Employment and Internship Opportunities

Construction Site Supervisor

Family Selection Coordinator

Construction Site Supervisor:

Please send your resume to Jeremy Coerper at jeremycoerper@chathamhabitat.org.

This is a full time position, 35-40 hours per week (Tuesday through Saturday). Work with a dedicated and mission-driven team to oversee the day to day construction activity on specific job sites. Work with other staff, volunteers, and partner families to build energy-efficient, affordable, quality houses.

3 years residential construction experience with good hands-on carpentry skills.
Experience working with volunteers.
Able to do physical work, lift 50 pounds, climb ladders and work on roofs and in crawlspaces, work on knees, and stand for 4 hours at a time.
Knowledgeable about Green Building and energy-efficient construction.
Teaching or training experience, advanced construction skills and credentials, and/or construction safety training preferred.

Detail oriented and committed to quality work.
Need to have good people skills, be well organized, and be able to work well with others as well as independently.
Need to follow direction well.
Previous experience with Habitat for Humanity preferred.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Residents within Chatham County service area preferred.

$13-$16/hour plus full benefits. Opportunity to learn and develop new skills. For more information, please contact our Construction Project Manager, Jeremy Coerper, at jeremycoerper@chathamhabitat.org.

Family Selection Coordinator:

Please send your resume to Patricia Morales at pmorales@chathamhabitat.org  by September 30th.

Principal Objective of Position: To recruit homeowner candidates, conduct outreach in Chatham County,  and support the families during the application process and after homeownership.

Educate community about Chatham Habitat for Humanity & the potential for low income families to qualify for homeownership (35%)

Objective: Increase number of qualified applicants

  1. Build partnerships with local organizations & churches
  2. Advertise homeownership program via newspaper, church bulletin inserts, brochures, & newspapers
  3. Organize presentations at partner organizations, churches, other service agencies & employers
  4. Be informed about other organizations

Select qualified families in advance of house construction based on need for adequate shelter, ability to pay for the Habitat home, & willingness to partner with the organization (35%)

Objective: Select qualified families in time for optimal family choices & to fully participate in the partnership that is designed to promote successful homeownership.

  1. Provide excellent, compassionate service to families interested in applying to the homeownership program
  2. Follow up phone calls on applications that have been sent
  3. Process application and ensure legal compliance
  4.  Create Application Summary. Ensure the applicant meets criteria of ability to pay & willingness to partner
  5. Present to the Family Services Committee
  6. Coordinate Home Visit with the family to identify housing need, further educate family about CHFH process and long-term commitment, & verify willingness to partner
  7. Pull criminal history

Support new Partner Families throughout homeownership process (20%)

Objective 1: Ensure a complete understanding from onset of the Habitat process & their responsibilities as well as our commitment to their success

  1.   Responsible for Homebuyers Education/Orientation class
  2.   Coordinate all aspects of skills training

– Coordinate with facilitators

– Ensure logistics are well-planned – meeting space, childcare, snacks, translation, any necessary equipment or materials

– Advertise and assure attendance by partner families

– Organize and maintain curricula materials for future use

  1.  Assistance with & knowledge of Homeowner Choices
  2.  Track & encourage Sweat Equity hours
  3.  Work with families to create a family bio


Objective 2: Help keep partner families on track towards achieving each goal in successful homeownership & the construction process by facilitating awareness of what is needed to meet all parties’ objectives (Homeowners, Construction, Family Services)

  1. Track progress for each family
  2. Work closely with Family Services and Construction Managers to coordinate house assignment build schedule
  3. Set up regular check-in meetings with families
  4. Focus on re-orienting (letter of intent, new partner checklist, setting up closing cost payment)
  5. Act as a liaison to negotiate families’ schedule with required meetings
  6. Re-verify Income / Credit
  7. Assist with maintenance walkthroughs

Work as part of a team to support vision, values and business plan of Chatham Habitat and the Family Services Department (10%)

  1. Administration – maintain records of all activities, prepare & submit reports (including homeownership process, monthly Family Services highlights, outreach report)
  2. Participate in staff meetings, & other organizational development activities
  3. Assist with overall operation of Family Services
  4. Volunteer recruitment, training & FS committee support

Minimum Requirements

Education – Minimum associate degree, with bachelor’s degree preferred.

Skills (Office/Computers/Equipment)

  • Bilingual Required English/Spanish
  • Fluent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, office, Publisher.
  • Strong Administrative and organizational skills.
  • Good Communications (written/verbal)
  • Strong Interpersonal People Skills, positive, Can Do Attitude
  • Dedicated to transforming people’s lives through homeownership.

30 hours per week, $14-15/hour with full benefits. Some evening and weekend work required/flexible schedule during the summer.

For more information, please contact our Family Services Director, Patricia Morales, at pmorales@chathamhabitat.org.

ReStore Positions:
If you are interested in a sales associate position in the ReStore, please fill out the application (click here to download) and mail to:

Chatham Habitat for Humanity
attn: Mike Breedlove
P.O. Box 883
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Even if we don’t have a current job opening that suits you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We are always looking for regular volunteers (a great way to fill the time while you’re looking for work), and are also open to developing structured internships for students or other people who are interested in learning more about non-profits. We have had interns in Construction and Resource Development (fundraising, communications) in the past, and are open to similar opportunities in Family Services or the ReStores.

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