Chief of Staff

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 8/11/2022

Position: Chief of Staff

Department: Administration

Reports to: President and CEO

Status: Exempt

Level: I

Compensation: Starting at $76,000 to $94,914; See Starting Salary Expectations section below.

Closing Date: August 29, 2022

About Us:

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that starts with a stable and healthy place to call home.

We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable practices. Our Equity Statement and Cultural Compact are living, breathing documents that we continually work toward.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region operates out of two offices (Hillsboro and NE Portland), three brick and mortar stores (Beaverton, Gresham, and Portland), one warehouse (NE Portland), and a number of construction sites (varies). Please visit our website and social media pages to learn more.

Note to Candidates:

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We recognize that requirements for educational and experience minimums create unnecessary barriers for under-served populations in pursuing employment opportunities in which they may be successful. In considering this alongside our Equity practices, we have removed educational and experience minimum requirements in order to focus on candidates’ abilities to excel based on the responsibilities of the position. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

Position Overview:

The Chief of Staff (CoS) serves in a trusted leadership role as the strategic partner to the President and CEO. The CoS supports the leadership team in managing and advancing key issues, leads change management initiatives throughout the organization, and manages leadership level internal communications. The CoS also acts as the staff support to the Board of Directors.

This position will advance the mission and values of Habitat for Humanity Portland Region by performing as an extension of the CEO—including representing them in meetings, by email, and via phone. Additionally, the CoS will assist the CEO and Chief Operating Officer in providing leadership and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day functions and staff, including regular communications with the Leadership Team.

The CoS will work closely with the Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Director of Human Resources in establishing and reinforcing an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. The CoS will bring an equity lens to all facets of the role and serve as a model for inclusive culture and practices across the organization.

The Chief of Staff supervises the Office Coordinator and the Data Administrator.


  • Serves as a thought partner to the CEO and leads major internal organizational initiatives.
  • Maximizes the potential of the CEO including scheduling meetings and planning travel
  • Aligns priorities across the Leadership Team and ensures coordinated and timely execution.
  • Ensures clarity, timeliness, and transparency of decisions and decision-making processes.
  • Partners with the CEO and COO to manage and focus the Leadership Team on the highest organizational needs and drive the team toward effective and clear decision making.
  • Oversees staff meetings and the implementation of organization wide events.
  • Oversees and manages internal communications to staff around strategic vision and progress, changes in policies, organization successes, etc.
  • Seeks opportunities to share information across departments to help staff better understand and support each other’s work, see opportunities for coordination and integration across teams, and support a positive organizational culture.
  • Leads the assembly of the agenda and packet for Board of Director meetings and facilitates meeting logistics.
  • Demonstrates leadership on centering racial equity and justice in all our work, including prioritization and decision-making processes and the formation of diverse teams to achieve shared goals and initiatives.
  • Support leaders in implementing a consistent EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) across the organization.
  • Oversees the collection and reporting of organization wide data and metrics.
  • Liaises with external IT support services.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands.
  • Proven ability in working with executives; Proven ability to work with a Board of Directors and high-level committees.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly collaborative work style, with a track record of achieving actionable results through teams, the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, and the capability to collaboratively work with all levels of an organization.
  • Highly competent and detail-oriented in executing tasks.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals.
  • Ability and experience managing highly confidential information with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Experience leading and managing teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning and project management principle and leading an organization through changes.
  • Culturally competent, open-minded, inclusive, and adept at meeting people where they are.
  • Advanced understanding of MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word to develop executive presentations and documents.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Any qualifying combination of education, certification, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in organizational development, communications, or project management.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:


  • Human-paced, open, team-oriented, business casual office
  • This position is eligible for hybrid work (40-60% in-office, 40-60% remote) based on responsibilities, performance, and access to essential work-related resources.
  • The employee will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines
  • This is largely a sedentary role with some filing work, which requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend, and stand on a stool as necessary
  • This position may have occasional local travel – typically to other Habitat locations.


  • 40 hours a week, M-F 8:30am-4:30pm and weeknight/weekend work as necessary, or as dependent upon meetings and events. This role is eligible for a hybrid (40-60% in-office, 40-60% remote) work schedule.

Starting Salary Expectations:

Minimum $76,000 to salary range midpoint of $94,914. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The full salary range is $76,000 to $114,000.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative care, prescription)
  • Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
  • Dental insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • And more!

How to Apply:

Submit the following materials at:

  • Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position.
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that 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 national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

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Full Time
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