Careers

Through homeownership, Habitat for Humanity Capital District (HfHCD) helps to develop and transform communities by building affordable and sustainable homes in partnership with lower-income families. 

HfHCD is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We serve Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga Counties. Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, Habitat affiliates have built or rehabilitated more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity is the 10th largest homebuilder in the United States.

Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. By providing homeownership opportunities in partnership with lower-income households, Habitat is making safe, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.

 

 

Rehab Construction Site Manager

The Construction Site Manager is a hands-on construction professional who works alongside a site supervisor and is responsible for all aspects of our residential rehabilitation projects throughout the capital region. This person utilizes volunteers and professional trades to rehab quality, energy efficient homes in a standard, safe and affordable manner.

Location: Capital District, NY

Supervises: Volunteers
Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Compensation: Salary with Health Benefits
Experience: 7+ years of general carpentry skills preferred

Position overview

Eradicate poverty housing by working with construction management team in scheduling, implementing and communicating the plan of action for the attainment of the goals for the respective area of responsibility. The Construction Site Manager is responsible for the day-to-day building of Habitat for Humanity Capital District houses including but not limited to:

  • Teach, direct and manage volunteers throughout the construction process.
  • Responsible for overseeing construction projects through to 100% completion.
  • Utilize volunteers and in-kind materials and labor whenever possible.
  • Communicate and provide regular updates regarding project status and estimated completion dates to Director of Construction Operations.
  • Schedule inspections, ensuring that projects are ready and built to code.
  • Develop QA methodology to ensure quality construction.
  • Work with staff to quickly handle any warranty repairs.
  • Work with project manager in Identifying and ordering material in correct quantity and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure construction tools and materials are on site and volunteer crews have identified and are prepared to complete tasks.
  • Oversee materials inventory and management of construction warehouse
  • Oversee tool and equipment inventory, management and repairs
  • Coordinate delivery of construction materials to the job site at the right time
  • Participate in staff and construction meetings (when possible), communicating project status to the entire Habitat team
  • Work alongside paid and volunteer construction personnel, professional trades, utilizing regular volunteers and skilled persons to maximum benefit
  • Work with all involved in construction to follow and continuously improve the safety program.
  • Provide clear leadership emphasizing a positive volunteer experience and work-site safety to ensure understanding and full utilization of volunteers.
  • Help create a learning environment for all.
  • Manage deliverables/deadlines.

Essential job Qualifications

  • This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of HFH.  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.
    • Must possess a broad knowledge of all phases of residential rehab construction, and the ability to read and follow blueprints.  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.
    • Must possess the ability and patience to teach and work with a large number of unskilled workers in all facets of home construction.  Timeliness, patience and dependability are critical for this position, as well as being a team player and quick-learner.
    • Driver’s license and a vehicle to travel to and from work is a must.
    • This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, requiring a workweek of Tuesday-Saturday
  • Must be familiar with and should be moderately proficient in all aspects of home construction including floor systems, framing, siding, roofing and interior trim work.
  • Highly motivated and energetic and display strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
  • Responsible, diligent and organized.

How to Apply

Send resume and a letter of interest via email to:

Fred Darguste, Director of Construction Operations
Fred@HabitatCD.org

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Intern: Habitat Restore

Internship Description

Reports to: Restore Manager

Location: Albany, NY
Hours: Part-time, 14 hours per week

Open Positions: 2
Compensation: This is not a paid position.

 

Position overview

Eradicate poverty housing by working in our Restore in Albany. The Restore Intern will be working along side our staff to do community outreach, marketing and education, work with Restore customers and volunteers and go into the community for donation pick ups.

The Restore Intern is responsible for working with our staff on the following tasks (including but not limited to):

  • Meeting with future Restore donors
  • Educating the public about Restore
  • Community outreach to bring in future donors and volunteers
  • Communicating with customers in the store to meet their needs
  • Going out into the community to pick up donations
  • Working with volunteers and staff

 

Essential Internship Qualifications

  • This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of HfH.  Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and possess a strong passion to better their community.  Must be able to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with all kinds of individuals; yet remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.
    • Must be eager to learn
    • Must understand that working with volunteers requires flexibility and patience
    • Must be able to lift between 50-100 lbs
    • This position requires two days/week (must be between Tuesday-Friday), 9am-4pm
  • Highly motivated and energetic and display strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
  • Responsible, diligent and organized.

How to Apply

Please send resumes to Mandee@HabitatCD.org.
   

Habitat for Humanity Capital District is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.