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OrganizationBuilding Goodness Foundation (BGF)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 12, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$50,000-$60,000


At Building Goodness Foundation, we build opportunity.

Building Goodness Foundation believes that well-designed, well-constructed, beautiful buildings create opportunities for people and communities. We are a nonprofit organization that builds and renovates homes, schools, clinics, and community spaces for disadvantaged people in Charlottesville, VA and around the world. Our buildings last because our projects are designed and built to the highest standards.  We build the places where children learn to read, where women deliver babies, where youth discover their talents, and where parents work to support their families. We build opportunity.

Building Goodness Foundation is seeking an International Projects Manager.

Job Title: International Projects Manager

Position Location: Charlottesville, VA

Supervises: Field managers, volunteer project managers

Reports to: Executive Director

Employment Type: Full-time, exempt, occasional nights and weekends

The Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) International Projects Manager provides leadership and oversight for BGF’s international design and construction projects.


  • Four-year college degree
  • Experience in international development
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the construction industry

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by December 12, 2020.

Building Goodness Foundation is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Job Duties


The International Projects Manager is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that projects advance BGF’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Facilitating and managing all preconstruction efforts of international projects. This includes overseeing volunteer architectural and engineering design work.
  • With VPMs and project teams, preparing construction cost estimates
  • Communicating with international NGO Partners
  • Preparing monthly expense reports and invoices
  • Hiring and managing Field Managers
  • With VPMs, ensuring that Field Managers have timely and adequate support
  • Ensuring that volunteers are provided with a meaningful cultural and jobsite experience
  • Purchasing materials and equipment, managing logistics for international job sites
  • Construction document management
  • With Local Projects Manager, staffing the BGF Projects Committee
  • With the Executive Director, identifying prospective partner organizations and projects
  • Preparing monthly report for Projects Committee
  • Shepherding partners through the pre-selection and pre-construction processes
  • Creating a user’s manual for all completed projects
  • Engaging the construction industry and suppliers in support of BGF’s mission
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Directo

Skills Required

Preferred experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Ability to work effectively with project partners and donors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite & G Suite
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Optimistic and resilient personality
  • Sense of humor
  • Limited proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed

Work Schedule

Full time. M-F 9-5. Occasional evening and weekend work.