President & Chief Executive Officer- Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West

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Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West

Published 11 days ago

May 1, 2021
Competitive Salary

Habitat for Humanity St Tammany West (HFHSTW) is one of the oldest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.  Guided by our Mission Statement “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”, we have built or renovated nearly 300 homes in our community since 1981.

Our retiring President/CEO has successfully guided our affiliate for the past 11 years.  Under his leadership a dynamic executive team and engaged board of directors has been assembled who work together to fulfill the mission of providing safe, affordable housing opportunities in our community.  We are seeking a dynamic, passionate professional who will build on this foundation to ensure the continued success of the mission and our affiliate.

Position Summary: The President/CEO provides overall leadership for the affiliate in accordance with the policies, objectives, and directions of the affiliate’s Board of Directors to promote the overall vision, direction, health and growth of the affiliate. Basic responsibilities of the President/CEO include: commitment to the mission; lead staff and manage the affiliate; exercise responsible financial stewardship; lead and manage fundraising; follow the highest ethical standards to ensure accountability and transparency; engage the Board of Directors in planning and lead implementation; develop future leadership; build external relationships and serve as an advocate; and ensure the quality and effectiveness of affiliate programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Strategic Planning
  • General Administration:
  • Oversees, recommends, and implements financial, operational, and administrative programs
  • Performs screening, hiring, and termination of management staff

o  Provides direction, training, guidance and supervision for management staff, and committee volunteers, and supports activities of Board committees

o  Administers fiscal control, accountability, budget reporting; approves operational and building expenditures, and ensures that affiliate policies are carried out as directed

o  Provides execution of all grant and contract performance requirements

o  Assists Board Chair in setting the agenda for Board meetings, attends Board meetings and, with management staff, provides reports of all affiliate activities to the Board

·        Leadership for Resource Development and Public Relations:

o  Supports the V.P. of Development, Development Director and ReStore Director in:

§ Seeking out and applying for grants and other financial vehicles for affiliate to augment the dollars provided for overhead costs and building homes

§ Exploring funding sources within the community for continued operation

§ Working with the Board to establish a resource development strategy and assist in its implementation

§ Representing the affiliate to all interested organizations

§ Providing a positive visibility of the HFHSTW affiliate in the communities served

·        Homeowner Services:

o  Provide leadership for Homeowner Services department in the policy and procedures for home buyer selection and post-purchase support

o  Work with Homeowner Services, Construction and Finance Departments to coordinate build schedule as appropriate to meet affiliate annual goals

o  Leads Delinquency Committee to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations

·        Real Estate Development/Construction:

o  Identify and negotiate purchase of real estate as necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the affiliate

o  Coordinate infrastructure design and construction as necessary

o  Work with Director of Construction to develop annual build schedule, house pricing, and cost saving measures as necessary

·        Board Development:

o  Assist in recruiting members of the community to serve on the HFHSTW Board of Directors and established committees

o  Assist in providing new Board Member orientation

o  Arrange training opportunities for Board and committee members

Required Qualifications:

·        Commitment to and willingness to advocate for Habitat’s mission

·        A commitment to HFHSTW’s Strategic Plan

·        Professional appearance – business casual applicable to the work of the day

·        Self-motivated

·        Computer literacy with demonstrated ability to utilize required software for efficiency

·        Ability to work well with diverse individuals

·        Sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse family units

·        Capacity to develop and maintain successful and productive business relationships with homebuyers, homeowners, volunteers, Board of Directors, staff, and those in the professional community

·        Proven ability to plan and organize; including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, and meet strict time lines under considerable changes in priorities at times

·        Commitment to a Drug/Alcohol & Smoke Free workplace

·        Commitment to a safe workplace

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written

·        Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

·        Ability to organize time, thoughts and energy on the job

·        Ability to maintain a professional manner in all situations

·        Ability to legally work in the United States

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 4 year degree in Management, Business Administration, or other related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably for a non-profit organization
  • Working knowledge of financial and administrative management, including budgeting, accounting, and personnel procedures


Special Position Requirements:

  • Availability outside of regular business hours
  • Reliable insured transportation
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and exchange information
  • Ability to routinely lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to routinely reach & pull weights up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to use fingers to type, grab & manipulate

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter (in PDF format) to:   

All inquiries are confidential. HFHSTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information HFHSTW:


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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin/company/habitat-for-humanity-st-tammany-west/

Habitat for Humanity St Tammany West (HFHSTW) is one of the oldest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.  Guided by our Mission Statement “Seeking to put God’s love into action…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive


Excellent benefits package

Excellent benefits package


Covington, LA

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter in PDF format. All inquiries are confidential. Please no phone calls.

Send resume and cover letter in PDF format. All inquiries are confidential. Please no phone calls.

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