Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The role of the executive director is to develop, administer, coordinate, manage, and  implement the policies and procedures as developed and approved by the Board of Directors of the Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County.

Administration:

  • Assist the Board of Directors with the planning and management of the annual business plan and budget
  • Administer and manage the daily operations of the Habitat office
  • Establish regular office hours and supervise full-time and part-time office staff and volunteers
  • Multi-task and adapt to ever-changing work environment
  • Support the mission of the Habitat for Humanity


Fundraising and Public Relations:

  • Make connections and build relationships in Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac County
  • Represent Fond du Lac Habitat for Humanity to interested communities, churches, businesses, groups, foundations, and community leaders for donations and volunteer opportunities
  • Assist the Board of Directors in developing and implementing its fundraising plan and budget
  • Research and apply for appropriate grants
  • Facilitate donation solicitation through cold-calls, grant writing, etc.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a public awareness strategy
  • Establish and nurture good media relations, serving as a spokesperson for the organization


Communication:

  • Serve as the liaison among the board members, committees, staff, families in waiting, homeowner families, and volunteers
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including one-on-one, in small groups, and publicly on behalf of the Fond du Lac County Habitat for Humanity


Qualifications/ skills:
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a team or business

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and processes
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Proven grant writing skills
  • Experience in non-profit administration and fundraising
  • Innovative
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite

Classification: This is an Exempt, salaried position.

Hours: Flexible. Some weekend, evening and occasional travel required.

For an application, email: info@habitatfdl.org

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