Habitat for Humanity - Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta


Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton has been giving a “hand up” to families throughout the greater Edmonton area, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, Hinton, and Slave Lake.

Complimentary to its efforts in providing and facilitating support services and project builds toward housing independence and home stability for families, Habitat Edmonton also operates four ReStores in Edmonton and one ReStore in Grande Prairie.


Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the President and Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’) for Habitat for Humanity Edmonton reports to the Chair of the Board, responsible to the organization’s Board of Directors. The CEO works and supports the Board in establishing the strategic vision, goals and objectives for the organization. In accordance with the By-laws, Strategic Plan, Annual Operating Plan and any established priorities, the CEO effectively implements the strategic vision, goals and objectives managing the organization’s operations, finances, assets, human capital, and overall community presence.


  • Ensure financial stability of the organization through various funding mechanisms including, donations (in-kind and financial), donor campaigns, government grants, philanthropy, events, and other initiatives to meet the strategic goals and objectives.
  • Increase awareness, relationships, partnerships and alliances with industry, the business community, governments, media, other not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, and other stakeholders.
  • Increase positive public visibility and outreach promoting a climate of open communication, collaboration, creativity and trust.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong and effective relations with the Board, staff, volunteers, vendors, and donors, and build strong and effective relationships with key community stakeholders; governments, private and public organizations.
  • Ensure the development and delivery of an effective program that meet the affordable housing needs of the community.
  • Ensure employees are guided by a clearly articulated vision, where teamwork is embraced and all contribute to a strong positive organizational culture.


Leadership and Public Profile

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the organization on an ongoing basis.
  • Represent Habitat Edmonton as the “face of the organization” and protect the integrity and reputation of the organization.
  • Provide leadership on issues within the national Habitat for Humanity framework within Canada.

Operational Management

  • Develop and implement an annual operating plan to support the approved budget.
  • Monitor the organization’s risk management processes.
  • Ensure infrastructure, human resources and volunteer resources align with the operational plan.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Responsible for all financial practices and results, supported by the Director of Finance and the Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Prepare and present an annual budget for Board of Directors approval.
  • Operational delivery of budget including regular monitoring and reporting.

Fundraising and Fund Development

  • Develop an annual and long term fund raising strategy to support the annual and strategic goals.
  • Ensure a donor recognition and development program is in place.
  • Identify and engage potential donors in all areas served.

Donor and Stakeholder Relations

  • Develop and maintain positive and sustainable relationships with donors, potential donors, community groups, land development companies, home builders, municipal and provincial government contacts and Habitat volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain positive and sustainable relationships with all levels of municipal and provincial governments.
  • Promote the mission and values of the organization to donors and stakeholders.


  • Support the Board in establishing the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a tactical plan to ensure the strategy of the organisation is achieved.
  • Ensure the organization operates in a way that furthers its strategic direction.
  • Ensure that there is a sound succession plan in place to deliver continuity for key roles within the organization.

Human Resources

  • Determine the staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
  • Build and maintain a culture of collaboration, high energy and professionalism.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of appropriate Human Resource policies and practices.

Board Support

  • Advise and support the Board of Directors in its various roles, especially in formulating strategic direction.
  • Develop, interpret and execute a variety of policies and processes as required or directed by the Board.
  • Ensure the development of agendas, report presentations and other supporting materials for Board meetings, Annual General Meetings and Board development and strategy sessions.
  • Play a key role in new Board member orientation.


  • Post secondary education in a relevant discipline is an asset.
  • 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role having demonstrated operational, financial and strategic management level accountabilities.
  • Fundraising and donor relations experience is highly desirable.
  • Not for Profit sector experience and experience with Board Governance are an asset.


  •  Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and grow an organization.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to not for profit/voluntary organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage key relationships, including donors, business partners, government agencies, etc.
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges or obstacles.
  • Ability to develop highly effective, engaged teams that demonstrate accountability through performance.
  • Ability to assess complex/sensitive situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks and make sometimes difficult decisions that are in the best interests of the organization.
  • Mature communication skills.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity and accountability.
  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours as required


A competitive compensation package will be provided including annual salary commensurate upon experience and skills, and participation in a benefits plan.


OPPORTUNITY PROFILE – President & Chief Executive Officer

Ken Glover, Partner
Suite 3400, Manulife Place
10180 101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4
Phone: 780-902-1174
Email: ken.glover@humanedgeglobal.com