Employment Opportunities

Position:                Construction Manager

Work Location:  Assigned job sites in service area (Silverton in 2017)

Time & Salary:     24 hours weekly (0.6 FTE) starting at $20-$23 per hour DOE

Classification:      Exempt, part-time

Reports to:            Executive Director


Position Description

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing.  The Construction Manager leads volunteer construction teams, provides excellent customer service to community volunteers while they are on the job site, and keeps them safely engaged in the construction process. The Construction Manger teaches and leads volunteers of varying skill levels in a variety of construction activities.

This position oversees the work of on-site volunteers and subcontractors to insure that the work proceeds without delays, is done efficiently and that the project remains on schedule. This person must be a forward planner who anticipates issues and facilitates solutions. This position is also responsible for quality assurance, loss prevention and job site safety.

The Construction Manager will oversee all aspects of construction. This includes design process, construction scheduling, quality assurance, and fiscal responsibility for all construction activities including budget oversight and contracting requirements.




  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring.
  • Ensure both a safety briefing and a jobsite orientation is presented for all
  • Ensure volunteers understand how to safely use tools and
  • Ensures that NWVHFH’s volunteer liability waivers are completed and safety policies are observed at all
  • Work with the Safety and Construction Committee to ensure that injuries are handled according to the organization’s protocol and all proper documentation is



  • Supervise and lead a team of volunteers through daily construction activities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience, thereby encouraging volunteers to
  • Interface with NWVHFH Partner Families and sponsors from the business community.
  • Ensure volunteers’ hours are recorded
  • Ensure quality construction that meets all building codes and industry
  • Ensure all volunteers are productively engaged and feel valued and
  • Be present on site to ensure volunteer’s personal needs are met and tasks at hand are explained
  • Through the use of volunteer management techniques, help to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, skilled long-term volunteers, unskilled daily volunteers and staff).
  • Assess, assist in recruitment, and coordinate all volunteer needs at work sites.
  • Train, supervise, and support all construction staff/volunteers.
  • Mitigate on-site problems.
  • Identify training and staff development opportunities.


Construction Activities

  • Recruit and coordinate with designers and engineers to properly design homes.
  • Secure permits and other pre-construction documentation.
  • Perform Quality Control walkthroughs of all homes under construction.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate resolution of inspection issues.
  • Provide updates regarding project status and completion to Executive Director.


Contractor and Supplier Management

  • Qualify and coordinate all subcontractors.
  • Prepare agreements and negotiate contracts with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Oversee in-kind donations.


Program Planning & Execution

  • Direct construction schedules on a per-house basis in accordance with the strategic plan.
  • Support construction process on each site from construction permit application through final occupancy.
  • Maintain & update construction files and inventory.
  • Oversee maintenance of tools, trailers, vehicles, warehouse and vacant lots.
  • Oversee completion of home punch-list items within 30 days of occupancy and resolution of warranty issues (arising in first year of occupancy) within 30 days.


Operations & Finance

  • Manage and oversee yearly construction budget and review with the executive director.
  • Review and approve construction invoices.
  • Delegate, approve, and coordinate material take-offs.
  • Contribute to short and long range organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team.
  • Provide oversight of construction budget and financial matters.



  • Conduct an initial meeting with the volunteers at the beginning of the workday to discuss the plan for the day, as well as a safety discussion.
  • Interpret construction drawings, and then gather the tools and materials necessary to execute the plans.
  • Work alongside volunteers or independently to ensure all facets of construction are completed.
  • Supervise construction volunteers in a manner that reflects our culture and encourages future participation, with an emphasis on safety, quality fellowship and mission.
  • Anticipate and plan volunteer activities to ensure all volunteers have meaningful tasks.
  • Treat all home owners, volunteers, donors, vendors, compliance officials, visitors, neighbors and staff with warmth, dignity and respect.
  • Monitor construction work for quality, code compliance, and safe
  • Inventory and plan for material and equipment
  • Attend monthly safety and construction committee meetings.
  • Responsible for regular inspection and maintenance of all on-site housekeeping, volunteer & vendor parking, including maintaining clean and safe job sites, streets and sidewalks free of mud, debris and



  • Ability to teach basic construction techniques to unskilled volunteers in a manner that is easily understood and not intimidating to the novice.
  • Ability to build from plans, including reading blueprints and preparing material take-offs.
  • Familiarity with construction tools and methods is
  • Understand, support, respect and advocate for Habitat for Humanity’s mission, culture and business ethics.
  • Must be a proven self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced
  • Individual must be organized and capable of good task follow-up.
  • Must have the ability to relate to people of different races, colors, religions, genders, ages and national origins.
  • Possess current first aid certification or be able to complete first aid training prior to beginning
  • Experience as a lead carpenter/construction supervisor a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand most or all day; maneuver on a construction site (over dirt, rocks, piles of material, uneven ground, )
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend, kneel and reach, in awkward and tiring positions
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights up to three-stories.
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 60 lbs.


This position should have an extensive background in all phases of residential construction, especially craftsmanship and carpentry skills.  Organizational skills and experience managing construction projects is a must.  The incumbent will need adequate communication and leadership skills to instruct unskilled volunteers in construction methods.


Benefits starts day of employment and include: Retirement Benefit, Vacation Time, Sick Leave, Holiday’s


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.



Email your resume and cover letter to wpatton@nwvhabitat.org  with Construction Manager in the subject line.