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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.

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Events Manager

Department:Resources
Reports to: Development Manager
Status:Full time, Exempt

Compensation:
$37,770 – $47,212 Starting salary range.

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; short term disability coverage; employee assistance plan; and matching retirement plan 

Summary:
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. We create opportunities for people in the Portland Metro region to transform their lives, building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. We are nationally recognized as one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the country, on the leading edge of program development, innovation, and fundraising. The recognition of the Habitat for Humanity brand helps fuel our success in building relationships within our community. 

Position Overview
As the Events Manager, you will have the opportunity to build a career working alongside an inspired and motivated team to address the most urgent issue facing our city—the high cost of housing. The Events Manager will report to the Development Manager and is responsible for leading the planning, implementation, fundraising strategy, and organization of the two signature events: The HopeBuilder Breakfast, with 1,500+ attendees raising over $500,000 and the Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and Auction with over 400 guests, raising over $600,000 to help meet the need for affordable homeownership in Portland. 

In addition to the two signature fundraisers, the Events Manager will also oversee Build Site Community Celebrations, the annual President’s Luncheon appreciation event, and ongoing special events as they arise throughout the year.  

This position is an opportunity for the right candidate to become deeply involved in the operations of a fast-paced, high-performing resource development department. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead planning and execution of logistics of major annual fundraising events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, liaising with event committees, project management, developing the event fundraising strategy with the Resource Team, timeline building and management, budgeting, coordinating invitations and fundraising/event materials (print and electronic), assigning roles to staff and volunteers, tracking guest RSVPs, and day-of event execution.
  • Responsible for maintaining event project management schedules and task lists to ensure all deadlines are met. Provide co-workers with consistent and ongoing progress reports for each event.
  • Responsible for leading a team in meeting event fundraising goals. Coordinate fundraising strategy and logistics with major gifts team and Director of Business Engagement. 
  • Handle and advance information for event contracts, i.e. event venue, catering, supplies, event collateral, etc. 
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and Graphic Designer to produce all print and electronic materials necessary for events. 
  • Manage on-site logistics, including, but not limited to, event venue and assessment, walkthroughs, menu tastings, event flow, AV, layouts etc. as needed for event planning. 
  • Manage topnotch pre and post event guest experience through warm and responsive communication, including RSVP and guest tracking. Work with Resource Team to hold and assign seats for guests. 
  • Recognize in kind donors as appropriate, and maintain ongoing relationships with the Auction Committee and donors. 
  • Collaborate and provide support for other development events, house parties, build site events, luncheons and receptions 
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, donors, committee members, volunteers, homebuyers and Board members 
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns as required 

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA degree or equivalent combination of experience 
  • 3 years’ prior experience managing large events 
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; excellent time-management and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail 
  • Highly organized and deadline focused 
  • Proven ability to work with Board Members, donors, and Events Committee leadership 
  • Proven ability to work with fundraising team in meeting event financial goals 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Experience managing consultants, and vendors 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image 
  • High-level understanding of Raiser’s Edge or other customer databases 
  • Proficiency using Word, Excel and Outlook products 
  • Ability to adhere to policies and support management decisions in a positive and professional manner 
  • Commitment to exemplary customer service 
  • Availability to work evenings or weekends as event timelines require 
  • Dedicated to the Habitat’s mission

 Employment is contingent on passing a background check. 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and 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 ‘Events Manager’ in the subject lineApplication packets will be evaluated as received, early submission encouraged. 


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.

Human Resources Coordinator

Department: Administration
Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Status: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Compensation:
$16.51 – $20.63/hour starting salary range. 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 matching retirement plan

Summary:
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homebuyers achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) 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.

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships.

Position Overview
The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for managing the recruiting/hiring, employee engagement programs, and assisting the HR Manager with administrative support of day-to-day human resource operations for 90+ office, construction and retail (ReStore) employees. They will work to coordinate and collaborate cross-departmentally and uphold the organizational values of interconnectedness, equity and inclusion.

Responsibilities

  • Leads recruiting/hiring program for organization – prepares/posts/monitors position descriptions, screens applicants, coordinates interview process with hiring managers, tracks recruiting data analysis
  • Leads employee engagement program — tracks employee service and manages employee recognition program
  • Serves as co-chair on Health, Safety and Environment Committee; assists with annual OSHA reporting and employee incidents/accidents
  • Conducts new employee onboarding/orientations and off-boarding
  • Partners with Communications Departments in scheduling new hire/staff photos, posting job descriptions on websites and developing HR printed/digital materials
  • Performs HRIS data entry and personnel file maintenance
  • Maintains confidential personnel files and personnel actions
  • Assists with the creation and distribution of benefit information materials, surveys, open enrollment materials and other HR materials
  • Assists with timecard/payroll issues
  • Provides payroll, performance management and investigation support
  • Assists with Affirmative Action Tracking/Compliance
  • Tracks time and attendance policy violations for ReStore employees and performance management documentation for entire organization
  • Assists with implementation of new HRIS system
  • Assists HR Manager with special HR projects and employee events
  • Conducts research and compiles data as requested by staff and Leadership Team
  • Serves as a general resource and supports all staff

Competencies

  • Strong Written and Oral Communication
  • Ethical Practice and Confidentiality
  • Relationship Building and Management

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, plus minimum two years of HR administrative support experience
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Computer skills to include MS Office, Google Docs, HRIS programs
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

Physical Demands/Travel/Schedule

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
  • Local travel to various Habitat office/retail locations is required periodically.
  • This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position. Days and hours of work between Monday and Friday flexible.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and 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 “HR Coordinator” in the subject line. Position open until filled; early submission encouraged.


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.