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Sisters Habitat for Humanity
Construction Manager
Job Description

Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Report: Site Supervisor
Consults with: Executive Director, Building Committee, Other Habitat Staff
Employee Status: Full-time, Exempt
Starting Salary: $42,000- $45,000 DOE, generous benefit package after 90 days


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in all phases of home construction
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer skills: Word, E-mail, Spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of financial systems, including budgeting.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people, and manage volunteer staff.
  • Experience working with volunteers, or volunteer groups, preferred.
  • Experience with community organizations preferred.
  • Ability to serve as the Responsible Managing Individual (RMI) for Sisters Habitat’s contractor’s license.
  • Punctuality


The Construction Manager is responsible for coordinating our affiliate’s house building recycle and repair program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Construction Manager works closely with the Building Committee to monitor costs, secure building permits, call for inspections, order subcontract work, and move each project to completion in a timely manner. The Construction Manager will provide on-site supervision to the work crews.

Direct Responsibilities

  1. Solicit, and evaluate subcontractor bids and schedule sub work.
  2. Solicit and coordinate and document donated materials and/or labor
  3. Work with the Building Committee to develop site and building plans, complete land partitions and infrastructure and secure building permits and easements
  4. Work with Neighborhood Architectural Review Committees as appropriate.
  5. Coordinate materials orders and delivery
  6. Maintain record of volunteer hours
  7. Code and coordinate bill payments
  8. Supervise work crews, including visiting groups such as Collegiate Challenge and Care-a-vanners.
  9. Monitor work quality and completeness of all subcontractors
  10. Implement worksite safety practices and track OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements.
  11. Ensure an adequate number of volunteers are scheduled for work each day..
  12. Ensure that all necessary tools are on the site
  13. Ensure that the building site is well organized
  14. Coordinate warrantee work
  15. Become familiar with and follow all Habitat policies and procedures
  16. Assist with maintenance of Thrift and ReStores
  17. Ensure that vacant properties are well maintained
  18. Ensure the affiliate truck and trailers are maintained
  19. Attend affiliate celebrations and ceremonies
Shared Responsibilities
With building committee:
  1. Coordinate the overall building program
  2. Develop project schedules and job lists modifying as needed
  3. Develop appropriate work site safety practices
  4. Assess viability of donated homes, recycled homes and home repairs.
  5. Monitor Building Costs
  6. Approve bids
  7. With other committees:
  8. Work with family partners and Building Committee Chair to explain house plans to home buyer families, incorporating appropriate home buyer suggestions and answering questions
  9. Coordinate deconstruction of donated homes in concert with the ReStore Manager
With other staff members:
  1. Recruit building and committee volunteers
  2. Orient new volunteers
  3. Coordinate large work groups with the Volunteer and Family Services Manager
  4. Coordinate crew snacks and lunches with Volunteer and Family Services Manager
  5. Maintain contact with family partners, insuring that changes or additions are done in accordance with house design criteria with Volunteer and
  6. Family Services Manager and Building Committee Liaison to the Family Partnership committee
Time commitments 
Work days will be scheduled to: 1) coordinate work with required inspections, 2) accommodate phases of a project that must be staged, 3) accommodate visiting work groups such as Collegiate Challenge, and 4) work around problems with subcontractors schedules and weather. The Construction Manager will regularly attend building committee meetings staff meetings and check in at the Habitat office daily.

Sisters Habitat for Humanity policy is to provide equal opportunity to everyone. No one will be discriminated against because of their race, religion, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation national origin, or mental or physical disability where these do not interfere with successful performance, or other protected classes under state and federal law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges, including benefits, compensation, promotion, training and development, transfer, and retirement.