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Chief Executive Officer

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Santa Cruz, CA, USASanta CruzCAUSA
  • A Leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills effective for all stakeholders, staff and volunteers.
  • A Doer with a strong work ethic and an ability to overcome adversity and remove barriers while completing goals, commitments, and tasks within set timelines.
  • A Multi-tasker who is able to effectively serve the needs and development of multiple projects across both Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
  • A Director of Action who provides direction, advice, and frequent feedback to staff with accountability plans for completion of specific short and long term goals.
  • A Collaborator who is able to expand and develop undertakings that enhance the vision and mission of HfHMB through networking with a wide berth of stakeholders and potential supporters.
  • A Capacity Builder who pursues donations, competitive grants and establishes fundraising events and opportunities to give financial support to HfHMB.
  • A Financial Expert who understands, monitors, guides, and directs the finances of the organization with frequent feedback to staff and the Board of Directors.
Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Staff reporting to Chief Executive Officer: Director of Operations, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Director of Resource Development, Construction Supervisor and ReStore Managers.
  • Organizational and Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage all operations to include resource development, revenue enhancement, construction, financial monitoring and reporting, staff supervision, marketing and community outreach.
  • Lead HfHMB in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide timely and accurate information for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Continue to develop and support a vision and policies that guide the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and staff on governance, budgeting, and Board development.
  • Work and interface with Habitat International to ensure the affiliate is complying with policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and direction to committee chairs and show appreciation to all staff and Board committee participants.
  • Monitor work products through frequent feedback meetings with Managers. Develop and follow accountability systems for goal measurements and completion.
  • Develop and expand community partnerships and enhance existing alliances.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the State and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance HfHMB’s mission.

Operational Duties:

  • Develop an operational plan to achieve the goals of increasing the number of housing units per year.
  • Work with the Finance Committee to develop realistic financial strategies and goals, sustainable for the long-term viability of the organization.
  • Collaborate with City and County staff as needed so that building project timelines are met, and comply with affordable housing guidelines and various grant restrictions.
  • Pursue and supervise positive press and media attention including written and marketing materials, and the maintenance and updating of the HfHMB website.
  • Oversee the family selection process for new homeowners by working with the Committee to assure eligibility procedures are followed by the applicant families.
  • Ensure that volunteers are routinely recognized and acknowledged for their contributions, and develop a pipeline of regular volunteers for each building project and the ReStores.
  • Provide timely performance reviews for management staff.
  • Establish appropriate accountability measures for revenue targets at each ReStore and share sales data with the Board of Directors at monthly Board meetings.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.

Project and Construction Management:

  • Aggressively seek new opportunities for land acquisition and future projects.
  • Coordinate pre-development and construction activities to insure timely completion in accordance with scheduled timelines.


  • Support the promotion, growth, and purpose of the ReStore retail operations.
  • Provides oversight to ReStores working with ReStore Managers to achieve prescribed goals.
  • Establish appropriate accountability measures to achieve revenue targets at each ReStore.

Resource Development:

  • Responsible for approving established goals to increase revenue and grants, fundraising events, and capital campaigns through innovative strategies.
  • Build strong relationships with donors and community partners including public and private sector organizations across both Counties within our affiliate.
  • With the Director of Resource Development, organize fundraising events and partner with other organizations to collectively raise funds.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support HfHMB’s mission.


  • Lead the collective work of the full Management Team to assure HfHMB continues to operate a fiscally responsible annual budget with transparency.
  • Preview and approve financial management reporting, including monthly financial reports to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors, and oversee the preparation of the budget process for independent audit review.
  • Monitor cash flow, enforce financial policies for expenditures, and report concerns to the Treasurer and the Board.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of HfHMB, and submit to the Board proposed annual budgets and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
Educational Background: 
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, land use planning or a related field.
  • Leadership and decision-making experience with responsibility for managing people, budgets, and organizational plans.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills across a variety of different roles and entities (Board of Directors, volunteers, families, donors, governmental and community organizations, staff, and the public).
  • Experienced leadership in the growing and complex development of a multifaceted nonprofit organization.
  • Knowledge and experience with affordable housing, residential construction, financial strategies, real estate transactions, local development, and building requirements.
  • Positive relationships with government leaders including elected officials and key staff.
  • Successful experience in recruiting and building a cadre of volunteers.
  • Masters Degree and/or Certificate in Non-Profit Management is desirable.

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: 
May 12 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Habitat for Humanity International