Employment Opportunities

Development and Special Events Coordinator

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

 * Please submit cover letter AND resume to danielle@habitatls.org

 

 

Construction Site Supervisor

The Construction Site Supervisor’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.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as onsite construction supervisor, 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 Class C driver’s license
  • 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: 

Salary commensurate with experience.  This 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 and company phone.

 

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

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Current resume

All applicants are subject to a background check


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.