• Executive Director

    Habitat For Humanity Hawaii Island
    Job Description
    Reports to: Board of Directors / President
    Program: ALL
    Agency/Division: Habitat Hawaii Island
    Location: Kona Office
    Exempt (Y/N): Y
    Job Code: Full-Time, Salary
    Work Shift: As Needed
    Date: March 29, 2023
    Under the guidance of the Board President, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island, Inc. is responsible for administering the total operation of the affiliate. The Executive Director provides the overall management and leadership to the affiliate in accordance with the directives, policies, and objectives set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director accepts the covenant of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and is the leading advocate in the community of HFHHI in regard to fulfilling its mission and vision statements.

    The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the affiliate. This position is primarily concerned with ensuring that the affiliate is meeting the short term and long-term goals of the strategic plan, therein meeting its mission. Therefore, successful fulfillment of this position should be measured by:
    1. Continued growth of the budget, allowing for additional builds.
    2. Increased utilization of volunteers.
    3. The effectiveness of the affiliate Board of Directors and Board committees.
    4. Achievement of affiliate operating objectives.

    Job Duties: The Executive Director will be responsible for:

    • Holding the chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the affiliate.
    • Oversee the affiliate’s strategic plans, new initiatives, and establishes policies and objectives of the organization in accordance with Board directives and organizational mission.
    • Administer and manage the daily operations of the affiliate and responsible for all functions of affiliate, including but not limited to advocacy, construction, the ReStores, volunteer management, family services, fundraising and resource development, mortgage servicing, site selection, faith relations, marketing, and administration
    • Oversight of the affiliate financials and expenditures within Board-approved guidelines
    • Oversight that all required official records and documents are properly maintained to ensure confidentiality and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and HFHI guidelines.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends within the affordable housing/homelessness realm and the broader Habitat for Humanity network.

    • Oversight of Construction Committee in developing and implementing its construction plan/schedule and budget
    • Oversight of the construction operations, including construction managers and staff in developing and implementing its schedule/plan and budget.

    Board Development
    • Keeping the board fully knowledgeable on the condition of the affiliate and all important factors influencing it.
    • Recommending all appropriate Board action and implementing Board policies needed to insure that affiliate operates as a progressive Christian non-profit organization.
    • Providing organizational development opportunities for the Board, including annual planning meetings, retreats, and recognition events.
    • Recruiting and maintaining Board members for the optimum number of directors for the success of the affiliate.

    • Oversight of Resource Development Committee in developing and implementing its fundraising plan and budget
    • Oversight of the ReStore Operations in developing and implementing its marketing plan and budget

    Public Relations & Communication
    • Oversight of the Public Relations Committee in developing and implementing a public awareness strategy
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships for advocacy with all governmental agencies and legislatures necessary for affiliate success.
    • Representing Habitat for Humanity to interested communities, churches, businesses, groups, foundations, and community leaders.
    • Serving as the primary communication link among the HFHI office, ASO office, and Board members
    • Providing organizational development opportunities for staff, and community volunteers, including annual planning meetings, retreats, and recognition events
    • Oversight of orientation to new Board members, staff, and community volunteers
    • Insure positive communications and relations with constituents and staff.

    Education &  Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred, a minimum of five years nonprofit management experience or equivalent in a related field, affordable housing preferred. Background must include experience with diverse communities, strong skills in budgeting, sound fiscal management, financial development, public relations, Board and donor development, knowledge of construction, and staff management.
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