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Associate Director

Company: Habitat for Humanity
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director

Reporting to the executive director (ED), the Associate Director DuPage (AD) is part of the Senior Leadership Team having both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and project management (business development, framing of key approaches, high-quality client delivery, written products) to administration (information technology, reporting, facilities), and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, career progression), with DuPage County primarily, but may be asked to support in other geographies the affiliate is operating in permanently or on a temporary basis. The Associate Director will partner closely with the ED to chart DuPage Habitat for Humanity's future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization's services. This position will also work with department leaders in Community Engagement, Construction, Development, Finance, and Retail to further the goals and objectives of the affiliate within DuPage County and coordinate local activities of staff working within the region.

Affiliate Management, Administration and Oversight
Provides support and leadership for all Affiliate operations, including office/administrative functions, construction activities, family services activities, volunteer recruitment, fund raising and retail operations.
Develops Affiliate policies and procedures for effective and economical operation of the Affiliate.
Oversees the protection and maintenance of the Affiliate's assets and overall organizational health.
Carries part of the responsibility to ensure that legal obligations of the organization are met in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable law, legal obligations of the Affiliate and the Habitat for Humanity International covenant and guidelines. As directed by the Executive Director.
Ensures all activities are carried out in a safe and healthy manner, meeting all OSHA and environmental requirements.

Business Unit Oversight
With the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), prepares the Annual Budget for board approval.
In conjunction with the Director of Development and the Executive Director, establishes a Resource Development Strategy for fund development, donor retention and recognition.
Oversees Grant activities (Application & Administration) to ensure that the Affiliate has the resources needed to support its budget and fulfill its Strategic Plan and mission and maintains compliance with all reporting requirements associated with grant funding.
Participates in the performance evaluation of Affiliate staff members as appropriate.
Provides support and direction for the personnel function of the organization within the region.
Provides recommendations to the ED and during SLT meetings on proposed changes in staffing and organization structure.
Supports the work of the department leader and coordinates interdepartmental support and collaboration. Is part of the Senior Leadership team and functions in the capacity of the Executive Director in that person's absence.
Supports the development of an effective Volunteer base to help carry out the work of the affiliate.

Advocacy Public and Community Relationships
Maintains relationships with HFHI, state, regional and local Habitat for Humanity Affiliates.
Helps to coordinate advocacy efforts locally, within the State, and supports Federal Advocacy efforts for Habitat for Humanity.
Leads the establishment of a multi-year advocacy campaign and develops an annual set of goals and objectives in support of that campaign.
Function as a public policy of the organization to the community through direct involvement and through public relations programs, including personal contact, literature and the media.
Supervises media relations to support Affiliate mission and maintain good relations with all applicable media.
Represents the Affiliate in the community and serves as Affiliate liaison with other community, professional and social service organizations.
Develops and maintains appropriate relationships with local coalitions, funding sources, supporters and donors including religious and corporate organizations; federal, state and local government units; other agencies whose mission is to provide affordable and decent housing.
Provides positive visibility of DuPage Habitat for Humanity in the community.

Board Relationship
Provides support to the various Board Committees.
Helps to prepare the monthly reports for the Board and ensures they are historically archived online.
Assists with new Board member orientation.

Other Duties
Performs other duties as may become necessary or required for the successful implementation of the organization's mission.

SALARY RANGE:$80,000-$85,000 + FTE Benefits

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About Habitat 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.
This page is about our work in the North America region.

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