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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Austin Habitat for Humanity. 

 

Position: New Construction Director
Department: New Construction Austin Habitat for Humanity
Reports to: VP of Construction

Position Description
Austin Habitat for Humanity is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take a successful over 30-year-old organization to new heights. The New Construction Director is responsible to provide support to all new construction project of the organization. This will typically be 2-3 projects including about 20 homes annually. The position responsibilities include implementing all Requests for Proposals, coordinating subcontractors, procurement of supplies and materials, facilitating and tracking contracts and implementing Habitat’s home warranty program. The successful candidate will have a passion to share Habitat’s work by helping build, renovate and repair homes in partnership with families and the community toward Habitat goal of eliminating substandard housing.

The New Construction Director is responsible for the following activities:

  • Facilitate requests for proposals (RFPs) and proposal evaluation and selection for subcontractor work
  • Work with local and national suppliers to procure material, including in-kind donation.
  • Manage procurement process to ensure adherence to organizational policy and funder requirements.
  • Develop and coordinate project schedules and maintain process for project team adherence and accountability to timelines.
  • Manage subcontractor scheduling in coordination with field staff on multiple sites
  • Code invoices to appropriate projects and activities
  • Manage Construction Warranty process on all homes sold including coordination with Homeownership Programs department to schedule warranty.
  • Ensure that projects are completed on schedule, according to contractual conditions, within budget, and with adherence to high standards of quality construction.
  • Ensure all supplies and tools are available so day-to-day construction runs smoothly
  • Maintains good relations with all stakeholders; volunteers, donors, municipalities.
  • Supervise and support Project Managers, Site Managers, and AmeriCorps

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; and retirement plan.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience administering residential construction projects, including material acquisition and subcontractor oversight.
  • Two years direct construction experience preferred
  • Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Project management experience
  • Working knowledge of building trades (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and how each impacts the other).
  • Has a high work ethic and willing to work until the job is done
  • Has reliable transportation to job sites in various locations throughout Austin Habitat for Humanity service area, a valid Texas Driver’s License and current automotive liability insurance
  • Hands on, flexible and detailed orientated
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • High level of interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • MS Word, Excel computer skills

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to excessive.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

1. A complete resume, including dates of employment.
2. The names and contact information for three references.
3. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:
• How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position?
• How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to: wwhipple@ahfh.org

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Austin Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.