Available Positions

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position. Currently available positions are listed below; click on the titles to see more information and to apply.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Looking for a mission-driven individual to support Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston’s production of affordable homes for sale to low-income families. This individual will work closely with the CEO and other senior staff to implement real estate development projects from initial conception through permitting, design, construction, and occupancy.

As Real Estate Development Manager, your primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing residential development projects
  • Working with internal staff and external consultants, community organizations, neighborhood groups, government officials and staff
  • Managing public and community meeting processes
  • Preparing responses to RFQs and RFPs
  • Leading the design process to ensure quality, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with design criteria
  • Securing all permits and approvals, including zoning relief, as required
  • Preparing and maintaining development budgets, construction costs, timelines and schedules
  • Working with the Director of Construction to monitor construction progress and quality, administer the development budget, and coordinate contributions of in-kind donations
  • Working with the Director of Family Services to assist low-income families in their transition to homeownership

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the real estate development field and/or the design and construction industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Management, Nonprofit Management or other related field
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the real estate development process, including deal structuring, finance, design, and construction
  • Understanding of real estate and zoning law
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, including evenings and weekends on occasion
  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Compensation

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Paid vacation and holidays. Employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance.

To Apply:

  • Send your resume and a cover letter specifically explaining why you’re interested in the position and how your experience could benefit Habitat Greater Boston.
  • Your materials should be emailed to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Real Estate Development Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISOR

This is a special opportunity for a dedicated mission-driven individual with broad construction experience to work on Habitat for Humanity construction sites in the Greater Boston area. If you like working outside, we’re looking for someone who enjoys working with people and can contribute to a cheerful and productive worksite while managing groups of volunteers in various construction activities.

We are a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building simple, decent homes in partnership with low-income families who need safe and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Construction to create and maintain the project schedule
  • Communicate with the Director of Construction to plan volunteer days, order construction materials and equipment, and schedule subcontractors
  • Maintain safe and orderly job site and job site activities
  • Train and supervise Site Assistants, interns, and volunteers in residential construction tasks
  • Maintain quality control and safety of all construction practices
  • Document records of site activities, personnel, and expenses as required

Preferred Experience:

  • General knowledge of residential construction from framing to finish work
  • Two years on-site residential construction experience
  • Ability to simplify and teach construction methods — with patience
  • Ability to manage large groups of inexperienced volunteers
  • Temperament that is suitable for a volunteer-based construction site and ability to create a safe working environment that is cheerful, positive and productive
  • Ability to read and execute residential blueprints
  • Commitment to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston’s mission of building simple, decent, affordable houses for purchase by low income families
  • Habitat for Humanity or other nonprofit experience a plus
  • Previous volunteer management experience a plus

Compensation:

Competitive wage based on experience. Paid vacation and holidays. Employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position to: hiring@habitatboston.org with “Construction Site Supervisor” in the subject line.

ASSISTANT SITE SUPERVISOR

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston seeks a dedicated mission-driven individual with interest in construction to assist the Construction Site Supervisor in building homes for low-income families. If you like working outside, we’re looking for someone who enjoys working with people and can contribute to a cheerful and productive worksite while managing groups of volunteers in various construction activities. Actual construction experience is not required, but familiarity with power tools, carpentry and general construction practices is a plus. Experience working with nonprofit organizations is helpful, particularly experience in the AmeriCorps program. This is a full-time position.

Compensation:

Competitive wage based on experience. Paid vacation and holidays. Employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance.

Minimum Education Required:

High School

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position to: hiring@habitatboston.org with “Assistant Site Supervisor” in the subject line.

BOX TRUCK DRIVER
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in West Roxbury is looking for a qualified and experienced full-time driver to pick up donations from homes in Greater Boston. The ReStore is a retail store that sells donated new and used building products, furniture, appliances, and home goods to raise funds for Habitat’s affordable home building efforts in Greater Boston. The ReStore is open to the public.

The position reports to the ReStore Manager and is a full-time position, 5 days a week from 9 am until 5:30 pm (must work Saturdays).

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Experience driving a 16-ft. box truck.
  • No Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required.
  • Strong driving knowledge of Greater Boston.
  • Ability to lift more than 50-lbs, and heavier items with two people.
  • Great people skills are a must as a representative of Habitat Boston; customer service is a top priority.
  • Neat, well-groomed appearance.
  • Must have at least 4 years of driving experience.

Compensation is $14 per hour. Driver’s license, driving record, and criminal background check will be required.

To Apply:

Email your resume to Mark Auterio, ReStore Director, at markauterio@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Full-time Driver” in the subject line of your email.

INTERNSHIPS

The mission of the Habitat Greater Boston Internship Program is to educate its participants in all aspects of a non-profit organization including marketing, community relations, legal affairs, fundraising and management. Through practical experience, interns learn in a high-energy environment. Habitat Greater Boston interns have a wonderful opportunity to help low-income families realize their dreams of homeownership, while contributing to their community and gaining valuable management and relationship-building skills.

Our ideal candidates are detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dedicated to our mission of building decent, affordable homes with families. Office interns typically work in our offices in Boston’s North End and perform general administrative tasks.

We post intern positions periodically throughout the year.