The Home Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA) is hiring a new executive director. Find information on the position and the application instructions below. The HBA is accepting applications through Friday, November 3.
About the Position: The Home Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland, seeks a visionary leader to serve as its Executive Director, as its current E.D., Ken Cowdery, will be retiring this winter. Key attributes needed include fund development experience, political and public policy skills, an understanding of homeless shelter and transitional housing operations, exceptionally strong collaboration building and individual relationship building skills, a basic understanding of job training practices, volunteer recruitment and cultivation, and practical nonprofit management, budget and financial knowledge
The HBF also desires a person who can build on its project and event success, increase broad public awareness and financial support of its efforts in shelter development and workforce training, and help grow the HBF as the charity of choice for the home building industry.
The HBF Executive Director (ED) provides inspirational leadership to and manages the operations of the Home Builders Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland. The position is responsible for developing and meeting annual budget and fundraising goals, all fundraising activities and events, major gift and grant development, strengthening and growing support within the industry and the general public, strategic planning, board development, mobilizing coalitions across public and private sectors, and planning and implementation of projects and services. The ED manages HBF staff and contract support, working proactively within the staff and operational environment of the Home Builders Association, while also providing and cultivating leadership on the HBF Board.
Compensation and Benefits: Full-time, salaried, exempt position. Base salary commensurate with experience. Association offers a 401(k) plan with employer matching, medical/dental/vision insurance, long and short-term disability, vacation and personal time, and other benefits to qualified employees.
Overview of Responsibilities:
Annual Giving, Major Gift, and Grant Development (20%)
– Work with the HBF Board, volunteer committees, donors, and HBA staff and member leadership to develop and implement growth strategies related to annual giving, major endowment development, donor recruitment and stewardship, the project development fund, and special corporate and foundation grant awards for the HBF.
– Cultivate, retain and nurture relationships with major high net worth donors, vendors and sponsors, and put systems in place to better track and expand the HBF donor base.
Fundraising events (15%)
– Work with the HBF Board, Auction Steering Committee and the HBF Senior Development Manager to plan and execute the annual Gala and Auction, the HBF’s major fundraising event of the year.
– Continue growth and expansion of HBF Trap Shoot and donor breakfast.
– Implement strategies that allow volunteer-led coordination and implementation of smaller fundraising and friend-raising events.
Projects (30 %)
– Supervises the HBF Project Manager’s work related to shelter construction, renovation and preservation projects and Painting a Better Tomorrow.
– Develop strong, productive and accountable relationships with homeless service agencies that provide services to the transitional homeless, identifying current and future opportunities for the project pipeline.
– Facilitate shelter project implementation and ensure effective involvement of volunteers, and labor and materials donations in coordination with shelter providers and connection to HBF’s fundraising efforts.
– In partnership with the HBA, oversee implementation and growth of HBF’s scholarship award programs to high school and college students, and other workforce development activities.
– Create partnerships with area colleges, job training programs, and community organizations to help ensure education and training opportunities are available to provide a future workforce for the residential building industry.
Board Development & Leadership (15%)
– Help develop, with the HBF Board, the strategic and operational plans and goals for the HBF.
– Work with the HBF Executive Committee in board director and volunteer recruitment and orientation.
– Oversee the development of the HBF Board to strengthen its leadership of the HBF and provide for proper succession planning.
– Ensure appropriate cross connections between the councils, organizations and staff of HBA and HBF.
Public Relations and Communication (15%)
– Develop and implement marketing and communications plans for HBF.
– Oversee all publicity and communications related to the HBF, its events and fundraising activities
– Manage intra-communication with the HBA, including coordination with HBA publications, effective linking between HBA and HBF websites and social media communications, and reporting needed to HBA Board and other areas
– Establish and maintain relationships with community groups and agencies, governmental juristictions, housing advocate associations, and civic organizations. Serve as principal spokesperson for the HBF to the community
– Work with the HBF Treasurer, HBA accounting staff, and outside accountants to ensure the effective development , management and Board engagement regarding the HBF Budget, financial reports, and compliance with non-profit policies and regulations
– Administer and observe all Board and organization policies, including tracking and recording necessary documents, and ensure compliance with general non-profit regulations, national HomeAid requirements, and HBA policies and procedures
– Hire, train and oversee administrative support staff, interns and contract support
a. Preferred minimum of five years non-profit experience with proven Board management, building political/public policy relationships, and leadership and volunteer engagement abilities
b. Strong knowledge and understanding of budget development and management, financial reporting, and non-profit compliance issues
c. Proven fund development experience in one or more of the following areas: major gift giving endowments, annual giving campaigns, grant writing/procurement and planned giving.
d. Ability to develop and leverage relationships to support multiple volunteer engaged projects.
e. Ability to effectively manage group dynamics and forge consensus from diverse constituencies and sometimes opposing viewpoints
f. Finessed Communicator; articulate, strong writing skills, active listener, good presentation skills.
g. Strategic thinker; experience with strategic planning and implementation, and a track record of successfully executing executive strategies
h. Professionalism that shows in appearance, attitude, interpersonal relations and work performed
i. Knowledge of construction/building a plus
j. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Also desire knowledge of Donor Perfect tracking software
Reports to: The HBF Executive Director will report directly to the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA) and HBF Board (with specific direct report to the HBF President). The HBF Executive Director job description and annual goals/priorities will be established by the HBF Board with input from the HBA CEO and will be consistent with HBA policies, where needed.
Established in 1997, the Home Builders Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. The HBF mission is to build transitional shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and to provide construction related educational opportunities for youth. HBF has 3 FTEs (including the Executive Director position). Its offices are in the HBA headquarters building and it operates within the organizational environment of the HBA, including benefitting from engagement with HBA staff who are resources for some financial, accounting, communications, event and leadership support.
Established in 1941, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA) is a large local non-profit trade association representing the residential development, building and remodeling industry. HBA has approximately 1,400 members, a staff of 22 FTEs and a $4.5-$5 million annual budget. Major activities include consumer shows (e.g. Street of Dreams, Tour of Remodeled Homes, and Spring and Fall Home & Garden Shows), political and government affairs work, educational and certification programs, networking activities and events, and development of business services/discounts for members. HBA is affiliated with state (OHBA) and national (NAHB) home builders associations. The HBA is the sole member of the HBF and has authority over the organization, but the HBF has significant autonomy in fulfilling its mission and goals.
People will do well in our work environment who: Have an interest in and are able to support the values of the HBF. Enjoy an event-oriented environment. Can work in an atmosphere where there is regular activity and member/staff interactions, even when it may be a little disruptive. Look for ways to be of help to others. Believe in the value of collectively working with staff and members to achieve goals, even when this may slow down the process. Able to work in an environment where priorities and responsibilities are laid out in general but need to be adapted to changes in needs or demands of the day/week. Able to work within a structure that reports to both a Board and another Staff Executive while effectively engaging managed HBF staff, separate HBA staff, volunteers, and contracted support to accomplish the HBF goals and work.
Please include a resume, as well as a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and the position requirements listed above. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “HBF Executive Director Position”
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