Project Supervisor, Home Preservation



Date: Summer 2019
Department: Programs
Reports to: Construction Manager
Classification: Full time, Exempt

Position Purpose:

The Home Preservation Project Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operations of all home repair projects that include volunteer participation. They will safely lead and supervise volunteer groups performing various minor home repairs at single family homes owned and occupied by low income homeowners residing in San Jose. The Project Supervisor also serves as the public face of Habitat EBSV, educating and building positive relationships with homeowners and volunteers. This is a particularly rewarding position with a lot of autonomy for a qualified individual to work in a nonprofit setting with a talented team of individuals who are motivated to help others.

Essential Functions of Position:

Volunteer Leadership

  • Lead groups of volunteers in the completion of basic home repair projects including painting, basic carpentry, and landscaping
  • Employ best practices in volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences
  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines and site monitoring (training provided)
  • Provide on‐site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers
  • Set up and cleanup project sites ensuring sites are left in a clean and orderly manner at the end of each day
  • Pack and transport all required tools, equipment and materials for each project (vehicle provided)

Project Coordination

  • Conduct site visits in advance of each project to determine project scope, budget, and time requirements
  • Create and maintain a schedule of projects in conjunction with Volunteer Manager
  • Serve as the primary Habitat staff contact for families being served from scheduling through project completion
  • Complete project work on site independently as needed
  • Maintain site logs and reporting for each project
  • Maintain a clean and stocked warehouse inventory
  • Order rental equipment as needed
  • Comply with all construction-related regulations including OSHA and EPA lead requirements
  • Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years of full-time work experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working with customers or clients required, experience working with volunteers preferred
  • Work experience or training in carpentry and/or painting preferred but not required
  • Basic computer skills required, experience using a database to track information preferred
  • Valid CA Class C driver’s license and comfortable driving a large van
  • Availability to work a regular Tuesday through Saturday regular work schedule  

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two‐stories
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions outdoors

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

Interested candidates must submit both a cover letter and resume to Lucinda Lee O’Sullivan, Director of HR & Operations at

About the Author

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.