Fund Development Manager, Habitat for Humanity Red Deer

Position Type: Full Time

Territory: Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC

Location: British Columbia

Date ad posted: September 29, 2022

Experience: 3+ yearsApplication deadline: On-going

The Opportunity

The Build Manager works as a leader within the Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC Build Team consisting of the Executive Director, Build Manager, and a Build & Land Board Representative Committee. The Build Manager will oversee all aspects of new residential build planning and construction as well as maintenance, upgrades, and renovations of existing Habitat homes. Some hands-on work may be required. This is a senior management role within the Habitat Southeast BC team.

Key Responsibilities

The Build Manager has primary responsibility and accountability for all aspects of new construction management, repair, and renovations related to Habitat Southeast BC properties current and future. This includes the following responsibilities:

  • An active role in build planning and design together with the Build and Land Committee, engineers and architects, and others as needed.
  • Participate in land parcel identification for future builds, including the evaluation and due diligence investigations for build suitability.
  • Coordinate all build-related permits.
  • General work site construction management.
  • Tender, evaluate, award, and administer all construction contracts
  • Tender, evaluate and award procured materials.
  • Coordinate contractors.
  • Perform change order estimating and assist the Executive Director in change order negotiations.
  • Monitor and report on the status and progress of the build and contracts, including costs, schedule and changes.
  • Liaise and coordinate between engineers, architects, tradespeople, inspectors (Building inspectors, WorkSafe BC, etc.) and others working on or visiting the project site.
  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) – Ensure work is performed in accordance with all applicable safety, health and environmental control requirements and regulations. Conduct and document safety inspections throughout the construction process, assure the working environment is maintained at acceptable levels, and tools and equipment are in good working condition
  • Quality Assurance (QA) – Ensure work is performed in accordance with plans and specified requirements. Conduct and document quality assurance throughout the construction process. Ensure that deficiencies are identified and addressed.
  • Material control – Ensure all build materials are procured and available when required.
  • Ensure work site security and access control.
  • Work closely with other members of the Build and Land Committee, as well as the Habitat Southeast BC staff and volunteer team in support of Family Services, fundraising, marketing, and communications, as needed. In particular, coordinate with the Director, of Resource Development on Gift in Kind (GIK) materials, material discounts, contractor discounts, corporate build days, and volunteer participation.
  • Plan for, train, and supervise Habitat volunteer participation in the build.


  • Residential project management and general contracting experience, preferably in multi-family homes.
  • Experience managing the project scope, cost, and schedule for a residential construction project, ideally of $1M+ in budget.
  • 3+ years of trades crew(s) supervision.
  • 3+ years experience in construction management of residential construction.
  • Experience managing conceptual and detailed build design.
  • Experience with the recruitment, orientation, and recognition of volunteers.
  • Experience with and the ability to work collaboratively with a build project team.
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with community stakeholders and government agencies.

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven Project Management skills
  • Contractor management, including tender through award and contract management.
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts.
  • Knowledge of building code requirements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of WorkSafeBC Regulations.
  • Conflict management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with standard office software and technology, for example, Word, Excel, project planning and scheduling software is an asset.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must consent to a Criminal Record Check as required
  • Travel to other locations may be required and may require the use of own vehicle.
  • Class 5 driver’s license

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Office is in Castlegar BC.
  • Travel required within the Habitat Southeast BC territory
  • The position involves construction management, must be physically fit and able to work in an outdoor environment

Supervision Received:

  • Reports to Executive Director
  • Receives guidance and additional oversight from Habitat Southeast BC Build & Land Board Representative Committee

Supervision Given:

  • Contractor supervisors and managers
  • Engineers, architects, and surveyors
  • Build site visitors
  • Build volunteers

How to Apply

Please note that we will be reviewing and evaluating applications on an ongoing basis and we, therefore, encourage early submissions.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: October 31st, 2022. This is a full-time, permanent staff position.



About Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is a local Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliate group. Habitat Southeast BC serves the Boundary and Kootenay regions of British Columbia from Rock Creek to Alberta, and from Golden to the U.S. border. We are a non-profit housing organization that empowers families through affordable home ownership. Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership model empowers families to invest in home ownership, building strength, stability, and self-reliance for families and for the community.

Habitat for Humanity is the largest builder of new homes and renovations providing for low-income home ownership in Canada. In partnership with the City of Castlegar, Habitat Southeast BC is currently in the midst of a multi-unit affordable housing build in Castlegar, with an expected completion of February 2023

Habitat Southeast BC History

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is the product of a merger between Habitat for Humanity Boundary and Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay which merged in March 2014. The purpose of merging was to realign and create a larger, more efficient, and effective regional organization to serve the area of Southeast BC. Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC was the first ever Habitat merger in the province. Together, our affiliate services the Boundary and Kootenay areas from Rock Creek to the Alberta border, and from Golden to the USA Border.

Habitat for Humanity has been building houses for low to moderate-income families in the Boundary and Kootenay regions of British Columbia since 1999.

Houses have been constructed by Habitat Southeast BC in Grand Forks and Greenwood, B.C. Two single-family homes in Greenwood and three single-family dwellings, two duplexes, and a seven-plex in Grand Forks have been sold to families and individuals who now own their own homes; and a duplex and two single-family dwellings in Nelson as well as a single-family house in Castlegar and one single-family home in Cranbrook. Since Habitat's first build in Grand Forks in 1999, we have built 21 homes in the Southeast BC region and helped more than 25 families.


About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 49 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.