Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Role of Executive Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Principal affiliate leader, who plans, develops and establishes strategic policies and objectives for the organization in accordance with Board directives and organizational mission. This is the top executive in the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors and must be the affiliate’s Habitat expert.

PURPOSE: The Executive Director (ED) leads the affiliate efforts in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives established through collaboration with the Board of Directors and key players. The ED provides overall executive leadership for all Affiliate departments and ReStore.  Responsibilities include: supervision and mentoring of paid staff; maintaining and enhancing the infra-structure of the affiliate; serving as the primary communication link among directors, officers, committees and volunteers; networking with community partners; serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester (HFHMWGW); providing the necessary management to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of mission.

Oversee the Affiliate’s Paid and Volunteer Personnel

  • Develop and support mutual expectations with board and committee chairs through annual strategic goal setting and monthly meetings and reports
  • Upon budget approval, employ, supervise and evaluate paid staff members
  • Oversee the orientation, training, evaluation and nurturance of board members, volunteers and staff, to help ensure that they are making worthwhile and fulfilling contributions to the work of the affiliate
  • Meet with Habitat International field staff and attend HFHI training events

Manage the business of the affiliate

  • Ensure that Habitat and affiliate policies are faithfully maintained by the board, committees and staff
  • Assist the Finance Committee in developing, maintaining, and amending proposed annual budget
  • Communicate with Treasurer and bookkeeper about accounts payable; deposits; signing checks, internal financial controls, participate in the annual audit; etc.
  • Maintain and update Policy and Procedure manual for employees
  • Maintain close working relationship with construction manager/general contractor, including working knowledge of site progress to ensure that projects are built within time and budgetary parameters
  • Oversee management of Habitat office, to ensure that: Correspondence and messages go to appropriate committees; records system is maintained; timely donation receipts given and retained; state, federal, and Habitat reports filed; homeowner documents kept in locked file; original legal papers kept in safety deposit; etc.; legal accountability is maintained regarding nondiscrimination & donations

Provide leadership for fundraising, marketing and partner relations  

  • Work with the Fundraising Committee Chair to establish and implement development strategies including appropriate donor and volunteer appreciation and events
  • Develop volunteer, community and donor database for communication & donor management


BA or BS Degree. Advanced degree preferred.  Excellent speaking and writing skills are critical.

Five to ten years of experience in 501C3 non-profit management, fund raising and government relations; CHDO experience helpful. Must have prior supervisory experience, know how to delegate, and have the ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Should be relatively computer literate and have a firm financial acumen. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

This is an exempt, salaried position.   Please send resume and salary requirements to: Office@habitatmwgw.org

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