Make a difference every day
Flexible & virtual opportunities
Robust PTO plan plus 11 holidays
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Welcome to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s career page! We’re glad you’re here!

At Habitat for Humanity, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, respected and valued.
Join us in building a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We’d love to have you on our team!
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

In fact, we start by offering a competitive benefits package including:

  • Market competitive salaries with ongoing opportunities for increases and promotions
  • Position-based eligibility for flexible hours and virtual office hours
  • Free snacks & drinks
  • A direct line to Habitat’s CEO where your voice will always be heard
  • Heavily subsidized health, dental & vision coverage
  • Pre-tax health, dependent care and transportation flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement Simple IRA with a company match of 3%
  • PTO plan including 11 holidays
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Free parking
  • Good karma – everyday you’ll see the difference you are making in the lives of Dane County families
Get a direct line to our hiring process! Contact Meghann Albert, Program Manager, at malbert@habitatdane.org or 608.255.1549, ext. 111.

ReStore Manager

This position is a member of the ReStore management team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Habitat ReStore.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Planning and organization – assist Director in planning and implementing public relations store events, actively participate in scheduled meetings with other management staff, track movement of store products and re-stock retail areas as needed and identify gaps/problems/concerns and bring to the attention of the Director.
  • Manage day-to-day activities within the store – communicate effectively with other ReStores in the state to assure consistency and adhere to policy and procedures, work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit for volunteers, serve as the main point of contact for safety concerns in and around the store, assess knowledge and skills of volunteers, assign them to jobs and train them as necessary, assist customers; assist with pricing; make and record sales, prepare or assist in preparation of content for social media, work with other staff to maintain a smooth-running operation and resolve conflicts, monitor equipment and arrange for maintenance and repairs, work with Donation Coordinator to ensure thank you and receipts are issued for donated items, communicate product needs and oversee online inventory and sales management of the shopify page.
  • Maintain records -prepare and process necessary financial and banking transactions, oversee list of recalled items, maintain all financial and operational records as required and maintain security and ensure sufficient cash is on hand to make change.
  • Managerial responsibilities – supervise the Assistant Manager and Donations Processing Associate, conduct performance reviews on subordinates, provide guidance and supervision for volunteer team and employee Timesheet and request off approval.
  • Outreach Activities – represent the ReStores at various expos and community events and assist with special events within the ReStores.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat and ReStore.
  • Must be proficient and able to successfully use various technical programs for business purposes including but not limited to MSOffice (Word and excel), Outlook, Raiser’s Edge, and company provided smart phones.
  • Above-average written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving skills and 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, must be able to deal with individuals of varying skill levels and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor, must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with donors, volunteers and customers.
  • Occasional travel may be required, nights and weekend hours may be required in order to complete assigned tasks and share our organizational values of working hard, valuing teamwork and being accountable, with professionalism and integrity.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • 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, regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds (more on occasion) and will experience frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion and this position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.).
  • A minimum of 3 years of related experience required, must have demonstrated independent responsibility for program management and accomplishing results, proven experience supervising staff and retail experience preferred.
  • BA or BS preferred; or equivalent work experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required, license or ability to obtain forklift 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.

Family Education Coordinator & Housing Counselor

The Family Education Coordinator & Housing Counselor will work in conjunction with the Community Services Director in support of the Homeownership and Family Education Programs at Habitat for Humanity. This position will work with potential applicants to assess readiness for homeownership and assist approved families to maintain eligibility status while preparing for home ownership. This position will work with the Community Services Director to coordinate education events including classes for Homeowners in Progress, First Time Home Buyers and for the Financial Capability program.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support to Families and Education – Assist with Information Meetings and application intake processing, Work with families in progress as they transition through the homeownership program- providing consistent support, education and problem-solving to make the milestones required for home purchase, Work with class liaisons to ensure scheduling, material preparation, and content are adequate for a successful learning experience, Schedule classes with families and content experts and facilitate classes as needed & Update and create course content as needed as new programs are introduced.
  • Provide Leadership in Community and Staff Education – Provide outreach to community groups, individuals, churches, companies, and social service agencies to institute opportunities for education and information about Habitat’s homeownership program and access to it, Keep program-related materials accurate and updated as the target audience changes, or requirements are updated, Work with marketing/communications staff to ensure accurate information is reaching the public and website is updated, Participate in public speaking engagements regarding Habitat’s homeownership and financial capability programs & Assist Community Services Director in providing on-going opportunities for Habitat stakeholders to deepen their connection to families partnering with Habitat.
  • Housing Counseling – Possess or attain and maintain HUD certification for counseling, Provide Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Counseling meeting HUD requirements of: Client Intake; Financial and affordability analysis; Individualized action plan; Follow-up with the client regarding goals in action plan, Maintain Counseling files in an orderly and compliant manner & Complete required HUD reporting and provide information for grant applications.
  • Qualified Loan Origination – Complete annual “Qualified Loan Originator” training requirements, Prepare documents and conduct pre-closing education, Serve as back up to the Community Services Director on preparing timely loan disclosures using the required software & Other office support as assigned.
  • Additional Responsibilities – Back-up to Family Services and Operations Support Assistant, Assist in the maintenance of files for families participating in the program, Maintain family and committee-related information in Salesforce, Respond to phone calls related to the Home Ownership and Financial Capability programs.
REQUIREMENTS
  • This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat. Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills, above average written and verbal communication skills along with a very strong attention to detail. Candidates should have the ability to communicate well with others and work in a fast-paced team environment with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. Individuals must have experience working with diverse populations with the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with issues of a sensitive nature while maintaining a professional demeanor. Individual must be able to adhere to a code of confidentially. Candidates need to have reliable transportation with insurance coverage. Individual will be required to complete annual training requirements for loan originators. Possess HUD counselor certification or have ability to become certified within a limited time. Share our organizational values of working hard, valuing teamwork and being accountable, with professionalism and integrity.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of items from floor to waist weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Must possess basic computer skills in Outlook and MS Office (particularly Power Point, Word and Excel). Experience with Customer Relationship Software. Possess presentation and speaking skills.
  • Curriculum development skills. Possess strong mathematical ability and exceptional data entry skills with a high degree of accuracy and low occurrence of errors. An understanding of the home purchase process and mortgage regulations.
  • A minimum of two years working with diverse families in some capacity required. HUD Homeowner/ buyer Counseling Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Bilingual capability desired.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.

Retail & 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
  • Serve as a primary point of customer contact by answering customer questions at the loading dock, in the store or on the phone. Communicate policies to customers about donation acceptance guidelines and store purchases/refunds. Assist with unloading or loading of items. Provide cashier coverage when needed.
  • Maintain communications with other ReStore areas to provide a consistent donor, shopper and volunteer experience; assist in adequate tracking of donation activity at the docks; capture and refer commercial donor info or contractor leads to relevant staff; complete virtual checks of store inventory and assist communications director with online or social customer communications and advocate for the Habitat for Humanity mission.
  • Inspect and prepare items for sale floor readiness. Inspect donated items to determine if it is sellable. Assist with the recycling or disposal of any unwanted items and oganize items and displays on the sales floor regularly.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat and Habitat ReStore. Ability to communicate effectively with donors, volunteers and customers of diverse backgrounds or skill levels.
  • Proficiency with various technical programs including but not limited to MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook, Teams. Above-average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, including the ability to multi-task. Strong problem-solving skills. Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.
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.

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.