Job Opening at Central Valley Habitat for Humanity - Executive Director

Central Valley Habitat for Humanity is searching for our next full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator of this Christian organization, which is affiliated with International Habitat for Humanity and is committed to the cause of affordable housing. He/she directs the activities of CVHfH and implements the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors as they relate to and support the Strategic Plan. Posted April 22, 2017.

 

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Central Valley Habitat Office
P.O. Box 245 
205 Dry River Rd. 
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
 

or call 540-828-6288 for more information.

Thank you, Marsha!

Marsha Smith and Jimmy Carter

The Board of Directors for Central Valley Habitat for Humanity has accepted the resignation of Marsha Smith as their Executive Director.  Board members shared these thoughts “We have been blessed to have Marsha lead our organization these past 9 years.”  “We are sad to see her go, but excited for her as she enters the next chapter of her life.”  “Her love and dedication for habitat, the people and our community has shown me ways to be a better steward of our time, talents and monetary donations.”  “Marsha has excelled in every task with energy, compassion, laughter and most of all, her service to make this world a better place, one home at a time.” Read Marsha's thoughts.

New Construction at 637 Virginia Avenue

There is construction action taking place at 637 Virginia Avenue in Harrisonburg (across the street from our previous projects)!  The house is being sponsored by Skanska and they have engaged numerous subcontractors to contribute in various ways to the project.  Right now Nielsen Builders Inc. is working on the framing. 

  • Habitat for Humanity House Under Construction

  • Habitat House Under Construction

  • 637 Virginia Avenue

  • 637 Virginia Avenue

  • 637 Virginia Avenue

New! Donate to Central Valley Habitat with Amazon Smile!

Central Valley Habitat is now part of AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

    

Habitat for Humanity International

Our Vision :

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement :

Seeking to put God's love into action, HfHI brings people

together to build homes. communities and hope. 

All are Welcome :

Habitat for Humanity has an open door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow !!

Building Houses, Building Hope


Central Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Since 1988, CVHfH has built simple, affordable homes for sale at no profit and no interest in partnership with volunteers, churches, businesses, civic groups, and the future homeowners who help build their own houses. Central Valley Habitat is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. We depend on contributions, donated land and materials, and volunteer labor to keep construction costs low. 

Central Valley Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that welcomes participants from all walks of life. If you share our vision that everyone deserves a simple, decent and safe place to live on terms they can afford to pay, we invite you to join in Habitat's work. 

CVHfH Mission Statement


Central Valley Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that works in partnership with God and people in the Central Shenandoah Valley by building houses that enable families living in inadequate housing, who otherwise would be unable to do so, to own simple decent houses in which they can live and grow into all that God intends.

CENTRAL VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC.

Executive Director - Position Description - Posted April 22, 2017

 

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  President, CVHfH Board of Directors

 

TIME COMMITMENT: Full time.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator of this Christian organization, which is affiliated with International Habitat for Humanity and is committed to the cause of affordable housing. He/she directs the activities of CVHfH and implements the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors as they relate to and support the Strategic Plan.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:  The Executive Director is directly responsible to the President of the Board of Directors of CVHfH and to the Board itself. The Executive Director shall be an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, The Board, and all other committees of the affiliate, attending all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Board, reporting on his/her activities at that time.

 

 DUTIES:

 1.  Administration.

  • Supervise the work of all paid and volunteer staff.
    • Through supervision of the Construction Manager, ensure that affiliate builds are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain assets and core business of the affiliate. Manage & audit expenditures to minimize waste
  • Engage with every Habitat family, maintaining records of their affairs with CVHfH, and at least once a year, if possible, visiting their homes.
  • Schedule and facilitate property transfers.
  • Maintain the Policy & Procedure Manual. & periodically review the Strategic Plan
  • Grant writing and knowledge and expertise in seeking new funding sources

 

 2.  Promotion

  • Understand and communicate to others the mission of Habitat for Humanity, promoting the organization in the community. & raising general awareness of Habitat
  • Develop, and upon Board approval, implement fundraising strategies and plans. For both public and business donors and sponsors.
  • Attend appropriate Habitat regional, state and International meetings and report back to the affiliate the business of these meetings.
  • Recruit community volunteers or additional staff to increase community support

 

 3. Oversight

 

  • Assist the Treasurer in ensuring that all funds and expenditures are handled and recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Stay fully informed of the activities of the committees and ensure the affiliate operates within its policies and guidelines
  • Provide such assistance as necessary in the development of affiliate budgets and plans.
  • Coordinate special events such as groundbreaking and house dedication ceremonies, the affiliate annual banquet, and the annual day of prayer function, utilizing affiliate committees where possible.
  • Provide such assistance as necessary in the preparation of agendas for the Executive Committee and Board.
  • Work with the President of the Board in coordinating the orientation of new board members.

 

4. Assorted.

  • Perform such other duties as requested by the President or the Board.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Proven leadership and management skills

2. Communications and presentation skills

3. Self motivated, self-directed

4. Skills in working with people of diverse backgrounds

5. Computer literate.

6. Knowledge and skills in grant writing

7. Experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising desirable.

8. Accounting knowledge helpful

 

 

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Central Valley Habitat Office
P.O. Box 245 
205 Dry River Rd. 
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
 

or call 540-828-6288 for more information.

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