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Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
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Executive Director

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity 
Attleboro, MA 

Organizational Vision 

To improve the visibility of Old Colony Habitat for Humanity (OCHfH) across its expanded geographic footprint to drive increased awareness of our mission; to elevate the revenue generating capacity of the affiliate ReStore to support affiliate growth plans; and to increase the capability for this affiliate to place a greater number of families into affording housing.

Position Summary

The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the affiliate, and the ReStore, in accordance with the direction, policies, by laws and objectives set by the Board of Directors and Habitat for Humanity International. The Executive Director leads and promotes the Habitat for Humanity mission throughout the communities of our designated Massachusetts service area including: Assonet, Attleboro, Bellingham, Berkley, East Freetown, Fall River, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Taunton & Wrentham. The Executive Director manages a yearly operational budget, a staff of direct reports and is the main point of contact between the affiliate and Habitat for Humanity International. The Executive Director reports to The President of the Board, working in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors of Old Colony Habitat for Humanity has agreed to a strategic approach that will see new home projects dramatically increase over the next five years - from one project every three years to at least three projects every single year.  To achieve this goal, the Executive Director of the affiliate will be required to deliver to the board a detailed short and long-term plan that outlines key areas of process improvements and staffing growth to meet the stated goals.

This plan must be comprehensive in scope and address all the various sub-committees of the board including, but not limited to: Land Acquisition, Family Services, Grant Writing & Fund Raising, Building Approach, Volunteer Coordination, and Board Membership.

First Year Priorities

These include sourcing buildable land for an immediate home build and developing a “land bank” for sustainable growth; reconstituting the Grant Writing/Fund Raising Committee; documenting short and long-term growth plans; developing a comprehensive affiliate marketing plan; creating a plan for driving increased volunteers throughout the affiliate; attracting new board members; and beginning the ReStore relocation process.


General Administration

  • Develops, recommends, and oversees implementation of policies, approved by the Board of Directors, for the effective and economical operation of the affiliate and the ReStore.
  • Assumes administrative responsibilities for public accountability.
  • Responsible for the financial management of the affiliate, in partnership with the Finance Committee and the Treasurer, including the budget, operations and cash flow.
  • Participates in the development of the annual budget, operates within budget constraints, and is accountable for the control of resources.

OCHfH Board of Directors

  • Maintains appropriate relations with the Board of Directors and each of its committees.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors monthly on the status of key financial metrics and on short-term affiliate operations and initiatives.
  • Implements the long-range strategic plan, approved by the Board of Directors, which addresses growth in terms of the number of home builds, staffing requirements, fund raising goals, resource requirement and more.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.

Fundraising and Resource Development

  • Works closely with various committee chairs and staff on grant writing and implementation of fundraising plans.
  • Takes the lead in the major gifts aspect of fundraising, and is experienced and comfortable in making “the ask”.
  • Negotiates on behalf of the affiliate with external resources including government and private businesses.

Land Acquisition/Construction Operations

  • Works with local government agencies and the Site Selection Committee Chair on the search and acquisition of buildable land.
  • Provides oversight to the organizations construction process by coordinating with the Building Committee Chair, Construction Project Manager and Site Supervisors to complete goals, timelines and projects safely and in a timely manner.
  • Uses a basic understanding of residential construction practices to communicate with others regarding decisions affecting this area of the organization.

Community Relations

  • Advocates for the Habitat for Humanity mission to provide decent affordable housing for lower income residents in our service area.
  • Builds relationships with professional, economic development, religious and social service groups in the community.
  • Represents the affiliate in the community through direct public relations initiatives, including personal contact, literature and media.
  • Establishes and maintains highly effective client relationships throughout all organizational programs.
  • Develops effective working relationships with the public and private agencies concerned with affordable housing.
  • Acts as the first contact, and represents the interests of the OCHfH affiliate, with all levels of the Habitat for Humanity organization. 

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Overall responsibility for the recruitment & management of employees and volunteers.
  • Develops and maintains a pipeline of volunteers in support of Board sub-committees, ReStore staffing, home build staffing, and additional activities, as needed.
  • Ensures that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are performed, and that sound HR practices are in place.
  • Encourages staff and volunteer development/education, and assists program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse & qualified staff.
  • Participates in regularly held sub-committee meetings, as necessary

ReStore Operations

  • Provides oversight to the Habitat ReStore by coordinating with the ReStore Manager to effectively carry out all policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Partners with the ReStore Manager and members of the Board of Directors, to explore opportunities for growth and expansion.
  • Ensures staff training in appropriate workplace practices, including but not limited to: diversity, non-discriminatory and safety.

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other responsibilities that may become necessary, or required for the successful implementation of the organizations mission, as directed by the President of the Board.


  • Strategic Thinker
  • Entrepreneurial/Growth Minded
  • Financial Acumen
  • Public Relations/Negotiations
  • Leadership/Mentoring
  • Communications/Relationship Builder
  • Ethics/Discretion

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in non-profit administration, business administration or related social services field.
  • At least 10 years of successful, related supervisory or management experience; ideal candidate has experience leading and managing a non-profit organization of comparable size and complexity.
  • Experience cultivating and working with major donors, and able to communicate effectively and professionally with them.
  • Demonstrated excellent management, teambuilding, and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Experience improving the performance, productivity and efficiency of organizational operations.
  • Understands brand value, marketing strategy, planning and uses these skills to secure effective partnerships.
  • Able to function well in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment taking concepts and ideas from discussion through execution.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills; able to inspire through presentation of information.
  • Experience utilizing technology to assist in achieving goals.
  • Ability to work independently to ensure that day-to-day affiliate operations run smoothly.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing policies and procedures commensurate with an organization’s needs.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle
  • Must pass criminal and sexual offender background checks
  • Ability to safely lift and position up to 50 pounds. Job could entail occasional bending, kneeling and reaching, sometimes in awkward or tiring positions.

Salary and benefits  

This is a full-time position, and evening and weekend work will be required.  The salary range is $80-100K.  OCHfH offers a competitive package of benefits and will consider a performance-based incentive plan.  

How to apply  

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to OCHfHEDsearch@gmail.com by Friday, August 14, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST.  

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

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