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Immediate Opening For Construction Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA. USA

Position Description: Immediate Opening For Construction Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA. USA


Purpose: Coordinates all aspects of Skagit Habitat for Humanity (SHFH) construction projects, including planning, permitting, site supervision, materials acquisition, subcontractors, inspections, managing/training, volunteers and rehabilitations/repairs.  Implements and utilizes volunteer labor, provides maximum community involvement and produces quality economical homes for low income families in a safe and affordable manner.


Reports to: Executive Director

Key relationships: Reports to Executive Director; assists Building and Site Selection Committees; works closely with Volunteer Coordinator (VC) and assists Site Supervisor (SS).

Work Schedule:  40hrs/week, Tuesday through Saturdays; Tuesday planning and preparing for construction; Wednesday-Saturday working at the construction site with volunteers.


Key Job Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Acquire, develop house or remodeling plans and review plans, submit for permits, and make applications for utilities.
  • Procure and insure delivery of all materials and tools on the construction site for daily activities.
  • Prepare bid documents and solicit bids for construction materials and contract work.
  • Select, negotiate with and engage subcontractors.
  • Develop and coordinate construction schedule including volunteers, site supervision, sub- contractors and inspections.
  • Coordinate timing of Ground Breaking and Home Dedication ceremonies with Partner Families as well as attend the events.
  • Continually seek to encourage the development of relationships with builders, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, etc.
  • Complete the walk-through and punch list with homeowner at the completion of construction.
  • Be responsible for the day’s schedule, job safety and maintaining the quality of workmanship.
  • Prepare a monthly report for the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Build Committee regarding accomplishments and future plans.
  • Act as an ambassador for SHFH; be knowledge enough to answer common questions about its mission, practices and accomplishments.

Human Resources

  • Develop and coordinate daily work-site schedules with SS (when available) and ensure continuity.
  • Recruit and retain skilled and non-skilled volunteers; facilitate development of leadership and construction skills in all volunteers.
  • Plan and implement all construction volunteer training in conjunction with other SHFH staff.
  • Train, supervise and motivate volunteers and groups to ensure a positive experience on each project site while also ensuring applicable OSHA and WISHA safety standards are met.
  • Ensure each home is built or refurbished according to the plans from start to finish and meets local codes.
  • Ability to teach/lead and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, different personalities with varying degrees of construction experience, from zero to licensed, ranging in age from 16 to 80+.
  • Ensure that all volunteers and Partner Families are treated with respect and promote a positive atmosphere on the construction site.
  • Support the SHFH & Habitat for Humanity International mission; SHFH Mission Statement: We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.



  • Ensure that the Affiliate’s Safety Policy is followed on the construction site. Work with SS to ensure that the site is free of avoidable hazards and that safe work practices are being used.
  • Oversee the VC and/or SS to see that all volunteers have viewed the safety DVD, and have signed waiver, and have checked in and out each day.
  • Ensure that all volunteers receive training on construction safety.
  • Update the Affiliate’s Safety Policy annually and as needed in response to changing environments or needs, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity Washington, and International, and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
  • Develop safety meetings and agendas, see that minutes are taken, distributed, and maintain records (include in Building Committee).

Fiscal controls

  • Assist in development of construction budgets with Building Committee Chair, and the Executive Director. Review & approve purchases in excess of $500 per fiscal policy, and requests for payment.  Track expenses by project and budget category.
  • Obtain multiple bids on major expenses to ensure competitive costs.
  • See that all receipts are coded and handed into appropriate SHFH staff within seven days of purchase.
  • Solicit In-Kind donations of materials and labor. Assure proper documentation of In-Kind donations.

Family Support

  • Review plans and specifications with Partner Families, including personalization options.
  • Coordinate with Family Support Committee to arrange for home maintenance classes for homeowners.
  • See that Family Support Committee provides homeowner with up to date Homeowner’s Manual including warrantee information for appliances and fixtures.
  • Respond to construction related complaints/problems from homeowners under affiliate’s warrantee policy.


  • Identify and develop systems and resources needed to meet production goals established by the affiliate’s Annual & Strategic Plans.
  • Work within the Building Committee to regularly review and adapt (if needed) affiliate building methods to reflect current best practices, with particular attention to:
    • Current HFHI standards
    • Affordability
    • Volunteer friendly
    • Green (energy efficient, durable, healthy, sustainable)
    • Accessibility/universal design
  • Work with the Site Selection Committee to identify needs related to land acquisition and development.
  • Whenever possible, attend HFHWA Construction meetings and training, as budgets allow.
  • Keep records as required by funding & safety record partners.
  • Attend Board of Director meetings as requested.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here, are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to house construction sites; wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; outside temperatures typical for the area.  The noise level in the work environment is often loud.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk.  The employee is frequently required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb ladders; and talks, see or hear.


General Requirements: 

Elementary knowledge of common software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.



A minimum of ten years related home construction experience is required.


Formal education/training in construction related trades is preferred.


Certificates/Licenses:  Must maintain a valid driver’s license.  Certified First Aid, Safety & CPR.

Attend OSHA Competent Person Training.


Please send resume and cover letter to

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