Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21
Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21
For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.
AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.
What will you do?
The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.
*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
*Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
*Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.
Where will you serve?
Comal County Habitat for Humanity is located in New Braunfels, TX which is between Austin and San Antonio (near San Marcos and Texas State University.) New Braunfels is well known for having two recreational rivers, being home of Schlitterbahn waterpark, and hosting Wurstfest, the largest festival in Texas. Comal County Habitat has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 2003. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, leading and training construction volunteers. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat, interacting with over 3000 volunteers, homeowner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Comal County Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a nonprofit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, construction, communication and community development. In your off hours, enjoy any of our water recreation activities available in our community, hike trails in our hill country, or explore neighboring Austin and San Antonio, TX. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Comal County, Texas. For more information, please visit www.comalhabitat.org/.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
*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 team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
*Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)
New Braunfels, TX