Habitat of Washington State is Hiring!


Position Description

Job Title: Community Outreach Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Open until filled. First review of applicants begins on March 23rd, 2015.

Work with the Board of Directors to develop and launch community outreach & marketing strategy for the state support organization (SSO) of Habitat for Humanity of Washington State (HFHWA) . Ultimate purpose of position is to raise awareness on the presence of the 30 Habitat affiliates in the state, their accomplishments to date, and need for support going forward so more families can be served. This position will develop relationships and programs that align with HFHWA strategic planning, support affiliates that need assistance, and assist in planning special events that will engage the media, volunteers, donors, and local and state advocates in the work of Habitat for Humanity.

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week, occasional evenings/weekends and travel required.

 Implement the HFHWA strategic statewide plan for the State Organization and assist specific Habitat affiliates with planning.
 Support marketing, promotion, and growth of HFHWA and affiliates in WA for statewide and global impact.
 Manage campaigns to support the programs, projects, and special events of Habitat for Humanity’s work across WA in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity affiliates based in WA.
 Write and edit materials (Including website) for HFHWA programs and initiatives and work with HFH affiliates to support their efforts and consistency in messaging
 Identify and coordinate community outreach opportunities and work in collaboration on annual statewide or regional events.
 Serve as the liaison to specific community groups identified by the Board of Directors and/or work plan, including but not limited to governmental, philanthropic and financial institutions.
 Ensures accountability to board, affiliates and funders by establishing procedures consistent with their requirements.
 Proposes goals and strategies for growth and navigates challenges.
 In coordination with the Board of Directors, identifies resources needed to achieve goals; design approaches and timelines to securing them, and ability to communicate them throughout the organization.
 Provide strong leadership, visibility and highest representation of the mission to communities throughout the State of Washington.

Skills/Qualifications Needed:
• Passionate about the Habitat for Humanity mission and purpose
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Excellent presentation, writing skills, and verbal communication skills
• Organized, strategic thinker who is attentive to detail and can collaborate effectively
• Understands housing finance and has experience with multiple facets of leveraging tools, bonds, loans, etc.
• Ability to work independently and achieve tasks and goals in a timely manner
• Minimum of 3 years related work experience required and background with Habitat for Humanity a plus.
• Have a thorough understanding of the State of Washington, the regions, Counties, Cities and Rural areas and their housing needs.

Working Environment:
• Office setting, computer work, attendance and support of off- site events as needed.
• Moderate travel required. Valid drivers’ license and willingness to drive to locations throughout the state of WA.
• Home office is in Tacoma, Washington, but telecommuting from within Washington State is acceptable.
• Attendance at a variety of meetings throughout the State.

Terms of Employment

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Compensation: Depending on experience. Fully paid medical & dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave and holidays.

To apply
E-mail resume and cover letter (required) explaining your interest and qualifications for this position and three professional references to:

Please, no phone calls. Position Open Until Filled

Habitat for Humanity WA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and Section 3 residents encouraged to apply.