Executive Director

RESPONSIBILITIES: Principal affiliate leader, who plans, develops, and establishes policies and objectives for the organization in accordance with board directives and organizational mission. This is the top executive in the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors and must be the affiliate’s Habitat expert.

PURPOSE: The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set forth by the affiliate Board of Directors provides overall executive leadership for the Affiliate and ReStore. Responsibilities include: establishing and implementing fundraising and public relations strategy; supervision and mentoring of paid staff; maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure of the affiliate; serving as the primary communication link among directors, officers, committees and volunteers; networking with community partners; serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson for HFHTKC, providing the necessary management to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of Habitat’s mission.

Provide leadership for fundraising, marketing and partner relations
Establish and implement a fundraising strategy to meet ED/board defined objectives, marketing, and partner relations. Establish and implement development strategies including appropriate donor and volunteer appreciation and events. Responsible for the development of volunteer, community, and donor database for communication & donor management.

Oversee the Affiliate’s Paid and Volunteer Personnel
Develop and support mutual expectations with board and committee chairs through annual strategic plan review and scheduled meetings and reports. Upon budget approval, employ, supervise, and evaluate paid staff members. Oversee the orientation, training, evaluation, and growth of board members, volunteers, and staff. Serve as the representative to meet with Habitat International field staff and attend HFHI training events. Participate, when possible, with Habitat California.

Manage the business of the affiliate
Ensure that Habitat and affiliate policies are faithfully maintained by the board, committees, and staff. Assist Board of Directors in developing, maintaining, and amending the annual budget. Communicate with Treasurer and bookkeeper about accounts payable; deposits; signing checks, internal financial controls; etc. Maintain and update Policy and Procedure manual for employees. Maintain close working relationship with the construction manager, including working knowledge of site progress to ensure that projects are built within time and budgetary parameters. Oversee management of Habitat office, to ensure that correspondence and messages go to appropriate committees, records system is maintained, timely donation receipts given and retained, state, federal, and Habitat International reports filed on time, homeowner documents kept in locked file, original legal papers kept in secure location, legal accountability maintained regarding nondiscrimination and donations.

Desired Qualifications:

Education: Four-year college degree (BS/BA) or equivalent experience required.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years relatable experience. Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgment, strong communications skills, and the ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies. Proven experience to build and sustain community relationships/partnerships is essential.

Skills & Abilities: Experience working in an environment requiring flexibility and managing change. Proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Proficient with Google business products and platforms, social media, and other emerging internet technologies. Familiarity with federal state and local employment laws.

Travel within communities served. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle, and working under challenging conditions. A current valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. The HFHTKC office is located in Visalia, California with ReStore locations currently in Visalia and Hanford, California.

Compensation and Application Process:

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Send resume to Habitatrecruit21@gmail.com. An application form and a full job description for the Executive Director position will be sent to you. All materials must be received by June 30, 2021.

Pre-screened, selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Search Committee in Visalia, CA, on a date to be determined. If you advance to the next round, you will be scheduled for a final interview.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

Habitat for Humanity International 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.


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