Executive Director – Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Location: 
Mount Pleasant, MI
Employer Name: 
Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County
Contact Name: 
Jacob Kain, Board Chair, HFHIC
Contact E-Mail: 

Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic organizational leadership, working in partnership with the Board of Directors and staff to fulfill the mission of affiliate. The Executive Director develops and implements board-approved plans, policies and budgets and is accountable for achievement of organizational goals.

Entry Requirements

-Possess mature judgment and sound decision-making skills.

-Ability to relate to people in positive and welcoming manner.

-Ability to interpret Habitat for Humanity philosophy, mission and vision.

-Completed background checks and HFHIC orientation.

-Ability and willingness to collaborate effectively with a variety of different groups.

Job Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or business management preferred

-Understanding of affordable housing principles and real estate transaction intricacies

-Minimum of 2 years non-profit management experience and/or operation

-Ability to attend training seminars and conferences, attend regional meetings, and local events/meetings as a way to promote Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County (may include evening and occasional weekend)


Negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications

Principal Activities

1. Mission Achievement: Fulfill the Habitat for Humanity International vision and mission on a local level in Isabella County. The mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. The vision: Create a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable place to live.

--Overseeing and implementing the programs of the affiliate, including new construction, recycled homes, critical home repair & A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), the Habitat ReStore(s), family services, volunteer engagement, mortgage financing, land acquisition, the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and community engagement.

--Ensure the affiliate’s compliance with Habitat for Humanity International as well as Habitat Michigan compliance requirements.

--Identify new programs and opportunities that further the organization’s goals.

--Implement the affiliate’s strategic plan.

2. Resource Acquisition and Stewardship: Oversee the acquisition and management of the resources necessary to implement the affiliate’s strategic plans.

--Coordinating and communicating with the Board of Directors to establish a balanced and sustainable plan to fund the mission.

--Oversee the development and implementation of the affiliate’s resource development plan in cooperation with the Fund Development Committee.

--Work directly with donors to secure gifts, particularly major and planned gifts.

--Establish and monitor sound financial management and regulatory compliance, in accordance with accepted practices in nonprofit financial management.

3. Human Resources and Administration: Steward the affiliate’s human resources and provide for the effective administration of the affiliate.

--Manage the affiliate’s finances including accounts payable, receivable, and payrolls using Quickbooks.

--Work with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to create and monitor an annual budget.

--Ensure the appropriate selection, oversight and professional development of staff and independent contractors in accordance with board-approved policy and appropriate laws.

--Coordinating with the Personnel Committee to identify staffing needs.

--Recruit, interview, hire and fire affiliate staff.

--Provide staff with necessary training and support to achieve affiliate goals and objectives.

4. Partnerships and Advocacy: Further the achievement of the Habitat mission by partnering and advocating with external constituents.

--Develop relationships with partner organizations and individuals, with the goal of serving additional families; this includes but is not limited to housing and social service organizations, civic groups, faith communities and churches, policy makers and elected officials, funders, neighborhood groups and residents, the media, partner families, homeowners, and volunteers.

--Steward the Habitat for Humanity brand in order to further Habitat’s mission locally and around the world.

--Serve as the chief spokesperson for the affiliate.

5. Board of Directors:

--Ensure annual and multi-year budgets are developed and implemented in partnership with the Treasurer and Finance Committee.

--Ensure that the Board of Directors receives accurate, timely financial reporting.

--Provide support, leadership and information to the Board of Directors so that it functions effectively.