19-20 East Bay/Silicon Valley HFH - National - Construction Crew Lead

Construction Crew Leader

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.


Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements

Helpful Qualifications:
• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or a construction AmeriCorps member
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
• Experience working as a member of a larger team
• Knowledge of community development practices
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 for a full 46½ weeks of service
Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley members receive a monthly rent subsidy in the amount of $600-$1500 depending on year(s) of service.


East Bay/Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat EBSV) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat EBSV was the first organization in the Bay Area to build green and continues to be one of the leading Habitat organizations in affordable green building in the U.S. Since 1997, the AmeriCorps program has been vital to the success of our program. To date, we have hosted over 255 AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership to our volunteers, engaging community partners, and serving as ambassadors to our organization and to the Habitat Mission. AmeriCorps members at Habitat EBSV engage with over 6,000 volunteers, partner families and community partners. AmeriCorps Members gain skills in leadership, community engagement, public speaking and training in a variety of subject matters relevant to the complex world of affordable housing. In addition to the AmeriCorps living allowance, members receive a monthly rent stipend to offset the high cost of living in the beautiful and exciting California Bay Area. Come serve with an innovative organization where diversity, growth and industry innovation inspires us. Please visit our website.


What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Location:
Oakland, CA
State/Region:
California
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
Travel:
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.