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Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Construction Manager-Disaster Recovery

Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church


Job Summary

On behalf of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church and its Disaster Recovery Connection (DRC) ministry, the Construction Manager is a critical partner to the Disaster Case Manager and Regional Recovery Director. The Construction Manager assesses home damage, verifies it is storm related, provides repair estimates and develops plan for the repairs using skilled volunteer labor whenever possible. The Construction Manager also works closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage the repair projects and volunteer teams.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist clients through the home repair process by providing guidance, supervision, technical advice and expertise in conjunction with case management.
  2. Walk homeowners through the proper permit process.
  3. Conduct project inspections and provide itemized estimates for labor and materials.
  4. Complete and explain the statement of understanding with the homeowners, as needed.
  5. Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors and inspectors in order to complete multiple projects in a timely manner in partnership with the rest of the direct services team.
  6. Cultivate effective relationships with partner agencies, inspectors, vendors, and the community.
  7. Work with Regional Recovery Director/Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) Construction Manager to select homes that are case ready for rebuild to begin.
  8. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities.
  9. Meet with appropriate building inspectors and have a good working knowledge of standard codes and construction.
  10. Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment and tools in partnership with donations committee, case management and unmet needs committee as needed.
  11. Supervise the work of all volunteers and contractors to ensure safety, quality workmanship and high morale.
  12. Maintain accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project.
  13. Complete all essential documentation and reports, including home repair agreements.
  14. Manage and control building funds, tools, and equipment.
  15. Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors as needed.
  16. Be financially accountable for the projects for which you are responsible, in collaboration with Regional Recovery Director.


  • Mission Mindset: An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential. Conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the TWK Annual Conference.  Active membership in a United Methodist Church is preferred but not required.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Capacity to work collaboratively, collegially and develop rapport with a wide diverse, variety of individuals and leaders. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Ability to maintain appropriate service boundaries.  Provide genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served. Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family and the individual.
  • Conflict of interest: Possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the TWK Conference. Able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with Conference policy.
  • Maintain confidences: Commitment to complete confidentiality and high degree of integrity. Able to maintain high standards for protecting sensitive personal and financial information.
  • Conflict Resolution: Able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; effective listening and interviewing skills; cultural competence relative to the population served.
  • Computer Savvy: Proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Organizational Skills: High ability to prioritize tasks and processes. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple tasks and projects, and conversations with staff and external partners.
  • Independent Action: Able to work independently without close supervision on assigned duties and be willing to seek and accept supervision, as needed.
  • Stress Tolerance: Performs well when faced with pressure due to time frame, workload, adversity, disappointment, or opposition.
  • Attention to detail: Takes responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.  Maintains compliance with building codes and regulations.
  • Safety: Maintains compliance with safety regulations. Enforces safe behavior and workplace practices.
  • Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in reaching set goals by adapting to changed circumstances, tasks, responsibilities, and people.
  • Usage of technological expertise: Acquires and applies technical and functional knowledge in the technological area of specialty.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years in construction, either in field work or in a construction environment.
  • Tennessee or Kentucky General Contractors License is preferred but not required.
  • Electrical or plumbing experience is not required but is a plus.

Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the position will require working in weather conditions that vary in temperature and noise level.  The physical demands of the position include standing, walking, pushing/pulling, and climbing up ladders and/or stairs.  Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Travel to other conference locations in Middle or West Tennessee and Western Kentucky may be required.

Additional Information


  • Full-time, temporary* for up to 90 days.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of this period, and if the longevity of disaster recovery project needs remain, an offer for full employment status may be extended.
  • Must be able to work remotely with some area travel and team meetings.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of this period, and if the longevity of disaster recovery project needs remain, an offer for full employment status may be extended.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with auto insurance to be able to drive long distances throughout the service area as needed for meetings.
  • Ability to travel regularly between assigned areas, Conference Office, and to other sites as needed.
  • Passing a background check and online training process is required.
  • Temporary positions are not eligible for conference health plan and pension benefits.
  • Mobile office equipment, supplies, and cellular phone allowance will be provided.
  • No unemployment benefits are available to conference employees, based TCA rules. 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants, please send a letter of interest and resume to and  specify that you are applying for Construction Manager position.  Job offer is contingent upon successful completion of training and background check.  Deadline to apply is on or before Friday, June 24th  2022.



  • Date Posted: June 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Start Date: 07/18/2022
  • Salary Range: 55,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk