Careers at Habitat

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Benefits
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

Awards

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.

Looking for AmeriCorps? Click here.

Homeownership Program Coordinator

Department: Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs
Supervisor: Homeownership Program Manager
Status: Hourly/Full Time

Summary
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHMPE) 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.

Position Overview
The Homeownership Program Coordinator will work directly with Habitat homebuyers ensuring that they make a successful transition to homeownership. This role will also conduct outreach and recruitment for the Homeownership Program and support the Homeownership Program Manager with the selection of new homebuyers.

Homebuyer selection and outreach: 

  • Develop and implement an annual Homeownership Program outreach plan.
  • Coordinate all outreach opportunities including tabling at events and presentations.
  • Update and maintain the homeownership program mailing list.
  • Respond to inquiries from potential applicants regarding the selection process and homeownership programs.
  • Act as first point of contact for all Homeownership Program applicants.
  • Support applicants through homebuyer application process and refer them to relevant partners or resources.
  • Support the Homeownership Program Manager in the homeowner application and selection process including application processing and assisting with all workshops, trainings and meetings.
  • Assist Homeownership Program Manager with all follow-up communication on homeowner applications.

 

Homebuyer support:

  • Provide continuing support to Habitat homebuyers including assisting with the design and administration of meetings, events, and programs that support a successful transition to homeownership.
  • Schedule homebuyers to complete sweat equity on site, at the ReStores and at the Habitat office.
  • Send monthly sweat equity reports and completion certificates to homebuyers.
  • Coordinate with the Volunteer and Construction Departments regarding homebuyer volunteer opportunities at active build sites.
  • Maintain monthly engagement with all homebuyers through mailings, texts, emails and meetings.
  • Manage the logistics of the homeowner pre-purchase education program including schedule of trainings, location of classes, and coordination of guest presenters. * Assist with homebuyer orientation meetings, individual meeting and Family Build Days. * Coordinate interior option selection with homebuyers and the Construction Department.
  • Create and sustain strong working partnerships with other members of the team and contribute to Habitat’s culture of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Homeownership Program Manager.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • GED or High School diploma
  • One year of experience working with people of low/moderate incomes from diverse backgrounds in a social service or housing organization.
  • Commitment to serving families and individuals with low-incomes and advancing the critical call for affordable homeownership.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to effectively work with, manage, and lead volunteers.
  • Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective with diverse audiences.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open, team-oriented, business casual office.
  • Able to work nights and weekends as necessary.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Verbal fluency in Vietnamese, Burmese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Amharic.
  • Experience working with Salesforce or similar CRMs.
  • Knowledge of area social services and community resources.

 

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: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to: employment@habitatportlandmetro.org with Homeownership Program Coordinator in the subject line by Sunday October 7, 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 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 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/Metro East, 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 $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
  • 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
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • 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 recruit and/or manage 500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in five (5) community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete 29 new builds, 30 Critical Home Repairs, and five (5) rehabs, in direct service of 64 families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
What’s needed to apply

Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-construction-crew-leader. Position open until filled. Please include:

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

VISTA - ReStore Development

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. Also, members are welcome to 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.

ReStore Development
As a ReStore Development VISTA, you will work towards the following goals: (1) develop, implement and document a volunteer training and retention program for the ReStore, (2) develop, implement, and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies, that ultimately contribute towards an increase in unrestricted revenue from increased numbers of store purchases and donations, and (3) research and implement best practices for standard ReStore operating policies and procedures, (4) create and manage social media accounts specific to the volunteer department, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, (5) increase collaboration between ReStores and the three supported affiliates, 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 $14,136.45 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 – 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.
  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
  • 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 collaborate with 20 teammates in the development of five (5) systems/processes/tools focused on that you created and/or enhanced. You also will manage one (1) project enabling us to increase capacity in the service of more families and communities. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time and project management, construction and safety.

What’s needed to apply

Submit to: https://www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-vista-restore-development. Position open until filled. Please include:

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