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Careers with Flower City Habitat for Humanity

Are you looking for a rewarding career that builds strength, stability, and self-reliance in Rochester? Consider joining Flower City Habitat for Humanity's team of caring professionals. 

Current Openings



WORK WEEK: Monday through Friday, weekends/evenings as required


OVERVIEW: Flower City Habitat for Humanity is seeking a highly-independent, results-oriented Construction Manager to manage our construction sites, volunteers and team, and support the rapid growth of our neighborhood revitalization program. The Neighborhood Revitalization program aims to face housing challenges in a holistic way by engaging community members, improving neighborhood conditions, and performing house repairs.

Successful Flower City Habitat for Humanity team members share the following characteristics:

  • Believe in a hand up, not a hand out for those underserved working to better their future
  • Possess a “go above and beyond” attitude—nobody here works just for a paycheck
  • Thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity
  • Do what they say they will do
  • Are creative problem solvers that work across teams
  • Love results and hate excuses

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The role of Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) Construction Manager (CM) is to oversee the construction planning, scheduling, and management of new and rehabilitated homes. This includes but is not limited to field staff, volunteer, subcontractor, supplier oversight as well as materials acquisition and control. The CM is also responsible for overseeing the FCHH cabinet shop and major FCHH facility/fleet maintenance, repairs and improvements. The CM reports to FCHH’s CEO.


Construction Planning and Scheduling

  • Works with the site supervisors (and other staff members) to plan construction schedule for the year. Works closely with the CEO to ensure that timelines for grants are met.
  • Establishes the house plan, budget, and schedule for each house project.
  • Ensures all permitting requirements are met.
  • Prepares monthly reports for the Construction Committee.
  • Stays current in building industry trends/accreditations.

Construction Site Management

  • Manages all field staff and the construction sites.
  • Working with field staff, the CM will ensure that the construction sites are safe.

Worksite Safety

  • Creates/maintains a safety culture through programs and compliance for all field staff and volunteers.

Inventory Control

  • Creates, measures and enhances FCHH construction materials control system.


  • Purchases materials while maintaining efficiency.
  • Arranges timely deliveries of materials.


  • Communicates key objectives, schedules, donor and volunteer needs between the field staff and the office staff.
  • Communicates accurately and in a timely any problems, delays, or impediments from the field staff to the office staff.

Volunteer & Homebuyer Training

  • Ensures that the field staff begin each day with volunteer sign-up, devotion, and then clearly verbalized instructions for the day’s activities.
  • Develops lasting relationships with construction volunteers, developing them into skilled, regular contributors.

Work Site Security

  • Employs anti-theft measures for all equipment and materials.


  • Manages field staff during site events.
  • Participates in meetings and maintains communications with field staff leading up to events to ensure success.
  • Participates in fundraising events as requested (often in the evening or on weekends).
  • Formally speaks to event attendees, or to media as requested.

Professional Affiliations

  • Is active with the Rochester Homebuilder’s Association.


  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in the residential construction field, 6+ years preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, methods and safety protocols.
  • Skill in the art of teaching all phases of the construction trade to un-trained volunteers
  • A valid CA Class C Driver’s License and able to drive large trucks
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb, and lift up to 40 pounds frequently, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Must complete lead abatement course and OSHA safety training within first year of employment
  • Basic computer skills; experience in Microsoft Project a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter, able to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience in a non-profit construction environment
  • Familiarity with Habitat for Humanity’s mission and model
  • CPR/First aid training
  • At least 10 hours of OSHA training


Salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers health and dental insurance, twenty paid days off, retirement, and other benefits.


To apply, please email the following to employment@rochesterhabitat.org

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Current resume

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

ReStore Associate

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Location: Henrietta ReStore (2199 East Henrietta Road) 

Description: As a full time ReStore Associate you will perform a wide variety of duties as we further our mission of building homes, community and hope through the sales of donated home furnishings, building supplies and other items.  We are currently looking for an associate in sales who can also be on our donation truck up to 50% off the time.

Employee Status: Full time hourly

General Duties:

·         Working in a rapidly changing retail environment providing exceptional customer service.

·         Duties will include using the POS system, loading and unloading donation trucks, providing service to our shoppers and donors, incoming donation calls and scheduling and sales floor merchandising & pricing.

·         Supervising and empowering a variety of diverse volunteers

·         Support and advocacy for Flower City Habitat’s mission: Seeking to put God's love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Required Experience:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent required

·         Must have prior retail or customer service experience

·         POS and computer literate

·         Exceptional phone and interpersonal skills

·         Bilingual is a plus

·         Clean driving record is necessary, box truck driving experience also a plus

·         Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.

·         Ability to work a flexible 40 hour work week in a fast paced, ever changing retail environment

This position pays $12/ hour (firm) plus benefits.  If you meet these qualifications, please forward your resume to restore@rochesterhabitat.org.  Please, no phone or in person inquiries.



Flower City Habitat for Humanity is proud to be an AmeriCorps Host Site. We are now recruiting for one AmeriCorps Service Opportunity.


AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

The role of the Construction Crew Leader is to assist with construction and related activities. This includes managing volunteers and facilitating construction. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: providing volunteers with on-site safety instruction and training, assuring that the construction day is organized and supplies are on-hand, coordinating with the Construction Supervisor on volunteer scheduling and assignments, and overseeing the safe and successful participation of construction volunteers. Bilingual (Spanish & English) speaking applicants are preferred. Read the full service description here

Preferred schedule is Mon-Fri or Tue-Sat, 8am-4pm (35-40 hours per week) but some flexibility is available for the right candidate. This service opportunity is a available as a 13 week commitment starting as soon as possible, or a 48 week commitment starting in 2018.

Benefits: AmeriCorps Members receive a modest living allowance (about $260 per week, before tax), health care, student loan deferment, and a post-service education award (about $3,000) that can be used to pay off student debt or be applied to future education. Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits here.

Questions, resumes, and letters of interest can be sent to KBraley@RochesterHabitat.org. 


Flower City Habitat for Humanity is committed to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race; color; sex; age; disability; religion; creed; citizenship; national origin; ancestry; military status or veteran status; marital status; familial status; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses; predisposing genetic characteristics; genetic information; relationship or association and any other status protected by law.




Flower City Habitat for Humanity
755 Culver Road | Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: 585.546.1470 | Fax: 585.546.1549