Livingston Co. Habitat For Humanity
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Mission
Putting God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity transforms lives by Livingston County Habitat building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all in our county around the cause of affordable housing.
Livingston County Michigan is located west of Detroit, north of Ann Arbor
565 square miles
Howell is the largest city with a population of 9600
Convenient access to the major metropolitan centers of Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Flint with in 20 to 45 minutes.
Livingston County HFH founded 1992
The affiliate owns two acres of prime, high traffic commercial real estate in Brighton upon which sits our affiliate offices and ReStore comprising 10,200 square feet.
The affiliate is financially sound 10 years running and currently generating approximately $800,000 in revenue for 2017.
Revenue has increased from approximately $660,000 in 2016
ReStore operations account for approximately 90% of revenue
Since our inception, we have built or rehabilitated 22 homes in Livingston County
The affiliate currently provides mortgages for 12 homes
We currently have one house under construction in Howell, MI
Plan to begin a second house in 2018
Short term goal is to construct two homes annually
Operate under a three year Strategic Plan which is reviewed and updated annually
59 ReStore volunteers currently log approximately 1100 hours/month
The affiliate professional staff comprises:
Merchandising Coordinator (new position, recruiting occurring)
Construction Director (part time)
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity
Executive Director major areas of responsibility
I. Board, committee and staff development: Orientation and training. The executive director’s vision and energy is integral to the long-term health and growth of the board, and his or her primary focus should be to put that vision and energy to work in the cultivation of board, committee and staff leadership. If the executive director focuses instead on doing the work of the committees/staff, and in the meantime the organizational structure falls into disrepair, then the board and/or the staff members are left with a crisis of having to keep the program running while trying to rebuild the infrastructure of the organization. The Executive Director should actively cultivate potential affiliate leaders and make recommendations to the board, oversee the training of board members and committee chairs, and help the Board Chair deploy the affiliate’s leaders to the most advantageous positions in the organization.
II. Fund raising. Fund raising is the principal responsibility of the board of directors. The
Executive Director should help ensure that the board is trained, inspired, and equipped to form and implement a comprehensive resource development strategy. The Development Director is responsible for developing funding opportunities for the affiliate, as with all staff members, the Executive
Director is responsible for supervising and coordinating his or her activities.
III. Overall coordination and general administration. The Executive Director must help ensure the committees and staff are following the board’s policies and reaching their individual goals. To accomplish this, each affiliate activity or “duty” must be assigned to a specific committee’s or staff area of responsibility, and the Executive Director must ensure that committee chairs of staff are appropriately trained for their responsibilities, so that adequate management of the affiliate’s programs and procedures is maintained even when there is a transition of leadership. The Executive Director will serve as the primary communication hub for the affiliate and must, therefore, stay up to date with the detailed business of all the committees through a monthly one-on-one meeting with each committee chair or corresponding staff member.
Executive Director Job description
Position title: Executive director, LCHFH
Reports to: Board Chair of the Board of Directors
Purpose of position:
Plans for and administers a program of ministry in accordance with Habitat’s stated purpose and in such a manner that optimum results are achieved while operating under the general direction of the affiliate’s board of directors.
Key responsibility area: Affiliate Leadership and general administration
Recommends policies to the board and/or assists the board in the formulation of policies for the effective and economical operation of the organization and ensures the implementation of policies adopted by the board. Has chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the organization, maintenance of organization facilities and regular reporting to various bodies. The position carries the chief staff responsibility to ensure that legal obligations of the organization are met.
Key responsibility area: Financial management and development
Prepares organization budgets related to physical, financial and human resources, is accountable for control of these resources once approved and directs all financial operations of the organization. Participates in fund-raising activities by writing letters, making speeches and stimulating activities of others in direct fund raising, and may provide overall direction.
Key responsibility area: Personnel
Supervises and directs key staff in the performance of their duties, evaluates the performance of key staff members, and provides overall control and direction for the personnel function of the organization including active participation in or approval of personnel decisions.
Key responsibility area: Partner family selection and support
Work closely with the family selection committee to select qualified partner families. Provide support to the potential partner families as they work to become qualified. Provide support during the home ownership process.
Key responsibility area: Construction
Develops and recommends construction plans to the board of directors. This position is responsible for facilitating the actual construction of dwellings through the coordination of volunteers, paid personnel and materials.
Key responsibility area: Public relations
Interprets the function of the organization to the community through direct involvement and through public relations programs, including personal contact, literature, and the media.
Key responsibility area: Board relations
Develops and recommends to the board of directors specific written long- and short-range plans of rate development of organization programs and services, maintains appropriate relations with the board and various board committees, and keeps them informed. Interprets trends in the field(s) of service in which the organization is engaged by maintaining involvement in the professional field as a whole. Administers an orientation and training program for the board.
Key responsibility area: Community relations
Acts to maintain highly effective client relations under all organization programs. Maintains appropriate relations with other professional and social service groups in the community and serves on appropriate community committees.
Internal: Board of directors, key organization staff, volunteers, partner families
External: International and regional Habitat; local coalitions, funding sources; federal, state and local government units; other agencies in similar fields of service
Minimal job requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social service, business or related field
Experience: Five years supervisory or managerial experience in social service or relevant leadership field
Skills: Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees; ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets; ability to lead people; ability to organize, plan and implement activities appropriate to further organizational goals
Executive director qualifications
Basic requirements previously demonstrated:
Ability to self-manage, as well as lead day-to-day organizational operations
Strong desire to improve living conditions of low-income families
Personnel management skills, experience and/or training
Strong commitment to work with volunteers
Work collaboratively with board of directors, other staff members and volunteers
Excellent organizational and technical skills
Nonprofit experience preferred
In addition, the right person should demonstrate the following:
Ability to build team spirit and to lead by example
Exceptional intelligence, professional maturity and integrity
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Unbridled enthusiasm and contagious passion for the mission of Habitat
Livingston Co. Habitat For Humanity