Director of Critical Home Repair

JOB TITLE:                                   Director – Critical Home Repair

DEPARTMENT:                             Critical Home Repair

REPORTS TO:                              President/CEO

SUPERVISES:                               None at present


Responsible for the start-up, growth and management of  all aspects of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Preservation Program for owner-occupied homes of lower-income households, which includes Critical Home Repair and Neighborhood Spruce-Up.  The Director will work with family outreach and neighborhood revitalization coordinator to develop relationships with a variety of community-based partners to deliver owner-occupied repair services.


  • Work with Family Services to assist in family selection, qualification and family participation.
  • Prepare scope of work and itemized cost estimates for all projects.
  • Manage vendors, contractors and building inspectors to acquire the necessary materials, services and inspections for projects.
  • Responsible for application and securing all necessary building permits for projects; coordinate inspections for projects (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc.).
  • Provide all on-site supervision, safety control and quality control for projects.
  • Bid work from subcontracts and major material purchases for projects as appropriate.
  • Maintain requisite job site first aid, vehicle first aid and fire extinguishers for all projects.
  • Coordinate temporary/permanent water and electric services for projects as needed.
  • Comply with all agency construction purchasing and purchase order procedures.
  • Assemble and maintain manufacturers’ equipment warranty information.
  • Develop and maintain subcontractor contact list for projects.
  • Maintain log of subcontractor performance.
  • Develop Microsoft project schedule to allocate resources, forecast project scheduling, and develop time efficient management tools to include all tasks currently assigned.
  • Provide monthly reports to Director of Construction, including work being performed. Reports will include: summary of projects, progress and status report of each project, manpower allocation and expense budget.
  • Assist Development Department in writing grant requests for project funding.
  • Perform all others duties and assignments as directed by Director of Construction.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is highly desired.
  • Solid working knowledge of residential construction and all methods, tools and materials related to residential construction, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, drywall, painting, concrete, masonry, siding, roofing and finish trim.
  • Certified as a lead-safe renovator.
  • Familiar with asbestos identification and remediation.
  • Ability to relate to people of all incomes and ages and the ability to build trusting relationships with homeowners needing repairs.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word computer skills are required.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions; able to climb ladders, safely use hand, power and pneumatic tools.
  • Must have current Ohio driver’s license and have the ability to properly operate motor vehicles and construction equipment.
  • Training in job-site safety requirements and able to make safety the top priority.
  • OSHA 10 certification.
  • Related experience in developing and implementing new programs highly desired.
  • Ability to lift up to 50  pounds.


This position requires 40+ hours per work week.  Evening and weekend work may be required occasionally.