EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Repair Manager

Working under the direction of the Construction Manager, the position manages Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County’s Critical Home Repair program that utilize volunteer labor, external contractors, and repairs homes for low income families in a safe affordable manner supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish project budgets/schedules for repairs and present to Repair Committee in advance of project commencement.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local contractors and material suppliers.
  • Development of plans, budgets and materials lists while coordinating timely and complete delivery/staging of all construction materials at repair site.
  • Inform Construction Manager of changes to project scope, building materials and schedules as awareness is obtained.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, organized, ability to foster trust, credibility and cohesive teamwork among persons with diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Coordinate activities of home repair construction, including but not limited to:
  1. meet with homeowner to determine any special needs and to review scope of work,
  2. prepare purchase orders for materials and obtain bids for each phase of construction,
  3. prepare sites for construction, including procurement of construction repair materials, tools and equipment (purchased or donated),
  4. hire subcontractors where appropriate,
  5. apply for and obtain appropriate permits and call for inspections, and
  6. oversee projects from start to completion utilizing unskilled labor to repair,
  7. deliver a positive volunteer experience that is Christ centered
  8. serve as staff partner for Repair Committee, attends committee meetings.
  • Assist homeowners in the following activities, including but not limited to:
  1. educating homeowners in routine house maintenance,
  2. completion of punch list prior to repair completion,
  3. completing repair warranty work.
  • Coordinate, teach and mentor volunteers ranging from beginner to skilled in homebuilding tasks.
  • Organize experienced volunteers (Crew Leads) to lead work groups.
  • Responsible for quality control, including review of contractor and volunteer work.
  • Responsible for safety at repair construction site, including but not limited to:
  1. implementation of emergency plan, Incident recording and follow up
  2. ensure that equipment and tools are in safe, working condition,
  3. train volunteers in safety practices, and
  4. monitor volunteers, including minors, to ensure safe use of tools and equipment according to age, skill and OSHA and HFHI regulations.
  • Ensure that building, accessibility, electrical, plumbing, and construction codes are met or exceeded. 
  • Executes responsibilities of fiscal policies, i.e. credit card, reviewing, tracking documentation/receipts, and authorizes payments.
  • Work with community partners to obtain in kind donations of materials and services. 
  • Maintain order and upkeep of repair tools and tool trailers.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager.

Licenses and certifications

  • Valid driver’s license

Education and/or experience

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent.  5 years’ experience in remodeling construction. Home renovations, or equivalent experience.
    Other knowledge, skills and/or abilities
  • Ability to work independently representing Habitat and to make on-the-spot decisions.
  • Handle multiple tasks with a high degree of detail and accuracy.
  • Remain flexible and adjust priorities when appropriate.
  • Exercise mature judgment and make independent and effective decisions while working without close supervision.
  • Use discretion when dealing with matters of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Comfortable working in an office setting and on a construction site.
  • MS Office capability.
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule and to work regular evenings and occasional Saturdays.
  • Ability to coordinate the renovations with volunteers and contractors.
  • Ability to supervise and manage staff/volunteers/contractors.
  • Ability to operate company vehicles, construction tools and equipment.
  • Ability and interest in working with financially challenged families.
  • Knowledge and experience with ADA Building Requirements and Codes.
  • Proven ability to develop scope of work, material take-offs, budgets and schedules utilizing MS
  • Project – then meet those plans and budgets.

Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work will require light lifting up to 50 lbs, carrying weight up to 20 feet.  Requires walking and standing to a significant degree.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is primarily performed outdoors (80%) and is not protected from external weather conditions.  Some exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases and all types of weather and temperature conditions.  Some work is performed outdoors.

 

 

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) Outreach Specialist

If you’re creative and always curious, get in on the ground floor of building a new, cutting-edge program that is equal parts innovation and impact!

This position will promote FOC visibility and viability in the community to build partnerships and develop systems for referrals. Serving as a project lead with the Skills 2 Succeed Accenture Learning Exchange, the VISTA member will participate in online courses, develop an organizational training plan based on quality of courses and promote the platform to clients and throughout the community.  Additional VISTA member responsibilities include grant writing, publication design, volunteer recruitment/training to support the provision of coaching and financial literacy course facilitation, and social media content creation.

For more information: FOC Outreach Specialist

  • Be Creative & Curious
  • Build Professional Relationships
  • Work with Volunteers
  • Make a difference!
  • Learn skills to help you succeed in the workforce

Term of Service: 1 Year

Benefits of AmeriCorps service:

  • Living allowance ($1,030 per month)
  • End of service education award ($6,345) or cash stipend ($1,800)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid time off/vacation
  • First consideration for federal jobs following the completion of a successful term of service

Contact:

Dustin Fuller, FOC Manager
(419) 429-1400 Option 4
[email protected]

ReStore Online Architect

Calling all tech savvy change makers! If you thrive online and enjoy the world at your fingertips, consider joining our team to launch a virtual ReStore and make your mark on the community!

Take the lead in developing an online (virtual) ReStore. You’ll work with the ReStore manager to create processes and procedures related to managing the day-to-day operations of the online store including inventory, tracking, updates, store design, financial purchasing policies, and volunteer recruitment to make ReStore products more accessible than ever.

For more information: ReStore Online Architect

Term of Service: 1 Year

Benefits of AmeriCorps service:

  • Living allowance ($1,030 per month)
  • End of service education award ($6,345) or cash stipend ($1,800)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid time off/vacation
  • First consideration for federal jobs following the completion of a successful term of service

Contact:

Ted Spencer, ReStore Manager
(419) 429-1400 x 224
[email protected]

 

RESTORE ASSOCIATE

Description: This position is responsible for operations in the ReStore including processing of donated items and loading & unloading of sold and donated items, staging and safety of the items in the ReStore showroom while providing high level customer service. will be responsible for training in truck operations for the pick-up of donated merchandise from homeowners, safely packing/loading the merchandise in the ReStore truck, returning to ReStore and unloading merchandise. Experience in Retail. Must have a valid drivers license Full-Time, Non-exempt, hourly wage with benefits.

Fixed schedule would be Monday – Friday, and every other Saturday between 9:30 am – 5 pm. . Average of 39 hours per week. Must have valid driver’s license and ability to lift and or move 50 lbs repetitively.

Duties:

  • Pick-up donations, driving a 25’ foot pickup truck.
  • Operate forklift (certification will be provided by Habitat)
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving
    understanding of social media platforms and posting.
  • Retail experience and staging a plus
  • Answer telephone and provide ReStore information, directions, meeting the caller’s needs
  • Train and supervise volunteers, drivers, movers and associates
  • Assist in developing and adhering to criteria for donated materials (what will and won’t be accepted).
  • Screen for donation/product usability – and professionally decline donations where applicable.
  • Follow and update Restore safety standards.
  • Assist in keeping trucks well maintained and clean and perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Help maintain organization and cleanliness in the ReStore Donation and Processing areas.
  • Provide customer service inside the ReStore including running register, open and closing of ReStore and handling cash deposits where needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. No CDL is required.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving
  • Truck driving experience preferred.
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Social media platforms and posting experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, stand, squat, bend and climb in and out of the truck on a regular basis.
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen and Sexual Offender Check
  • Work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment
    Ability to spend majority of the day standing or moving about ReStore and the community. Work may require climbing steps and ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions
  • Excellent communication skills.