TITLE: Construction Director
WORK WEEK:  Monday through Friday, weekends/evenings as required
SALARY: Based on experience, starting at $70,000


OVERVIEW: Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity is seeking a highly independent, results-oriented Construction Director to manage our construction operations across three counties (Monroe, Ontario, & Wayne), supporting the rapid growth of our Neighborhood Revitalization program. The Neighborhood Revitalization program aims to face housing challenges in a holistic way by engaging community members, improving neighborhood conditions, and performing house repairs.

Successful Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity team members share the following characteristics:
  • Believe in a hand up, not a handout for those underserved working to better their future
  • Possess a “go above and beyond” attitude—nobody here works just for a paycheck
  • Thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity
  • Do what they say they will do
  • Are creative problem solvers that work across teams
  • Love results and hate excuses

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:  The role of Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity (GRHH) Construction Director (CD) has the authority and responsibility as the construction leader to oversee the management, administration, safety, construction planning and scheduling of new and rehabilitated homes as well as critical home repairs. This includes but is not limited to field staff, volunteer, subcontractor, supplier oversight as well as materials acquisition and control. The CD is also responsible for overseeing major facility repairs and improvements. The CD reports to GRHH’s VP of Programs.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage, Develop, maintain & oversee all functions of projects at the pre-construction, construction, and post construction phases. Such functions included but are not limited to:
  • Construction Management, Planning and Scheduling
    • Directly manage construction personnel including Construction Field Managers, Construction Logistics Coordinator, Repair Program Coordinator and Construction Admin Assistant 
    • Develops and monitors annual construction department budget
    • Manages house plans, budgets, and schedules for each housing development project, including new construction, rehabilitation work, and repairs
    • Works with VP of Programs to develop the affiliate-wide construction schedule for the year
    • Works with Grants Coordinator and/or COO to ensure that grant timelines and deliverables are met
    • Coordinate all environmental due diligence and lot assessments for property acquisition, coordinate with other departments on property selection and acquisition
    • Ensures all proper permitting and inspections are completed, and that all construction projects are built in compliance with local housing code
    • Stays current on building trends, codes, and compliance
  • Worksite Safety & Security
    • Creates a strong culture of construction safety through the evaluation and implementation of all pertinent safety programs and manuals, ensuring compliance for all field staff and volunteers
    • Oversees contractor relationships and compliance
  • Interpersonal/Communication/Leadership
    • Creates and maintains relationships with project teams, management, municipal representatives (i.e., zoning, permitting, etc.), contractors, suppliers, and partner families
    • Communicates key objectives, schedules, donor and volunteer needs between the field staff and the office staff
    • Communicates accurately and in a timely manner any construction related problems, delays, or impediments to the operations and management teams
    • Solves problems on projects relating to personnel, disputes, incorrect work, schedules, etc.
    • Responsible for fostering positive organizational culture within the construction department
  • Cost Control, Procurement & Quality Control Procedures
    • Ensures compliance regarding proper cost coding for labor, materials, equipment, subs, vendors, etc.
    • Ensures proper project reporting is completed; oversees all project record keeping
    • Oversees the creation, measurement, and enhancement of GRHH construction materials control system
    • Oversees subcontracting and product purchasing, utilizing a competitive bid process
    • Approves all subcontractor & suppliers’ invoices & payments including retention (if held)
    • Oversee timely completion of all punch list and warranty work
    • Works with Repairs Program Coordinator to ensure the repair program is adequately resourced and well-functioning
    • Manages and has a thorough understanding of any project contingencies
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Manage duties related to GRHH Habitat Construction Committee including preparing monthly reports, utilizing committee input and experience, and suggesting volunteers
    • Participates in pertinent industry related activities, including the Rochester Home Builders Association and the Rochester Builders Exchange
  • Additional Duties
    • Manages construction staff during large construction related events
    • Participate in occasional media, fundraising, and celebration/recognition events (may occur after hours or on weekends)
    • Act as an ambassador to support the mission and values of Habitat for Humanity
    • Formally speaks to event attendees, or to media as requested

  • Thorough working knowledge of construction best practices and jobsite safety
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate and manage multiple work activities
  • Ability to fully understand and provide strategic direction on architectural drawings
  • Proficiency in general in-office accounting and personnel procedures.
  • Good listening, communication, and meeting effectiveness skills
  • Basic presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; project management software experience preferred
  • Valid NYS Class D Driver’s license
  • Valid and current CPR/First aid (provided)
  • Valid and current Habitat Competent Person Training (provided)
  • OSHA 30 hour certified (provided)
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass Sexual Offender Background Check

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in construction management; additional experience preferred; residential experience a plus
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing personnel required
  • Habitat for Humanity or other non-profit construction experience preferred


Salary is commensurate with experience and skill level. This full-time position offers health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, a robust paid time off schedule, 12 paid holidays, 401k retirement plan with company match, and other benefits.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity is committed to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.


This is a full time position

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