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Construction Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Construction Director, the Construction Manager (CM) is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations on Cedar Valley Habitat’s various construction sites, to include new construction, home rehabilitations and A Brush with Kindness projects. The CM has responsibility for engaging, managing and coordinating with the on-site construction team, including house and crew leaders, AmeriCorps and NCCC members, Habitat homebuyers, general volunteers, sub-contractors, developers, city inspectors, etc. Additionally, the CM assists with leading other broad functions of the construction department, including, but not limited to: budgeting, scheduling, bidding of labor and materials, long-range planning, warranty work, volunteer coordination, community partner and homeowner relations, and warehouse management.

Even during peak construction season, this position features a mix of on-site and office work. Successful candidates must be capable of performing at a high level in both settings. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to manage personnel 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with volunteers, providing exceptional customer service at all times
  • At least three years managing commercial or residential construction; proficiency in managing a range of different types of projects from new construction to home rehabilitation to exterior painting/repairs
  • Commitment to affordable housing and mission of Habitat
  • Standing; walking; working evenings and weekends; exposure to heat, wind and rain; ladder climbing; residential construction skills; driving trucks and construction equipment; ability to lift up to 75 pounds; willingness to regularly travel within two-county service area and occasionally statewide
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in individual and group settings
  • Strong computer skills, to include proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic internet functions; experience with project management software is a plus
  • Previous experience with Habitat, residential contracting license and some technical/vocational education  are all highly preferred; bachelor’s degree is a plus



COMPENSATION: $17-$20 per hour (commensurate with experience and qualifications)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental and vision benefits; matching 401(k); paid holiday, vacation, sick and volunteer time

Application Instructions:

Please follow URL/button to apply.  Please apply by close of business on Friday, August 24, 2018.  

Posted 08/09/18

Job ID: 65276