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Executive Director

Company: Habitat For Humanity International
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:


The Executive Director is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for the effective and efficient financial, operational, and administrative management of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity. In accordance with the objectives, policies, and directives set forth by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall executive leadership for the organization. The Executive Director accepts the covenant, mission, and vision of Habitat for Humanity and is a leading advocate for the organization and affordable housing across the service area.

Time and Travel: This is a full-time exempt, salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa. At times, this position will require evening and weekend hours. Significant travel is expected within the organization's service area of Johnson, Cedar, Iowa, Washington, and Louisa Counties in the state of Iowa. Additional travel throughout the state, as well as out of state, will be expected for training, networking, and other miscellaneous reasons.

Responsibilities:
Community Relationships:
* Represent Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity in the community and be an advocate for affordable housing and the Habitat mission. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
* Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with local coalitions, media, supporters and donors including individuals, corporate, religious, governmental units, and other organizations whose missions align with Habitat's work.
* Provide leadership and assistance to staff and board members in fundraising efforts, including cultivation of major corporate, private foundations, and individual donors.
General Administration:
* Act as the Chief Administrator responsible for managing all aspects of the organizations operations. This includes but is not limited to the ReStore, construction, volunteer engagement, fundraising, public relations, family selection and mortgage regulations.
Implement board approved policies and procedures. Assist the board in the proper review and revisions of required and best practice policies per Habitat for Humanity International standards of operations.
* Attract, hire, develop, and retain high performing and engaged staff and volunteers. Create a culture of inclusion among team members. Provide direction to staff in the performance of their duties, including determining staff job descriptions. Ensure annual performance reviews for all employees. Manage employees per personnel policies.
* Ensure the organization remains in good standing with Habitat for Humanity International requirements, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa requirements, all donor requirements and adheres to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Financial Management:
* Must know and understand the complete financial health of the organization. Responsible for the adherence and maintenance of sound financial practices that are developed with the board.
* Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its mission. Works closely with the staff, finance committee, and board of directors to prepare the annual organizational budget; ensure the organization operates within the budget guidelines. Provide the board with the budget to actual expenses throughout the year, as well as other required financial statements including an annual financial audit.
* Work closely with the board treasurer to provide financial training to all new board members, ensuring each board members understands the fiscal responsibility of being on the board.
* Responsible to understand Iowa mortgage laws and regulations. Ensuring the organization meets all requirements for residential real estate and mortgage lending.
Support Board of Directors:
* Clearly communicate to the Board of Directors the activities, successes, and challenges of the organization. Keep the board informed of changes in affordable housing and changes within the Habitat for Humanity network.
* Assist the board in making fundamental decisions, setting policies, preparing strategic plans including long and short-term goals for developing the organization's programs and services.
* Actively participate in board meetings. Assist the Board President in the creation of board agendas and supporting documents.
* Work with the board to recruit, nominate, and train new board members.
* Work with the board to establish which decisions should require board involvement and which decisions can be made by staff and committees.

Preferred:
* Direct experience with non-profit leadership, particularly in affordable housing.
* Experience working with a Board of Directors.
* Experience with non-profit fund development. This includes grant writing/grant administration, successfully leading a fundraising campaign, and relationship management with major corporate and individual donors.
* Understanding of mortgage regulations and real estate documents.
* Understanding of basic construction techniques, construction budgeting, scheduling and planning.
* Experience managing a retail or thrift store.

Required:
* A demonstrated leadership ability. A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in a direct leadership or management role.
* Experience with financial management, including but not limited to profit and loss statements, balance sheets, budgeting preparations, and audits.
* Must be organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives at the same time. Must have the ability to research answers to unknown questions.
* Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to speak in public, effectively sharing the mission and vision in the community.
* Works effectively and comfortably within and among diverse populations.
* Utilize current technology, be proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Willing to learn new technology as implemented.
* This position requires a valid driver's license and the ability to pass the following background checks: criminal history, sex offender, and the organizations insurance required driving records background check.

To apply: Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and references to employment@iowavalleyhabitat.org . In your cover letter, please explain why your experience is relevant to this role. Applications will be accepted until March 15th. Applications may be accepted after March 15th if a candidate has not been selected.
Location: State/Region: Job Type: Employment Type: Affiliate Job Function: US Affiliate Travel: About Habitat for HumanityHabitat 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. Habitatseeks 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.

Keywords: Habitat For Humanity International, Iowa City , Executive Director, Accounting, Auditing , Iowa City, Iowa

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