The Real Estate and Build Manager drives the development and execution of Habitat Chicago’s land acquisition and construction activities. They collaborate extensively with team members, volunteers and vendors to set an ambitious pace of production, developing the people, tools and policies to make it possible. 


Who we are looking for: 

You are eager to apply your knowledge and skills to a non-traditional builder helping to make homeownership a reality for first-time buyers. You understand the critical importance of people development and long-term planning - and you have the outstanding communication, project management and leadership skills to execute an effective, quality-oriented operation.


Key Responsibilities:  

Construction and Land Management (55%) 

Utilizing personal construction knowledge as well as team and external counsel, the manager ensures the success of land acquisition and construction progress targets.


Team Development (20%)  

Team structure and development is a top priority, and the manager must embrace the challenge of multiple skill levels and a volunteer-centric work schedule.


Direction Setting (15%) 

Establish and set expectations for quality and inclusive team and organization performance, including standards of accountability, construction methodology, task execution, record keeping and external/internal communication.   


Teamwork (5%) 

As a key Programs team member, contribute to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership and personal integrity.



Salaried position ranging from $72,000 - $79,000 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 helen.quach@habitatchicago.org with “Real Estate and Build Manager – Your Name” in the subject line by 2/18/2022. 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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