Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Construction Manager. Habitat-NCG, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit housing ministry serving North Fulton, Cherokee, Forsyth and Dawson counties. Habitat-NCG meets its mission of providing affordable homes to qualified families by securing donated funds and materials and utilizing volunteer labor. Habitat-NCG is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact: Send résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is responsible for managing new home construction and overseeing the rehabilitation of existing homes, primarily in Cherokee County but also Forsyth County, depending upon land availability. Utilizing volunteer construction labor and paid trades, the ministry’s three Construction Managers oversee the entire field construction process after site development. The position reports to the affiliate’s Director of Construction.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Construction: Construction Managers are responsible for the overall construction process and timely completion of Habitat-NCG homes. They coordinate site development, pre-construction, and construction activities with Habitat-NCG’s Site Development and Purchasing Managers; hold pre-construction meetings with Habitat-NCG homeowners; schedule weekday volunteers and Saturday crew leaders and coordinate with the Resource Development staff in scheduling volunteer groups; organize tools and “tool trailers;” coordinate sub-contractors’ work and scheduling; order inspections; supervise all construction work, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including storm water management, OSHA regulations, and applicable building codes and Energy Star requirements.
Volunteer Recruitment and Training: Construction Managers are responsible for recruiting and training weekday volunteers and crew leaders. Weekday volunteers prepare homes for Saturday “Build Days,” generally involving volunteer groups from corporate and church house sponsors. Trained crew leaders assist Construction Managers on Build Days by leading and supervising the “novice” volunteers.
Volunteer and Donor Management: Construction Managers are responsible for organizing, preparing for, leading, and managing weekday workdays and weekday and Saturday Build Days. They communicate with and schedule weekday volunteers and crew leaders, prepare build sites, schedule work to be performed, ensure that appropriate tools and materials are available, provide appropriate safety instructions, assign tasks, and actively supervise and participate in construction. A key responsibility of Construction Managers is to ensure that volunteers have a consistently good experience that will, first, motivate the volunteers to return to Habitat-NCG and, second, motivate their sponsoring organizations to continue their financial support of Habitat-NCG.
A.A. or Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience; physically able to participate in construction activities; highly organized; strong communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills; adaptable to changes in schedules and site conditions; computer proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel; comfortable in a faith-based environment; a passion for Habitat’s mission. Construction experience in residential building is highly preferred; a Georgia construction license is a major plus.