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OrganizationHabitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 11, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$30,00-40,000
Phone(434) 293-9066


Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking a full-time Purchasing Coordinator.

The Purchasing Coordinator (PC)’s position has two primary responsibilities: 1) to create and oversee each project file and budget, and 2) to ensure the delivery of materials and services prior to their being needed.  To accomplish this, the PC will establish purchase requesting systems and accurate lead times with vendors to ensure that projects are prepared to run as efficiently as possible.

Job Duties

• Review drawings from Architects and check for purchasing conflicts
• Work with project leads to establish building plan that corresponds to purchasing plan
• Collect and maintain all plans related to projects
• Keep both an active file as well as an archived file (and sections) that establishes what plans are
actively in use
• Work to deliver materials and services
• Manage all vendor relationships
• Generate accurate estimates or take-offs of construction materials
• Secure pricing from several vendors to ensure we are spending donor funds responsibly and in
accordance with our active procurement policies
• Generate budgets for each construction project that encompasses all of the necessary goods and
services needed to complete the job
• Establish new and maintain current relationships with vendors
• Continue to evaluate new materials and building practices to ensure we are building the most
sustainable, efficient, and economical home possible
• Ensure that any needed materials are on site prior to work starting
• Generate purchase orders for purchases made outside of project budgets and gain any necessary
• Establish selections list for homebuyers
• Identify ways to decrease our construction costs
• Approve the completion of work or receipt of materials and approve payment promptly
• Keep an accurate account of all job-related spending

Skills Required

• Positive, “can do” attitude
• Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission of service to others
• Minimum 5 years of experience with residential construction
• Natural preference for working in a team environment
• Familiarity with sustainable and green building practices including EarthCraft and Energy Star
• Understanding of construction materials for building such as: framing, siding, drywall, roofing,
finish carpentry, etc.
• Strong organizational skills including ability to multi-task effectively
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Calendar
• Proficiency in architectural software (i.e. – AutoCAD) a plus
• Ability to read and understand architectural drawings
• Experience estimating and budgeting construction projects
• Understanding of general Architecture
• Proficiency in Project Management software

Additional Info

Benefits include: Health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, mobile phone
allowance, contribution to retirement account and discount on purchases at the Habitat Store located in
the City of Charlottesville.