Executive Director - HFH Wisconsin River Area

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area serves Sauk, Columbia and Iowa counties as one of the 1,200 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. We have been an affiliate for 17 years, and currently administer 28 mortgages. We partner with working families, sponsors, and communities to build between 1 and 6 affordable, quality homes per year. We also provide critical repairs to support successful homeownership and aging in place. While our offices are located in Baraboo, we operate ReStores in both Baraboo and Portage. Our proximity to Madison, Wisconsin provides our area with the benefits of both rural and urban lifestyles.

Job Summary

The Executive Director exists to assure that Habitat’s ministry to fight poverty through affordable homeownership programs is administered in accordance with the affiliate’s articles of incorporation, by-laws, policies, objectives and direction of its board of directors (BOD.)

Reports to: President of the Affiliate’s BOD.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience; or 5 years’ experience. Non-profit experience preferred.

  • Human resources and supervisory experience.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral – able to serve as “point” communicator.

  • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.

  • Flexibility to work a varied and unpredictable work schedule.

  • Excellent skills in relating to people, including contractors, volunteers, partner families and donors.

  • Ability to work with and respect people of diverse social and religious backgrounds.

  • Volunteer management skills.

  • Skilled in resource development.

  • Experience with strategic planning processes, non-profit management/mission agencies, and a belief in building better communities through HFHWRA’s affordable home ownership programs.

  • Financial management skills.

  • Marketing and public relations experience.

  • Community relations and advocacy experience.

  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities and Duties:

With assistance and direction from the BOD and/or appropriate committees:

  • Develop and implement long range plans to sustain healthy/realistic affiliate growth.

  • Coordinate and cultivate BOD and committee participation and leadership.

  • Promote the overall vision and direction of the affiliate.

  • Represent HFHWRA to community leaders, churches, foundations, & businesses.

  • Advocate for affordable home ownership programs at local/state/federal levels.

  • Supervise and coordinate personnel.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the affiliate – including oversight of ReStore operations.

  • Represent the affiliate as its agent.

  • Identify and secure funding for affiliate operations through donations, grants, government programs.

  • Work to strengthen committee development and utilization.

  • Oversee family recruitment and selection, following all legal requirements.

  • Oversee mortgage management; maintain Qualified Loan Originator certification.

  • Coordinate site selection and land development.

Time Requirements:

Full-time; salaried. Must be available for evening and weekend work days.

Salary Range:

$50,000 - $55,000/year plus benefits

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter and resume to eleanor@hfhwisconsinriver.org.

  • Successful applicants will be required to do drug and background testing, and to fill out an HFHWRA employment application.

HFHWRA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or disability.

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2018