Careers

Turn Your Passion For Service Into a Career

If you’re looking for a rewarding and impactful career, we might have just the place for you here at Rebuild Upstate. Our tight-knit team works together each day to bring life to our mission and foster strong, sustainable communities.

If you’re a self-starter, thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy solving problems, you’re already off to a great start! Explore our open positions below to apply.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, Salary

Schedule Requirements: Regularly scheduled workweek, Monday through Friday, during standard operating hours, averaging more than 40 hours weekly to include flexibility for evening and/or weekend events.

To Apply: Applications are currently closed.

Summary

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is accountable to the Board of Directors (Board) for the overall performance of the organization and successful achievement of the organization’s mission. The CEO is charged to lead the entire team (staff + volunteers) in providing vision and maintaining healthy organizational culture, aligning strategic plans and objectives that are achieved through a diverse team of high-performing leaders. The CEO is also the chief spokesperson for the organization, representing the mission to the community and beyond.

The CEO is responsible for ensuring the Board is empowered with information to accomplish their role as stewards of the organization’s mission, maintaining accountability for the operational and financial integrity of the organization. Oversees financial operations to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks to assist the Board in exercising fiduciary responsibilities. Structurally, the CEO has three direct reports who each lead and manage a separate department within the organization: Community Engagement, Operations, and Finance & Administration. Together these three departments execute the work of the organization.

Position Responsibilities

Leads and guides department management team members in operations to maintain successes while developing and implementing enhanced and improved systems and processes needed to sustain and build capacity as aligned with strategic and tactical business plans. Ensures effective communication, coordination, and alignment of all projects to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff engagement.

  • LMA (Lead, Manage, Accountability)
    • Leads and holds the leadership team accountable for their roles
    • Supervise and manage all senior-level employees
    • Perform quarterly employee performance evaluations
    • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings to assess, guide and improve job performance
    • Implement accountability among employees
    • Ensure goal adherence for employees
    • Coach and train senior-level employees to be managers (as required)
    • Ensure all personnel policies and procedures are followed
    • Establish and maintain procedures handbook
  • Financial Well-Being
    • Manage and oversee the fiscal integrity of the organization
    • Monitors budget compliance
    • Mitigate financial risks to assist the Board in exercising fiduciary responsibilities
    • Oversees fundraising initiatives including planning appropriate strategies
    • Strategizes with Board members, identified staff and community partners for revenue generation
    • Cultivate sources for gifts, donors and grants in support of annual and project funding
  • Culture
    • Ensure the values of the organization are maintained by all team members, modeling those values for the team
    • Propagate a positive, healthy culture with the staff to maintain a healthy work environment that supports our team members
    • Lead and empower leadership team in conducting cross-training amongst team members, departments and organization-wide
    • Foster and drive the cohesive culture that eliminates communication barriers
    • Manage all aspects of the organization with priority on employee engagement
    • Serve as an example of healthy work-life balance
    • Monitor signs of burn-out and take steps to care for employees who near burn-out
  • Strategy & Goals
    • Works collaboratively with senior staff and the Board to establish organizational goals, benchmarks, and key measures
    • Faithfully executes the strategic plan (V/TO)
    • Integrates all major operating functions of the organization, ensuring everyone is rowing in the same direction and reducing silos between departments
    • Resolves issues effectively, in a practical and healthy manner.
    • Effectively leads in a cohesive manner that is supportive, transparent, and consistent
    • Dependably demonstrates a relentless obsession with values alignment, focus, simplicity, and clarity
    • Confirms all key messages are properly and consistently cascaded across the organization
    • Effectively and often communicates throughout the organization
  •  Community Support
    • Serves as chief spokesperson for the organization, regularly raising the profile of the organization’s mission
    • Leads all advocacy efforts of the organization, staying in tune with elected officials and government representatives
    • Serve as primary contact for certain key relationships (key donors, stakeholders, funders, and others)
    • Ensures primary and secondary contacts are established internally for all key relationships
    • Support the Community Engagement team with key donor relationships and discussions
  • Board/Staff Linkage
    • Ensures the Board has the information necessary to make decisions and assess operational performance
    • Coordinate with Board Chair to form meeting agendas
    • Support Board Committees in their work, pulling in staff members as appropriate
    • Report regularly to the Board organizational benchmarks and measures
    • Serve as the link between the Board and the staff
  • Communicating the Mission & Collaborating for Success
    • Stay well informed of all issues related to affordable housing and owner-occupied housing preservation and repair
    • Effectively communicate key issues related to our mission to stakeholders and the community at large
    • Ensure the organization is well connected within its sector, both locally and nationally

Qualifications

  • Passion for affordable housing & home repair
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ senior leadership experience in non-profit, professional business, or related fields required
  • Directly related non-profit experience preferred
  • Experienced in conflict management with a focus on development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate well within a team
  • Capable of managing multiple projects at once
  • Degreed in non-profit management, business, social services or another professional degree program preferred
  • Proven broad-based leadership skills with strategic development and management; sponsor and donor development; and community relations
  • Solid fiscal management and strategic planning skills with ability to coach and guide team members
  • Demonstrated management style that engages and inspires staff; ability to work with and garner support of volunteer leadership
  • Ability to serve as a spokesperson, central catalyst, community advocate and resource for innovative initiatives and donor partnership opportunities
  • Must successfully pass a background check and drug screen/test
  • Possess a valid SC state driver’s license with minimum state-required liability insurance coverage

Benefits

  • Paid holidays & leave time
  • Flexible schedule
  • Retirement match
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage options
  • Employer-sponsored supplemental benefits (ADD/Life, STD/LTD)
  • Paid sabbatical

Personal Effectiveness

Embody the understanding, sensitivity, sophistication, and high standards that inspire staff, colleagues and members at all levels, command confidence and trust, while promoting longevity of service through solid and professional:

  • Integrity
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Communication
  • Judgment and Critical Thinking
  • Self-Awareness

Work Environment / Physical Demands

Rebuild Upstate is committed to furnishing and operating a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely causing death or serious physical harm to employees.

This position operates primarily in a professional office environment often requiring sedentary daily tasks with some movement between standing and sitting with excellence in communication to include talking, hearing and seeing in an effort to relay and report information. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines and at times may require reaching, bending or lifting up to 25 pounds. This position also has direct contact with the general public and at times visits project worksites wherein all safety protocols including wearing any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required.

The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday.

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