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Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity is looking
for qualified individuals to join our team.

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Construction Manager

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) is seeking a licensed construction manager to lead our construction program. At least five years experience in residential construction and rehab as a builder or project manager is necessary. The position requires the ability to train, educate, and lead both skilled and unskilled volunteers. The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills and a proven track record of completing projects on time and within budget. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Aimee Giroux via email at

Please, no phone calls.

Reports to: Executive Director

Summary: The Construction Manager is responsible for the overall management of all GSHFH’s building projects (new construction, rehabilitation projects, and repair projects) ensuring that all projects are completed in a timely manner and within budget. Responsibilities include project planning, leading and teaching volunteer construction crews, recruiting and training site supervisors, hiring subcontractors, coordinating building materials and supplies, obtaining occupancy certification, and final walk-through/inspections with partner families.

Key Responsibilities:

Construction Management:

  • Serves as the General Contractor for all housing solutions conducted by the affiliate (new construction, rehabilitation projects, curb-appeal, and repair projects).

  • Oversee the development of house plans with architect and/or draftsman.

  • Oversee appropriate actions to determine suitability for building (environmental tests if necessary, surveys, plot plans, etc …)

  • Obtain appropriate permits for all projects.

  • Procure competitive bids from area sub-contractors and suppliers – a min. of two bids.

  • Solicit and document in-kind donations of materials, tools, and services.

  • Coordinates material takeoffs from plans.

  • Organizes timely ordering and delivery of materials and supplies.

  • Schedule and monitor subcontractors to ensure timely and accurate project completion.

  • Oversee all areas of construction to make certain that all homes are built to code.

  • Secure Certificate of Occupancy and provide thorough walk-through with homeowner before closing.

  • Provide a simple, decent, affordable home built on time and in budget.

  • Create a volunteer build schedule and coordinate volunteer needs with Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Lead volunteer construction crews in all aspects of construction.

  • Identify, recruit, and train paid and volunteer site supervisors.

Direct Management site supervisors (paid and unpaid):

  • Assign supervisors to jobs and determine when additional supervisors are needed.

  • Assist Site Supervisor with house plans and work scope for volunteer crews to complete.

  • Provide training and construction development opportunities for supervisors and consistent volunteers.

  • Confirm that site supervisors are providing proper materials and tools on-site.

  • Review the Affiliate Safety plan regularly with staff and ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented to maintain a safe volunteer environment.

Miscellaneous Duties:

  • Provide construction reports on a monthly basis to Executive Director.

  • Attend all ceremonies for construction projects including ground breakings, wall-raisings, and dedications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have Management experience overseeing a variety of residential construction projects.

  • Currently hold or willing to complete HFHI Construction Management Training.

  • Currently hold or capable of acquiring a CSL upon hiring.

  • Ability to apply construction knowledge to scheduling, coordinating, and participating in general construction activities.

  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate, and manage multiple work activities.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to lead and motivate volunteers.

  • Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc …

  • Ability to use technology to support construction work, MS Office Suite – Word/Excel/Outlook, Internet, etc …

  • Capacity to lift 50lbs or more.

  • Understanding and passion for the mission and vision of Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

  • Understanding and respectful of the affiliates faith-based roots.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Aimee Giroux via email at

Please, no phone calls.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

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Tentative start: Winter 2023 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.


AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?
The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule, and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.
*Recruit and schedule volunteers for construction, office, deconstruction, Family Services, and special events opportunities.
*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking, and follow-up.
*Work with construction staff to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day, and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management, and recognition tools.

This position will focus on volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?
Springfield, Massachusetts, is in the western part of the state along the beautiful Connecticut River. This is a widely diverse area of both rural communities and urban cities. We are home to the Basketball and Volleyball Halls of Fame, the birthplace of Dr. Seuss, and Indian Motorcycle Company. There are many upstanding higher education universities and colleges in the community as well. We are approximately two hours west of Boston, three hours from Cape Cod, three hours from New York City, and three hours from both the Green Mountains in Vermont and the White Mountains in New Hampshire, making our area an ideal location to live in and serve.

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity proudly serves the 23 cities and towns of Hampden County. Our affiliate was established in 1987 and we have served 100 families through new construction and home preservation projects, as well as 93 families in Guatemala. Our current goal for the 2023 fiscal year is to complete two new construction projects, and up to five preservation projects (two of which are for military veterans).

We are a small affiliate in our staffing size, we currently employ three full-time office staff, one full-time construction manager, one part-time construction site supervisor, one full-time construction staffer, and two part-time construction assistants. The ability to work as a team is essential for us to achieve our goals. To learn more about our organization and mission, visit

Benefits of AmeriCorps service:
*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements:
*Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

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