Executive Director

Executive Director - HFH St Croix Valley

This is a part-time position with the expectation of 3 days per week.

Organization Summary:

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable, sustainable, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. As one of 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, St. Croix Valley Habitat works primarily in St. Croix and Pierce Counties, WI to bring generous donors and hardworking volunteers together with qualified, working families. The result is dramatic, positive differences in the lives of family members and in neighborhoods.

Position Purpose

The Executive Director (ED) provides overall managerial leadership for the St. Croix Valley Habit for Humanity in accordance with the directives, policies and objectives set by the affiliate’s board of directors. The Executive Director accepts the covenant of Habitat for Humanity International and is the leading advocate for the affiliate in fulfilling the mission and vision statements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General Administration

  • Act as the chief administrator responsible for managing all aspects of affiliate operations – this includes home construction and rehabilitation, ReStore operations, fundraising, etc.

  • Manage the affiliate office by directing, training, supervising, and recognizing the paid and volunteer staff in the performance of assigned duties.

  • Ensure the affiliate adheres to government regulations and HFH International policies.

  • Complete affiliate documents and reports as required to maintain good standing with HFHI

  • Coordinate/engage in grant writing to secure funding for the operation of the affiliate and fulfillment of its mission.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of sound financial practices.

  • Interact with the Internal Affairs Committee to ensure completion of audits and other financial activities.

  • Work with the staff, Executive Committee, and board in preparing a yearly budget. Ensure that the affiliate operates within budget guidelines.

  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its mission. This includes development of a fundraising plan.

  • Monitor the administrative cost to total cost ratio and act to ensure the ratio is kept at a level consistent with local and HFHI guidelines.

  • Negotiate and administer major contracts and ensure grant compliance; negotiate contractual provisions with potential partners

  • Effectively oversee a profitable operation of the ReStore.

Committee/Board support and guidance

  • Assist the committee chairs and provide communication flow among committees, staff, volunteers, and the board as appropriate.

  • As appropriate, attend committee meetings and assist committee members in completing their duties.

  • Assist the Chair by providing support with meeting agendas, communications, and follow-up actions.

  • Work with the Executive and Governance Committees to assure a strong board membership and an effective Board of Directors.

  • Attend Board meetings and present clear and accurate financial information, operational updates, and address issues and questions.

Community Relations and Resource Development

  • Serve as a spokesperson for the affiliate.

  • Actively participate with appropriate community groups which share the goals of HFH.

  • Ensure that the activities of the affiliate, its programs and goals are publicized.

  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with volunteers, home sponsors, partner families, community groups and other organizations.

  • Develop strong relationships with key donors (individuals, corporations, congregations, and foundations) that foster continued support for SCVH.

Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in not-for-profit management or other relevant management experience. Previous Habitat or similar non-profit experience desirable.

Skills:

Must be able to articulate the organization’s mission, values and goals. Must be well organized, able to meet deadlines, and able to manage multiple projects. Must possess the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people. Must have financial acumen and experience with financial statements. Have a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field, including training provided by HFHI. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and willingness to travel are required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume by email to Info@SCVHabitat.org or to 801 Wagner Drive, Roberts WI 54022