This Week at Holston Habitat 3/30/15

Easter 6

The Holston Habitat for Humanity office will be closed on Friday, April 3 in celebration of the Easter holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Holston Habitat Seeks Community Outreach Director



The Community Outreach Director (COD) will lead the strategic deployment of HHFH’s programs and services so that their impact improves the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods and communities. The COD is responsible for assessing the development goals and housing needs of communities, evaluating the opportunities to work collaboratively with other organizations and making recommendations to HHFH leadership.  The COD directly oversees the development of the neighborhood revitalization,  (NR), community outreach, public funding, Home Repair program,  and assembles and leads staff and volunteers to develop new business and program areas as directed to meet community or strategic organizational objectives.


  • Work with HHFH ED, Board and staff to identify community development goals based on the guiding principles of Asset Based Community Development, craft strategies for achieving those goals, supervise data collection and evaluation efforts and report on the outcomes.
  • Participate in community-based planning initiatives to develop and implement a plan for leveraging HHFH programs in order to advance community development efforts in targeted areas.
  • Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals at key non-profit, for-profit and government agencies to support our work in targeted communities.
  • Facilitate the process of entering into formal partnerships with other entities in order to meet community development goals.
  • Manage a team from across the agency that plan and implement coordinated community outreach efforts to achieve program goals for Family Services, ReStore, NRI, Volunteer Programs, Resource Development, Communications, Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention, Advocacy, and Community Development.
  • Develop priorities to secure public grants. Establish public funding monetary goals, monitor progress and report to Resource Development Committee.
  • Supervise the Home Repair Program to insure coordination with community development efforts.
  • Provide leadership to the Gift in Kind program and GIK solicitors
  • Collaborate with staff and partners to identify new program opportunities based on community need and available resources.
    • Research, develop, and present feasibility analysis of program opportunities to affiliate leadership.
    • Manage new programs during research and pilot phase as needed.
  • Participate with other Habitat affiliates to share ideas and enhance evaluation, community and program development efforts.


  • BA/BS Degree, Community Development, Housing, Public Affairs, or Urban Planning preferred
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 year’s experience in Community development, including experience in housing or real estate development
  • Three or more year’s experience in project management
  • 3 year’s supervisory experience at a manager or director level
  • Have an entrepreneurial, results-driven style and an ability to identify and implement creative approaches to housing procurement and development
  • Ability to fit into the culture of HHFH, including a strong belief in the mission of Habitat for Humanity and in the people and neighborhoods it serves
  • Have the judgment, maturity and self-confidence to recognize and respect the inherent strengths of HHFH and, at the same time, add a fresh perspective.
  • Proven skills in real estate development, together with the ability to negotiate, implement and monitor contracts
  • Possess the people skills and versatility to effectively build and maintain relationships
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with the core tenets of Habitat for Humanity and community development
  • Exceptional leadership, management, supervision and motivational skills; functions well as a senior leader of a fully participative, engaged team, fostering a trusting and respectful environment
  • Comfortable with Habitat’s Christian identity and willing to communicate that identity to community partners
  • Possess strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to relate to a highly diverse environment and clientele, including members of the Board of Directors, staff, contractors, neighborhood and community leaders, new homeowners, and corporate and other volunteers, interacting with grace and respect
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans
  • Complete commitment to service and quality
  • High energy and the ability to function effectively with a minimum of daily direction and support. Can solve problems and makes decisions independently in a creative and effective manner
  • Project development and management skills. Administer an effective decision-making processes
  • Excellent work ethic with a results oriented style
  • Team player


  • Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Hear and talk in order to communicate with others
  • Independently operate a motor vehicle


The work is mainly performed in an office environment, with some travel to construction sites or other events.
If interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and resume’ to by April 15.

This Week at Holston Habitat 3/23/15

Kingsport Home Dedication


Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the dedication of our first ever 5-bedroom house project.  The home is located at 2512 Westmoreland Avenue in Kingsport and was built in partnership with the family of Tabby Johnson.  Funding and labor for the project were provided by Celebration Church and First Baptist Church of Kingsport.  The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28.  Volunteers, partner families and other Holston Habitat supporters are all invited to attend.

Office Closure

The Holston Habitat for Humanity office will be closed Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27 as staff attend the National Affiliate Conference.  The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30.

Learn more about how you can get involved in the Tri-Cities region by calling the Holston Habitat for Humanity office at 423-239-7689.