19-20 Lancaster Lebanon 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 $13,992 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

Lancaster Lebanon HFH may provide the opportunity to live rent-free in a furnished 2-bedroom house that is located directly next door to their office and minutes away from the heart of Lancaster City.


Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity

Come create community-wide change by serving with us! We are looking for an AmeriCorps member to play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites by engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, equipped with their own construction skills, to build more houses for our community. During your year of service, you will gain insight into working within a nonprofit organization through hands-on experience in leadership, community development and construction management.
Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while personally creating safe, affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.

Benefits
In addition to the living stipend and education award, AmeriCorps members may have the opportunity to live rent-free in a furnished 2-bedroom house that is located directly next door to our office and minutes away from the heart of Lancaster City. (Note: This housing is not guaranteed and is shared with additional AmeriCorps members or other program volunteers). Members will also have many opportunities for training, development and networking, and will join a dedicated staff eager to share their knowledge and provide mentoring.

Community
Be a part of providing families the power of home while living in a vibrant, exciting city full of amazing restaurants and cafes, art galleries, live entertainment, events and shops! Our affiliate is also conveniently located about two hours away from multiple major cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. Members serving with our affiliate will become an important part of a tight knit community, where they will be challenged, encouraged, supported, prepared to lead, develop their personal and professional skills, and be a valued member of our team.


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:
Lancaster, PA
State/Region:
Pennsylvania
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.