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Job Opening – Executive Director

Executive Director

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity is accepting resumes for an Executive Director. GCHFH is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry whose mission is to build safe, affordable houses for those in need. This is a full-time position located in Oakland, MD.

Reporting to the President of the GCHFH Board of Directors, the executive director will oversee and manage all aspects of the operation including construction, financial, family relations, fund raising/development, mortgage servicing and community relations.

Qualifications include: General management experience for a business unit with a proven track record for success. Experience preferred in volunteer management with knowledge of construction, real estate and/or land development. Experience in managing the P/L of businesses or non-profit organizations. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred. Five years paid experience working for a nonprofit organization preferred. Highly motivated and results oriented. Excellent written, oral and team leadership skills. Negotiating skills and problem solving capabilities.

To apply submit resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to: Or mail to GCHFH, PO BOX 363, Oakland, MD 21550. Resumes will be accepted through December 28, 2018. Job description is available on website.

Position Title: Executive Director
Reports To: Garrett County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.

Purpose of Position: The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set forth by the GCHFH Board of Directors provides overall executive leadership for the Affiliate and Home Store. Responsibilities include supervision and mentoring of paid staff, maintaining and enhancing the infra-structure of the affiliate, serving as the primary communication link among directors, officers, committees and volunteers, networking with community services, serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson and providing the necessary follow-up to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of our mission.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Administration and Management (approximately 30% of time)
• Oversee implementation of Board policies and procedures, outlying community extensions, and Home Store.
• Serve as the communication link between the Board, the Executive Committee and other ad-hoc committees.
• Supervise and assess performance of all long and short-term staff. Supports the Board in screening, hiring, and termination of staff.
• Immediate supervisor of the Construction Manager, including working knowledge of site progress to ensure that houses are built within time and budgetary parameters.
• Provide oversight to Habitat Home Store, by coordinating with the Home Store Manager to see that the policies, procedures, goals and mission of the Home Store are effectively carried
out. Serves as the immediate supervisor of Home Store Manager.
• Authorize expenditures within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors.
• Review and approve payment of bills and provide financial reports as needed for Board and committee meetings, grants and funding sources.
• Prepare agenda for Executive Committee and Board meetings with the help of the Board President.
• Prepare a monthly report for Board of Directors Meeting.
• Serve as liaison between Habitat for Humanity International and GCHFH
• Assist the Board with long-term planning through the creation and implementation of a Strategic Plan.
• Assist Board and Nominating Committee in recruiting and training new Board members.
• Provide support to Family Services Committee, plan and implement family training sessions.

Resource Development (Approximately 35%)
• Oversee the creation of the Annual Fund Development Plan.
• Oversees the effective recruitment, retention, and recognition of volunteers.
• Assist the Finance and Fundraising Committee in identifying funding and grant sources.
• Provide leadership for solicitation of major gifts, including identifying and meeting with major corporate and individual donors.
• Cultivate in-kind materials and land donations whenever possible and report all real and potential donations to appropriate committee chairperson.
• Support the implementation of fundraising programs such as special events, direct mail and alternative financing programs.
• Assist Treasurer and Finance and Fundraising Committee in developing the yearly budget.
• Serve as Liaison to secure and assist with annual audit.

Public Relations (Approximately 35%)
• Serve as primary spokesperson for the organization.
• Coordinate the development of regular media releases.
• Expand GCHFH visibility and partnerships in the community. This would include outreach to all local religious, business, civic and volunteer organizations, foundations or other
charitable giving organizations as well as other government and non-government housing and human services organizations.
• Preparation of semi-annual newsletter.
• Develop relationship with local media outlets.


• Training and Experience: Either a bachelor’s degree in public relations, business, marketing, nonprofit administration, or related field or equivalent work experience. Five years of
paid experience working with a nonprofit organization.
• Salary: This is an exempt, salaried position. A Minimum of 40 hours a week is required. This position also requires additional evening and weekend work. Benefits include paid
vacations and holidays and sick leave.