Chief Executive Office (CEO)

Habitat for Humanity International   •  

Corpus Christi, TX

Industry: Non-Profit


11 - 15 years

Posted 342 days ago

Habitat for Humanity of Corpus Christi is seeking a chief executive officer. This individual will report to the HFHCC Board of Directors and will manage a yearly budget of $1.8 million and a staff of 5 individuals. The CEO should offer vision and leadership to fulfill HFH’s Christian mission in Corpus Christi. At the core of this mission is a commitment to eliminating substandard housing from all of Corpus Christi. The ideal CEO will excel in nonprofit management and be able to learn the core of HFH’s work with volunteers, mortgage law, construction, homeowner services and retail (ReStore).

The CEO participates with the Board in developing a vision and strategic goals for HFH of Corpus Christi. The CEO leads the organization in achieving its goals through developing and implementing strategic and operational plans, and integrating the work of committees, staff and volunteers into a coherent, consistent an effective program of advocacy, construction, financing and homeowner support resulting in successful home ownership for participant families. An ability to develop and sustain partnerships that will magnify our efforts is a must.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and Implement Strategic Vision

  • Work with Board and committee chairs to develop in-depth understanding of HFH’s mission and the opportunities and constraints related to achieving that mission.
  • Propose goals and strategies for growth and seek resources and partners to enable HFH to reach goals.
  • Work with committee chairs and staff to design and implement action plans.
  • Identify resources needed to achieve goals; design approaches and timelines to securing them.
  • Communicate approved goals and plans throughout organization.

Communicate HFH’s Mission, Goals and Commitment

  • Provide strong leadership, visibility and highest representation of the Habitat mission to the community.
  • Communicate the HFH model of homeownership and its volunteers to groups, organizations and individuals through public speaking and presentations.
  • Develop internal and external communication plans that make affordable housing a matter of conscience amongst Corpus Christi’s caring people.
  • Design ways to bring HFH’s message to the community, with emphasis on businesses, communities of faith and civic leadership.
  • Develop effective working relationships with public and private agencies concerned with housing and neighborhood revitalization.
  • Recruit and coach volunteers to assist in developing and implementing communication strategy.
  • Lead staff in developing routines and mechanisms to ensure constant flow of communication throughout HFH.

Manage Implementation of Approved Plans

  • Consult with operational committee chairs and management staff to determine feasibility, timing and potential barriers to successfully implementing plans.
  • Continuously monitor and report on progress toward operational goals: land acquisition, advocacy, homeowner selection and support, construction, volunteers and the development of the ReStore.

Develop and Lead Implementation of Fund-raising Plans

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of fund development.
  • Must be experienced with and comfortable taking the lead in Major Gifts aspect of fundraising and be comfortable in making “the ask”.
  • Provide income stream that is varied, sufficient and sustainable to support HFH’s operational plans.
  • Develop strategic approach to fundraising. Execute time-bound plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate, foundation and church donors.
  • Develop potential fund sources, both public and private.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers skilled in development activities: major gift solicitation, grant applications and fundraising events.

Recruit, Manage and Support People Working on the HFH Mission

  • Recruit, Manage and support staff through accepted HR practices.
  • Ensure that the staff is trained in the philosophy of HFHCC and in non-discriminatory work practices.
  • Ensure that staff treats all members of the public, including volunteers and homeowners, with respect and courtesy by providing appropriate training and guidance.
  • Ensure volunteers are continuously recruited, trained and given meaningful, compelling roles within all aspects of the organization.
  • Devise process to ensure volunteers have a positive experience working for HFH.
  • Determine support needs of staff and volunteers; work with Board and relevant committees to ensure needs are met.
  • Actively lead management staff for overall supervision of HFH operational work.
  • Provide direction to and coordinate work of operational committee chairs.
  • Coordinate work plans and availability of staff and volunteers to ensure strong team dynamic and effective, continuous coverage of major activities.

Ensure Accountability to Board and Funders by Establishing Procedures Consistent with Their Requirements

  • Direct preparation of financial and program reports and regularly report to relevant committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Commit HFH resources with utmost integrity for maximum community impact within framework and policies established by the Board.
  • Develop and maintain current policy and procedure manual; recommend changes as needed.


This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of HFH. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the highest level of written and verbal communication skills. Public speaking and development of presentations must be a strength. The candidate will have proven success in building and working in a team environment. Candidate must possess an entrepreneurial spirit with strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment, and the ability to multi-task. This individual must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Must be able to deal with all kinds of individuals and remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor. Must have experience developing and working with major donors and be able to communicate effectively and professionally with them. Must be able to ensure mortgage laws are followed by organization. A strong desire to develop professionally is required.

Must have the ability to navigate in and around home construction work sites. Must have the ability to travel when needed within the greater Corpus Christi area, state and to meetings out-of-state and must have valid driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle.


A minimum of 10 years of related experience required with proven track record in growing an organization and engaging a volunteer board of directors. Candidate must have demonstrated independent responsibility for program management and accomplishing results, for managing a $1.8 million budget in either the for-profit or not-for-profit world. Experience in staff management and team-building required.