Director of Construction

Background: Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 by a group of dedicated volunteers who shared a vision to revitalize Cuyahoga County neighborhoods and help local hard-working, lower-income families help themselves create strength, stability, and self-reliance. Cleveland Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions.

Position Summary: Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Construction directs and oversees groups of variously skilled staff and volunteers, from diverse backgrounds, in both a leadership and instructional capacity. The Director of Construction exercises discretion and independent judgment, and is responsible for the efficient production of multiple quality housing projects on a demanding schedule. It is projected for calendar year 2022 for the Director of Construction to have “hands on” nearly 50 housing projects with a projected completion of approximately 30.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct and oversee the management of all construction projects, including but not limited to site development, excavation, foundations, painting, drywall installation and finishing, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, heating, plumbing, electrical, flooring, general construction labor, and all other skills necessary for on-time job completion.
  • Responsible for jobsite supervision including the work of the Construction Staff and Volunteers, theft prevention, protection of affiliate resources such as tools and vehicles, and site/warehouse cleanliness.
  • Direct the annual planning, construction schedule, budget and program of work.
  • Educate and develop construction staff in all aspects of production and jobsite management and when necessary, regular progress reporting on individual team members.
  • Responsible for the supervision and instruction of unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled volunteers, interns and paid staff in all aspects of production tasks.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of project drawings, staff/volunteer instruction manuals, specifications and other documents associated with each project assigned.
  • Direct the management of punch list identification and completion process, warranty work, initial walk-through and sign off and when necessary assist with ongoing education to assure capable and responsible home ownership by Habitat Partner Families.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality, on-time production in line with project drawings, specifications, and schedule.
  • Direct the maintenance of project paperwork, including but not limited to daily construction reports, volunteer registration, delivery receipts, accident reporting, and incident reporting.
  • Direct and oversee the scheduling of subcontractors, utility connections, and municipal inspections.
  • Collaborate with the development of a long-range vision and short-term strategies.
  • Plan and schedule labor requirements on-site and communicate those needs to management, Partner Family Manager and Volunteer Manager in advance.
  • Direct and oversee the development of material estimates.
  • Direct and oversee the inspection of jobsites to insure that safety procedures are being followed in accordance to the GCHFH Safety Manual.
  • Be well organized in all aspects of the job.
  • Others duties as assigned by the President/CEO.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with all building trades involved in single-family residential construction, including knowledge of relevant building materials and tools.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in construction management.
  • Project Management experience; ability to read construction drawings.
  • Excellent communication, training, and volunteer management skills.
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, QuickBooks and Computer Ease.
  • Proven ability to lead, delegate, motivate, support, evaluate and develop staff and volunteers.
  • Strong analytical skills and continuous attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated organizational, motivational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.
  • Commitment to creative problem-solving and a cooperative work ethic.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, and as flexible as necessary to respond to problems as they arise.
  • Commitment to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity mission and the principles of Habitat for Humanity International.


This is a full-time benefited; salaried; exempt position offering an attractive salary for the selected candidate. Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity provides its benefits eligible employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurances, 401K with an exceptional match, and Employer paid Life, AD&D, Short-term, and Long-Term Disability Coverages. We also offer Sick, Vacation and Holiday pays.


This position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit resume with cover letter including salary expectations to:

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Is an Equal Opportunity Employer