Executive Director Job at Decision Associates, Erie, PA

  • Decision Associates
  • Erie, PA

Job Description

On behalf of our client, Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity (Habitat for Humanity) , Decision Associates is actively recruiting for the role of Executive Director. Habitat for Humanity is seeking an Executive Director who will work closely with the staff and Board of Directors to help achieve its mission of seeking to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.


The Executive Director is responsible for creating and implementing strategies, goals, budgets, and providing leadership and strategic direction for staff and resources toward the accomplishment of the organization’s mission. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and financial position of all Habitat for Humanity activities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the mission of Habitat for Humanity at the direction of and in conjunction with the Board.
  • Create a strategic plan for the organization in partnership with the Board and other crucial organizational stakeholders that will enhance Habitat for Humanity’s ability to stay true to the mission and achieve their ultimate ideal state.
  • Direct and oversee the organization’s finances, including donations/grants, expenses, and debt structure.
  • Prepare and recommend annual budgets to the Board.
  • Conduct financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Create and execute a grant funding plan as authorized by the Board to secure funding for projects as needed.
  • Develop key metrics to monitor the progress of organizational activities and provide regular reports to the Board.
  • Create and maintain effective communication and relationships with key stakeholders including the Board, volunteers, community leaders, tenants, donors/funding sources, media, and employees, as well as other partners/partner organizations.
  • Represent Habitat for Humanity at community and neighborhood meetings and events related to the projects, mission, goals, and objectives of the organization.
  • Conduct all recruitment, onboarding, retention, and offboarding activities for Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity team.
  • Develop and maintain updated job descriptions for all positions within the organization.
  • Review and modify staffing and resource allocation to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Prepare agendas and supporting materials for Board meetings and provide to Board members in advance of each meeting.
  • Conduct follow up after Board meetings, ensuring minutes are sent out in a timely manner and action items are communicated to relevant parties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, or related field is required.
  • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, organizational leadership, or related field is a bonus.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a CEO, Executive Director, or other organizational/operations leadership role.
  • Is a licensed mortgage originator with an NMLS Number or has the ability to obtain a license.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and resolve complex issues, understanding stakeholder interests and balance to achieve organizational goals.
  • Polished verbal communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, writing and public speaking skills. Ability to communicate complex subject matter, and to advocate effectively.
  • High level of financial acumen and a strong understanding of the financials of an organization, accounting standards, controls, and best practices.
  • Ability to think creatively, and to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the organization.
  • Ability to think strategically andenvision future possibilities and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the strategies.
  • Strong collaborator with a proven record of building meaningful partnerships with staff, volunteers, donors, board of directors and strategic partners.
  • An inspirational leader, with a history of leading a staff and managing their professional growth and development.


Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.

Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Tags

Full time,

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