Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: A competitive compensation package based upon experience and qualifications



Start Date


Application Deadline



98 Alexandria Pike
United States


Executive Director - Fauquier Habitat for Humanity - Warrenton, VA

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set forth by the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, provides overall executive leadership for the Affiliate and ReStore. Responsibilities include supervision and mentoring of 10-15 paid staff members, maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure of the affiliate, serving as the primary communication link among directors, officers, committees and volunteers, coordination and execution of fundraising efforts, networking with community services, serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson and providing the necessary follow-up to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of our mission.

Reports to: Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors


Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience: Excellent business acumen and/or 5+ years of management experience or not-for-profit management. Knowledge or experience in any of the following areas: fundraising, construction, real estate, mortgage lending, marketing, social services, and/or grant writing. 

Preferred: Knowledge of and passion for Habitat’s mission, federal grant background and/or affordable housing a plus.

Skill Set:

  • Must be goal-driven, self-directed and highly adaptable to working in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with high level donors as well as mid level fundraising, marketing campaigns and grant writing as needed.
  • Strong leadership including excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to delegate and motivate staff, volunteers and Board members.
  • Strong understanding of the affordable housing industry, real estate and serving those persons who are economically disadvantaged.
  • Leadership skills in financial management including fund allocation, and leveraging assets and resources.
  • Solid knowledge of organizational development, short and long range planning; ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies and provide effective and inspiring leadership.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to members of our team, the families that we ultimately serve, and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Demonstrate leadership of managing multiple projects across multiple locations as well as managing volunteers.


Strategic Management and Board Relations:

  • Collaborate with the board in strategic planning at least annually, updating that plan as necessary. Review the Affiliate's business plan on a yearly basis in conjunction with the board.
  • Work with staff and board president to prepare agendas, reports, and materials for board meetings, and communicate such to the board in a clear and timely manner.
  • Support the nominating process of the board in recruiting and training new board members and officers.
  • Introduce and encourage board development initiatives as appropriate for healthy board governance.
  • Mentor and encourage board members in personal giving and fundraising goals, always striving for 100% board participation, keeping in mind that board participation may come in a variety of ways; e.g., legal, financial, chairing a fundraising event and policy/procedure development.
  • Participate in pertinent board committee meetings and facilitate and support their work.
  • Undertake any other responsibility as may be directed by the Board.
  • The Executive Director is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and will attend all board meetings.

Program Management:

  • Oversee all programs of the Affiliate, including the ReStore. Support and collaborate with committees and staff to ensure work is completed in accordance with all laws and regulations, as well as the standards and best practice recommendations of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).
  • Work closely with the Board and staff to develop entrepreneurial efforts to serve Fauquier and Rappahannock counties as a developer and builder of affordable homes.
  • Support committees, staff, and volunteers in ensuring that the construction programs of the Affiliate are carried out in a safe, responsible, cost-effective manner, and volunteers are provided a consistently good and rewarding volunteer experience.
  • Work closely with the Family Selection Committee to select Habitat homeowners and to support partner families through financial and homeowner education, sweat equity monitoring, and the Family Support program.
  • Prepare and execute work necessary to complete closing on the sale of homes to partner families (appraisal and house pricing, underwriting, disclosures) and conduct ongoing servicing and management of mortgage income and delinquencies (collection efforts, escrow analysis, forbearance and special payment plans, mortgage modification).
  • Capitalize on opportunities to acquire land (and rehab properties) for construction through donation or purchase, sell excess inventory of land where appropriate, and monitor inventory of buildable land commensurate with homebuyers in the program.
  • Maintain existing and develop new relationships with HFHI, Habitat Virginia and neighboring affiliates.
  • Build and maintain strategic community partnerships
  • Articulate basic principles of community development, as well as key issues in housing policy and affordable housing development. Analyze pertinent information about the affordable housing need in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties to deliver messages that will result in an informed constituency.
  • Design and implement systems for evaluating effectiveness of programs.

Fiscal and Operational Management:

  • Collaborate with the Finance Committee to formulate the annual budget and facilitate oversight of financial management and board reporting.
  • Direct and coordinate formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations, including oversight of all fundraising efforts.
  • Organize and manage projects and people to accomplish the affiliate’s mission and create healthy revenue streams.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate, staff and programs, in close collaboration with working committee including conducting staff meetings to ensure all team members have a clear vision of their roles and activities.
  • Collaborate with accountant regularly on routine oversight of financial operations including banking, cash flow, and internal controls.
  • Hire, fire, and supervise staff according to governing law and best HR practices. Collaborate with the board on creation of personnel policy and job descriptions, as well as maintaining appropriate staffing levels, setting commensurate pay within budget, and monitoring paid time off and other HR policies. Oversee maintenance of the working environment including office supplies, equipment, and IT.
  • Provide and recommend ongoing training for staff, utilizing the many tools and options available through HFHI, as well as local consultants and organizations, so that all stay abreast of best industry practices and local, national, and global issues facing non-profit organizations and affordable housing agencies.


This is a Full-time position (minimum of 40 hours per week Monday through Friday) plus occasional evenings and weekends.

  • A competitive compensation package based upon experience and qualifications.
  • 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid vacation.
  • Paid position-related and personal development training, travel and mileage reimbursement.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please provide a cover letter and resume to Jobs@Fauquierhabitat.org no later than Tuesday, September 4th.