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Home Repair Supervisor

Position Title: Home Repair Supervisor

Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt 

Reports To: Neighborhood Services Manager

Position Description: The home repair supervisor is a vital member of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood services team. The home repair supervisor is responsible for daily neighborhood activities including, but not limited to, Critical Home Repair, Home Preservation, Weatherization and Aging-in-Place. The home repair supervisor will provide leadership to volunteers and Iowa Heartland Habitat partner families in owner-occupied homes. The home repair supervisor must enjoy teaching people how to safely and efficiently repair or improve living conditions for local families and demonstrate sensitivity and respect for all people in moving Iowa Heartland Habitat’s mission forward. 

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Essential Functions and Core Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Ensure homeowners and neighborhood residents are treated with dignity, empathy and hope by Iowa Heartland Habitat staff, volunteers and partner families. 
  • Under the direction of the neighborhood services manager, perform work on existing homeowner’s property with a focus on quality and respect for the existing property. 
  • Welcomes volunteers to the work site and instructs them in the tasks they will be performing for the day (suitable to the skill level of the volunteers). 
  • Understands elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently good experience, thus motivating them to return. 
  • Anticipates problems and issues typical of the work of Iowa Heartland Habitat home repairs and takes responsibility for solving them on the work site to help ensure projects are completed in the amount of time allotted. 
  • Approach each project with a mindset of performing the work as if it were their own home and striving to leave each project better than before the work started. 
  • Perform daily cleanup of the project sites to maintain the ability of the homeowner to use their home with as few disruptions as possible. 
  • Evaluates and implements good safety practices. 
  • Suggests potential advantageous building practices and material cost-saving opportunities to the neighborhood services manager. 
  • Plans several days in advance for the tools and materials needed to complete upcoming tasks in order to keep project advancing toward completion. 
  • Keeps track of tools, makes sure tools are not damaged and requests replacements as needed. 
  • Secures and organizes tool trailer and materials at the end of the work day. 
  • Work with the neighborhood services manager to acquire building materials necessary for the completion of current and upcoming projects. 
  • Organizes the warehouse as needed. 


 Job Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Sufficient knowledge of residential, wood-frame construction. 
  • An approachable, professional and friendly demeanor. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication, leadership, organizational and motivational skills. 
  • Ability to make effective decisions and solve problems independently and effectively. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and among diverse populations and personalities. 
  • Ability to work alone, as needed. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects successfully. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic work environment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Iowa Heartland Habitat staff, applicants and partners.
  • Commitment to Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s mission and principles.
  • Some evening and weekend work, reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license necessary. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectations directly to executive director, Ali Parrish, at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org. 

Materials submitted through career websites will not be considered. 

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Iowa Heartland Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.

Construction Supervisor

Position Title: Construction Supervisor

Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt 

Reports To: Construction Manager

Position Description: The Construction Supervisor is a vital member of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s construction team. The construction supervisor is responsible for the daily construction activity on Iowa Heartland’s build sites, providing leadership to volunteer build teams and Iowa Heartland Habitat homebuyers working on sweat equity hours. The construction supervisor must enjoy teaching people how to safely and efficiently build houses, ensuring they experience an organized and enjoyable day. The construction supervisor works directly with volunteers, homebuyers and other staff members to move Habitat’s building mission forward. 

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Essential Functions and Core Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Supervises overall construction activity and provides leadership to construction activity on the build sites each work day in accordance with Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity plans, specifications and quality requirements. 
  • Welcomes volunteers to the work site and instructs them in the tasks they will be performing for the day (suitable to the skill level of the volunteers). 
  • Evaluates and implements good safety practices. 
  • Treats partner family members with respect and dignity, striving to make their construction (sweat equity) involvement meaningful. 
  • Understands elements that contribute to successful volunteers and helps ensure that volunteers have a consistently good experience, thus motivating them to return. 
  • Anticipates problems and issues typical of the work of Habitat for Humanity and takes responsibility for solving them on the work site if necessary to help ensure schedules are met and work plans are enabled. 
  • Identifies volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and communicates needs to the Construction Manager. 
  • Suggests potential advantageous building practices and material cost-saving opportunities to Construction Manager. 
  • Plans several days in advance for the tools and materials needed to complete upcoming tasks in order to keep project advancing toward completion. 
  • Keeps track of tools, makes sure tools are not damaged and requests replacements as needed. 
  • Ensure a clean and organized work site. 
  • Secures and organizes tool trailer and materials at the end of the work day/work week. 
  • Assists with warranty complaints and repairs. 
  • Meets the long and short term goals established with the Construction Manager and Executive Director. 
  • Organizes the warehouse as needed.

Qualifications and Job Requirements: 

  • Sufficient knowledge of residential, wood-frame construction. 
  • Outgoing nature, self-motivated, and driven by outcomes and relationships. 
  • Reliable and dependable with a strong work ethic. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including the ability and desire to work with and train a variety of people, personalities, ages and backgrounds in the completion of daily tasks. 
  • Ability to exercise sensitivity and compassion in a range of situations. 
  • Ability to apply construction knowledge in Iowa Heartland Habitat’s unique mission work. 
  • Ability to lead, supervise and motivate individuals and teams of volunteers. 
  • Ability to read and interpret standard residential construction blueprints and specifications. 
  • Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc. 
  • Understanding and support of the vision and mission of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. 
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments and work hours, and ability to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.
  • Must be willing to understand the big picture of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity ministry and know that construction is only a part of the larger goal. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectations directly to executive director, Ali Parrish, at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org. 

Materials submitted through career websites will not be considered. 

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Iowa Heartland Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.

Rural Outreach Coordinator

Position Title: Rural Outreach Coordinator

Employment Status: Part-time (20 hours), non-exempt 

Reports To: Executive Director

Position Description: The Rural Outreach Coordinator will identify and mobilize key stakeholders, program participants and organizations in rural Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Buchanan Counties in Iowa to move the mission of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity forward in communities outside the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area. 

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of plans, activities and materials to engage groups and individuals in working with Iowa Heartland Habitat in our rural communities. 
  • Work with advancement director to identify and organize rural fundraising activities to obtain increased support from corporations, public and private funding organizations, faith communities, and individuals. 
  • Increase the engagement of rural donors and maximize the number of overall rural supporters. 
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of rural funding sources, requirements and timelines for homeownership and neighborhood services programs. 
  • Coordinate Iowa Heartland Habitat public relations, marketing and outreach efforts with the marketing and outreach manager to help promote Iowa Heartland Habitat throughout our rural service area with a focus on compelling story-telling and formal presentations. 
  • Coordinate with the program director to recruit and schedule rural volunteer teams. 
  • Promote homeownership and neighborhood services opportunities in rural communities to attract program participants. 
  • Assist with the processing of program applications and collecting required documentation. 
  • Assist with rural property acquisition as needed. 

Qualifications and Job Requirements: 

  • Experience with planning, executing, and evaluating projects and meeting deadlines. 
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening, computer and presentation skills. 
  • Friendly, genuine and outgoing personality with high integrity and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively. 
  • Database management experience; the ability to maintain accurate records and prepare timely and meaningful reports. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic work environment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Iowa Heartland staff and partners. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with and among diverse populations and personalities. 
  • Somewhat flexible hours; occasional evening and weekend work may be required. 
  • Weekly daytime regional travel required. Must have reliable transportation. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of charitable giving preferred. 
  • Commitment to Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s mission and principles. 
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in nonprofit management fundraising, marketing, or public relations preferred. 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume directly to executive director Ali Parrish at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org. Materials submitted through career websites will not be considered. 

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Iowa Heartland Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.

AmeriCorps Construction Assistant

Position Title: Construction Assistant (AmeriCorps)

Reports To: Construction Manager

Position Description: The Construction Assistant (CA) serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member and as an integral part of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity (IHHFH) construction team. The CA is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all build site participants, from the time of registration in the morning through breakdown in the afternoon. This individual will work with volunteers on-site under the director of IHHFH’s construction supervisors and construction manager as well as assist with construction logistics necessary to ensure a positive volunteer experience on-site, including safety and ensuring materials are organized and on-site on time.

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Expected Schedule:

This position is full-time, 7:30AM-4PM M-F with very occasional work on some evenings or weekends that may be required throughout the year. Holiday time and paid time off do not count towards member minimum service hour requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with pickup and delivery of materials as needed and keeping the tool trailers organized and maintained to ensure a smooth and productive volunteer experience on the build sites.
  • Ensure that all required volunteer support materials are stocked, organized and readily available.
  • Greet and register volunteers each morning at the build site when applicable.
  • Assist construction supervisor in leadership of volunteers at assigned build site.
  • Serve as a positive liaison between volunteers and IHHFH.
  • Effectively manage all quality/safety control issues at build site.
  • Stock construction/volunteer support materials and maintain a clean, safe and organized build site.
  • Work proactively to address any conflicts that may arise on the build site-due to both internal and external factors. Ensure that all emergency plans are executed appropriately.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Self-motivation.
  • Ability to lead, train and manage volunteers in a positive manner.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective oral communication skills and willingness to speak in front of large volunteer groups.
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and email.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Work may require considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to understand the big picture of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity ministry and know that construction is only a part of the larger goal.

Member serving under this description is expected to have regular, scheduled, and anticipated recurring access to vulnerable populations through their service. Yes

Member understands position placement is contingent on applicable National Service Criminal History Checks such as National Sex Offender Public Website, State of Service and State of Residence Criminal History Check, and FBI fingerprint check.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to executive director, Ali Parrish, at aparrish@webuildhabitat.org.

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Iowa Heartland Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.