Career Opportunites

Home Repair Manager

The Home Repair Program Manager is responsible for conducting Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb's critical home repair and improvement projects utilizing personal expertise, skilled staff, and volunteer labor.

The Home Repair Program Manager is responsible for evaluating, selecting, and managing residential home repair projects, ensuring cost, scheduling and quality standards are met. This position works closely with the Executive Director and the Construction Manager to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely fashion, within budget and according to project specifications.

They will also work with the Executive/Development Director to recruit funding partners and sponsorships and ensure that sponsors have an ideal on-site experience. Providing a quality volunteer experience is a key element of Habitat’s mission. The Home Repair Program Manager directly supervises work teams onsite and must be mindful of their diverse abilities by assigning work that can be accomplished successfully.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates projects for our program, estimates project cost and scheduling
    and manages work from start to completion.
  • Serve as a primary contact for partner families receiving home repair.
  • Oversees the scheduling and supervision of volunteers of varying skill levels.
  • Coordinates and oversees activities of subcontractors; negotiates terms of agreements with suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.
  • Orders all materials supplies. Maintains accurate records for all stages of project.
  • Works with local building departments and inspectors to obtain required permits and inspections.
  • Creates a positive, safe and productive work experience for all volunteers, staff and homeowners.
  • Ensures that proper safety equipment and appropriate tools are in use; maintains a fully-stocked first aid kit.
  • Stay current on OSHA safety standards;
    maintain OSHA Competent Person certification.
  • Maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of all applicable building codes and OSHA safety regulations.
  • Participates in organizational
    meetings and affiliate events.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Requirements:

  • Ability to determine scope of project, budget and scheduling.
  • Proven ability to take a project from evaluation to a completion.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to assess the capabilities of others and to teach basic construction techniques to unskilled volunteers and homeowners.
  • Strategic thinking with ability
    to adapt to changes.
  • Be organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals.
  • High energy, can-do attitude, flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail.
  • Experience in small construction
    and/or carpentry is a plus but not required.

*Must be able to pass background check and drug screen.

*Must have driver’s license and clean driving record as well as valid auto insurance.

Application Instructions:

The Hiring Manager is Sharon Steele, Executive Director.

Please send resume along with a cover letter to info@dekalbhabitat.org

Americorps Positions

Habitat for Humanity DeKalb (HFHD) is looking to fill two Americorps positions. For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. These full-time AmeriCorps service positions offer a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skill set.

Project Development VISTA, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Project Development VISTA, Virtual Content Manager

 

Internships

Habitat for Humanity DeKalb (HFHD) is seeking interns with specialized skill sets and a passion for influence to truly own their part of our business in this unique and impactful leadership opportunity.

Put your strengths to use balancing social-corporate responsibilities with Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb where you’ll personally own and manage a part of a business for the nation’s leading community development organization. Each intern will be a part of one of the multiple facets of our organization!

 

Digital Website & Social Media - Growing audience and communicating our mission through Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and www.habitatdekalb.com

 

Marketing Development - Utilizing marketing to focus our organizations energies and resources on a course of action leading to increased presence, fundraising, and relationship management:

    • Building Social Media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube
    • Refining general corporate strategy
    • Developing tactics and actions
    • Testing and deploying marketing strategies
    • Materials development

Operational Enhancements – involvement in Board of Directors sub-committees for strategy development and deployment:

    • Family Selection
    • Family Support
    • Construction
    • Site Selection
    • Volunteer Coordinating
    • Fundraising

Through this unpaid internship program, Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb Interns will receive:

  • Letters of recommendation from HFHD’s program liaison
  • Online credits for any marketing/website/social media work
  • Academic approval for credits
  • Formal recognition in the board’s minutes
  • Opportunity to attend board meetings and related networking events
  • Professional growth through educational events and leadership roles
  • Practical experience in social-corporate responsibilities

Schedule & Location

  • Flexible weekly schedule ranging up to 40 hours monthly
  • Convenient office location in Tucker

 

Interested in interning with us?

Send questions and your information to Executive Director, Sharon Steele

AmeriCorps

The Habitat AmeriCorps program is designed to increase Habitat’s capacity to deliver more services to more individuals and families. AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of roles to increase Habitat’s ability to build homes, expand services, engage the community and partner with people. AmeriCorps members provide a unique human resource: motivated, passionate, hardworking people who can help address community needs in a variety of ways. These are typically paid 10 ½ months assignments.

Habitat AmeriCorps is an investment in growth, in communities, in families and in the next generation of leadership for the affordable housing movement.

Interested in our AmeriCorps Program?

Send questions and your information to Executive Director, Sharon Steele