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.
Family Support Assistant
The part-time Family Support Assistant will work in conjunction with the Community Services Director in support of the Homeownership and Home Repair Programs at Habitat for Humanity. This position will work with potential applicants to assess readiness for homeownership, assist approved families to maintain eligibility status while preparing for homeownership, and track families to ensure they meet the requirements for home purchase in the Habitat program. This position will work with the Community Services Director to coordinate Family Services events. The Family Support Assistant will also work in conjunction with Habitat staff in entering and maintaining records and data entry projects in database.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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.
  • Prepare Home Offer documents and present to families.
  • Assist Families in making color selection choices and communicate to the Construction team.
  • Assist Families with Warranty Requests by documenting and communicating to the Construction Team.
  • Participate in the coordination of general Habitat events to ensure an atmosphere that promotes success for families in the program.
  • Help coordinate events that help to promote Habitat families and celebrate the home build of the Habitat families.
  • Work with families in progress and volunteer department staff to ensure follow-through on sweat equity agreement.
  • 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.
  • Provide on-going information to Habitat stakeholders to strengthen cultural sensitivity, confidentiality, and empowerment of families in the program.
  • Complete annual “Qualified Loan Originator” training.
  • Enter new accounts and contacts information into database.
  • Maintain current records in database.
  • As assigned data entry and data projects for database.
  • Back-up front desk.
  • Coordinate, schedule and track family sweat equity and train families as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of files for families participating in the program.
  • Respond to phone calls related to the Home Ownership and Home Repair 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of items from floor to waist weighing up to 20 pounds.
EXPERIENCE
  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience required.
EDUCATION
  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years’ administrative experience required. Must possess basic computer skills in Outlook and MS Office (particularly Word and Excel), and possess exceptional data entry skills with a high degree of accuracy and low occurrence of errors.
  • Bilingual capability desired.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • First aid and CPR certificate required (training will be provided by Habitat ReStore if needed).
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the Habitat ReStores are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers committed to a diverse workplace. Under our Affirmative Action plan, we encourage people of color, women and individuals with a disability to apply.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:
Meghann Albert malbert@habitatdane.org 3101 Latham Drive Madison, WI 53713
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Family Education Coordinator
The part-time Family Education Coordinator 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 and for the Financial Capabilities program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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.
  • Update and create course content as needed.
  • Facilitate classes as needed.
  • Work with committee chairs to schedule meetings; keep members informed of developments and establish agenda.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of committee work and related policies.
  • Keep current on Habitat developments that impact the committee’s work.
  • 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 Home Ownership and Financial Capability programs.
  • Assist family services director in providing on-going opportunities for Habitat stakeholders to deepen their connection to families partnering with Habitat.
  • Provide on-going information to Habitat stakeholders to strengthen cultural sensitivity, confidentiality, and empowerment of families in the program.
  • Prepare documents and conduct pre-closing education.
  • Serve as back up to the Family Services Director on preparing timely loan disclosures using the required software.
  • Back-up to Family Support Assistant, maintain family and committee-related information in Salesforce, and 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of items from floor to waist weighing up to 20 pounds.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
  • A minimum for a bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Must possess basic computer skills in Outlook and MS Office (particularly Power Point, Word and Excel). 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.
  • Bilingual capability desired.
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the Habitat ReStores are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers committed to a diverse workplace. Under our Affirmative Action plan, we encourage people of color, women and individuals with a disability to apply.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:
Meghann Albert malbert@habitatdane.org 3101 Latham Drive Madison, WI 53713
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Retail and Donations Associate
The Retail and Donations Associate is responsible for assisting the manager and assistant manager in the day-to-day operations and donation coordination of the Habitat ReStore. We are hiring for either part-time or full-time.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Determine if donations are acceptable (communicate donation policies to donors if donation is determined to not be acceptable).
  • Assist with unloading of donations.
  • Maintains daily cleanliness of trucks, inside and outside.
  • Provide receipt to donor if requested.
  • Move donations to warehouse for sales prep.
  • Assist with warehouse and sales preparation process.
  • Assist with recycle process.
  • Assist with Pick up of donations as needed.
  • Operate the forklift, 18-foot box truck and other ReStore equipment.
  • Help to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the ReStore, including the warehouse.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat for Humanity and Habitat 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.
  • 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 work with individuals of all 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the Habitat ReStores are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers committed to a diverse workplace. Under our Affirmative Action plan, we encourage people of color, women and individuals with a disability to apply.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:
Meghann Albert malbert@habitatdane.org 3101 Latham Drive Madison, WI 53713
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Construction Crew Leader – 2020-21
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. The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.
  • Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
  • 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.
  • aintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.
BENEFITS of AMERICORPS SERVICE
  • Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $6,195, 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.
MINIMUM 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.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn).
Claire Kopetsky ckopetsky@habitatdane.org 3101 Latham Drive Madison, WI 53713
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.