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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.

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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

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 to be determined 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, paid hourly at a rate to be determined, 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.

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.

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.

Volunteer Recruiter & Retention Coordinator (Newport News)

The Volunteer Recruiter & Retention Coordinator, (VRRC), is responsible for managing the procedures for recruitment, retention, coordination and safety of all Traditional Volunteers working in the ReStore. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as an ambassador of the ReStore while interacting with donors, customers and volunteers.
  • Schedule all volunteers insuring proper coverage daily in the ReStore
  • Work closely with Outreach Coordinator with Volunteer Groups
  • Scheduling tours for new volunteers
  • Keep break room clean and organized for volunteers
  • Maintain updated information board internally
  • Keep volunteer information stocked both internally and in the community
  • Take lead in planning events, (Anniversary, monthly Volunteer Appreciation and Christmas Party)
  • Respond daily to inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities from individuals and groups
  • Maintain an existing volunteer base with daily maintenance of the Volunteer Hub site in a proactive manner to insure proper coverage daily in the ReStore
  • Recruit new volunteers through phone contacts, business calls and community/civic group interaction
  • Orientate and train all volunteers including devising and updating volunteer policies and procedures and Habitat history and principles.
  • Tracking of liability forms and volunteers hours. 
  • Coordinate monthly Volunteer Appreciation events for volunteers
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program
  • Attend monthly community meetings and weekly correspondence with community contacts
  • Greet/welcome all Volunteer Groups, collect liability waivers then turn group over to ReStore staff for the day’s projects
  • Must be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual, accustomed to being a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment, especially with volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational, mathematical and planning skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  •  Previous nonprofit experience a plus. 
  • Good computer and internet skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule

Hours of Work/Requirements: The position of VRRC is a 40 hour per week position.  Applicant must be available to work 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.

Salary/Benefits:  TBD commensurate with experience. Generous vacation and sick plan.  Monthly Sales bonus, Loyalty Bonuses and Health benefits available for all FT employees of Habitat Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Habitat has a strong Board of Directors, dedicated and experienced staff, a large volunteer base, and committed house sponsors, donors and homeowners.  For further information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website at www.HabitatPGW.org

Apply:  Please email a detailed cover letter and resume to Erin Madden , ReStore Manager, to erin@habitatpgw.org.  All applications will remain confidential.

Construction Crew Leader, Home Repair (Newport News)

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
*Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
*Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on home repair and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, persons with a disability and young professional populations.

Where will you serve?

The Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg area is rich in history. Its historical attractions and museums, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting, camping, fishing opportunities and natural parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy.

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is a nonprofit organization serving the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and Poquoson, as well as the counties of Charles City, James City, New Kent and Yorktown. Our organization has built, renovated, and sold more than 200 homes since 1985.

Over the past 10+ years, we’ve realized that people were living longer in their homes and had the need to safely age in place. To that end, we created the Habitat Repair Program to help seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and low-income homeowners live safely and more securely in their homes.

Our AmeriCorps member will serve as a leader with our Repair Program, often leading volunteers on repairs in our service area. They will help us increase our capacity on the different facets of this program so that we can assist more families who need it especially during the pandemic.

In addition to the standard benefits, we provide rental assistance paid directly to the landlord, a stipend for professional development, work gear and attire, and a bonus stipend upon completion of the service year. To learn more about our organization, visit www.habitatpgw.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

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