Executive Director

Azusa, California
$95,000 - $105,000 per year + benefits
Jan 13, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

  The Board of Directors for


Seeks a Qualified and Inspirational Leader

to Serve as the Affiliate’s Executive Director



Now in its 27th year of building stability, strength and self-reliance through construction and repair of affordable housing, SGV Habitat has grown in size and capacity since its founding by concerned volunteers in 1990. The affiliate has 39 employees and is chartered by Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. for service to 31 Southern California communities within a 400-square-mile service area that stretches from Sunland, Tujunga and Glendale on the west through Azusa on the east and from the San Gabriel Mountains on the north to the 60 Freeway on the south. The affiliate strives to continuously build developments of 3-12 homes and currently has nine homes under construction in Pasadena, six homes in pre-development in Glendale and two more homes in Pasadena in the pipeline.  A continuum of repair services are provided to low-income homeowners from Acts of Kindness to Neighborhood Revitalization and Critical Home Repairs. SGV Habitat operates two successful ReStores that return substantial net operating income to support the affiliate’s affordable housing mission. SGV Habitat has earned Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Award for sound fiscal management and transparency for nine consecutive years, placing the affiliate in the top 1% of all non-profit organizations ranked by Charity Navigator.


  • Successful administrative experience, preferably in non-profit organizations; affordable housing experience preferred
  • Ability to successfully manage people, multiple tasks and shifting priorities
  • Track record of successful team building, staff development and evaluation of employees
  • Successful track record of working with boards, committees and volunteers
  • A history of interacting with others in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility with experience in budget development, management and analysis
  • Ability to sustain the affiliate’s 4-Star Charity Navigator rating, maximize net operating income from the affiliate’s ReStores and grow the affiliate’s impact 
  • Successful fund development experience including monitoring and evaluation of grant submissions and relationships with foundations, corporations, places of worship and individual donors
  • Substantial knowledge of retail, real estate and construction industries and government agencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Willingness to work extended hours, as needed, for meetings, presentations and events
  • Computer proficiency, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to focus on the big picture while attending to and following up on details


  • An Executive Committee Panel will review your Application Package (January 20-February 20)
  • The Executive Committee Panel schedules preliminary interviews with viable candidates (February 27 & 28)
  • The Executive Committee Panel interviews 5-10 applicants (March 1-8)
  • The Executive Committee Panel checks references for finalists (March 8-9)
  • The Executive Committee Panel recommends up to three finalists to be interviewed by the full Board of Directors the evening of March 13


  • Review the attached Job Description  to determine the match with your skills and experience
  • Review the attached Questionnaire which is to be completed and submitted with your application package
  • Submit your complete Application Package via e-mail by February 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to: ED2017@sgvhabitat.org
  • A complete application will contain:
    • Your application letter
    • Your resume
    • A list of at least three (3) people who have supervised administrative leadership work that you have performed. Please include the nature of each person’s relationship to your work and his/her phone number and e-mail address
    • Your written responses to the Questionnaire

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