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 available positions 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 (OTH). Functions include: 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 Executive Director.

Principal Areas of Responsibility (70% of Time):

FUNDRAISING
  • Create fundraising plan and manage its successful implementation.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors so as to secure restricted and unrestricted donations to fund the construction schedule working with all departments to execute the plan.
  • Attend Board meetings as needed to develop a strong relationship with the Board.
  • Work closely with the Board Resource Development Committee and the Executive Director to develop the Board into a fully participating fundraising board.
  • Participate in the Affiliate Strategic Planning Process, and manage the Resource Development Department in a manner consistent with the affiliate’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Provide appropriate donor stewardship that results in renewed and increased giving through recognition and communication.
MARKETING & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
  • Plan, develop, implement and manage a marketing plan for Our Towns Habitat (including increasing the affiliate’s presence in the media, building and strengthening new and existing donor relationships through individual giving programs, sponsorship programs, matching gift programs and planned giving.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to manage and involve the Executive Director with the press and media).

Other Areas of Responsibility (30% of Time):

  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to drive volunteer charitable giving opportunities.
  • Manage the Resource Development Team
  • Attend special events to promote Habitat’s mission during evenings and weekends as required.
  • Periodically review the resource development plan to ensure that the affiliate is utilizing the identified strategies and make adjustments as needed to ensure goals are met.
  • Support the Executive Director managing special fundraising events, i.e., challenge grants, Board fundraising events, major solicitation events, individual “asks” and HFHI programs.
  • Work closely with Executive Director in assessing the affiliate’s fundraising and marketing plans.
ADMINISTRATION (10% OF TIME)
  • Supervise data entry and ensure integrity in the Donors Database, evaluating and assessing Donors Data for donor relationships and in-kind gifts.
  • Ensure that thank you letters are mailed in a timely manner, with review and signature/ personal note by Executive Director.
  • Oversee website updates to ensure that the affiliate is delivering a consistent and accurate marketing message based on its fundraising and marketing plans.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, public relations, non-profit management or business required.
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 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.
  • Understanding of legal requirements for non-profit reporting.
HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate information to diverse groups of potential donors and volunteers.
  • 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 collaboratively and effectively as a team member with staff and volunteers is essential.
COMPUTER/OFFICE SKILLS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Publisher
  • Knowledge or experience with ETapestry preferred (or similar donor database system).
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

Hours: Full-time, flexible hours, some evenings and weekends required.

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

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume with salary history to recruiting@employersadvantagellc.com. Please no phone calls or agencies.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an organization that has the mission to bring people together to build houses, communities and hope!

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.

ReStore Warehouse Associate

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 Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Mooresville is hiring part time Warehouse Associates. This position is responsible for assisting with the donations from receipt to placement on the floor.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist other staff and volunteers in moving donations and purchases in and out of customer vehicles as well as the store.
  • Load and unload ReStore donation trucks.
  • Ensure all items in “yard area” are priced and organized to assist with self-service format of the ReStore.
  • Provide excellent customer and donor service.
  • Ensure all items priced prior to being placed on the sales floor following pricing procedures.
  • Assist with pickups when needed, including driving trucks.
  • Test electrical items/appliances.
  • Stock shelves, move and arrange furniture and product to the sales floor.
  • Break down boxes.
  • Empty trash inside and outside of store.
  • Sweep, dust mop or wet mop all areas of sales floor, ensuring areas are closed off to customers.
  • Blow off front and back areas.
  • Mow, trim, rake grassy areas when needed; keep the ReStore in top appearance.
  • Check all receipts/pick up sheets on purchases being picked up.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Habitat’s housing goals and mission.
  • Friendly and courteous with good customer service skills
  • Flexible, dependable and have positive attitude.
  • Professional demeanor and remain friendly and polite when faced with difficult situations.
  • Ability and willingness to do heavy lifting-75 pound minimum.
  • Must be able to move heavy donations with help and using dollies and other provided tools
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme environments (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
  • Knowledge of what items are appropriate for the ReStore.
  • Must have valid NC Driver’s license with good driving record
  • Previous warehouse/retail experience is preferred.

Hours: Part-time, approximately 20 hours per week.

Compensation: $10/hour.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to abbey@ourtownshabitat.org. Please no phone calls, please.

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.

Assistant Construction Site Supervisor

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 Assistant Construction Site Supervisor will perform and manage others in the daily tasks directly related to building Habitat houses, while upholding the standard of partnership, quality, safety, and team participation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Willingness and ability to work well with all types of people.
  • Operate as a team member, communicating openly and maintaining respect for all staff members, across all departments.
  • Organize and follow through with tasks and responsibilities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of building practice and standards, according to the Habitat Construction Manual.
  • Foster good relationships with inspectors and sub-contractors.
  • Ability to perform basic construction task. Framing, roofing and siding.
  • Possess skills to operating all types of power tools. Circular saw, reciprocating saw, miter saw, and table saw, a wide variety of hand tools and pneumatic tools.
  • Plan for each work day to insure that all necessary resources- material and human- are available to complete the task list.
  • Monitor and communicate with subcontractors and inspectors to insure that their tasks are completed thoroughly, efficiently, with minimal call-backs and according to the established standards of quality as directed by Construction Manager.
  • Utilize Habitat’s administrative tools for job management, e. g. the construction manual, policies, job book, blue prints and software programs specific to construction.
  • Treat all volunteers and partner families with respect and dignity through effective communication.
  • Relate to volunteers and partner families as a mentor and trainer, patiently instructing and encouraging others in tasks and participation.
  • Maintain Habitat equipment, as assigned.
  • Promote partnership among all participants in the Habitat program, giving special attention to the needs/concerns of partner families; and enhancing communication between staff, volunteers, and existing homeowners.
  • Assist in supervising all volunteers onsite.
  • Provide direction and support to Americorps Volunteers on site and in construction planning.
  • Assist with homeowner warranty work.
  • Assist with additional task and special projects as directed by the Construction Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Proven construction experience with new homes as well as repair projects for 2 years preferred.Attention to detail, thoroughness and well organized.
  • High school GED or equivalent minimum requirement.
  • Experience directing and managing volunteers.
  • Commitment to Habitat’s affordable housing mission and the continued growth of the organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Hours: Full-time, Tuesday-Saturday.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@employersadvantagellc.com. Please no phone calls, please.

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.