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Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Women, minorities and protected individuals such as those covered by Section 3 are encouraged to apply. This organization is required to collect certain information from each job applicant. This information does not affect our hiring decisions and is kept separate from all application materials we receive. Please assist us by completing the form located here and submitting it with any required documents. Once we receive the completed form, it will be forwarded to our Human Resources department for recording and storage in a separate file.

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Current Job Openings

Chief Financial Officer – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (Habitat) is a cutting edge, national-leader non-profit housing and community development organization creating simple, decent, affordable homes and neighborhoods in partnership with low-income families, volunteers, and the communities of the Greater Charlottesville region.

Reporting to the President/CEO (CEO) and serving as the primary staff advisor to the CEO on business activity, the CFO will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives.  The CFO will work closely with the organization’s CEO, Treasurer and Finance Committee (FC) of the Board of Directors to manage HFHGC’s complex and multi-layered financial model, strengthen Habitat’s long-term financial position, facilitate growth and ensure transparent and efficient fiscal management.

The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) can be separated into two primary categories: Financial Leadership, Management and Reporting; and Business Strategy. The CFO will lead the creation and management of an annual $20-30M budget which funds the construction of 55+ homes and rehabs per year, will be a key strategic thinker in the organization’s C suite and will be a direct advisor to the President and CEO.

In order to ascend as a national leader in affordable housing innovation and impact, Habitat Charlottesville has built an extremely complex financial model, allowing it to succeed in a competitive land development and home construction industry while staying focused on its primary ROI – successful families, healthy communities and a more equitable and functioning housing system.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned finance professional and/or CPA with unquestioned integrity, business acumen and foresight as it relates to the financial health of and opportunities for organizations and institutions. Their record of achievement should reflect an exceptional commitment to best-in-practice accounting, operations, and due-diligence practices. They should also possess outstanding communications skills, honesty, and acute attention to detail. The successful candidate will be a good listener, bring positivity and humility to the position and be open to new ways of managing fiscal operations in a truly unique organization which is at once a land developer, a builder, a lender, a housing counseling organization and an innovator of housing policy, programs and new housing solutions.

 

Send Cover letter and resume to: hiring@cvillehabitat.org

 

Crew Leader 1

Crew Leader 1s work alongside other CL1s, CL2s, and Construction Supervisors to train and supervise volunteers in the construction of affordable housing.  As you are trained in tasks related to the residential construction process, you will also train and lead volunteers who will help you accomplish daily and weekly goals. Success in the role of a Construction Crew Leader I (CL1) is defined by an eagerness for executing projects to the highest level of professionalism & craftsmanship while fostering lasting relationships with Partner Families and Volunteers.  

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Assist teammates in the creation of a safety plan each morning.
  • Assist teammates in maintaining a clean and organized jobsite.
  • Meet with your teammates each week to help produce a plan for volunteer tasks, and review it at the end of each day to reevaluate and set additional goals (Google Calendar).  These plans will be communicated to Volunteer Management.
  • Take an active role in keeping track of volunteer forms and request additional forms when necessary. 
  • Assist teammates in completing daily logs (Procore).
  • Communicate with my teammates to ensure materials, tools, and PPE are available when needed and secured appropriately at the end of each day.
  • Ensure that you can accurately communicate how to safely perform each task that is assigned to a volunteer and remain available throughout the day.
  • Ensure that a safety talk (Toolbox Talk) is completed every week during lunch. 
  • Take an active role in producing a high-quality home by ensuring volunteers know how to perform each task and by coaching them on techniques throughout their day. 

Position & Company Standards: 

  • Our People: We are the type of people who run to the fire and stay through the hurricane.
  • We take inspiration from the roots of Habitat as a radical yet simple response to global housing poverty and segregation.
  • We see challenges as opportunities
  • We bring a positive attitude to our roles every day, inspiring and motivating colleagues, volunteers, Partner Families and community members to do the same
  • We seek peers who are similarly dedicated and committed to the mission, who are in it for the long term and who share our unquenchable desire to achieve the greater good
  • We recognize that excellence in even the smallest things are only possible if the whole team thrives
  • We bring our own true selves to work and, in doing so, we find joy with those around us
  • Our Relationships: We are agents of hope.
  • We understand that our work is about building and strengthening relationships, and by doing so, we are able to extend our reach beyond individuals to whole communities
  • We work each day to create a culture of humility, where people listen deeply and without judgment
  • We aim to infuse each interaction—among ourselves and with everyone with whom we come into contact—with humanity and respect
  • We work alongside our partners, helping them draw upon their strengths to create positive community change
  • We pride ourselves on professionalism, compassion and accountability, recognizing that every interaction matters in growing and sustaining the mission
  • We make the seemingly impossible possible every day in communities by opening ourselves up to be inspired by the people with whom we work
  • We recognize that healthy and thriving families, teams and communities are built upon their strengths
  • Our Work: We strive to strengthen community in everything we do and we operate in a relentlessly appreciative way.
  • We see ourselves as humble, servant leaders, responsive to the needs, desires and potential of others and of the greater community
  • We offer a hand up and not a hand out, thereby helping individual partners, families and communities realize their own full potential in an enduring way
  • We recognize that the blessings of our work extend to those who have the opportunity to offer their support
  • We are all ambassadors for the Habitat mission, each of us responsible for spreading the word and helping advocate for a more inclusive approach to housing and communities
  • We believe that innovation—social, financial, organizational, etc.—is critical to our ability to make a profound and lasting impact
  • We work tirelessly and creatively to build relationships of mutual benefit, always searching for win-win solutions and leaving people with whom we interact feeling respected and heard
  • We pause to reflect on our accomplishments, to honestly assess what we can do better and to celebrate our accomplishments with each other

Send Cover letter and resume to: hiring@cvillehabitat.org

Office Administrator

The Office Administrator is responsible for daily management of the main office, providing excellent administrative support, and nurturing a healthy, welcoming work environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                        

Procure general office and staff supplies

Manage vendor relationships and contracts as pertains to the central office location (e.g.- janitorial services, pest control, phone/internet, copier, postage meter, etc.)

Serve as primary contact for all IT issues

Manage company login credentials 

Assist in cybersecurity training and initiatives in collaboration with Operations 

Outfit new employees with all necessary equipment including laptop, monitor, technical software/hardware, name tags, business cards, and apparel as applicable

Manage all-staff communications including listserv maintenance, Zoom administration, meeting reminders, etc.

Support office volunteers as needed and perform front desk/reception when there are gaps in the volunteer schedule

Act as liaison to the Board of Directors including preparation of meeting packets, taking minutes at all Board and Executive Committee meetings, handling all Board communications, organizing all meetings, and providing support for special events, retreats and requests as needed

Provide support for meetings and events including planning and logistics such as the booking of conference room or venue space, provision of food/refreshments, and communication with external parties

Collect and process incoming mail in collaboration with the Finance Department

Provide support with outbound mail including letter writing, arranging parcel pickups, etc.

Ensure a tidy, clean and professional office environment

Provide administrative support to the CEO and other executive staff 


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                          

The Office Administrator is a results-driven individual with at least three years of experience in a professional business environment. The ideal candidate will have:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to effectively supervise office volunteers with kindness and respect

Serve as the primary data entry specialist for the Advancement Department, entering gift information, preparing acknowledgement letters, and conducting other administrative tasks in the CRM database

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Google Calendar, Zoom, common database software, and other relevant IT skills

Strong writing skills and proofreading abilities

Oversee the Sunrise Community Room rental process

Strong attention to detail

Ability to work effectively and compassionately with low-income residents

Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced, often unpredictable work environment 

Flexibility to work occasional nights assisting with board and committee meetings

Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission of service to others 

Proven “team player”

Spanish language proficiency helpful but not required

 

In addition to the above, all staff members are expected to exhibit the following on a consistent basis:

A dedication to an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to work

Passion for supporting the organization’s mission and for maintaining programmatic excellence

Proven success working with individuals of diverse backgrounds

Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, often with competing deadlines

Communication skills that allow for productive sharing, debate, and exchange of information and ideas, whether verbally or in writing

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                          

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Ability and willingness to travel.

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


This job description is intended to provide general information about the position.  It is not an employment contract and is not intended as a complete list of all job roles and responsibilities.  The incumbent may be required to perform other roles and responsibilities.  As with all positions, the responsibilities, roles, and requirements of this job may change.  The organization, at its discretion, may alter this job description at any time with or without notice.

 

Send Cover letter and resume to: hiring@cvillehabitat.org

 

Retail Associate at The Habitat Store

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is currently seeking a full-time Retail Associate to join its team at The Habitat Store. The Retail Associate is tasked with processing donations, maintaining & organizing work areas, leading volunteers and supporting retail operations of The Habitat Store with superior customer service and professionalism.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                

Screen community member drop-off donations for acceptability and unload professionally and efficiently

Ensure donation processing systems are implemented and items are prepared for display

Provide friendly, professional and personalized customer service on sales floor to drive sales and ensure optimal customer/donor/volunteer experience

Work with Manager to plan/implement daily volunteer tasks and ensure positive volunteer experience

Effectively train and supervise volunteers and volunteer groups

Maintain exceptionally clean store and warehouse through sweeping, proper merchandising, and diligent attention to housekeeping

Answer and respond to incoming calls regarding store location, donation information, directions, etc. in professional manner

Handle cash, check, and credit card transactions with customers

Ensure that store, donations area and warehouse are appropriately stocked with supplies at all times with input from Store Assistant Manager or Operations Manager

Make miscellaneous repairs to damaged but valuable donations at direction of Store Manager or Operations Manager

Be knowledgeable about Habitat’s mission and convey it effectively to customers, donors, and volunteers

Adhere to safety procedures and ensure safe environment for customers, donors, staff, and volunteers

Adhere to all store policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                          

Proven experience in retail sales

Demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan, organize, and implement multiple projects and meet deadlines with high quality work

Professional demeanor and attitude at all times befitting a public representative of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Ability to work well with volunteers and supervise them effectively

Excellent communication skills

Positive, “can do” personality

Professional appearance at all times befitting the public face of Habitat

Sensitivity to the needs of people from multiple cultures and backgrounds

Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission of service to others

Driver’s license and insurable driving record

Preferred Experience:

General knowledge of carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, types of wood, etc.

Basic knowledge of hand and power tools

 

In addition to the above, all staff members are expected to exhibit the following on a consistent basis:

A dedication to an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to work

Passion for supporting the organization’s mission and for maintaining programmatic excellence

Proven success working with individuals of diverse backgrounds

Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, often with competing deadlines

Communication skills that allow for productive sharing, debate, and exchange of information and ideas, whether verbally or in writing

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                          

Ability to stand for long periods of time and work in extreme temperatures.

Must be able to lift up to 75 - 100 pounds consistently.

This job description is intended to provide general information about the position.  It is not an employment contract and is not intended as a complete list of all job roles and responsibilities.  The incumbent may be required to perform other roles and responsibilities.  As with all positions, the responsibilities, roles, and requirements of this job may change.  The organization, at its discretion, may alter this job description at any time with or without notice.

 

Send Cover letter and resume to: hiring@cvillehabitat.org


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  • 967 2nd Street SE
    Charlottesville, VA
    22902

    Hours:
    Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • 1221 Harris Street
    Charlottesville, VA
    22903

    Hours:
    Tues - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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