Employment Opportunities

Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment — in the main office or one of our ReStore locations — Our Towns is a place for those who are hard-working and passionate about helping to build hope, revitalize communities and put an end to poverty housing.

Please review our current openings below.

Director of Development

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, 501-C3 ecumenical organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homes are sold through zero interest, no profit mortgages. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves families in Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, and throughout Iredell County.

Summary:

The Director of Development is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of fundraising for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership in identifying, organizing and managing all fundraising initiatives (special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships) of the affiliate, focusing on new possibilities, ongoing, and increased support from corporations, private funding organizations, faith communities, and individuals
  • Formulating and implementing a funding strategy which deepens the commitment of existing and new partners
  • Developing, coordinating, and managing the affiliate’s marketing materials and media relations.
  • Requires a multi-skilled individual who can build long-term community and financial relationships and partners.
  • Works closely with the Resource Development Committee and reports to the CEO.
  • Manages staff of 5 employees.
  • Attends special events to promote Habitat’s mission during evenings and weekends as required.
  • Supports the CEO managing special fundraising events, i.e., challenge grants, Board fundraising events, major solicitation events, individual “asks” and Habitat for Humanity International programs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, public relations, non-profit management or business required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of marketing and/or fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit sector. Demonstrated ability to raise at least $1 million annually on a consistent basis.
  • Minimum of 3 years of staff management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience with ETapestry or similar donor database system preferred.
  • Understanding of legal requirements for non-profit reporting.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate goals, responsibilities, performance expectations and feedback.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision.
  • Awareness of how and when to delegate appropriate tasks.
  • Ability to balance priorities.
  • Outgoing, positive can-do attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Publisher
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

Mission Related:

  • Prior Habitat experience is a plus.
  • Enthusiastic about transforming people’s lives through homeownership.
  • Ability to inspire, model and encourage.

Hours: Full-time, flexible.  Some evenings/weekend work required.

Salary/benefits: Salary negotiable; vacation, holidays, health care benefits as per established Our Towns Habitat policy.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume with salary history. Please no phone calls or agencies.

Our Town’s Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Grant Coordinator

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, 501-C3 ecumenical organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homes are sold through zero interest, no profit mortgages. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves families in Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, and throughout Iredell County.

Summary:

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for writing and managing grant proposals to enable Our Towns Habitat for Humanity to fulfill its stated mission and purpose by performing the following duties.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Write grant proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects; submit timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects.
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations, corporations and government agencies to identify and evaluate prospects for grant funding. This position will research potential grant funding to determine whether there is a match between the funder’s initiatives and Our Towns Habitat needs.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to grantor sources.
  • Collaborate with other departments to gather information necessary for writing compelling and accurate grant proposals. He/she should develop an in-depth understanding of Our Towns Habitat and its programs.  He/she should also develop relationships with key program staff and take a proactive approach in assigning tasks across departments—providing support and assistance throughout the process.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by grantors and donors.  He/she must collaborate with other departments to track and report to ensure grant compliance.
  • Establish, cultivate and maintain personal contact and relationships with grantor contacts and donors, including work with the other development staff to provide regular written updates to grantors and donors. Make appointments for the CEO and other relevant development staff with foundation officers and other prospects. He/she works closely with the others on the development team to ensure that relationships with funding agencies are maintained and cultivated.  Arrange for onsite tours for grant site reviewers or foundation grantors.
  • Maintain current records in the donor database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting including, but not limited to monitoring all paperwork connected with grant-funded programs, keeping a record of all grant and foundation activity in the database.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years experience in grant writing preferred
  • Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytic and organizational skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proficient in donor database computer applications.
  • Computer literate and familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software; must also be able to use general office equipment.

Salary/benefits:  This is a full-time position. Salary negotiable; vacation, holidays, health care benefits as per established Our Towns Habitat policy.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with salary history. Please no phone calls or agencies.

Our Town’s Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Volunteer Services Assistant (Part-Time)

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, 501-C3 ecumenical organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homes are sold through zero interest, no profit mortgages. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves families in Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, and throughout Iredell County.

Summary:

This position assists with scheduling and coordinating various volunteers and groups, serves as a departmental representative for Saturday operations, and provides overall volunteer program administrative support. Ideal candidate will have a passion for working with volunteers in an environment that fosters collaboration.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Volunteer Services Manager including volunteer orientation, training, scheduling and managing  work site volunteer groups as needed.
  • Communicate with prospective volunteers about available volunteer opportunities to determine a good fit.
  • Serve as a Volunteer Services staff representative on Saturdays on the construction work site.
  • Collaborate with the department to ensure that volunteers are effectively and meaningfully engaged, and volunteers are appropriately recognized.
  • Responsible for the preparation of site build days (sign-in sheets, snacks, waivers, etc.)
  • Complete other Volunteer Services departmental tasks and projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for completing tasks within the E-tapestry and Volunteer Up databases.
  • Assists Volunteer Program Manager with annual volunteer recognition and volunteer appreciation events.
  • Accurately communicate organizational mission and expectations to volunteers, providing appropriate written communication as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • Experience with coordinating volunteers highly preferred
  • Experience with database software highly preferred
  • Passion for volunteerism and community engagement
  • High computer proficiency and accuracy; experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to balance and prioritize a varied workload with regular interruptions
  • Well-developed and flexible organizational and communication skills (written and oral) with a strong aptitude to work as a team member
  • Excellent customer service, telephone, and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to maintain confidential information while working with a diverse population

Working Environment/Physical Demands:

Work environment is an office setting and outdoor on the construction site on Saturdays and as needed.  This includes working in inclement, hot and cold weather. Physical activities include sitting at a desk and working on a keyboard and computer, conducting business over the telephone and via email. Position may require driving a vehicle on occasion, occasionally lifting materials up to 45 pounds, and moving materials of up to 45 pounds in and out of a vehicle.

Hours: This is a part-time position (20 hours per week).  Schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday (hours can be flexible). Saturday mornings (7:30-10:30 am) are mandatory.

Salary/benefits: Salary negotiable; vacation, holidays, health care benefits as per established OTH policy.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume with salary history. Please no phone calls or agencies.

Our Town’s Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.