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Executive Director


La Verne, CA, USA

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the administration and functioning of the affiliate's interfaith housing ministry in accordance with the mission and purpose of Habitat for Humanity ("HFH"). Specifically, President/CEO position is accountable for the direct management of the business and operations of its own fundraising and building programs within the local communities the affiliate it serves. The incumbent operates under the general direction of the Board of Directors and reports to the Board Chairperson. It is a senior leadership position which manages staff members at the La Verne, CA office location and various local job sites. Reporting to this position are the Development Director, Project Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Materials Buyer, Bookkeeper, Re-Store Manager and other administrative staff.

Essential Functions:

· Financial Management and Development

· Community and Public Relations

· General Administration

· Personnel

· Board Relations

· Construction Management

· Re-Store Management

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires extensive working knowledge of non-profit administration and fundraising. Strong ability to organize, plan and implement activities in accordance with affiliate goals. Comprehensive knowledge of strategic plans and budgets. General knowledge of home construction, bookkeeping, record retention and document security. Basic understanding of mortgage banking, loan servicing, real estate transactions and related California laws.
  • Ability to monitor and analyze changes in the HFH, nonprofit and affordable housing businesses, and develop and implement appropriate short- and long-term business solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees, diverse populations, and integrate and communicate critical information to all stakeholders.
  • Excellent management, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills to effectively develop, challenge and motivate staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking ability.
  • Organized, self-starter, innovative and team-oriented.
  • Effective human relations skills in order to maintain positive and productive working relationships with affiliate Board, volunteers, staff and all other stakeholders.
  • Committed to HFH's mission, vision statement and core values.
  • Willing to be "on call" and work a flexible schedule (i.e., nights and weekends) and travel as needed.
  • Attend meetings with peers, participate in "in-house" training, perform self-studies, participate in outside seminars, conferences and classes and participate in professional associations.

Education and Experience:

Five (5) or more years of experience in social service, government, nonprofit organization or related field, including a minimum of three (3) years management experience, is required for this position.

Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in a related field (e.g., social; government; civics; administration, etc.) is required. You will be required to include a copy of your College Degree as part of the application process.

Note: A Background, Educational, and Financial investigation will be completed on the applicant once a contingent offer of employment is made.

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required for the position.

This job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by anyone occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with State and Federal laws.

The job requirements represent the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.




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