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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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Homeownership Program Specialist

Department: Homeownership and Neighborhood Programs
Reports to: Lending and Compliance Manager
Status: Hourly/Full Time

Compensation
$15.00 – 17.00 hourly pay depending on experience. 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 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 homebuilder 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 Specialist will work with department staff in a support role. This position will assist with homebuyer/homeowner selection including fielding program inquiries. They will provide administrative support in a number of areas including data entry and communication to homebuyers/homeowners. This position will also assist with the planning and coordination of a number of department events and classes.

Homebuyer selection
Support the Homeownership Program Manager:

  • Homebuyer application and selection process, including application processing, document collection, and assisting with coordination of all workshops, trainings and meetings.
  • Update application files, spreadsheets and interest forms.
  • Update and maintain the homeownership program mailing list. 
  • Respond to all homeownership program email inquiries in a timely manner.

Home Repair
Support the Home Repair Manager:

  • Responding to inquiries from potential program applicants
  • Processing applications, including document collection and coordination of meetings
  • Program correspondence

Post Purchase and Administrative Support

  • Enter purchase information and other data into Homekeeper database
  • Scan and archive mortgage files
  • Collate education program evaluations
  • Solicit donations for annual homeowner event
  • Mail class invitations and newsletters
  • Register class attendees for elective education
  • 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 Lending and Compliance 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.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree

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 Specialist” in the subject line by Sunday September 8, 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.

Director of Development 

Department: Resource Development
Reports to: VP of Resource Development 
Status:  Full-time / Exempt 
Compensation: $65,000 – $70,000 starting salary range, with opportunities for annual increases; medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts, EAP, short-term disabilitymatching retirement plan, professional development opportunities, and a flexible work schedule. 

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 homeownershipWe 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. 

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 motivated team to address the most urgent issue facing our citythe  high cost of housing. A robust fund development team will surround you—including two major gift officers—along with an energized board of directors and CEO who all have a hand in supporting our fundraising efforts.  

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, Habitat will partner with more people than ever before to build decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of people served annually. The Development Director will have the opportunity to work alongside a growing organization with a strong foundation of support. 

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • 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 for home sponsors, planned giving, and major gifts 
  • Foster a culture of gratitude. Ensure the development team cultivates and nurtures supporters with a donor-centric mindset. 
  • Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon, and other affiliates to develop multi-site, regional and national sponsors.  
  • Supervise, support and mentor four direct reports: two Major Gift Officers; one Development Manager focused on individual giving and event management, and one Development Coordinator focused on foundation grants and event support. 

  

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 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.  

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 will be open until August 26th, early submissions are 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. 

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.