Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax) – Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives

Posted Sep 09, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Oct 07, 2022


Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax) is currently seeking an individual for our newly created Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives position. We are looking for a candidate with strong business, organizational planning, and project management skills who has a heart for helping families and individuals in need of a hand up to build or improve a place they can call home. HabiJax is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global nonprofit housing organization seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build safe, affordable homes, communities and hope.

Essential duties and responsibilities

- Proactively identifies and evaluates emerging industry trends and growth opportunities, including competitive threats, the viability of outside strategic business partners, new earned income streams and sources of capital. - Directs strategic planning process and facilitates integration into the annual operating budget and plan with the management team. - Generates reports and presentations to communicate strategic plans and concepts to organization leadership, including the management team and the Board of Directors, and to potential funders. - Drive identification of requirements across business units and identify substandard systems processes through evaluation of real-time data. - Serve as thought leader for technical business processes, developing forward-thinking systems prototypes that promote increased efficiency and productivity on multiple levels. - Create and implement precise management plans for every project, with attention to transparent communication at all levels. - Lead and direct cross-organizational operational projects and strategic initiatives to ensure appropriate collaboration and communication between departments. - Develop, manage, and facilitate project planning activities to include the development of RACI charts, Gantt charts, and other project management tools to help determine and create project deliverables, timelines, and accountabilities. - Project management of real estate development and other operational initiatives. - Manages annual strategic plan updates including status reviews of organizational goals and objectives to identify roadblocks to progress. - Leads the management team in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives. - Identifies, evaluates and negotiates with prospective strategic partners to support existing programs and drive new initiatives. - Serves as an internal resource to the management team and staff individually and in work groups to address operational challenges. - Facilitates discussions with the management team to develop budgets/policies/procedures to support functional infrastructure to improve efficiency and/or support growth. - Drives new initiatives and earned income concepts through feasibility analysis, development and testing for proof of concept. - Work with a variety of departments across the organization and act as a point person in coordinating operational projects and strategic initiatives. - Lead change management plans and activities for changes. - Advocates the organization’s position with relevant constituents, including local political/planning leadership and community groups, and drives broader awareness and donor support for the organization in collaboration with the Community Partnerships and senior management. - Organize and lead discussions to identify and prioritize cross-departmental projects and initiatives. - Facilitate periodic cross-departmental operations meetings. - Support & oversee the systematization and documentation of HabiJax experience, tacit knowledge, and operational procedures. - Facilitates and negotiates strategic land acquisitions for purchase or lease identified and evaluated in collaboration with senior management. - Participates with senior management in filling management positions, reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. - Interviews and evaluates external partners for strategic initiatives, e.g. consultants, engineers and architects.


- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other related concentration preferred. Master’s degree preferred. - 7+ years general business management experience and demonstrated knowledge of key business disciplines. - Experience in commercial and/or residential real estate management and construction preferred. - Proven ability to generate and manage business concepts through implementation in corporate settings. - Exceptional communication skills conveying both simple and complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to coalesce divergent points of view and generate consensus. - Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the organization’s mission and vision. - Proficient in risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis. - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and project management technology. - Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions. - Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. - Ability to function well in a high-paced, often ambiguous and stressful environment. - Cooperating effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal. - Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with services offered by the organization. - Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions. - Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. - Valid Driver’s License insurable by HabiJax’s insurance carrier - Able to successfully pass a background and drug screening


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