Careers

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is a dynamic, community-based non-profit organization that strives to create an environment where all volunteers, families and employees can be successful. The organization has a range of career opportunities that are posted at various times throughout the year. Please see below for our current openings.

About Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Current Openings

Habitat for Humanity ReStore is currently seeking to add a Cashier in Cedar Rapids, IA. Part time, 20 hours per week, including some Saturdays.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail outlet where customers can purchase quality new and gently used items at excellent prices while helping Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing in our community.

Revenue generated by ReStore provides our local Habitat for Humanity program with funds to assist in building homes and hope for families in our community and also helps to keep thousands of tons of unwanted merchandise out of our landfills.

If you want to make a difference in your community, enjoy meeting new people and work well in a team environment, then Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great opportunity for you!

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Cashier using QuickBooks point of sale at front cash register
  • Greet every customer as they enter and leave Restore
  • Direct customers to what they’re looking for
  • Present the mission of Habitat for Humanity
  • Assist in stocking, organizing, sorting and cleaning as needed
  • Exhibit positive working attitude for coworkers, donors and customers
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Manager
Job Requirements
  • Present professionally as a “first impression” of Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • High school diploma
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Ability to stand/walk for 4-8 hour shift
  • Easily lift 30 lbs. and climb walk-up ladder
Skills
  • Commitment to Habitat Mission
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous cashier/customer service experience preferred
Complete application and return it in person to:

Susan Pilcher (Manager) OR  Tari Dailey (Director)
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore
350 6th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-294-1500
Tuesday through Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Title:  Construction Coordinator (CC)

Reports to: Construction Manager / Construction Director

 

Summary:  The Construction Coordinator (CC) serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member and as an integral part of the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity construction team. The CC is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all build site participants, from the time of registration in the morning through breakdown in the afternoon. This individual will work closely with all aspects of home construction and volunteer management, under the direction of Habitat’s site supervisor. Other duties may relate to construction planning, budgeting and in-kind material solicitations, as well as volunteer services functions, including registration, hospitality, volunteer recruitment, data management and communications/PR. As with all members of the team, the CC supports Habitat events and initiatives as needed.

 

Expected Schedule

This position is full-time, 7:00am – 4:00pm, with work on some evenings and several weekends required throughout the year. Holiday, sick leave, and vacation time do not count towards member minimum service hour requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and register volunteers each morning at the build site.
  • Lead morning safety talk and orientation with volunteers and partner families.
  • Ensure that all required materials are stocked, organized and readily available.
  • Act as leader of volunteers at assigned build site, as designated by site supervisor.
  • Serve as a positive liaison between volunteers and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity.
  • Effectively manage all quality/safety control issues at build site.
  • Coordinate delivery of construction materials in absence of site supervisor.
  • Coordinate specifics of sub-contractor labor in absence of site supervisor.
  • Assist site supervisor with planning, budgeting and in-kind material solicitations for future building projects.
  • Coordinate various aspects of volunteer management under executive director—tasks to include, but not limited to, volunteer recruitment, data entry/management and communications/PR.
  • Work directly in all aspects of construction planning and implementation, particularly with the administration and management of the affiliate’s A Brush with Kindness exterior painting and repair program.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by director. The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application.  In no circumstance will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.

Required Skills / Experience / Physical Requirements

  • Self-motivation.
  • Ability to lead, train, and manage volunteers in a positive manner.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and email.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. Work may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching, in awkward and tiring positions.
  • Reliable transportation for arriving at pre-assigned job site each morning.
  • Valid driver’s license strongly preferred.

Member understands position placement is contingent on applicable National Service Criminal History Checks such as National Sex Offender Public Website, State of Service and State of Residence Criminal History Check, and FBI fingerprint check.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Title: Community Relations Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

Reports to:  Director of Development

Summary: The Community Relations Coordinator (CRC) serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member and as an integral part of the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity office and field teams. The CRC is responsible for many aspects of community relations for the affiliate, as it seeks to build increased capacity in the community on an annual basis. Major duties relate to helping improve processes for attracting, maintaining and deepening community support. Major duties include attending affiliate awareness functions, generating supporter thank-you notes, making and responding to phone calls, maintaining affiliate support records, researching opportunities for new support both within the community and beyond, and creating various types of communication for outreach functions—all with the intent of enhancing Habitat’s standing in the community and adding value to the services provided to Habitat partner families and other stakeholders.                                                                                                                                            

Expected Schedule

This position is full-time, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with work on some evenings or weekends required throughout the year. Holiday, sick leave, and vacation time do not count towards member minimum service hour requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and attend affiliate awareness functions related to building stronger relationships with stakeholders throughout the community
  • Generate supporter thank-you notes and assist in all general outreach efforts to new and existing supporters
  • Initiate calls and respond to phone inquiries of various types
  • Maintain affiliate support records
  • Research opportunities for new support and assist in the generation of annual support plans
  • Build relationships in the community by identifying key leadership contacts within these groups
  • Represent Habitat for Humanity at various events and speaking engagements
  • Maintain key community contacts
  • Complete other duties as assigned by director. The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application.  In no circumstance will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.

Required Skills / Experience / Physical Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Self-motivation and strong work ethic.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of clients and volunteers.
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and email.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Willingness to work on some weekends throughout the year.

Member understands position placement is contingent on applicable National Service Criminal History Checks such as National Sex Offender Public Website, State of Service and State of Residence Criminal History Check, and FBI fingerprint check.

Project Goals: 
The CVHFH ReStore AmeriCorps VISTA position will build capacity for ReStore in developing a robust product-based donation procurement program and boosting ReStore’s volunteer engagement efforts.  The Resource Development VISTA will accomplish procurement by building strong relationships and developing a sustainable marketing and engagement plan with area dealers, manufacturers, warehousing industries, small businesses and distributors. This position will also be responsible for deepening the relationships with current ReStore volunteers, as well as recruiting new volunteers. This presents the unique opportunity to wrap your arms around our community and make a deep, sustainable impact.

Member Activities:

  • Build strong relationships with current and potential donors and volunteers.
  • Develop and implement a sustainable donation procurement program.  
  • Implement creative strategies to recruit and train new volunteers.
  • Evaluate potential donor(s) to identify level of partnership and/or service ReStore can provide.
  • Work with ReStore management to understand the importance and systems of donation processing.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken word
  • Dynamic communication, public speaking, and relationship-building skills
  • Basic computer skills, including Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Self-direction, motivation, and ability to manage projects independently, staying organized to meet deadlines
  • Prior experience in outside sales and customer service preferred
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic personality that inspires and motivates engagement
  • A passion for Habitat’s mission, believing in a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Position may require outreach in the community, including visiting buildings and homes that may have stairs, as well as serving on project sites that might have uneven terrain.
  • Able to travel for trainings

Benefits:

Living Allowance $11,880 (paid bi-weekly)
Segal Education Award $5,815 education award or $1,500 stipend
Duration 12 months/365 days (full-time capacity only)
Days Of 10 vacation/personal days and 10 sick days plus affiliate holidays
Housing Allowance Up to $100 per month for qualified housing expense (Payed directly to lender/landlord)
Relocation Reimbursement If relocating 50 miles or more, relocation mileage reimbursement at 23cents/per mile up to $1,000 plus $550(taxable) stipend payable on first paycheck
Employment/Education Outside education course work and part-time employment (approval required) is allowed outside of service hours (evenings/weekends)
Start Date: Mandatory training (Paid for by VISTA) days prior to start date

Apply:
Position placement is contingent on applicable National Service Criminal History Checks such as National Sex Offender Public Website, State of service and State of Residence Criminal History Check, and FBI fingerprint check. 

HFHI 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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