Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide overall operational and strategic leadership, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, and in accordance with the Habitat for Humanity International Affiliate Agreement and Covenant, to achieve the organization’s mission.  Ensure that the affiliate’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

LEADERSHIP:   Support the affiliate’s vision by collaborating with the volunteer Board of Directors to develop, refine, and update the strategic plan, while ensuring that the priorities of the budget, staff, and volunteers are aligned with the affiliate’s core mission.  Inspire and motivate all who are engaged with the organization to maximize their potential in serving the need for affordable housing in our community.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:  Develop and propose a fiscally responsible annual operating budget to the Board reflecting goals as set forth in the strategic plan.  Authorize expenditures within the Board approved budget.  Ensure that revenue attainment and expense control is at budgeted levels or adjusted accordingly throughout the year.  Advise the Board and Finance Committee of budget issues pertaining to short term and long-term goals.  Ensure an annual audit is conducted and required filings are completed on time. Review and update financial policies and procedures regularly.

HUMAN RESOURCES:  Create, implement, and maintain a staffing plan which ensures optimal efficiency and is results oriented.  Lead by example to create an environment enabling and empowering staff to attain the goals outlined in the strategic plan.  With authorization, and in cooperation with the President and other Board members, hire staff for positions as needed to sustain and grow the organization.  Supervise and, on an annual basis, evaluate the paid staff in the fulfillment of their duties as set out in their position descriptions.  Acknowledge and abide by employment laws. Direct supervisor of Habitat ReStore Director, Resource Development Director, Construction Manager, Program Coordinators, and bookkeeper.

RESPONSIBILITY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Attend all meetings of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  In consultation with the President and/or Executive Committee, prepare the agenda for Board meetings. Ensure the agenda and all related materials are distributed to all Board members in a timely manner. Present appropriate reports at each meeting concerning the activities of the affiliate, status of pending action items, and any specific recommendations.  Assist with Board recruitment efforts.

LENDER RESPONSIBILITY:  Ensure all Habitat of Central Lane legal matters are executed in a timely manner.  Work with the Board of Directors and legal service providers to develop and prepare mortgage covenants, agreements, and other loan products.   Coordinate the purchase and the closing sale meetings on all home sales.  Serve as primary liaison in other legal and/or financial situations pertaining to the affiliate including existing home mortgages and all repair program loan agreements.  Ensure that the affiliate remains in compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations including federal and state mortgage origination, servicing and collection laws. Achieve and maintain Qualified Loan Originator status.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Serve as communications link between staff and affiliate committees.  Ensure that each committee is in compliance with current Habitat of Central Lane policies including the Habitat for Humanity International covenant.  Provide committees with information and direction needed to reach annual goals consistent with the strategic plan.

FUND DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY:  Work with Resource Development Director and Marketing Coordinator to create and implement annual Development Plan and Marketing Plan to support goals in the current strategic plan.  Advocate for Habitat of Central Lane in areas affecting affordable housing, including local, regional, and national legislation, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Oregon and Habitat for Humanity International.  Serve as the official spokesperson for the affiliate in public speaking opportunities and media events.  Lead, and participate in, the affiliate’s outreach efforts to increase awareness and funds for the affiliate.  Engage in networking opportunities with a focus on building relationships with other non-profits, faith communities, civic organizations, foundations, private businesses, public entities and individual donors.  Provide continuing fundraising training for board and staff and foster a “team effort” toward increasing donations, volunteers, and public support.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (minimum); Masters or Certificate in Non-Profit Management (preferred); or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years’ experience working for a non-profit in a leadership capacity
  • Must pass a background check, including sexual offender registry check
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fundraising and/or business development experience including grant-writing
  • Ability to build individual and group interpersonal relationships
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including multi-tasking and managing deadlines
  • Experience with interpreting financial information and preparing yearly budget
  • Actively demonstrate Habitat’s core value of diversity by modeling and ensuring diversity and cultural competency including respect, inclusiveness, valuing, and welcoming cultural differences

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

RESPONSIBILITY AND SUPERVISION

Perform duties under general supervision of the Board President.  Use independent judgment in making choices and taking action on tasks guided by: corporate policies and procedures, Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, mortgage and consumer loan regulations, and Habitat for Humanity International Affiliation Agreement and Covenant.  Independent judgment may be required in making decisions pertaining to the health and safety of volunteers, staff, and the protection of the facilities.  There is significant agency exposure to financial liability as a result of errors.

Note

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.