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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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Director of Development

Department: Resource Development
Reports to: VP of Resource Development 
Status: Full-time / Exempt 
Compensation: $55,000 – $70,000 starting salary range; medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts, EAP, short-term disability and matching retirement plan  

Every day in our City, low-income, hardworking families struggle to find affordable places to live.  Rapidly rising rents force these families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions.  Families often have to move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.  For communities of color, the impacts are even more pronounced. Today in Portland, only three in 10 households of color own their own home, and the average African American, Latino and Native American household is no longer able to afford to rent or buy a home anywhere inside our city. 

WHO WE ARE:
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 homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.  

 Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement.HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.  

 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. The Development Director position will play a critical role in leading the organization’s philanthropic programs to new heights.
 As the Director of Development with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, you will have the opportunity to build a career working alongside an inspired and focused team to address the most urgent issue facing our city, the high cost of housing.  

As part of the Resource team management, the Development Director will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Director of Business and Volunteer Engagement to cultivate relationships that lead to an increase of financial resources for the organization.  

Key Responsibilities:  

Development 

  • Form and lead the affiliate’s 3-year fundraising plan that supports the organization’s overall 5-year strategic plan 
  • Oversee budget development and management, leading the team to successfully meet a $5 million fundraising goal. 
  • Manage a 30 to 50-person portfolio of principal supporters and prospects and work closely with CEO, Board of Directors and VP of Resource Development on key fundraising initiatives. 
  • Structure and implement leadership giving clubs –– Home Sponsor program, Cornerstone Society, and Legacy Society 
  • Ensure the success and growth of two signature fundraising events 
  • Foster a culture of gratitude that ensures supporters at the annual fund and major gift levels are cultivated, nurtured and treated in a donor-centric fashion. 
  • Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon and other affiliates to develop multi-site, regional and national sponsors.  

Administration/Supervision 

  • Supervise four direct reports: two Donor Relations Officers; one Development Manager focused on individual giving and one Development Coordinator focused on foundation grants and events. 

Required Skills and Experience:  

  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive fundraising experience with at least 3 years of proven success in major gift work  
  • Experience and success in supervising and motivating a team of direct reports  
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to execute a plan 
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people of all socio-economic backgrounds 
  • Interest in working cross-departmentally to achieve goals
  • Experience with manipulating data and an understanding of database software 

Preferred Skills and Experience:  

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software 
  • Successful grant writing experience 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check. 

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED 

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 “Director of Development in the subject line. Position is open until July 19, 2019.   

 

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. 


Volunteer Program Assistant 

Department:Resources 
Position Type: Part-time (20 hours week)/Non-Exempt 
Compensation:$12.50 – $15.50/hour, pro-rated vacationsick leave and holidays; and matching retirement plan  

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.  Started in 1981, HFHPME is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join its team of committed professionals to help take the organization to new heights. 

The Volunteer Program Assistant will support the Volunteer and Business Engagement Coordinator in the growth and success of HFHPME’s Playhouse Experience program, as well as supporting the overall Volunteer Programs department. The Playhouse Experience is a corporate engagement volunteer opportunity that raises funds for affordable homeownership in the Portland area. The position will be responsible for planning for and assisting in facilitation of playhouse construction events, leading groups of volunteers in materials cut-out and prep at a warehouse space, and overseeing the Playhouse Experience warehouse space and inventory. 

 

Responsibilities 

Volunteer Management and Event Facilitation  

  • Facilitate excellent Playhouse Experience volunteer experiences by teaching construction techniques in an empowering and accessible manner, while providing a fun atmosphere for volunteers.  
  • Oversee volunteers during playhouse 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 events.  
  • Conduct inventory and ensure that supplies and materials are stocked, and warehouse space is kept tidy.  

 Playhouse Experience Program Support  

  • Collaborate with supervisor to continually improve and grow the Playhouse Experience program, and develop and implement strategies for stewardship of playhouse volunteers. 
  • Conduct weekly inventory and order all needed materials and supplies. 
  • Actively communicate with supervisor regarding program needs.   

 Volunteer Programs Support  

  • In-office support of Volunteer Program and Resource team needs as necessary during down time.  

 Required Skills and Experience 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience. 
  • A 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. 

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Schedule 

  • This position will spend the majority of time in a warehouse environment.   
  • 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 (with a team lift). 
  • Scheduled part-time hours are Thursdays and Fridayand one other week day with flexible 4 hours (dependent on the person).    
  • Requires good driving skills and comfortable driving and maneuvering large trucks.  Must have valid driver license and clean driving record. 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check. 

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED 

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 ‘Volunteer Program Assistant’ in the subject line. Position is open until July 14, 2019.   

 

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. 

Construction Crew Lead  

Department: Construction

Reports to: Construction Supervisor 

Position Type: Full time, Non-Exempt  

Compensation: $12.50 – $17.05/hour.  Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.  Includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan. 

Summary/Objective: As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to Habitat for Humanity’s 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, safety talks, and are provided with all information and tools they may need while on the work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 

Volunteers and Partner Homeowners 

  • Lead and teach crews of volunteers in building homes 
  • Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteer experiences and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently safe, positive, encouraging environment, motivating them to return 
  • Ensure that communication with volunteers and partner homeowners is respectful, accurate and timely
  • Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers 
  • Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-utilized while on the work sites 
  • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site 
  • Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers) 

Construction 

  • Assist with handson construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping  
  • “Fix” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers 
  • Assist the Construction Supervisor in meeting the project schedule 
  • Keep the Construction Supervisor informed of any conditions that negatively affect the build 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Construction/Construction Supervisor 
  • Maintain and protect all tools, equipment, and materials while on the jobsite. 
  • Maintain a clean worksite. 

Safety 

  • Maintain project safety in accordance with OSHA Standards 
  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring 
  • Attend safety trainings with other construction staff 
  • Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • 1 years experience in the construction/contracting business, specifically as a carpenter or framer preferred 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Experience either in managing volunteers or as a volunteer 
  • 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 

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

This position works 7:30am – 3:30pm and is located at the assigned job site in the Portland Metro Area. 

This job operates on an active construction site and will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions and during all kinds of weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds with mechanical assistance or a team lift. 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check. 

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED 

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 ‘Construction Crew Lead’ 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.