Employment Opportunities

Development Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Development

The Development and Special Events Coordinator assists the Director of Development in implementing the overall development strategy for the organization.  The position requires a diverse set of skills, not only assisting with detailed gift administration and donor engagement but the ability to execute events throughout the year to inspire program support and relationship building to meet set fundraising goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Relations, Administration, & Communications (25%)

  • Manage and maintain the donor database, keeping organized and accurate records
  • Process donations and prepare donor receipts in a timely manner
  • Prepare and export donor reports from database
  • Work with other members of the communications team to create unique mission focused content ideas for blog, newsletter, impact report, press releases and other correspondence

 

Grant Writing (25%)

  • Develop and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to identify new funders

 

Event Coordination & Direct Fundraising (50%)

  • Consistently works to achieve outlined fundraising goals as directed by the fundraising plan
  • Create/prepare materials for direct mail campaigns, managing volunteers for execution
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward local clubs, churches, and businesses for program sponsorships such as Team Builds, Faith Builds, and Project Adoptions
  • Organize and execute fundraising events, including securing event sponsors
  • Participate in event brainstorming and planning
  • Prepare and manage event registration and on-site event production
  • Close out events, and conduct post-event debrief with Development Director, assure all donor information is updated in Development databases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

 

Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a MUST
  • Strong computer skills; Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while working independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Displays tact, diplomacy, and ability to work well with people
  • Excellent skills in organizational event planning, ability to stay on-schedule while motivating staff and volunteers to work under the specific time constraints of a major event
  • Passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission

 

Working Conditions:

  • Full time position primarily located in the Eustis office
  • May be required to work occasional weekend or evening hours for special events
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs

 

To apply please email the following to lacie@habitatls.org:

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Current resume

YCA Construction Supervisor

Reports to: Director of Construction

The YCA Site Supervisor is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and site supervision of new homes, rehabilitated homes, and/or repair projects throughout Lake and Sumter County as identified by build schedule.  This position requires a highly-independent, results oriented individual with the ability to lead and teach necessary construction skills to crews of untrained volunteers and students.  Annually this position will be responsible for the oversight of 1-2 homes and approximately 5-10 repair projects within the following programs:  Youth Construction Academy and Preservation & Repair.

PROGRAMS:

The Youth Construction Academy (YCA) is a program in partnership with local high schools.  The program builds one home per school relationship throughout the school year, with the majority of the labor being provided by high school seniors in the construction academy.  The outcome is two-fold, students will gain an early exposure to the industry of construction while simultaneously providing a low income family the opportunity to become a homeowner.

The Preservation and Repair program works to preserve the existing affordable housing stock, improve accessibility and safety of the homes, and revitalize low income neighborhoods and community spaces. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Procurement

  • Works with Construction Manager to prepare for needs of YCA construction schedule
  • Works closely with Development department to ensure grant/sponsor timelines are met
  • Establishes the house plan or repair scope of work, budget, and schedule for each project
  • Responsible for obtaining all permits and ensuring all applicable building codes are met
  • Coordinates sub-contractors, building inspections, and delivery of supplies and materials
  • Ensures projects stay on task and within timeline as outlined in schedule
  • Stays current in building industry trends/accreditations

 

Construction Site Management

  • Acts as onsite construction supervisor, managing daily activities of the volunteers and students
  • Ensures each day begins with volunteer sign-up, devotion, and clear instructions for activities
  • Creates and maintains a safe worksite, ensuring all volunteers abide by safe practices
  • Takes time to have teaching moments, clearly communicating and sharing insights on various construction skills with the students and volunteers
  • Employs anti-theft measures for all equipment and materials onsite

 

Communication and Leadership

  • Communicates key objectives, schedules, and donor and volunteer needs for all projects
  • Communicates accurately and in a timely manner any problems or delays regarding projects
  • Maintains relationship with builders, suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, etc.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with volunteers and sponsors onsite
  • Formally speaks to sponsors, event attendees, or media as needed and directed

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in residential construction
  • Green building experience preferable
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, technologies, methods, and safety protocols
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to complete Habitat for Humanity Competent Persons Class
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb and lift up to 50 lbs frequently
  • Skilled in teaching all phases of the construction trade to un-trained volunteers and students
  • Basic computer skills; word processing, email and willingness to learn new software as needed
  • Contractor’s license and previous Habitat for Humanity construction experience preferable
  • At least 10 hours of OSHA training or equivalent
  • Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to work as a team player
  • Passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission

 

Working Conditions:

  • Full time position primarily located throughout Lake and Sumter Counties
  • May be required to work occasional weekend or evening hours
  • Travel required within our two county service area

 

Compensation: 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  This full-time position offers paid time off, paid holidays, matching retirement plan, and the ability to place children in the highly rated Villages Charter School system.

 

To apply please email the following to danielle@habitatls.org:

 

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Current resume

Construction Specialist

Reports to: Director of Construction

The Construction Specialist’s primary objective is to provide labor and oversight in the repair or construction of single-family homes from framing to finishes. The volunteer experience is vital to the function of the organization and therefore this position requires excellent verbal communication skills, a positive attitude and ability to lead volunteers’ efficiently on the jobsite.  When not leading volunteers, the supervisor will be required to work independently and hit deadlines to keep the project on schedule. A strong background in building single-family homes with the ability to read and understand blueprints is a must.  This position may work on various construction projects within our three core programs:  Homeownership, Youth Construction, and Preservation and Repair.

PROGRAMS:

The Youth Construction Academy is a program in partnership with local high schools.  The program builds one home per school relationship throughout the school year, with the majority of the labor being provided by high school seniors in the construction academy.  The outcome is two-fold, students will gain an early exposure to the industry of construction while simultaneously providing a low-income family the opportunity to become a homeowner.

The Preservation and Repair program works to preserve the existing affordable housing stock, improve accessibility and safety of the homes, and revitalize low-income neighborhoods and community spaces. The scope of projects primarily focuses on handy man work and working with licensed sub-contractors to rehab/repair homes.

The Homeownership program builds residential homes from the ground up, and occasionally rehabs existing homes to offer homeownership opportunities to low-income families.  The scope of work involves residential construction from foundation to finishing and routinely works with unskilled volunteers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as onsite construction lead, managing daily activities of the volunteers
  • Provide labor for construction to assist in maintaining build schedule
  • Interface with sub-contractors as needed and directed by the Director of Construction
  • Ensure each day begins with volunteer sign-up and clear instructions for activities
  • Ensure proper quantity and types of tools required for the tasks are available each day
  • Create and maintain a safe worksite, ensuring all volunteers abide by safe practices
  • Employ anti-theft measures for all equipment and materials onsite
  • Maintain a well-organized trailer and jobsite
  • Communicate key objectives, schedules, and volunteer needs for all projects
  • Communicate accurately and in a timely manner any problems or delays regarding projects
  • Maintains positive working relationship with volunteers, sponsors, and homeowners onsite
  • Formally speaks to sponsors, event attendees, or media as needed and directed
  • Other duties as directed by Director of Construction, ie. warranty work, Re-Store repairs

 

ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience building home from poured slab to certificate of occupancy
  • Frame exterior and interior walls, sheathing and dry-in
  • Set trusses, decking and dry-in
  • Install exterior siding and windows
  • Install flooring, kitchen and bath cabinets
  • Install exterior and interior doors
  • Trim carpentry including baseboards, windowsills etc.
  • Paint interior and exterior of home, doors, trim
  • Install soffit and fascia

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in residential construction; 6+ years preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to be covered by HFHLS Insurance policy
  • Ability to drive HFHLS truck and trailer
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb and lift up to 50 lbs frequently
  • Skilled in teaching all phases of the construction trade to un-trained volunteers
  • Basic computer skills; word processing, email and willingness to learn new software as needed
  • Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to function effectively with a minimum of daily direction and support
  • Ability to work with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other team members from various departments
  • Passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission

 

Working Conditions:

  • Full time position primarily located in Lake and Sumter Counties
  • May be required to work occasional weekend or evening hours
  • Travel required within our two-county service area

 

Compensation and Benefits: 

$40,000 – $45,000/year, Full-time position offers paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan with match, ability to place children in the highly rated Villages Charter School system, company phone and vehicle, trailer for work use.

To apply please email the following to danielle@habitatls.org:

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Current resume

Full-Time Relief Driver/Helper

Reports to: Fleet Manager

This position is primarily responsible for driving trucks to transport materials to and from specified destinations by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Works cooperatively with others to ensure mission success consistent with organizational goals, values and strategic direction.
  • Primarily responsible for the operation of ReStore vehicles for the purpose of delivering sold merchandise or receiving donated goods.
  • Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water on a daily basis, and maintains clean appearance of the vehicle both inside and out.
  • Operates vehicles in accordance with organizational policy, and complies with federal, state, and local rules and regulations at all times.
  • Maintains telephone or radio contact with ReStore personnel to receive or offer updates.
  • Loads and unloads truck in a manner that complies with organizational safety policy and ensures that anyone assisting complies with same.
  • Performs emergency roadside repairs and/or calls for assistance as appropriate.
  • Safely secures cargo during transit.
  • May perform other duties associated with affiliate operations as needed. 

 

Qualifications:

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and maintain acceptable driving record.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100+ pounds.

 

Some benefits included:

  • Holiday pay
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • ReStore discounts
  • Retirement plan.

 

Please visit any of ReStores locations to apply and ask for an application at the counter!

Eustis ReStore
(352) 483-0410
710 South Bay Street
Eustis, FL 32726
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Leesburg ReStore
(352) 728-6366
200 N. Lone Oak Drive
Leesburg, FL 34748
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About Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL, founded in 1989, is affiliated with Habitat International; a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter, FL 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.