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At Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, we’re committed to making our local communities stronger by providing families with a place to call home. Apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful difference in our local communities.

CURRENT AVAILABLE OPENINGS: We’re currently hiring for multiple positions: (1) ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate; (2) Construction Associate, Student Position (multiple positions available); and (3) Manager of Finance and Administration. See below for postings and further details.


Job Title: ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate

Reports to: Director of ReStore Operations

Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Location: 285 Nash Road North, Hamilton, ON and/or 435 Nebo Road, Hamilton, ON

Position Summary:

Are you a people-person who is interested in making an impact in the community? Do you want to make a difference while earning a paycheque?

Building homes in Hamilton and the surrounding region, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for an outgoing, retail professional to join our team.  The Cash & Floor Support Associate works with all other ReStore staff and volunteers to provide professional, friendly service to donors, shoppers, volunteers and guests.  Associates are the face of the ReStore, responsible for merchandising product, customer and donor support, and leading volunteers as required.  All Habitat Hamilton employees are ambassadors of the Habitat brand, and advocates of our mission, vision, and values.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit charity that builds affordable housing and promotes homeownership. We mobilize local volunteers, community members and corporate partners, seeking to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity strengthens its mission with the support of the ReStore, a social enterprise and home improvement warehouse that offers new and used affordable merchandise to the general public. Revenues generated by the Hamilton ReStore fund all administrative and operational costs at Habitat Hamilton. This means that 100% of donated funds to Habitat Hamilton directly support its build program.

For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Open and close of point of sale, including maintaining store float and reconciling end of day
  • Assist customers through the in-store check out process including ringing up purchases, accepting payment and making change
  • Ensure accurate pricing
  • Answer the phones and provide support to callers as required
  • Support ReStore customers with location and selection of merchandise
  • Answer questions in a professional, friendly manner
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of merchandise
  • Merchandise product and contribute to the cleanliness of ReStore
  • Facilitate walk-in donations from public including assessments and recording donations
  • Support volunteers in various tasks ensuring they adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Resolve shopper and donors’ issues as necessary
  • Help maintain a self and healthy work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Hard worker who is passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission and vision
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional, friendly disposition
  • Able to work independently and as part of the ReStore Team
  • Knowledge of home improvement items
  • Able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Able to lift and load merchandise weighing 50 pounds
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to deliver and clean police check

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to ReStoreJobs@habitathamilton.ca.

You’re Included:

There is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values, and we seek to enrich our organization by striving to represent the community in which we serve.  We will gladly accommodate applicants upon request.


Construction Associate – Student Position (Three positions available)

Job Title: Construction Associate – Student Position

Reports to: Building Services Manager

Status: Commencing June 14, 2021 for 8 weeks, at 35 hours per week.

Location: 134 & 136 Catharine St N. Hamilton, ON.

Organization Summary: Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity implements an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to eligible and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.

Job Purpose: The Construction Associate assists our Construction Supervisor and Construction Lead Hand with various job tasks at our Catharine Street build site.  In addition to providing technical assistance, this individual also acts as an affiliate ambassador to the general public, trade contractors, and various corporate and community volunteers on our build site.

Position Summary: Do you enjoy working with your hands?  Do you like solving construction challenges?  Do you want to have a positive impact on your community? We’re looking for a Construction Associate to assist in our Home Build Program, who is focused on teamwork, has a professional attitude, and the ability to work with a diverse audience.

The Construction Associate will work in the field and assist with the day-to-day operation of our construction site. They will assist with material procurement and delivery, participate in the day-to-day construction activities as directed, and help to organize, inspect, and maintain construction equipment. This role reports to our Building Services Manager but works along side our Construction Site Supervisor and Construction Lead Hand. For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.

This role is made possible by a federal Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and take direction from the Manager of Building Services, Construction Supervisor, and/or Construction Lead Hand.
  • Report daily to the build site, as directed.
  • Assist with daily job planning and work site set-up, including opening gates and inspecting and laying-out PPE, tools, and equipment.
  • Aid, as necessary, with building material acquisition, loading, and transport.
  • Operate hand and power tools and other construction equipment to safely complete assigned construction tasks.
  • Aid in the supervision of volunteers and engage with others to help ensure a safe and positive build experience.
  • Keep build site organized, tidy, and free from debris and clutter.
  • Adhere to provincial health and safety legislation and regulations and report on areas of health and safety concern.
  • Help to close the build site each day including clean-up, waste/debris disposal, inspecting, sanitizing and returning tools and materials to their proper locations, and securing gates and fencing to deter theft.
  • Explain the Habitat program to interested parties to promote our programming and further our mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Basic understanding of residential construction.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing personality with a positive attitude, attention to detail, and desire to generate a social impact in the Hamilton community.
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with volunteers, trades, inspectors, build partners, and community members.
  • Physically fit, able to operate construction tools and perform manual labour, including lifting and carrying heavy equipment and building supplies, in inclement weather conditions.
  • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sound judgement and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to empathize with vulnerable populations.
  • Organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible, versatile, and tolerant of a changing work environments and deadlines.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid G class license would be considered an asset.
  • Provision of drivers abstract upon request.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary.
  • Clean police check.
  • As per the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, applicants:
    • Must be between 15-30 years of age
    • Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
    • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protections has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2
    • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please submit your resume to building-applications@habitathamilton.ca by June 11,2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Title: Manager of Finance and Administration

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Location: 285 Nash Road North, Hamilton, ON

Position Summary:

Building homes in Hamilton and the surrounding region, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for an outgoing, dynamic leader to join our team.  The Manager of Finance and Administration is a leadership position responsible for supporting growth across all areas of the affiliate, as well as serving as a financial, strategic, and business thought partner to the Executive Director.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent charity that builds affordable housing and promotes homeownership. Within our Home Build Program, we provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to qualified families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford homeownership. We mobilize local volunteers, community members and corporate partners, seeking to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity strengthens its mission with the support of the ReStore, a social enterprise and home improvement warehouse that offers new and used affordable merchandise to the general public. Revenues generated by the Hamilton ReStore fund all administrative and operational costs at Habitat Hamilton. This means that 100% of donated funds to Habitat Hamilton directly support its build program.

For more information on our programming please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Executive Director and working in collaboration with the senior management team, this role leads the planning, organization, and management of affiliate financial and administrative functions.  The incumbent will lead budgeting, forecasting, and reporting to support the needs of the affiliate, the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, and the Board of Directors, as well as drive the advancement of policy and procedures to mitigate risk, while supporting affiliate growth.

The Manager of Finance and Administration plays an integral role in the implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan. They will update the chart of accounts, be responsible for determination and implementation of new accounting software, and develop Finance and Administration functions through outsourcing and investment, as appropriate.  Support from this role will enable the addition of a second ReStore location, and growth in Building Services to better serve our community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all elements of financial oversight and management
  • Manage all aspects of accounting, financial record keeping and reporting and analysis, including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and fundraising activities
  • Lead and manage the financial planning, budgeting, reporting, and forecasting processes
  • Provide full oversight to the audit process including any follow-ups and filings as required
  • Develop and implement financial controls, systems, metrics, internal reporting, and analysis
  • Actively participate in the Board of Director’s Finance Audit and Risk Committee
  • Manage mortgage and property tax payments monthly, and produce annual mortgage statements
  • Responsible for confidential payroll functions ensuring controls are in place and all legal requirements are met in a timely fashion
  • Administer benefits program and liaise with the service provider as required
  • Oversee and manage IT and Administration contracts, services, operations and relationships
  • Administer leases and act as main point of contact with landlords at multiple locations
  • Work cross-functionally to support and improve organizational initiatives
  • Support the development and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with regulations

 Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Education (accounting designation preferred)
  • Accounting and finance management experience (not-for-profit expertise preferred)
  • Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, and present complex financial reports, statements, and/or projections to a variety of stakeholders including Board of Directors and Affiliate Staff
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Accounting Software, and payroll systems
  • Autonomous and independent individual who establishes priorities and objectives, implements/monitors action plans, and communicates status in a timely and effective manner
  • Deeply committed to developing an understanding of Habitat for Humanity Hamilton’s agency mission, vision, and programs and how they relate to budget and day-to-day operational management
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, initiative, and a high degree of confidentiality

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to sean@habitathamilton.ca by June 6, 2021

You’re Included:

There is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values, and we seek to enrich our organization by striving to represent the community in which we serve.  We will gladly accommodate applicants upon request.