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Director of Construction

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Maple Shade, NJ, USA

The Director of Construction is responsible to maximize the annual impact on the families served in Burlington and Mercer Counties through providing shelter that includes new builds, rehabs, and home repairs. This individual leads the overall site development, construction planning, scheduling, budgeting, resourcing, and on-site construction for all build projects. This role ensures project completions at the highest standards of excellence within the needed timeframes and budgets. The Construction Director works with the CEO, Construction Committee, and other departments to meet the needs of homeowners.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Plan and develop strategies for evaluation of properties and financing, including overall project management.
  • Design overall plans and schedules that allow the proper materials, work teams, and other resources to be ready for all projects on time.
  • Establish predevelopment processes and detailed timeline for projects using scheduling software.
  • Collaborate with the architect to design decent, affordable homes.
  • Develop construction and build plans that meet code, meet homeowner needs, fit within budgeted resources, and meet environmental standards.
  • Collaborate with Construction Committee and CEO on key decisions and progress, and with the Volunteer Coordinator, Homeowner Services Director and Resource Development Director.
  • Review development of site plans and respective building plans with appropriate third-party experts.
  • Establish specific total development cost budget by line item and timeline for construction, and manage expense budget.
  • Solicit and procure building materials, tools, and services through vendor bidding process and seeking in-kind donations.
  • Provide direction and support to on-site construction leaders and teams. Ensure that site leaders have the instructions and support to successfully complete projects.
  • Train and supervise all staff, volunteer on-site construction supervisors, and Vista/AmeriCorp members, with strong emphasis on safety and environmental standards.
  • Serve as the primary contact with the partner family on all construction-related matters.
  • Provide on-site leadership and hands-on building support when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and lead multiple construction projects at the same time
  • Substantial knowledge of residential construction needed to oversee all aspects of building projects
  • Ability to apply construction knowledge to scheduling, coordinating, and participating in general construction work activities
  • Ability to read and interpret standard residential construction blueprints and specifications
  • Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building, area, and volume measurements, quantities, etc.
  • Significant experience leading, managing, supervising, and motivating individuals, teams, and other leaders
  • Ability to lead and work with volunteers to complete projects and develop capabilities
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, including written and verbal capabilities and practice of keeping all stakeholders informed
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate, and manage multiple work activities effectively
  • Customer-oriented approach and practice of serving others
  • Ability to find creative ways to overcome obstacles and embrace change
  • Demonstrated capability to apply learning from experience and grow one’s talent
  • Accountability for results
  • Strong record of respecting and supporting team members and associates
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments and work hours
  • Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds, use of hand tools, climbing ladders, carrying materials, standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching.
  • This role is a full-time, exempt position

Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000

Job Function: 

Organization Info

Habitat for Humanity International

Americus, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 15 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 15 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Habitat for Humanity International