Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley 

Executive Director 

Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Board of Directors

Job Description
The Executive Director acts as the principal affiliate leader, provides overall operational leadership, and directs day-to-day activities to achieve Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley’s (HFHRGV) Vision and Mission. The Executive Director works collaboratively with both the Board of Directors and staff to develop and execute plans for meeting annual goals and objectives. Responsibilities include strategic planning, staff management and mentorship, financial ownership, fundraising, public and governmental relations, and liaison to both the Board, Habitat for Humanity Texas, and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).

Time Requirements
Exempt full-time positions working 40 hours per week. Incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours if required in the evening, weekends depending on the season, fundraising and event calendars. Open to flexibility to work some hours from home.

Duties & Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Commit to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Promote a culture that reflects HFHRGV’s Christian values.
  • Follow the highest ethical standards, ensure accountability, and comply with the law and HFHI standards.

Lead the staff and manage the organization:

  • Create a staff structure that supports HFHRGV’s strategic priorities.
  • Recruit and retain motivated and competent staff.
  • Support the growth and development of staff.
  • Oversee the orientation, training, evaluation and nurturance of Board members, staff, and volunteers, to help ensure that they are making positive and fulfilling contributions to the work of the affiliate.
  • Ensure high quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of HFHRGV programs and services.
  • Ensure adequate financial, human and technology resources exist to collect information, and report effectively to the Board.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, Executive Committee, and Board in preparing a yearly budget to ensure that the affiliate operates within budget guidelines.
  • Directs all financial operations of the organization in accordance to HFHRGV’s Financial Policy, including oversight of Habitat’s mortgage portfolio.
  • Interact with the Finance Committee and/or Treasurer to ensure completion of audits and other financial activities.
  • Manage cash flow.
  • Maintain confidential employee and Partner Family applicant records for the affiliate and its subsidiaries.
  • Monitor the administrative cost to total cost ration and act to ensure the ratio is kept at a level consistent with local and HFHRGV guidelines.

Community Relations, Fundraising, and Development

  • Serve as the main spokesperson for the affiliate.
  • Listen to community clients and funders.
  • Actively participate with appropriate community groups which share the goals of HFHRGV.
  • Help identify fundraising strategies that are right for HFHRGV’s mission and stage of development.
  • Participate in and provide stewardship for fundraising activities by writing letters, speaking in various forums, and stimulating the activities of others in direct fundraising.
  • Assist the Board and Fundraising Committee in developing and implementing its fundraising plan, budget, strategy, and policy.
  • Assist with grant proposal writing.

Board Support

  • Works closely with Chairperson of the Board of Directors to plan efficient and productive meetings.
  • Assist the Board of Directors in making fundamental decisions, preparing strategic plans, and creating/maintaining policies.
  • Develop and support mutual expectations with Board and committee chairs through annual retreat, monthly meetings, and reports.
  • Serve alongside Board in developing future board and committee members, assuring resources exist for transition planning.
  • Serve as a catalyst for active Board participation and envision change and innovation with the Board of Directors.

Other duties may be assigned according to needs of affiliate.


  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, business, marketing, non-profit administration, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 or more years paid experience working in a non-profit or governmental organization is a plus.
  •  Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of basic loans, lending, and mortgage principles is a plus.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and processes, and the ability to develop working relationships with potential funding sources.
  • Competency to effectively manage programs, financial affairs, and assets of the affiliate.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills are required.
  • Bilingual language skills are a plus (Spanish).
  • Demonstrated leadership, administrative, and supervisory skills.
  • Good computer skills (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet management, database management, Microsoft Office, G suites, etc.).
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license and ability to pass criminal, driver and credit background checks, per policy parameters.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley.

About Habitat

Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley has been dedicated to the ideal that all people deserve to own a home that is both comfortable and affordable. Working in partnership with God, Habitat changes lives by enabling people who live in substandard housing to become responsible homeowners. Habitat is responsible for the construction of over 130 houses throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Habitat offers a “hand up” and not a “hand out” to low-income families from the four-county region. Family partners must be hard-working, low-income residents that may not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage.

Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

Acknowledgement of Responsibilities
Nothing in this position description binds HFHRGV or any employee to a specific or definite period of employment or to any specific rules, practices, policies, procedures, benefits, guidelines, working conditions or privileges of employment. As an employee, you are at an at-will employee completely free to quit or resign from the organization at any time you choose, and Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley has the same right to the end the employment relationship at any time it chooses, for any reason, with or without notice.

Please send all resumes to sean@habitatrgv.org.