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Executive Director

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity

Location:  Farmville, VA USA


Position Title: Executive Director, Piedmont Region

Position Summary:

The Executive Director, in accordance with the objectives, policies, and directives set forth by the affiliate Board of Directors, provides overall executive and operational leadership for the affiliate and ReStore.  The Executive Director accepts the covenant of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and is a leading advocate of the affiliate regarding the fulfillment of the organization’s mission and vision statements. The Executive Director is a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the board of directors.

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

General Administration and Communication


·         Work closely with the executive committee to make sure they were informed of financial, human resources, family services, legal public relations issues that might impact the affiliate

·         Ensure that staff members have the training and resources necessary to carry out volunteer management, fundraising, family services (selection, support, and construction)

·         Ensure that we have up-to-date human resource policies and procedures and that they are followed

·         Ensure we have a presence in the communities we served by empowering staff to organize and participate in community outreach opportunities

·         Develop relationships at the local, state, and federal levels of government and other housing organizations to advocate for funding

·         Ensure accurate and frequent communication of relevant issues amongst all internal and constituent groups

·         Establish productive working relationships and cooperative arrangements with volunteers, home sponsors, partner families, community groups and other organizations


Fiscal and Operational Management


·         Maintain and update Policy and Procedure manual for employees

·         Assist the finance committee in developing, maintaining, and amending the annual budget

·         Authorize expenditures within board-approved guidelines

·         Monitor administrative cost to total cost ratio and act to ensure the ratio is kept at a level consistent with local and international HFHI guidelines

Works closely with the accounting firm and ensures the accountant has all the required items and documentation to adequately represent the financial statements of the organization.

Must know and understand the complete financial health of the organization. Responsible for the adherence and maintenance of sound financial practices that are developed with the board.

Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its mission. Works closely with the accountant, finance committee, and board of directors to prepare the annual organizational budget; ensure the organization operates within the budget guidelines. Provide the board with the budget for actual expenses throughout the year, as well as other required financial statements including an annual financial audit.


Board Relations

Assist the Board of Directors in the creation and implementation of a strategic plan.

Clearly communicate to the Board of Directors the activities, successes, and challenges of the organization.

Assist the board in making fundamental decisions, setting policies, preparing strategic plans including long and short-term goals for developing the organization’s programs and services.

Actively participate in board meetings. Assist the Board President in the creation of board agendas and supporting documents.

Work with the board to recruit, nominate, and train new board members.

Work with the board to establish which decisions should require board involvement and which decisions can be made by staff and committees.

All other duties assigned.


Required Skills and Education:


A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in a direct leadership or management role.

Experience with non-profit fund development. This includes grant writing/grant administration, successfully leading a fundraising campaign, and relationship management with major corporate and individual donors.

Experience with non-profit financial management, including but not limited to profit and loss statements, balance sheets, budgeting preparations, and audits.

Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives at the same time.

Experience with Government and State Housing Grants

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to speak in public, effectively sharing the mission and vision in the community.

Effective and comfortable communication skills within and among diverse populations.

Proficiency in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Learn new technology as implemented.


Preferred qualifications:

·         Bachelor of Arts or Science

·         At least five (5) years of fundraising experience


A competitive applicant must be able to articulate the organization’s mission, values, and goals.  In addition, the person must be organized, able to meet deadlines, able to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and must be a self-starter able to work with diverse family partners.


To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

Additional Information:


The position reports directly to the Piedmont Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and is classified as an exempt, salaried position.  Salary will be regionally competitive and commensurate with professional experience.

PHFH is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

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