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.

Current Openings

Construction Manager (Full-Time)

 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Construction Director, the Construction Manager (CM) is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations on Cedar Valley Habitat’s various construction sites, to include new construction, home rehabilitations and A Brush with Kindness projects. The CM has responsibility for engaging, managing and coordinating with the on-site construction team, including house and crew leaders, AmeriCorps and NCCC members, Habitat homebuyers, general volunteers, sub-contractors, developers, city inspectors, etc. Additionally, the CM assists with leading other broad functions of the construction department, including, but not limited to: budgeting, scheduling, bidding of labor and materials, long-range planning, warranty work, volunteer coordination, community partner and homeowner relations, and warehouse management.

Even during peak construction season, this position features a mix of on-site and office work. Successful candidates must be capable of performing at a high level in both settings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to manage personnel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with volunteers, providing exceptional customer service at all times
  • At least three years managing commercial or residential construction; proficiency in managing a range of different types of projects from new construction to home rehabilitation to exterior painting/repairs
  • Commitment to affordable housing and mission of Habitat
  • Standing; walking; working evenings and weekends; exposure to heat, wind and rain; ladder climbing; residential construction skills; driving trucks and construction equipment; ability to lift up to 75 pounds; willingness to regularly travel within two-county service area and occasionally statewide
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in individual and group settings
  • Strong computer skills, to include proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic internet functions; experience with project management software is a plus
  • Previous experience with Habitat, residential contracting license and some technical/vocational education are all highly preferred; bachelor’s degree is a plus

Position Description:

  • Coordinate on-site construction activities, in cooperation with other relevant staff, to include Construction Director, Program/Volunteer Manager, Construction Coordinator, volunteer leaders, etc.
  • Assist Construction Director in the development of home construction schedule, and manage sites in accordance with it
  • Lead Habitat’s daily “morning circle” and safety talk on a regular basis
  • Manage all aspects of Habitat’s new home construction, home rehabilitation and painting/repair projects
  • Work within Board-approved budget parameters under the direction of the Construction Director
  • Assist in the development of the annual construction plan in conjunction with Construction Director, Executive Director and Construction Committee
  • Attend Construction Committee meetings, as well as construction planning and regular staff meetings
  • Advise the Construction Director regularly on all activities and issues related to active Habitat construction sites, to include scheduling, accident reports, sub-contractor issues, etc.
  • Support budgeting planning process and house pricing/bidding activities
  • Work with Construction Director and Executive Director on the hiring of additional construction staff and construction-specific AmeriCorps members
  • Maintain a safe and volunteer-friendly work site at all times, enforcing safety guidelines whenever necessary
  • Ensure that quality construction is maintained in compliance with standards set by HFHI, CVHFH and local authorities
  • Coordinate home inspections with appropriate city authorities, as well as energy raters, etc.
  • Conduct walk-through inspections with future families and file written reports prior to closings
  • Complete and/or coordinate all ongoing home warranty work, per direction from Construction Director and Executive Director
  • Help to maintain functional inventory of tools and supplies; assist in the maintenance and organization of Habitat’s construction warehouse
  • Report promptly to the Construction Director any on-site accidents involving staff, sub-contractors, volunteers, homeowners, AmeriCorps or NCCC members, etc.
  • Assist Volunteer/Program Manager in the recruitment and development of skills-based volunteers
  • Work in conjunction with Construction Director to ensure that Habitat’s safety program is up-to-date and being implemented at all times; ensure that volunteer safety and volunteer experience are always at the forefront of the program
  • Assist in the planning and execution of various special projects, including, but not limited to, Home Builders Blitz, Women Build, etc.
  • Other duties as required and requested by Construction Director and/or Executive Director

Compensation: $17-$20 per hour (commensurate with experience and qualifications)
Benefits Include: 
Medical, dental and vision benefits; matching 401(k); paid holiday, vacation, sick and volunteer time

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeff Capps, Executive Director, at jeffcapps@cvhabitat.org by close of business on Friday, August 24. Comprehensive background check required. Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Construction Coordinator – AmeriCorps

About AmeriCorps:

Joining AmeriCorps is a way to put your idealism into action. As an AmeriCorps member, you can help make the world a better place by bringing needed services to a low-income community.

The Construction Coordinator would serve a 12-month term. This term is eligible for renewal.

Job Duties:

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.

Benefits Include:

Living Allowance
Cost of Living Stipend
Segal Education Award (this voucher can be applied towards qualified student loans or tuition)
Loan Forbearance / Interest Accrual
Health Insurance
Worker’s Compensation
Child Care Benefits

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeff Capps, Executive Director, at jeffcapps@cvhabitat.org


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.

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.