The Finance and Operations Director is a strategic thought-partner and member of the organization’s Leadership Team, reporting to the Executive Director.  This position is ultimately responsible for overseeing Habitat Chicago’s overall: 

1. Financial Management (including general accounting, budgeting, liquidity & asset management, loan portfolio & risk management, developer & regulatory relationships, capital strategy, & internal audit), and 

2. Operational Management (encompassing Human Resources, Technology, and Administration). 


Who we are looking for: 

The ideal candidate needs to be able to concisely and accurately convey the financial health of a complex organization to internal and external stakeholders. They must excel in financial planning, managing an operations team, and thrive on creatively using their talents to help the organization mature. Strong candidates have a proven track record in housing finance, managing projects and teams, and shows a personal passion for housing and Chicago neighborhoods.   


This is an excellent opportunity for a successful financial professional interested in leading the finance and operations strategy of a metrics-driven organization focused on expanding its impact both in Chicago and nationally.  



Key Responsibilities:  

Financial Management (30%) 

The Finance and Operations Director provides finance leadership ensuring both forward-looking financial planning and the daily management of accounting functions. 


Team Management (20%)  

The Finance and Operations Director manages and mentors the 4-member operations team. This team provides back-office support for the organization in the following functions: finance, operations, administrative support, human resources, and technology. 


Operational Management (20%) 

The Finance and Operations Director oversees operational management through human resources, technology, and administrative support to ensure sustainable growth and ongoing support for other functional areas in the organization. 


Developer and Regulatory Relationships (20%) 

The Finance and Operations Director partners with the Development and Programs teams to support workstreams tied to developers, public funding, and land acquisition, ensuring all tracking and compliance reporting processes are in place and meet the needs of the organization and the various private and public partners. 


Organization Leadership, Collaboration, and Teamwork (10%)  

As the Operation’s team’s leader, the director contributes to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership, and personal integrity.  




Salaried position ranging from $87,000-92,000 depending on experience. 30+ vacation/sick/personal days per year. 90% employer paid health insurance: access to dental, life and 401k plans. 



To Apply 

After reviewing the attached Full Position Description, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to with "Finance and Operations Director” – Your Name” in the subject line by 12/31/2021. Only successful applicants will be contacted and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. 

Full Description



Habitat for Humanity Chicago values a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.  

Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 



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