Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County | Delhi, New York


Since its founding in 1995, Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County (HFHDC), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has built on the conviction that everyone should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety. HFHDC is seeking an organized self-starter to join our committed board members as we renew and expand to fulfill the Habitat mission.

We are a small affiliate; in Delaware County, you will never be just another staff member. In this beautiful, rural, and vulnerable community, whose sparsely populated rolling mountains have traditionally been known for dairy farming, covered bridges, trout fishing, and miles of scenic trails, you will see your passion and spirit make a direct meaningful impact on the deep challenges of affordable housing. This is a chance for the right person to be an integral force of transformation. HFHDC is eager to welcome our new Executive Director to join us as we work hand in hand to make a genuine difference for the families of Delaware County.

Job Summary

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County, Delhi, N.Y., seeks an experienced, goal-oriented, passionate self-starter as Executive Director. Ideal candidate will possess proven leadership skills and the relevant experience needed to drive a renewed and energized organization in the expansion and fulfillment of the Habitat mission. Successful candidate should be knowledgeable about nonprofit administration and fiscal management, creating and implementing strategic plans, cultivating and motivating volunteers and board members, and fundraising and grant writing. Applicants must possess strong verbal, written communication, and presentation skills. The Executive Director must have the demonstrated ability to work with diverse interest groups, stakeholders, board members, community leaders, and other audiences.

Reports To

Board of Directors


Strategic Leadership

  • Provide overall executive leadership to HFHDC’s activities and day-to-day operations.
  • Implement and oversee HFHDC’s strategic, long-term, and operational vision and objectives.
  • Formulate and implement sufficient and sustainable revenue and fundraising streams.

Fundraising and Philanthropy

  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the affiliate, working to establish visibility and partnerships.
  • Direct the updating of HFHDC’s website, social media, and other PR/marketing.
  • Identify funding and grant sources and prepare grant applications.

Administration and Management

  • Serve as the primary communications link among regional and national offices, board members, committees, staff, partner families, and volunteers.
  • With the Treasurer, develop and manage an annual budget and maintain effective financial records and systems.
  • Ensure affiliate operations are compliant with HFHI’s mission, Standards of Excellence, and reporting requirements.
  • Supervise the volunteer program to assure the effective recruitment, assignment, retention, and recognition of affiliate volunteers.
  • Prepare a monthly report to the Board of Directors identifying status of significant affiliate activities and concerns.
  • Help, as a Qualifying Loan Officer, to recruit, screen, select, and support partner families in accordance with applicable laws and HFHI policies.
  • Work with the Construction Manager to monitor projects and ensure appropriate training and safety procedures are followed by all volunteers.
  • Uphold organizational values; cultivate an environment of ethics, respect, and integrity.
  • Exercise discretion at all times with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Board Support

  • Work with the Board of Directors to make fundamental decisions and create/maintain strategic plans and policies.
  • Assist the Board in recruiting and retaining Board members.


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Strong commitment to community service and passionate about the mission of HFHDC.
  • Analytical mind capable of out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Organized, able to meet deadlines, and able to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in standard office computer programs, such as Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation along with willingness to travel.
  • Ability to pass background check.
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Qualified Loan Originator within 60 days of employment (paid by employer).
  • Ability to complete HFHI Competent Person training within 60 days of employment (paid by employer).

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Other duties, as assigned or deemed necessary by the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee, may be required. The Executive Committee reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description does not constitute a contract for employment, nor does it in any way alter the at-will employment relationship.

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer.


Salary $45,000-$55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Some evening, weekend work, and travel will be required.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: From August 1 through 21, 2020. Applications should include resume, a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, and three current references, including at least one supervisor. Please submit via email in PDF format to Habitatdelcony@gmail.com or by mail to Executive Director Search, Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County, P.O. Box 226, Delhi, NY 13753.

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