19-20 Green Mountain HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

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
• Personal vehicle


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

Green Mountain HFH provides benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award that include occasional tickets to local events or musical acts, a monthly gas card, as well as a $500 ReStore stipend to furnish your living space.


Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity

Join us at Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader. Since 1984, we've built 75 homes in the Chittenden County of Vermont, and our small organization is steadily growing every year. Our AmeriCorps member will play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging and educating volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating systems to build capacity and increase efficiently. You will hone your leadership, public speaking, and construction skills as you become part of a close-knit community of Vermont locals, organization staff, and dedicated volunteers. Compact and beautiful, Burlington is home to a thriving arts scene, creative entrepreneurship, walkable downtown areas, two colleges and a university. Mountain pursuits are deep within the fabric of this region, and spending an AmeriCorps term in the Green Mountains of Vermont will surely allow you to explore our world class outdoor activities, rural landscapes, and miles of open lake and river waters; all while being only a short ferry ride away from the Adirondacks of New York, and a weekend trip away from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Vermont is a four season vacation destination that has something for every taste and interest. 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:
Burlington, VT
State/Region:
Vermont
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.