Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is looking for a results-oriented Executive Director to lead the organization and grow both revenues and number of people served in the Habitat Affiliate.


The successful candidate for the Executive Director position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to grow the Affiliate and meet business goals.  In this role, you will be the face of our organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, the support staff, the volunteer staff, the local business community, and the people we serve in the community.   You will ensure that the staff members (including volunteers) work together to successfully achieve strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans that meet business goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors.
  • Grow revenues through fund development, fundraisers and grants.
  • Grow the number of houses we build and the people we serve.
  • Lead and manage the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity employees, including their selection, development and performance management.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the Affiliate, making sure we are fiscally sound and complying with all government and Habitat for Humanity International regulations.
  • Oversee the growth of the ReStores, the construction and outreach projects and the Volunteer Program.
  • Oversee the purchase of property and houses; oversee mortgages and homeowner selection.
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization.

To be successful in this position, you will need to:

  • Be passionate about the Habitat for Humanity program
  • Have a strong development/fundraising mentality; have sales and negotiation skills.
  • Have proven management skills, including but not limited to: managerial courage (able to make tough decisions and follow through); delegation, time management, decisiveness and team building
  • Have a strategic orientation, a good business sense and a strong financial acumen
  • Be an articulate professional
  • Be results-oriented
  • Be a positive, take-charge go-getter
  • Have strong relationship-building skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of nonprofit, business, education or other relevant experience
  • Experience running an organization/operation, covering varying aspects of the business/operation.
  • Successful experience with development/fundraising
  • 2 years of management experience
  • Computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience effectively growing a nonprofit or a business
  • Construction knowledge
  • Mortgage /Underwriting knowledge or experience
  • Grant writing knowledge or experience


FLSA status:    Exempt

Hours:             Minimum 40 per week; some evening and weekend work required

Travel:             Less than 10%; most travel would be within the State of Ohio

Location:         Chardon, Ohio

Reports to:      Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

Please submit your resume to: HfH.ExecDirectorSearch@gmail.com

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

ReStore Driver/Warehouse Associate 

Reports to: ReStore Manager and Warehouse Manager

Hours/Days Worked: Wednesday – Saturday, approx. 30 Hours a week

Summary: The Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s purpose is to generate revenue through the sale of donated surplus building materials and household items to support Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Through its efforts, the ReStore facilitates recycling, minimizes landfill waste, provides low-cost home improvement items, and increases Habitat’s visibility in our community.

The ReStore Driver/Warehouse Associate is responsible for picking up donations on the box truck and receiving and unloading donations in the warehouse. The Driver/Warehouse Associate assists in properly screening donations both in the warehouse and on the truck. The Driver/Warehouse Associate also helps load customers purchases when the store is open. Specific responsibilities, although not inclusive are:

Donation Pick-up

  • Accompany truck driver to pick-up donations.
  • Screen donations for acceptability.
  • Ensure donors are thanked and get donation receipt.
  • Set up trips in GPS.
  • Assist in training new volunteers that go on the truck.
  • Report any problems with donors and/or volunteers to the ReStore Manager/ Warehouse Manager.
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with donors.
  • Be knowledgeable on information on Habitat such as home builds, etc.

Store Operations

  • Assist in sales floor preparations.
  • Load customer’s purchases.
  • Help customers when store is open.
  • Remove sold items from sales floor.
  • Fill holes on sales floor.
  • Build and maintain positive customer relations by providing excellent customer service.
  • Assist in training new volunteers.

Warehouse Duties

  • Screen drop off donations for acceptability.
  • Thank donors and ensure they get a donation receipt if desired.
  • Assist with keeping warehouse clean, organized and safe.
  • Clean items for sales floor.
  • Sanitize upholstered items.
  • Clean and test appliances.
  • Assist in keeping outside of building clean.
  • Be a positive influence to volunteers.
  • Assist all other staff with projects as required, witling to pitch in wherever needed.
  • Empty wastebaskets in the building.

Requirements Skills/Experience/Physical Requirements

  • Pass a Background Check
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Willingness to work with volunteers.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Basic knowledge of building materials and home maintenance.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Ability to lift consistently 50 pounds.
  • Work may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.

Submit resumes to: ReStoreMgr@LakeGeaugaHabitat.org

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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