Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home. We provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the Peninsula.
Since we were founded over 25 years ago as a project of Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula, RTP has continued to grow and expand our services beyond our annual National Rebuilding Day program to include our Team Build and Safe at Home minor home repair programs, serving low-income homeowners and community facilities in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.
Our efforts are strengthened by partnerships and collaborations with government agencies, private businesses, skilled craftspeople, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers. Every year, RTP brings thousands of volunteers and corporate sponsors together to preserve affordable housing and rebuild communities. RTP facilitates neighbors helping neighbors, enhancing dignity and pride for all who participate.
Nationally, Rebuilding Together includes a network of 166 affiliates across 41 states and the District of Columbia. Our Peninsula affiliate is one of the largest and most successful with an operating budget of nearly $2 Million, though with the value of in-kind resources and volunteer time, the operations of RTP exceed $3 Million. In addition, we have worked hard to build and maintain a healthy balance sheet and we own our office and warehouse space in Redwood City. Funding for the organization comes from a variety of sources including approximately 20% from government sources, 20% from our biennual fundraiser – Dreams Happen, 30% from corporate sponsorships, 11% from foundations, and 19% from individuals.
Locally, the Construction & Warehouse Manager (CWM) provides direct repair services to clients of RTP, as well as technical assistance and project planning support for National Rebuilding Day, Sae at Home, Team Build, and any additional year-round volunteer projects, as directed. In addition, the position oversees the maintenance of the RTP facility and equipment, purchases supplies and materials and coordinates in-kind donations in support of all construction projects. The CWM works with the Associate Director and staff to support and coordinate general and skilled volunteers for all RTP work and to ensure the mission of RTP is successfully carried out. The CWM is required to work a regular Tuesday – Saturday schedule. The CWM reports director to the Program Manager, National Rebuilding Day & Team Build (PM), but collaborates cross-functionally with a staff of ten full-time nonprofit professionals.
The Ideal Candidate
Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative professional who is passionate about supporting vulnerable low-income homeowners. This position requires someone with general home renovation and repair skills and experience, including; the knowledge and experience to work with power hand tools, basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical, people-oriented skills and communication, and the ability and interest in working with volunteer groups.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills and experience:
Understanding and commitment to RTP mission and values
Contractor’s License (strong preference)
Commitment to serve low-income homeowners and communities
At least 5 years verifiable construction or handyman experience and familiarity with construction industry
The ability to effectively represent RTP and its programs and clients among diverse stakeholders in the community
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, an occasional Sunday and attendance at some organizational events in the evening
Ability to work independently and take initiative, including taking on a leadership role
Valid California drivers license, comfortable operating a truck with a lift gate, forklift and pallet jack
Must be able to deal with physically demanding responsibilities, including lifting up to 70 pounds without assistance
Experience working with leadership and program volunteers and ability to delegate effectively
Basic computer skills (Mac) including MS Word, Excel, email, web-based programs and databases
Strong customer service mindset with an effective and diplomatic, yet supportive communication style and the ability to enter client homes and businesses with respect
Excellent problem solver who knows when to ask for help
Ability to excel in a team oriented environment
Ability to build effective relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
Pass a background check and fingerprinting
Fluent in English (read, write, and speak), with conversational Spanish ability preferred
Deadline for applications: Accepted until a qualified candidate is hired. Initial phone interviews will begin the week of August 31st.
Estimated start date: ASAP
Compensation: Anticipated starting salary is $70-75K for licensed contractor and $60-70K for non-licensed, yet qualified candidate. RTP offers a competitive compensation package that includes health, dental and vision insurance at no cost to all regular full-time employees. Dependent coverage may be elected at the employee’s own expense. RTP offers retirement plan benefits to eligible employees. In addition to standard sick leave and vacation accrual, RTP recognizes 9 ½ paid holidays as well as an office shutdown for all business days between Christmas & New year’s Day.
RTP will provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity or status as a veteran.
Construction & Warehouse Manager Job Responsibilities
Technical Assistance & Project Planning Support (25%)
Supports lead construction volunteers with scope of work development as needed for National Rebuilding Day
Consults with other staff as appropriate in project planning and scope of work development
Develops reasonable scope of work for volunteer projects
Provides direct guidance and supervision to volunteers on projects
Conducts site assessments for National Rebuilding Day and all year-round programs
Coordinate projects with skilled volunteers
Coordinate trash removal, recycling and other green practices
Coordinates building permit process and inspections
Volunteer, Vendor, and Project Management (25%)
Lead volunteer groups in warehouse and on projects
Act as a liaison between homeowners, volunteers, vendors, and RTP
Responsible for soliciting bids and obtaining annual pricing for standard supplies
Provides Associate Director regular updates of program activities
Works with program managers to support all programmatic activity
Work with staff to evaluate programs
Makes volunteer work meaningful, hands-on, simple, and efficient
Helps recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers and vendors
Direct Repair Services (20%)
Responsible for completing basic home repairs, including: minor plumbing and electrical, carpentry, fence replacement, concrete work, painting, drywall, installing grab bars, building ramps, repair/replace windows, etc
Serve as the Responsible Managing Employee for RTP’s Contractor’s License
Warehouse and Supplies Management (15%)
Manage warehouse, including procurement of supplies, solicitation of discounts and donations and coordination of materials for all projects, including processing volunteer requests and orders
Responsible for warehouse upkeep, organization, and inventory
Coordinate and manage all equipment, including RTP trucks
Coordinates building maintenance
Solicits and manages in-kind donations
General Organization Support (5%)
Provide basic maintenance for the RTP facility
Responsible for waste, recycling, and composting at RTP facility
Work with staff to match skilled volunteers to projects
Work with staff to manage expectations and responsibilities of skilled and general
volunteers and vendors
Represent RTP publicly at community meetings and with vendors, potential sponsors, and
Participate in biennial playhouse auction and other special volunteer and donor events
Manages in-kind donor information for National Rebuilding Day supplies and on projects
Collaborate with development staff to oversee in-kind donation tracking
Develop project budgets, track expenditures, and prepare financial reports
Oversee ROOMS (RTP online ordering and tracking system)
Provides an annual warehouse inventory to the auditor
Other projects as assigned (5%)
How to apply
Confidential Application Process: Email your cover letter (Word of PDF document) summarizing your interest, fit with qualifications, compensation requirements and experience along with a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note “Construction & Warehouse Manager Application” in the subject field. Applications must have a cover letter in order to be considered.