/or with volunteers
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, climbing, and lifting all day; The employee must frequently lift, move, and/or load items over 50 pounds (w/ team lift)
  • Must be comfortable driving and maneuvering large trucks in the Metro region


To Apply for this Position

To apply, please submit a complete application packet to with “Volunteer Program Assistant” in the subject line by 2/14/20. Application packets must include:

  1. Resume, including dates of employment (month and year)
  2. Cover letter, which identifies how you heard of this opportunity and addresses how your work history and other experience, if applicable, has prepared you for the position
  3. Three references, at least two professional


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.