Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $125,000 - $150,000
Organization's Mission: To make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity carries out its mission and vision through three pillars of service: building affordable homes, making critical home repairs, and offering low-cost building materials and household items in our ReStore. Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a nonprofit that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity serves Salt Lake County, Tooele County and recently began serving Davis County.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: NON-PROSELYTIZING POLICY
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize or work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their involvement with Habitat. We will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Position Summary: Following the impending retirement of a long-serving Executive Director, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity (SLVHFH) seeks a compassionate and dynamic leader to guide a talented Staff and engaged Board of Directors. In collaboration with the Board, the Executive Director will need to think creatively and strategically about the organization's current opportunities and challenges and propose ways the organization will optimally serve as an engine for change. This results-oriented executive will oversee strategy, programs, operations, fundraising, talent development, and financial performance. They will be a strong communicator both one-on-one, and with large groups. They will be able to sustain and grow relationships within the organization, and across the community, including with government officials, donors, nonprofit partners, and community leaders. They will be the face of SLVHFH and, along with its Board of Directors, will be responsible for ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of SLVHFH. The person in this position has a fantastic opportunity to manage a stable and well-established organization and oversee a team of 25 professional staff, seven direct reports, a robust volunteer force, and an annual operating budget of more than $3 million.

The ideal candidate will be a curious, innovative, and approachable executive with a sense of humor who fosters an environment of fun and collaboration. They will be an organizational steward of the brand and will understand their role in growing and upholding the strong reputation of SLVHFH as a trusted partner and community asset. They must solve problems, effectively lead cross-functional teams, balance competing priorities, and be flexible. The future Executive Director will be a strong relationship builder with high self-awareness, empathy, and humility. They will embody the Habitat for Humanity values, and appreciate the affiliation with Christian ministry, even if they aren't personally religiously affiliated.
Primary Responsibilities: Leadership and Mission Delivery
• Coach, inspire, motivate, and lead a talented direct service and administrative staff of varied life experiences, identities, and backgrounds.
• Advance an inclusive culture that is collaborative, transparent, respectful, and affirming of all backgrounds and identities, and be an accessible leader to all staff.
• Maintain a professional climate that supports staff in setting and achieving goals while attracting and retaining top-quality personnel.
• Become knowledgeable of the core functions of the organization's services and programs, including the construction of homes, critical home repair, and the Restore.
• Stay current on policies, and procedures regarding local housing, construction, and real estate topics.
• Stay informed on legislative issues impacting the organization's mission and actively participate in public policy initiatives.
• Celebrate successes, embrace failures, and drive the organization's performance with a culture of autonomy and continuous improvement.
• Ensure a commitment to delivering the best possible services to clients, with a focus on excellence in every aspect of the organization's work.

Governance and Board Relations
• Collaborate with and support the Board in fulfilling its governance and fiduciary duties, including board recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, board education, board evaluation, and maintaining relationships with long-standing departing board members.
• Partner with the Board to create and implement a strategic plan and identify growth areas.
• Work with the Board to identify, solicit, and acquire new funding sources.
• Provide regular and transparent reports to the Board on operational, financial, and programmatic progress, ensuring they are well-informed about the organization's performance.

Strategy and Visioning
• Lead through periods of growth and transition and demonstrate an ability to “think big” while ensuring both organizational sustainability, and operational excellence.
• Provide thoughtful, innovative, and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering.
• Oversee visioning implementation while ensuring necessary funds, staff, infrastructure, and resources are available to realize goals.
• Ensure effective systems to track progress and measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents.

Partnerships, Fundraising and Communications
• Identify new paths towards growth to ensure SLVHFH can continue to maximize impact.
• Build strong relationships with city governments, and work with various small municipalities.
• Work with Board and staff to fully understand all existing and potential philanthropic funding streams.
• Maintain a portfolio of major donors, and partners for cultivation and engagement.
• Serve as lead spokesperson while also cultivating other spokespeople amongst Professional Staff and Board.
• Inspire donors, government officials, partners, and the community to action through impassioned and eloquent storytelling.

Financial Management
• Work in partnership with the Board and Controller to manage the budget and daily financial operations for maximum utilization of resources and financial positioning for the organization.
• Foster a collaborative and transparent approach to financial management, ensuring the financial stability, growth, and sustainability of SLVHFH .
• Monitor compliance with all funding requirements.
Desired Qualifications: • High sense of commitment to SLVHFH mission.
• Five+ years of successful leadership and management experience in the nonprofit/human/social service sector and proven ability to effectively manage and lead a growing organization.
• Experience in housing, real estate, or construction preferred.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
• Excel in forging authentic connections, building rapport with stakeholders from various backgrounds, and leveraging relationships to magnify influence.
• Demonstrated success in developing, and managing relationships with government officials, donors, board members, corporate supporters, and community members.
• Strong finance acumen with building and managing budgets, and making sound financial decisions.
• Commitment to creating a welcoming environment for all and experience engaging with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent communication, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate and align mission, vision, and values to funders.
• The maturity, integrity, professionalism, and experience to earn the trust and confidence of your team, board leadership, funders, clients, and community partners.
• Creative, innovative thinker who embraces new ways of approaching planning, challenges, and opportunities; willing to challenge the status quo; adaptable, and flexible in thinking and execution.
• Knowledge of nonprofit governance and experience working with or on boards.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to delegate, meet deadlines, and follow through.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $125,000-$150,000.

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity provides a wide range of benefits to its employees, including:
• Health insurance with 100% premiums paid for employees.
• A 3% IRA match after one-year tenure - 100% vested immediately.
• Generous PTO allowance that grows with tenure in addition to 12 paid holidays annually.
• Potential for an annual performance bonus (subject to Board approval).
How to Apply: Pathway Associates has been retained to lead this search effort on behalf of Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information as needed. All
inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Lia Summers
Phone: 866.306.0699