Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a fantastic place to work. Our employees are a close-knit group who are dedicated to the Habitat mission. We encourage you to apply for any open positions listed on this page by either submitting a cover letter and resume (if indicated below) or by filling out our secure online employment application (unless noted otherwise).

As a Veterans Build Affiliate, we’re committed to seeking more volunteer engagement from veteran groups as well as recruiting veterans for employment, internships and other service opportunities. 

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE IN A SPECIFIC POSTING.

 

Current Openings:

 

Capital Campaign Manager

 Knoxville Habitat for Humanity seeks a Capital Campaign Manager to support the organization’s overall development efforts by providing fundraising support and strategic insight for a comprehensive Capital Campaign. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and preserving affordable home ownership opportunities in Knoxville and Knox County. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer and will provide the necessary communications, logistics and development support to enable staff and volunteers to follow through with prospective donors.

The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker with a minimum of three years of fundraising experience and possess strong organizational and project management skills required to track and manage all of the details involved in running a successful campaign. The successful candidate must have outstanding analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to work with donors and volunteers, and staff. The candidate should be a self-starter and have a “can do” attitude and a demonstrated success in setting and reaching goals.

Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00; plus occasional evening events and approximately 5 Saturday mornings per year

Benefits: Generous benefit package that includes PTO, health, dental, vision, disability and Simple IRA

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to nelder@khfh.com.

 

No Phone Calls Please

 

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for working alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications to coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of the marketing, public relations and communication strategies, including aspects of brand management, marketing, print and electronic communications. This person will provide project coordination of marketing campaigns and social media/website administration and maintenance for both Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and our ReStore.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Scheduling and managing coordination of marketing campaigns and projects (including print, video, digital, etc.), working with internal staff, freelance designers, photographers, website developers and others, while ensuring each project stays on schedule, on target and on budget.
  • Ensuring every aspect of communication representing the affiliate maintains the integrity of the Habitat for Humanity brand, including that of the ReStore; referencing Habitat’s branding and messaging guidelines during creative process while also ensuring all creative staff/vendors do the same.
  • Managing and maintaining all social media accounts, including planning, content creation and curation (social media channels include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube).
  • In cooperation with Events Coordinator and all other departments, project managing and assisting with the communications and promotions of special events that include Women Build, the Sporting Clays Tournament and Playhouse Build.
  • Along with Director of Marketing & Communications, developing strategies and opportunities within the social media and digital marketing plans, especially campaigns driven heavily by social media (such as #GivingTuesday).
  • Editing and publishing website, blog and email newsletter content.
  • Tracking, measuring and reporting on effectiveness of social media and digital communication activities through analytics and reporting resources.
  • Working closely with the Development department, ReStore management and all other departments, serving as project liaison and developing new ideas to keep the mission effective.
  • Researching and identifying new communications partners to help promote our services and events.
  • Attending all staff training sessions and meetings.
  • Keeping updated on public relations and marketing issues released from Habitat for Humanity and all other sources, especially when it comes to social and digital media.

Key Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s mission, ministry and values.
  • At least 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably working in a non-profit environment that includes fundraising OR in a marketing/PR agency working with non-profit clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or other relevant subject.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, managing multiple priorities.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects within deadlines; self-motivated and ability to hold yourself accountable for your work.
  • Excellent writing skills and command of English grammar, with the ability to compose, edit and proofread materials.
  • Excellent and professional presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with social media campaigns.
  • An eye for quality graphic design and professional presentation of marketing materials.
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Microsoft Office and knowledge of Google products and tools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and react with quick turnaround.
  • Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule for events taking place on evenings or weekends.
  • Must meet the physical requirements including lifting and/or moving 25 pounds.

Preferred Requirements

  • Professional experience in a project management role or environment.
  • Knowledge of AP Style.
  • Excellent and professional public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with online cause-fundraising.
  • Proficiency and knowledge of graphic design software including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; Adobe Acrobat; and other communications software and tools.
  • Graphic design skills and experience not required but helpful.

(Full time)

 

 

Appalachia CARES | AmeriCorps Construction Member
$14,279 annually with a financial award of $6,195 toward college expenses.

TITLE:                        APPALACHIA CARES | AMERICORPS MEMBER

 

REPORTS TO:               HOUSE LEADERS and is overseen by the CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

 

JOB SUMMARY:          The AmeriCorps team member is support staff for the Construction Department.  Their primary roles are to assist in all aspects of the building process; to help manage all the materials and supplies needed around the job-site; to become proficient in several leadership positions during the course of the year; and to acquire some marketable skills that could be used in the construction field upon completion of program. Stipend of $14,279 per year along with financial award of $5,920 towards college expenses.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES of the AmeriCorps member include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  1. MANAGEMENT OF BUILD and JOB SITE

 

  1. Has a significant role in maintaining an energetic, enthusiastic, engaged, and safe work site. Works with Crew Leaders to manage specific components of the days build, and also helps to train individual volunteers.  Attempts to learn all the requirements for one leadership position per quarter, with the goal of becoming a skilled Crew Leader in at least 3 separate areas.
  2. Is very involved in maintaining safety on the job-site. Remains current in First Aid training, so that care can be administered directly.  Assists the House Leader by taking any injured individuals to a care facility, if their injury is too severe to be handled on-site.
  3. Is largely responsible for keeping the job-site orderly while work is going on, and then organized-and-protected by the end of each workday; secures materials and equipment; and is actively involved in keeping our costs down, by returning excess materials to supplier, and eliminating waste whenever possible.
  4. Takes a lead role in ensuring that all “green initiatives” are followed through on, so that the best quality product can be delivered to the homeowner. Fully supports our recycling program, and reduces hauling to landfills.
  5. Assists the House Leaders and Warehouse Manager in ensuring that all materials, supplies, and tools are on the job site in advance of need. Helps the House Leader load the POD on the Wednesday 10 days before a BLITZ; removes all un-needed items at the completion of each days build; and is physically engaged on all other Wednesdays to bring out all needed supplies and equipment for the upcoming Saturday builds.
  6. Provides periodic safety checks of all tools, and requests repair or replacement as needed.
  7. In the absence of senior staff, will inspect and sign for delivery of all materials to the job-site, and notes any damaged items or discrepancies. Forwards delivery receipts to the Warehouse/Purchasing Manager in a timely manner.
  8. Returns all tools and equipment to their proper place (on the job-site, work trucks, and warehouse). Are also responsible for keeping the exterior of the “AmeriCorps truck” clean each week, and for doing a thorough cleaning of the interior at least once a month.
  9. Uses approved credit accounts to pick up incidental materials, as directed by any senior staff. Turns in receipts in a timely fashion to Warehouse/Purchasing Manager.

 

 

 

  1. MANAGEMENT OF VOLUNTEERS

 

  1. Provides high-quality, safe, enjoyable, and productive work experience for volunteers and homeowners, engaging them with energy and enthusiasm.
  2. Provides tools, equipment, supplies and safety equipment for volunteers including: sign-in sheets, first aid kit, eye & ear protection, drinking water, heaters or fans, and other supplies as needed.
  3. Assists in identifying potential volunteers to become Crew Leaders, and encourages and supports existing Crew Leaders.

 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Attends weekly department staff meeting.
  2. Attends other affiliate meetings and activities, including conferences, as required.
  3. Attends all required training sessions, and works hard to acquire as much information and learning about as many elements about Habitat, AmeriCorps, and related construction techniques as possible.
  4. Drives and maintains Knoxville Habitat for Humanity work van or truck in a safe and prudent manner, and submits fuel receipts to the Finance Director in a timely manner.
  5. Adheres to the established “winter and summer hours” for all Construction employees.
  6. Follows program and service guidelines of Appalachia Cares
  7. Fulfills project guidelines as outlined by Appalachia Cares