Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity


Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Job Description – Executive Director


The Executive Director reports to and is accountable to the Board of Directors. The job of the Executive Director is to provide overall leadership to the affiliate’s staff and volunteers in accordance with its mission, policies and goals. Through efficient and effective leadership and management in the areas of finance, operations and administration, the Executive Director must continually work to assure the affiliate’s viability, promote its mission, and earn its positive reputation in the community.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 The Executive Director must have knowledge and skills with a high aptitude in the following areas:

  •  Ability to create long-term vision and provide leadership to the affiliate
  • Public Relations

  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and processes, including grant proposal writing, donor solicitation, and event planning

  • Knowledge of mortgage underwriting and administration procedures

  • Competent with email, internet research, and commercially viable text and spreadsheet software

  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping to oversee the bookkeeping function and financial affairs of the affiliate

  • Leadership, facilitation, collaboration, partnership-building, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation, and marketing, public relations and advocacy abilities.


  •  Designs, recommends, and implements financial, operational and administrative programs
  • Proactively establishes relationships for all types of funding opportunities and at all levels of funding

  • Provides execution of all grant and contract performance requirements

  • Assists Board Chair in setting the agenda for Board meetings, attends all Board meetings and provides reports of all affiliate activities to the Board as requested

  • Serves as key ambassador for the organization, developing and maintaining positive relationships throughout the community

  • Keeps the website updated

  • Performs screening, hiring and termination of staff

  • Provides overall direction for the training, guidance and supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers

  • Insures the affiliate policies are carried out as directed

  • Supports the activities of all committees

  • Ensures follow-up on Board requests or concerns and reports back to Board

  • Participates in all Habitat for Humanity-required training and seeks opportunities for continuing education

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to  or via mail to PO Box 911, Chelan WA 98816-0911.  Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2018.

Lake Chelan Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.