Construction Project Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.



Application Deadline



United States


Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is part of a global, nonprofit housing ministry operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

We're looking for a talented, team player with a teacher's heart to lead our volunteer teams as they build or improve places that our Habitat homeowners are proud to call home. With our help, homeowners achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

REPORTS TO: Construction Manager


HOURS: Full-time, non-exempt 40 hours per week – 3 days per week mandatory on-site with volunteers (typically Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays); remaining hours used for procurement and preparation for build days, estimates and bids, scheduling, training, and meetings.

Overall Responsibilities

Understand Habitat for Humanity’s programs

Accountable for managing and meeting all of the construction functions of a project

Ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws, codes and ordnances

Assist in establishing a budget and schedule for the project, complete project on budget and on schedule, project ends with occupancy permit

Ensure quality construction, compliance with HFHNFV standards, manage site safety

Major Duties/Responsibilities


  • Develop and adhere to construction plans, standards and schedules to meet affiliate and sponsor goals
  • Communicate schedule adjustments to HFH staff
  • Be present at worksite on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Prepare list of construction tasks for workdays


Volunteer Management

  • Teach non-skilled volunteers how to use tools and train them on the day’s construction tasks
  • Provide safety talk and be aware of safety hazards throughout the day
  • Monitor the work done by volunteers to ensure construction quality
  • Maximize volunteer usage


Materials/Paid Labor

  • Develop take-offs, manage bids and place material orders as request by the Construction Manager
  • Solicit in-kind donations of materials and labor
  • Submit coded invoices promptly
  • Manage subcontractors


Public Relations/Fundraising/Partner Families

  • Explain Habitat mission, goals, programs, etc to volunteers, neighbors and the public as needed
  • Cultivate relationships with crew leaders, donors and sponsors
  • Help develop policies and procedures with HFH staff regarding construction, standards and safety
  • Communicate standards and product choices to partner families and ensure compliance

Requirements and Skills

  • Ability to work with volunteers, donors and sponsors and ensure they have a good Habitat experience
  • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Knowledge of all phases of construction
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team in a manner which retains supporters
  • Ability to plan, organize and delegate
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form


Working Conditions

  • Site work requires broad mobility, ability to climb ladders to roof level and into foundations, ability to lift at least 100 pounds
  • Ability to travel to construction sites and warehouses in own vehicle
  • Ability to drive vehicles with trailers, as well as bobcat and forklift preferred


Benefits include:

Group medical insurance

Retirement savings plan

Paid Holidays

Paid time off

Employee discount program

Direct deposit

Mileage reimbursement

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be proficient in writing and speaking English. Conversational Spanish is desirable.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Include resume and cover letter to apply.