88 Vilcom Center Drive, Suite L110
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Position Description
Site Supervisor
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Reports to: Construction Director. Interacts with Construction Project Manager, Partnership and Volunteer Manager, and construction volunteers and crew leaders.

Primary responsibility: The Site Supervisor works Tuesday-Saturday on house construction. This is a full-time position, averaging 40 hours per week.

Specific Responsibilities:

Site Management

  • Manages and coordinates all activity on the construction site.
  • Interacts with everyone who comes onto the site.
  • Responsible for the organization of the site: materials, equipment, vehicles, etc.
  • Responsible for housekeeping, recycling, and storage.

Volunteer Supervision

  • Prepares the work site for volunteer workdays.
  • Makes lists of tasks for every house, and uses the lists to assign tasks to volunteers.
  • Organizes tools and materials before and after workdays.
  • Greets volunteers and provides a Habitat overview and orientation before work shifts on safety, site particulars, and construction tasks for the day.
  • Assigns tasks to volunteers based on skill level and aptitude.
  • Demonstrates the necessary skills volunteers need to do their assigned tasks.
  • Continually encourages and nurtures volunteers during the work period.
  • Sets high standards for the volunteers.
  • Provides first aid as necessary.
  • Communicates volunteer needs to the Partnership and Volunteer Manager.


  • Communicates with the Construction Project Manager to schedule delivery of materials.
  • Checks deliveries against purchase orders, and communicates with Construction Project Manager.
  • Secures materials against theft and damage from weather and heavy equipment.
  • Stores lumber and other materials to resist warping or spoilage.
  • Stores materials in a logical fashion to promote efficiency and safety.


  • Communicates with Construction Project Manager to coordinate and schedule the trades.
  • Supports trades by having worksite clean and fully ready.
  • Reports status of subcontracted work to Construction Project Manager.
  • Checks readiness of all work for inspections.


  • Coordinates scheduling of inspections with Construction Project Manager.
  • Accompanies inspectors during inspections when possible.
  • Cooperates with inspectors to make corrections as quickly as possible.

Green Building

  • Provides quality control for all work to meet Green Building specifications.
  • Accompanies third-party inspectors during inspections when possible.
  • Makes corrections as warranted.


  • Involves homeowners in construction.
  • Helps homeowners develop basic skills.
  • Directs homeowners to the appropriate Habitat staff when questions arise.
  • Assists homeowners after move-in with minor repairs.


  • Communicates constantly with Construction Project Manager to report progress.
  • Consults with Construction Project Manager to keep construction on schedule.
  • Allots resources of labor and equipment to stay on schedule.

Homeowner Education and Nurture

  • Participates in trainings and other formal homeowner nurture activities.

Repair Program

  • Participates in Habitat repair program by performing assessments and repairs, as needed.

ABWK/Critical Repair

  • Participates in ABWK/NRI projects as needed: performs assessments, supervises volunteers, sets up workdays, etc.


  • Consistently passionate representation of the mission and purpose of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Motivated by achievement of goals, quick learner, self-directed, self-starter—capable of working both independently and interdependently with a team.
  • Handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Remain flexible and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Exercise mature, discreet judgment—capable of making independent and effective decisions and working without close supervision.
  • Use discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Comfortable with weekend work hours.
  • Comfortable with working with a variety of individuals, and with maintaining good relations with all stakeholders.
  • Willing and able to perform all tasks of residential construction, including warranty work.


  • Experience as a Habitat volunteer and/or staff is highly recommended.
  • Hands-on experience with residential new construction.
  • Physical ability to work outdoors, use tools, and lift 75 pounds.

Application Instructions
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to with "Site Supervisor" in the subject line. Emailed applications will be accepted. No calls please.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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