Executive Director

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity | St. Cloud, Minnesota

Job Summary

Summary of key duties & responsibilities:   In close concert, collaboration, and coordination with the Board of Directors, staff, and other stakeholders, serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission while transforming its shared vision into action and sustaining it.


Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Proactively establish, strengthen, and sustain a highly visible, meaningful, and engaging personal presence in the organization’s four county service area;
  • Manifest and personally communicate the mission, vision, ethos, and goals of the organization to all stakeholders and prospective stakeholders;
  • Serve and participate as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board of Directors;
  • Lead, inspire, and motivate the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers in periodically creating and adopting a strategic plan which includes measurable goals;
    • Achieve the organization's comprehensive fundraising goals;
    • Achieve the organization's comprehensive program goals;
    • prudently manage the organization's budget and comprehensive finance plan;
    • Faithfully manage the organization's administrative functions, including but not limited to compliance with Habitat for Humanity International Operational Policies and Procedures. 
  • Personally embrace, promote, and communicate the organization’s Voices for Humanity leadership initiative aimed at eliminating systemic racism;
  • Identify, recruit, hire, lead, develop, motivate, inspire, direct, reward, support, involve, include, inform, be transparent with, and supervise the organization’s staff according to established operational policies and procedures;
  • Communicate effectively and consistently with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, donors, friends, and the community-at-large;
  • Maintain and enhance personal knowledge, skills, and expertise by regularly reading relevant professional journals, networking with other Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and participating in continuing education seminars. 

Characteristic functions of the position:

  • Local travel and occasional non-local travel;
  • Representation of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat Minnesota, and Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, including all of their respective functions, core values, and activities;
  • A significant number of one-on-one meetings demanding poise, confidence, integrity, and knowledge;
  • A very high level of competence related to time management and personal and professional productivity;
  • A significant number of evening and/or weekend work hours for duties such as but not limited to Board and committee meetings, participation at donor events and activities, civic involvement, leadership donor cultivation, and various ceremonial duties.

Qualities & Qualifications:

  • Impeccable integrity;
  • Demonstrated success and specific skills in top leadership positions;
  • Demonstrated achievement and measurable, quantitative success with fundraising;
  • Possess or quickly establish, strengthen, and sustain extensive, relevant, and meaningful relationships in the four-county area;
  • Have and maintain a principal residence within the four-county area;
  • Demonstrated experience with leading a similar-sized nonprofit organization;
  • Excellent listening, speaking, reading, and writing communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success with making the right decisions at the right time in the right way;
  • Computer skills for Microsoft Office products, Outlook, and GivEffect Database;
  • Practices discreet judgment and confidentiality;
  • Service-oriented in the Habitat for Humanity tradition;
  • Motivated, goal oriented, self-directed, self-starter;
  • BA Degree or the equivalent.


$60,000 to $70,000 per year

How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and up to five (5) letters of recommendation to: Terryll Beniek, Chair of the Search Committee  Terryll.Beniek@mckesson.com or US Mail to: 1144 28th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN  56303

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity

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