Job Title: 

Executive Director
 

Purpose:  

As a small rural Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, the Executive Director is the heart and soul of the day to day operation of Colorado County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH).  Because of how important this role is to the Affiliate, this person is looked to by the Board, the volunteers and the local community as the leader of this work.  The successful achievement of our mission and goals is directly connected to the skill and effort this person brings to this role.


Time Commitment:   

Exempt full-time position working 40 hours per week. The Executive Director must have the ability to work flexible hours if required in the evening, weekends depending on the season, fundraising and event calendars. This position allows for the flexibility to work some hours from home.

 

Direct Supervisor:

The Executive Director will answer directly to the Board of Directors.  Primary interaction will be with the Board Officers and Construction Supervisor.

Qualifications:  

First and foremost, our Executive Director must fully embrace the mission of Habitat for Humanity.  Additionally, one must embrace our community, history, and homeowners.  

 

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, business, marketing, non-profit administration, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of basic loans, lending, and mortgage principles is a plus.

  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and processes, and the ability to develop working relationships with potential funding sources.

  • Competency to effectively manage programs, financial affairs, and assets of the affiliate.

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills are required.

  • Bilingual language skills are a plus (Spanish).

  • Good computer skills (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet management, database management, Microsoft Office, G suites, etc.).

  • Knowledge of basic accounting practices and QuickBooks a plus

  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Valid Texas Driver’s license and ability to pass criminal, driver and credit background checks, per policy parameters.

Duties: 

Office 50%

  • Clerical - Quickbooks, mortgage management, processing donations, paying bills, filing

  • Board meeting preparation - reports, agenda, communication

  • Grant writing as needed

  • Correspondence - with Board, donors, vendors, sub-contractors via email, text and post

  • Family Selection - meeting preparation, outreach and follow up with interested applicants

  • Family Support - improve and maintain relationships with homeowners

  • Social media presence - webpage, facebook 

Community 40%

  • Fundraising - annual event to raise funds and awareness

  • Connection with local churches, groups and charitable organizations

  • Volunteer development

Board Development 10%

  • Insure Board is up to date on Policy and Procedure issues

  • Actively recruit and groom prospective Board members and key committee members

  • Work to encourage forward thinking and vision for the future of CCHFH

 

About CCHFH

In 2021, Colorado County Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25th anniversary.  In the first ten years we built four houses.  In the last 15 years, we built 22 houses. Hiring a full time ED is a first step in looking to the next 25 years for Colorado County Habitat for Humanity.  

 

The need for affordable home ownership continues to grow.  Because of our geographic location, pressure from Houston and Austin will continue to drive up the value of land and housing.  At present our goal is to build two houses each year.  The ability to maintain that production or increase it will depend on our ability to acquire build sites, funds for materials and subcontractors and sufficient volunteer support to complete those houses.