Join the Habitat Team

Join us in building a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 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. 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.
Construction Site Supervisor
Site supervisors are responsible for directing and supervising all on-site construction and remodeling activities. This position holds a key role in actualizing our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope and provide safe, decent and affordable housing.
Apply online, or send your resume, cover letter and self-identification form to malbert@habitatdane.org.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and prepare for productive build days, ensuring that all tools, materials, and equipment, and are on site as needed and returned in a timely fashion.
Ensure volunteers are participating and learning; move them on to other tasks as tasks are completed and ensure that construction safety program is communicated and enforced.
Communicate with vendors and sub-contractors to coordinate work and meet scheduling milestones.
REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and possess a strong attention to detail. Must be able to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with all kinds of individuals, yet remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor. Comfort speaking in front of small groups a plus. Familiarity with construction terms, broad knowledge of all phases of residential construction and the ability to read blueprints required. Must understand and abide by safety requirements when using equipment and tools, and must be able to determine the appropriate tools/equipment to use for the various construction tasks.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and possess a strong attention to detail.
Must be able to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with all kinds of individuals, yet remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.
Comfort speaking in front of small groups a plus.
Familiarity with construction terms, broad knowledge of all phases of residential construction and the ability to read blueprints required.
Must understand and abide by safety requirements when using equipment and tools, and must be able to determine the appropriate tools/equipment to use for the various construction tasks.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Required to lift 60-80 pounds on a regular basis 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
Some construction knowledge preferred, particularly in residential carpentry and supervision.
EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent is required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Driver’s License and clean record required.
Lead-Safe Renovator certification (favorable, but not required)
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.
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
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.