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We’re Hiring!

We are pleased to announce that we’re hiring and on the lookout for our next Construction Manager!  Position details below.  Interested applicants should email a resume to Shannon MacCarrick at by Friday, February 17th.


Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week; start/end of work day variable based on construction schedule; work days are most often Tuesday – Saturday

Responsibilities: The Construction Manager will coordinate all construction activities for Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, working both on and off-site.  Work may take place at multiple job sites, and throughout both counties.  The Construction Manager reports to the Executive Director.

Primary duties include: Directing and managing volunteer supervisors and general construction volunteers on site; training volunteers as necessary; developing and implementing construction schedules; monitoring construction progress from pre-construction planning through completion of punch list; assuring construction is compliant with building code, Affordable Housing Corporation, Habitat for Humanity International, OSHA and EnergySTAR standards and requirements; ordering inspections and certifications; selecting and communicating with subcontractors; inspecting and accepting offers of donated materials; ordering materials and obtaining Gift-In-Kind products; and running Construction Committee meetings.

Additional duties may include: Monitoring inventory at our barn(s); assuring that tools are functioning properly and available as needed on site; presence on site for large ‘blitz builds’ and/or when groups of volunteers are working with us (the Manager is not expected to be on site for every work day); working with both Site Selection and Construction Committees to develop house plans and identify buildable land for future projects; advocate for accessible, affordable and energy-efficient housing design and construction; updating and maintaining affiliate Construction and Safety Manuals; work in partnership with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule group work days and pair supervisors with groups; work in partnership with Family Services Coordinator to assist with homeowners obtaining their Sweat Equity hours on site

Qualifications: A successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and a thorough, demonstrated knowledge of affordable residential construction.

Additional preferred qualifications: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; strong organizational skills; knowledge of building materials and construction management; understanding of subcontractor agreements; OSHA safety training; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a valid driver’s license; and a willingness to work well with a diverse range of people.

Previous construction experience, a contracting license, and a technical degree are all pluses.  A positive attitude, capable leadership, adaptability to changing priorities, and a commitment to Habitat’s mission are necessary for success in this position.

Contact Shannon MacCarrick at (607) 844-3529 or with questions; Interested candidates should submit a resume to Shannon, via email, by Friday, February 17th

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