Executive Director

Newnan, Georgia
$60,000 - $80,000 DOE
Jan 23, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

RESPONSIBILITIES: Principal affiliate leader, who plans, develops and establishes policies and objectives for the organization in accordance with board support, directives and organizational mission. This top executive ensures the successful execution and achievement of these plans within these policies and directives. This is the top executive position in the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors and must be the affiliate’s Habitat expert.

PURPOSE:The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies and directives set forth by the affiliate Board of Directors provides overall executive leadership for the Affiliate and ReStore. Responsibilities include: identification, recruitment, supervision, training and performance assessment of paid staff; maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure of the affiliate; serving as the primary communication link between directors, officers, committees and volunteers; networking with community partners; serving as the public face and corporate spokesperson for Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity; providing the necessary management to ensure that the whole organization runs smoothly and effectively while carrying out the goals and objectives of mission.

Organizational Leadership

  • Develop and support mutual expectations with board and committee chairs through annual retreat, strategic planning and regular meetings and reports
  • Coordinates with the Board of Director’s Chair & Board Governance Committee Chair, the orientation, training, and evaluation of board members, volunteers and staff, to help ensure that they are making worthwhile and fulfilling contributions to the work of the affiliate
  • Upon budget approval, employ, supervise and evaluate paid staff members
  • Meet with Habitat International field staff and attend HFHI training events


  • Ensure that Habitat and affiliate policies are faithfully maintained by the board, committees and staff
  • Assist the Finance Committee in developing, maintaining, and amending proposed annual budget
  • Communicate with Treasurer and CPA’s about accounts payable; deposits; signing checks, annual 990 filings and audits, internal financial controls; etc.
  • Oversee and process biweekly payroll, health reimbursement and time off requests
  • Conduct annual reviews for administrative staff and review and update Employee Handbook, as needed
  • Maintain close working relationship with construction manager/general contractor, including working knowledge of site progress to ensure that projects are built within time and budgetary parameters
  • Oversee management of Habitat office, to ensure that: Correspondence and messages go to appropriate committees; database is maintained; timely donation receipts given and retained; state, federal, and Habitat reports filed; homeowner documents kept in locked files; original legal papers kept in safety deposit; etc.; legal accountability is maintained regarding nondiscrimination & donations

Community Relations

  • Builds and maintains mutually beneficial external strategic alliances that meet real and defined organizational business needs
  • Represents the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
  • Communicates with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
  • Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Aggressively pursues public relations and marketing activities working with various consultants, news outlets and organization committees.


  • Develops and leads implementation of fundraising plans and activities of NCHFH; responsible for meeting budget requirements.
  • Leads staff efforts to pursue and secure grants in the private and public sector.
  • Develops business relationships to support growth initiatives.
  • Is proactive in working with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization


  • Five to ten year’s experience in 501(c)(3) non-profit management, fundraising and government relations. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in complimentary field; Master’s degree a plus (Significant nonprofit experience will be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Experience in construction, real estate and/or land development a plus
  • Applicant must be a self-starter who has the ability to interact well with staff, partner families, board and committee members, and the community at large
  • Highly motivated and results oriented
  • Excellent written, oral and team leadership skills
  • Strong negotiating skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Computer acumen/experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, QuickBooks and Access Database

Salary, Schedule & Benefits

  • $60,000 - $80,000 annually, commensurate with experience 
  • This is a full-time exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week required. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Occasional Saturdays and weeknights required.
  • Cell phone reimbursement $100 per month*
  • Paid vacation, personal days and sick time, including paid holidays* 
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement of $100/month or $1,200 annually*

Please note: Relocation stipend will be considered for out-of-state residents. Benefits available after 90-days of employment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter identifying their experience along with a resume and three to five references.