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USA - NC, Durham - Director of Construction

Company: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:


USA - NC, Durham - Director of Construction Who we want: The Director of Construction (DC) is a strategic thinker and team player who delivers results to further Habitat's mission. They have an adaptive, fast-paced and flexible style and are passionate about building and repairing homes, partnerships and the overall Durham Habitat brand in order to fight poverty and fight for affordable housing solutions in Durham.

Reporting to the Executive Director and partnering with the Leadership Team, the DC leads the Construction Team, Durham Habitat staff, volunteers, and home buying/home repairs partner families in building and repairing homes to advance Durham Habitat's work. The DC will help develop, implement and align the construction strategy with Durham Habitat's strategic goals, which includes innovative housing solutions to increase our overall impact in the community.Who you are: An experienced construction professional leader who aspires to bring their passion and considerable skill set to build homes, hope and a stronger Durham every day.Drives results: Has a strong bottom-line orientation. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Has a track record of exceeding goals successfully. Pushes self and helps others achieve results.Collaborates: Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents departmental interests while being fair to other team members and their areas. Partners with others to get work done.Cultivates innovation: Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at challenges. Can take a creative idea and put it into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.Interpersonal savvy: Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Receives and gives feedback and values feedback as a way to grow, learn and be better.Being resilient: Is confident under pressure. Handles and manages crises and conflict effectively and efficiently. Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity. Bounces back from setbacks. Grows from hardships and negative experiences.Drives vision and purpose: Talks about future possibilities in a positive way. Articulates the Habitat vision in a way internal and external partnerships can relate to. Creates organization-wide energy and optimism for the future. Shows personal commitment to the vision.Plans and aligns: Sets personal objectives to align with organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.Expands networks: Builds strong formal and informal networks. Maintains relationships across Durham.What you'll bring:

Commitment to the mission and vision of Durham Habitat, and a passion for using your construction leadership skills with purpose to build on Durham Habitat's outstanding 34 year history of building homes, hope and community.

A record of success leading high quality construction projects safely, on time and within budget, including at least five years of experience leading construction planning and budgeting, permitting, scheduling, procurement, warranty program and continuous improvement.

A General Contractor (GC) license and an OSHA certification, or a commitment to gaining GC credentials in the near future.Knowledge and understanding of North Carolina Building Code, the City of Durham's permitting and inspection process, green building practices, take-offs and an ability to turn bids and take-offs into orders.
Willingness and enthusiasm to work on site with staff and volunteers at least two Saturdays each month. (Habitat's construction and volunteer staff works Tuesday-Saturday to accommodate Saturday volunteers.)A strong commitment to safety, proper staffing, developing volunteer leadership, and providing adequate materials and tools to create excellent volunteer experiences on construction sites.
Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort interacting and communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders of all types including partner families, volunteers and staff. Ability to synthesize ideas and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Ability to work successfully under pressure and to handle competing priorities with minimal supervision. Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills.
An energetic, collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service and team-player mentality. An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment.
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, or a related field or a minimum of five years of management experience in the residential construction industry.

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with the experience and background of the successful applicant. To apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to Blake Strayhorn, Executive Director, at (see application details) . The subject of your resume submission email should be: Director of Construction. ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED. Location:Durham, NCState/Region:North CarolinaJob Type:Affiliate-OpportunityEmployment Type:AffiliateJob Function:US AffiliateTravel:About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity , founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat?seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.Habitat for Humanity International 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.

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