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CEO, Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 05/08/2022

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The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and lead the execution of the strategic plan. Direct reports include the CFO, Vice President of Development & Communications, Director of Construction, ReStore Director, Director of Homeowner Services, and the Director of Human Resources. 

Strategic leadership: Drive the execution of the strategic plan and position the organization for long-term success by identifying opportunities for expansion of needed services

Financial leadership:  Provide stewardship of the organization’s financial health

Staff leadership and development:  Attract, develop, and retain a high performing leadership team; empower them to “own” key initiatives

Community engagement:  Be the face of the organization with diverse homebuyers, Board members, funders, volunteers, and community partners

Fundraising: Partner with the Development team to broaden sources of funding from grants, corporate sponsorships, individual giving, and special events

Board cultivation and development:  Engage Board members to leverage their talents and networks to further the organization’s mission and community impact

Creative Development and Financing: Collaborate with the CFO and banking partners toIdentify new alternatives for home financing and development activity based on market opportunities

Volunteer Engagement: Work with staff to recruit and engage volunteers

Equity and Inclusion:  Create an inclusive culture that reflects the diversity of the population served and provides opportunities for staff at all levels

Operational Excellence: Support the efforts of the operations staff around recruiting and retention of staff as well as addressing supply chain challenges

Thought Leadership/Advocacy:  Earn a seat at the table for important community conversations around the availability of affordable housing


  • An authentic connection the mission of Habitat for Humanity
  • A track record of leading the strategic direction and growth of an organization
  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A demonstrated commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Experience partnering with a non-profit Board
  • Success working with a development team to raise funds for a non-profit organization
  • Evidence of attracting, developing, and empowering a strong leadership team
  • P&L responsibility at a minimum of $5m is strongly preferred
  • Evidence of strong relationships across public, nonprofit, and private sectors within Cincinnati is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success partnering with other nonprofit organizations toward a common purpose
  • Home construction/real estate development experience a plus


  • Strategic, and willing to be hands-on
  • Has a heart for the mission
  • Authentic connection to the clients served
  • Charismatic, can influence others
  • Engaging with all stakeholders
  • Relationship builder
  • Flexible, comfortable with change
  • Calm under pressure
  • Creative problem solver
  • Accessible
  • A trusted community partner
  • Good listener


  • See your efforts have a direct impact on communities and the lives of residents every day
  • Lead a passionate group of staff members, Board members and volunteers
  • Help the organization grow and increase its impact in the region to serve 365 families a year!


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