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Habitat for Humanity SA

Habitat for Humanity SA (HFHSA) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.  Globally, HFHI is the largest provider of shelter solutions to families and communities in need of adequate housing, water and sanitation.  In Australia, the national body supports housing projects overseas in Asia and the Pacific while domestically it currently operates in four states including South Australia.

Formed in South Australia in 1990 and with a current turnover of around $1m, HFHSA delivers affordable homes to partner families who otherwise would not get to own their own home.  Over time the HFHSA program has diversified to mobilise volunteers from the corporate sector and schools, along with individuals, and its work is supported by a wide network of suppliers and trades who generously support its mission.  Recent projects have included affordable home construction in Adelaide’s north, home repairs, assisting property owners after bushfires and partnering with community organisations in Murray Bridge to build four studios for young homeless people. 

Reporting to and working closely with the Chair and the renewed HFHSA Board, the Executive Officer acts as company secretary for the organisation, represents South Australia in working collaboratively with interstate affiliates and the national body and oversees the delivery of all HFHSA’s operations including fundraising, business development, partnerships with corporate sponsors, government and philanthropic organisations and management of volunteers and a small team of dedicated staff.

The Board is seeking to appoint a person capable of providing the leadership and direction necessary to produce step-change in the scale of the organisation’s operations and applications are invited from established executives with a proven track record in leading an organisation to achieve greater scale and impact.  The successful candidate will demonstrate high level relationship and partnership building skills, sound political acumen, a collaborative working style and the ability to assist staff to realise their full potential.  A combination of housing industry experience and a working knowledge of or connections with the social housing sector in South Australia would be highly regarded.  Strategic and business planning, financial management and budgeting, reporting, compliance, project design and implementation, fundraising and grants submission, volunteer management, and government relations skills would all be great assets.  A strong commitment to the mission of HFHSA will be essential as will empathy and compassion in working with partner families and volunteers.

In order to secure an outstanding candidate, HFHSA will offer a flexible contract between 0.8 and 1.0 FTE.  Salary packaging options are also available.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-based organisation transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities through shelter.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Hannah Way on (08) 8100 8849.

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