Join the Habitat Team

Join us in building a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the Habitat ReStores are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers committed to a diverse workplace. Under our affirmative action plan we encourage people of color, women and individuals with disabilities to apply.
AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader – 2021-22
For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
BENEFITS of AMERICORPS SERVICE
Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
Child care benefits, if you qualify.
Worker’s compensation insurance.
REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Experience working as a member of a team.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
Construction Volunteer Services Manager
As a member of Habitat for Humanity Dane County’s Build team, the Construction Volunteer Services Manager provides leadership and oversight to advance a culture of best practices and continuous improvement while delivering and managing the volunteer services for the construction department.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recruit and schedule individual and group volunteers for construction site and home repair workdays
Develop and implement processes and procedures to enhance volunteer efficiency and safety and deliver tailored volunteer engagement solutions to meet sponsor needs including special events
Represent as staff liaison with the UW Habitat Chapter and the Habitat Young Professionals and AmeriCorps members.
REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with individuals of varying skill levels and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, including the ability to multi-task successfully
Above-average written and verbal communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat
Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently
Timeliness and dependability are critical for this position
Occasional travel may be required
Nights and weekend hours may be required in order to complete assigned tasks
Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required
Must be proficient in various technical applications for business purposes including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner
Ability to sit and stand for an extended period of time
Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, volunteers and partner families in person, via the telephone or by email
Constant walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers
Regularly required to lift up to 35 pounds (more on occasion) and will experience frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. This position will be working outside year-round and must be adaptable to extreme changes in weather (e.g., heat cold, wind, rain, etc.)
EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 3 years of related experience required
Volunteer program management experience preferred
EDUCATION
BA or BS preferred; or equivalent work experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver’s license
First aid and CPR certificate required (training will be provided by Habitat ReStore if needed).
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
Retail and Donations Associate
This position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Habitat ReStore and maintaining a clean, safe and welcome store environment.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as a primary point of customer contact
2. Maintain communications with other ReStore areas
3. Inspect and prepare items for sale
REQUIREMENTS
Understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat and ReStore
Proficiency with various technical programs including but not limited to MS Office (Word and excel), Outlook, Teams
Above-average written and verbal communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, including the ability to multi-task
Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently
Ability to communicate effectively with donors, volunteers and customers of diverse backgrounds or skill levels
Occasional travel may be required
Nights and weekend hours may be required in order to complete assigned tasks
Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required
Share our organizational values of working hard, valuing teamwork and being accountable, with professionalism and integrity
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner
Ability to sit and stand for an extended period of time
Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone or by email
Constant walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers
This is a physically demanding position that will regularly be required to lift up to 50 pounds (more on occasion) and will experience frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 2 years of related experience required
Knowledge of building materials and hardware preferred
Retail experience preferred
EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent is required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver’s license
First aid and CPR certificate required (training will be provided by Habitat ReStore if needed).
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.