Job Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity – Site Coordinator

Status: Seasonal/Part Time/Hourly
Position Title: Site Coordinator Reports to: Construction Manager

Performance Summary

This field-based position is responsible for assisting the affiliate’s Construction Manager and Volunteer Engagement Manager in the successful completion of all construction activities, including managing volunteers on the build site and assisting with all activities involved in the construction of homes. This high-energy, relationship-based and goal-oriented position requires extremely strong organizational skills, speaking/communication skills and a genuine passion for Habitat’s mission. The site coordinator serves as the chief point of contact for volunteers on the construction site. The Site Coordinator will providing excellent customer service to the volunteers while on the job site and keep them engaged in the construction process with direction from the Construction Manager.


Good work and business ethics. Must be a proven self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Individual must be organized and capable of good task follow-up. Must have the ability to relate to people of different races, faiths and incomes.

• Coordinate pre-build logistics with the Volunteer Engagement Manager, including (but not limited to) the stocking of necessary volunteer support materials for meals, staging and related onsite logistics
• Greet and register volunteers and visitors, share about Habitat, and help lead morning circle up about the logistics for the day as outlined in the daily expectation memo
• Ensure all volunteers are productively engaged in the construction process and feel valued and connected
• Be present on site to support volunteers and visitors, ensure their personal needs are met and tasks at hand are explained clearly
• Communicate build schedule information to staff members as needed on a daily basis
• Responsible for regular inspection and maintenance of all on-site housekeeping and volunteer parking, including maintaining clean and safe job sites, streets and sidewalks free of mud, debris and trash.
• Work with the Director of Operations, Director of Construction and Construction Manager to ensure that all injuries on site are handled according to the organization’s protocol and all proper documentation is completed.
• Perform any/all other construction related tasks as assigned by the Construction Manager and/or the Director of Construction.


• Ability to work independently, set and balance priorities, and take initiative
• Planning and organizing
• Teamwork and collaboration
• High level communication skills
• Strong focus on customer service
• Ability to work with a wide range of people

Physical Requirements:

• Generally be in good health
• Ability to maneuver on a construction site (over dirt, rocks, piles of material, etc.)
• Ability to lift 40 pounds
• Ability to climb ladders, bend, kneel and reach, in awkward and tiring positions
• Ability to sit in front of a computer and complete computer work, sometimes for hours at a time
• Ability to stand for a few hours at a time, as the event dictates
• Ability to speak without a microphone to groups of 10 to 50 people

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to no phone inquiries

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is firmly committed to a being an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic background, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Summer Social Media Series

We are kicking off the summer Social Media series next month!  Get answers from professionals and connect with your peers.

Amber Foster, our Marketing Minute guest blogger, is hosting this brown bag lunch series for the third year. This year’s sessions are:

  • June 24th – “Successful Social Media Campaigns” by Stephen J. Bailey, Web, SEO, & Social Media Development, Detailed Web Design
  • July 15th – “Content Management” by John Felts and Jasmine Bejar
  • August 5th – “Blogging 101” by Jaclyn Garver
Stephen J. Bailey
Stephen J. Bailey

Session I: Successful Social Media Campaigns
Presenter: Stephen J. Bailey
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM -1 PM
Location: Meeting Room C
 *Bring your own lunch

Stephen will be discussing the three most common avenues of social media for businesses: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This will be a basic and informal presentation with an open dialogue and discussion both during and after the presentation.

Stephen lives and works in Downtown Fort Wayne. In 2011, he left Corporate America to turn his web design hobby into a full-time business via his company Detailed Web Design. He manages social media accounts for over a dozen companies, has built over 100 websites since 2006, is driven by SEO results, and works extensively in almost all digital marketing avenues. He has worked with a wide range of companies including national and small businesses as well as nonprofits. He is the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award for the Class of 2015 in Northeast Indiana.

Click here to register for Stephen’s session.

Job Opportunity: McMillen Center for Health Education – Brush!® Sales Manager

The Brush!® Sales Manager will create and build client relationships while concurrently supporting sales, business retention and business development initiatives across the country.  This Fort Wayne-based position serves as an integral partner with the McMillen Center’s Brush! team in supporting and managing program business development to include customer visits, presentations, conference attendance, and preparation of quotes.

Travel may include overnight travel.  While business demands will dictate the travel requirements, we anticipate travel to be, at a minimum, 20% of the position expectations.

Part-time (20 hours a week) with the potential of full time.  Please include your salary range expectation in your cover letter and submit to Frances Brooks at

More information at

Brush!® Information at

Reflections on BLF14: Post #14 – Governance By Design

Reflection on 2014 Board Leadership Forum, is the first of two reviews submitted by Kent Castleman. The session on executive transition was also reviewed by Carrie Minnich.

Attending the Big Leadership Forum by BoardSource was a great experience for me as a non-profit executive director, founder, board member and Get on Board Committee Member.

We are very blessed to have the level of training and non-profit board governance we have in Fort Wayne and Allen County which has been led by the Foellinger Foundation, but supported and embraced by many other funders and supporters.

GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn.
GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn. Kent Castleman is on the far left.

The theme of the conference was Governance By Design which allowed for an overwhelming focus throughout the conference on being intentional about nonprofit engagement and intentional about your role as a board member/leader.

So many times people are asked to be on a board without doing their own homework to understand the culture and environment of that board or organization. The conference speakers focused on this point throughout the conference….. “Intentionality leads to success. “

Leadership Transition and Succession…

As the founder and Executive Director of the Cornerstone Youth Center serving youth in Southeast Allen County, I have many worries when it comes to the time I might move on past Cornerstone.So I spent several of my workshop sessions reviewing leadership transition and succession planning. Continue reading

News Flash!: Status of Nonprofits in 2015

Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey was published last month. The survey, as the name implies, focuses on the financial health of the third sector. Nonprofits today (and their funders) are looking at long term sustainability. It is challenging to look into the future because nonprofits are currently not able to meet demands or can secure the funds to do so.

Below are significant statistics of the survey:

76% of nonprofits reported an increase in demand for services
52% of nonprofits could not meet the demand
71% of those nonprofits that could not meet demand, said client needs go unmet

53% report three months or less of cash-on-hand
32% find achieving long-term sustainability a top challenge
25% struggle to be able to offer competitive pay and/or retain staff
19% cannot raise funding to cover full costs

To read the full article review by Social Velocity, click here.
To read the full article by Nonprofit Finance Fund, click here.
To view all survey results, click here.

How does your organization stack up? Let us know where your organization stands in the comment area below.

Job Opportunity: Girl Scouts- Outside Sales Recruiter

The GSNI-M is launching a new, cutting edge sales force and initiative.   We are currently seeking Outside Sales Recruiters to learn and sell this exciting program.  This individual will receive proven and solid Sales Coaching Skills Training and Support to assist them develop into a successful team of Next Generation Sales Representatives and to take the Girl Scouts to the next tier of their evolvement.

Position Summary:

The Outside Sales Recruiter is responsible for developing and executing effective recruiting strategies via in-person contacts to increase membership in assigned, established geographic areas. This includes recruiting members to participate in leadership training and experience as well as recruiting volunteers to deliver and support programming, identifying strategic program and financial partnerships, and promoting strategic participation in community activities. The Outside Sales Recruiter will be cross-trained to also fulfill the role of Inside Sales Recruiter as necessary, and will learn and execute consultative dialogue methodology for both outside and inside selling scenarios.  This position is primarily field-based.
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Are you a health related nonprofit? Read this!

Meet the Funders this year (date to be announced soon) will focus on the health field. All participating funders in the panel discussion and forum will be from local foundations with health related interests or missions.

At this event nonprofits serving the community’s physical and mental health needs will have the opportunity to learn about each funders’ giving guidelines and programs.

Tell us:

  • What topics would be beneficial for discussion?
  • What burning questions do you have?

Please vote in our poll or post your questions in the comment area below.