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Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

EMPLOYMENT APP

Successful Habitat team members share the following characteristics:

  • The belief in a hand up, not a hand out.
  • A “go above and beyond” attitude—nobody here works just for a paycheck.
  • You thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity.
  • You do what you say you will do.
  • You are a creative problem solver that works across teams.
  • You love results and hate excuses.

Benefits: Habitat offers generous paid time off, free life insurance, partially-paid health benefits and an annual bonus for employees who successfully complete probationary periods. ​Habitat has a strong board of directors, a dedicated and experienced staff, a large volunteer base, plus committed house sponsors, donors and homeowners. ​

All applicants must submit to a drug test, criminal background and reference check as part of the pre-employment process at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg.

Open Positions

Special Events Manager (Newport News)
Newport News Program Office

POSITION PURPOSE
Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization.  Habitat for Humanity is seeking an Events Manager to help fulfill our mission through special events fundraising. The Events Manager will coordinate all aspects of annual events and other fundraising opportunities.

EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all things related to venues, from contract and room layouts to catering, logistics and post-event payments/invoicing.
  • Develop sponsorship packages and solicit event sponsors, both monetary and in-kind. Review sponsorship levels/benefits each year, and manage all benefits (pre-event marketing, day of event, post-event).
  • Generate all outgoing correspondence, including solicitation letters, other mailings and thank-you letters/packets, with event tickets, etc.
  • Develop concepts and work with marketing team on all marketing materials. Assure Habitat’s brand awareness on all marketing.
  • Curate participant email lists in order to maximize marketing efforts.
  • Coordinate event volunteers, staff assignments and responsibilities. 

Raise the Roof Annual Fundraiser
This event welcomes over 450+ guests who enjoy a festive experience, while raising funds through live & silent auctions, a grand raffle and other fundraising activities.

  • Successfully solicit at least 100 silent auction “bundles” (bundles consisting of multiple items) of unique items.
  • Identify at least ten live high-end auction items (each live auction item securing at least $1,000 bid).
  • Facilitate all aspects of mobile bidding process, including data entry and software usage.

Golf Tournament
The charity golf tournament welcomes over 100 golfers with food, drinks, prizes and raffles.

  • Solicit at least 50 raffle items, including up to 20 complimentary golf course foursomes.   
  • Solicit hole-in-one competitions with grand prizes (e.g., a car and Rolex watch). 

Run the D.O.G. St. 5K
Solicit monetary and in-kind sponsorships for this popular 5K race, for which we are the beneficiary and that attracts over 1,500 runners.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Donor recognition/thank you notes/phone calls for every donation. 
  • Data entry and tracking of all gifts, donor info and subsequent communications into donor database (e-Tapestry).
  • In-Kind donations for house partnerships.
  • Research new and existing sponsors. 
  • Assist with budget reports for events for income, expenses, in-kind and annual comparisons.
  • Develop other fundraising and friend-raising opportunities (i.e., Sip N’ Shop).
  • Outreach for affiliate and represent Habitat at a variety of non-Habitat events.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous nonprofit special event and fundraising experience (4-year minimum) required. Experience with galas and golf tournaments preferred.
  • Must be a highly-organized and detailed-oriented individual, comfortable asking for all levels of financial contributions and used to working independently in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills that are effective to solicit current and existing donors.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team‐oriented, casual and open office setting.
  • Must be very comfortable maneuvering the internet.  Social media fluency a plus.  Other desktop design skills and creativity a plus.  Donor database experience a plus.
  • Be able to deal with all kinds of individuals and remain consistent with professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge of community leaders and familiarity with Peninsula and Williamsburg region a strong advantage.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible scheduling on occasion, including some nights and weekends, usually around events.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Salary commensurate with experience, with healthy incentives for achieving benchmarks after each event. 

APPLY: Email a detailed cover letter of why you are interested and how you are a good fit for this specific position.  Please add your resume and email to Development & Events Director Virginia L. Staley using Virginia@HabitatPGW.org.  No phone calls, please.  All applications will remain confidential.  

All applicants must submit to a drug test, criminal background and reference check as part of the pre-employment process at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg.

Posted until filled.

Office Manager (Newport News)

POSITION

The goal of this full-time position is to focus on ensuring all Habitat teams companywide have the tools necessary to ensure Habitat donors, customers, homeowners and the community have a productive and rewarding experience in all their interactions with Habitat.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform as the manager of first impressions for all visitors to Habitat’s office
  • Respond happily and knowledgeably to general inquiries about programs, volunteers, donations, ReStore, construction, etc. via email, phone and face-to-face interactions
  • Responsible for Give Local 757 campaign, United Way campaigns and other similar campaigns.
  • Assist in the onboarding process for new hires
  • Responsible for employee birthday and anniversary cards
  • Assist with speaking engagements and outreach at community events as needed
  • Assist with thank-you notes and phone calls to donors, and brainstorming ideas to involve more people in Habitat programs and events.
  • Reconcile Habitat-issued credit cards, order and maintain office supplies and track equipment
  • Other duties as assigned, created and developed

HOURS OF WORK/REQUIREMENTS

  • Expected to work 40 hours per week full-time, Monday through Friday, along with fewer than 5 after-hours special events during the year
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills that are effective to share Habitat’s mission and goals with a wide variety of audiences and people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team‐oriented, casual and open office setting.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office and G-Suite, and be very comfortable maneuvering the internet. Social media fluency a plus.
  • Very energetic, outgoing and excel in the highest degree of volunteer/customer service daily.
  • Proven positive team leader and creative. Must be able to thrive in chaos.
  • Self-starter and used to working independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly-organized and detailed-oriented individual, with ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Possess integrity, mature judgment, as well as strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Be able to deal with all kinds of individuals and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.
  • Consistently demonstrate courtesy, compassion, initiative and good judgment.
  • Knowledge of Peninsula and Williamsburg region a strong advantage.
  • Strong, pleasant interpersonal skills and ability to work with low-income families, churches, volunteers and variety of community groups are required.
  • Interest in supporting low-income family housing needs. Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Must have own transportation with expectation of post office runs, etc.

SALARY/BENEFITS

Rate of pay is $13.00 to $15.00 per hour to start, commensurate with experience, including incentives during first year of employment.

APPLY

Email a detailed cover letter of why you are interested in this position with your resume and salary requirements to CEO Janet V. Green at Janet@HabitatPGW.org. All applications will remain confidential.

Posted until filled.

ReStore Associate (Williamsburg)

Habitat is looking for a dedicated employee who really wants to help make a difference! You will work closely with our ReStore team, which facilitates all facets of our retail and donation receiving operations.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an ambassador of the ReStore while interacting with donors/customers.
  • Provide customer service to customers, volunteers and fellow employees.
  • Complete daily unloading and end of the day truck procedures.
  • While at ReStore help with processing, organization and arrangement of donations.
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the processing room and sales floor.
  • Direct the back-room flow (e.g., monitoring the flow from drop-off testing, clean-up to pricing).
  • Processing of payments by cash, checks and credit cards at POS.
  • Constant merchandise appraisal and pricing.
  • Answer all phone calls and provide proper information to customers and donors.
  • Assist with donation screening and scheduling pick-ups.
  • Supervise volunteers and assist with volunteer projects.
  • Provide excellent customer service.

REQUIREMENTS

This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of HFH.  Qualified candidates must possess strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and the ability to multi-task.  This individual must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.  Must be able to deal with all kinds of individuals and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.  

BENEFITS

This is a full time position, earning $12.00 to $13.00 to start, with periodic performance-based increases, commensurate with experience. Must be available a total of 40 hours per week, Monday through Saturday, 8:30AM to 6:00PM. This position offers generous paid time off, partially paid health benefits and increased incentives for employees who successfully complete probationary periods. Habitat has a strong Board of Directors, dedicated and experienced staff, a large volunteer base, plus committed homebuyers and customers. For further information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website at www.HabitatPGW.org.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Required to lift up to 100 pounds on a regular basis and will experience frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion.  This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.).

EXPERIENCE

A minimum of 2 years of related experience preferred.  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

Driver’s license preferred

APPLY

Please email a cover letter and resume OR a completed employment application to Jonathan Martinez, ReStore Manager, using jonathan@habitatpgw.org.  All applications will remain confidential.

Posted until filled.

Donation Processor (Newport News)
Newport News ReStore

REPORTS TO 
ReStore Manager & Assistant Manager

POSITION PURPOSE
The Donation Processing position is responsible for accepting all donations at the Newport News Habitat for Humanity ReStore and will follow the donation processing procedures in a timely and professional manner while focusing on safety and customer satisfaction. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an ambassador of the ReStore while interacting with donors, customers and volunteers.
  • Receive drive through donations from the general public.
  • Insure that we accept only donations deemed acceptable by referring to our “Do and Don’t” donation sheet.
  • Provide donors with a Donation Receipt.
  • Receive truck donations from Habitat trucks.
  • Assist Habitat truck drivers with off-loading donations in a safe manner.
  • Clean and test all donations  and present to a “pricing” staff member.
  • Deliver all priced donations to the appropriate space on the sales floor.
  • Maintain a clean and safe processing work area.
  • Assist guests with their purchases to autos as needed.
  • Assist with recycling as needed.

The starting pay is $12+ per hour for this position.

HOURS OF WORK/REQUIREMENTS
The position of Donation Processing is a minimum 40 hours per week Monday through Saturday, with varying schedule when necessary with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Newport News, Virginia. The successful applicant will report directly to the ReStore Manager and Processing Supervisor. 

  • Must be a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual, accustomed to being a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team environment, especially with volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with low-income families, church and community groups.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 100lbs consistently.
  • Must interact well with fellow staff, volunteers and customers.
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred. 
  • Must be able to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule.

This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.).

APPLY
Please email a cover letter and resume OR a completed employment application to Erin Madden ReStore Manager using Erin@HabitatPGW.org.  Materials may also be faxed to 757-591-0455, Attn: Erin Madden.  All applications will remain confidential. ​

Posted November 2020

Donation Processor (Williamsburg)
Williamsburg ReStore

REPORTS TO 
ReStore Manager & Assistant Manager

POSITION PURPOSE
The Donation Processing position is responsible for accepting all donations at the Williamsburg Habitat for Humanity ReStore and will follow the donation processing procedures in a timely and professional manner while focusing on safety and customer satisfaction. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an ambassador of the ReStore while interacting with donors, customers and volunteers.
  • Receive drive through donations from the general public.
  • Insure that we accept only donations deemed acceptable by referring to our “Do and Don’t” donation sheet.
  • Provide donors with a Donation Receipt.
  • Receive truck donations from Habitat trucks.
  • Assist Habitat truck drivers with off-loading donations in a safe manner.
  • Clean and test all donations  and present to a “pricing” staff member.
  • Deliver all priced donations to the appropriate space on the sales floor.
  • Maintain a clean and safe processing work area.
  • Assist guests with their purchases to autos as needed.
  • Assist with recycling as needed.

The starting pay is $11 per hour for this position.

HOURS OF WORK/REQUIREMENTS
The position of Donation Processing is a minimum 40 hours per week Monday through Saturday, with varying schedule when necessary with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Williamsburg Virginia. The successful applicant will report directly to the ReStore Manager and Processing Supervisor. 

  • Must be a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual, accustomed to being a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team environment, especially with volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with low-income families, church and community groups.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 100lbs consistently.
  • Must interact well with fellow staff, volunteers and customers.
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred. 
  • Must be able to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule.

This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.).

APPLY
Please email a cover letter and resume OR a completed employment application to Jonathan Martinez ReStore Manager using Jonathan@HabitatPGW.org. Materials may also be faxed to 757-591-0455, Attn: Jonathan Martinez.  All applications will remain confidential. ​

Posted until filled.

Truck Driver & Processor (Williamsburg)
Williamsburg ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore team in Williamsburg and Newport News is now hiring Truck Driver & Donation Processors. This position reports to the Logistics Office Manager and is responsible for transporting, loading and unloading donations to and from the ReStore.

Primary duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as an ambassador of the ReStore while interacting with donors, customers and volunteers 
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the trucks 
  • Complete daily/weekly/monthly safety check lists on trucks. Keep records in log book located on truck.  Report ALL truck issues to the Fleet Coordinator
  • Assist with donation screening and pick-ups. Expected to accept upstairs and downstairs donations keeping the safety of donor, their home, driver and assistant a priority
  • Assist with loading recycling runs from both ReStore locations
  • Assist with unloading and loading all trucks
  • Demonstrate professionalism and courtesy at all times to donors, customers, volunteers and fellow employees
  • While at ReStore, assist with processing procedures as necessary
  • Supervise volunteers when applicable
  • Assist with warehouse runs as needed

Applicants must be able to confidently drive a box truck and lift up to 100 pounds on a regular basis. Applicants will experience frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.). Must be available to work Monday through Saturday. The typical workday runs 8 am to 4:30 pm with ½ hour lunch. Factors such as weather, traffic, etc. may delay the route and cause the employee to return to the office later than 5pm. On occasion, employees may be asked to work outside those hours, especially when assisting with special events.

Valid Virginia Driver’s license in good standing and a clean driving record are required.

APPLY
Please email a cover letter and resume OR a completed employment application to ReStore Director Steve Russell using Steve@HabitatPGW.org.  Materials may also be faxed to 757-591-0455, Attn: Steve Russell.  All applications will remain confidential. ​

Posted until filled.

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