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?

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 affiliate in the Bay Area to build green and continues to be one of the leading Habitat affiliates in affordable green building in the U.S. Since 1997, Habitat AmeriCorps has been vital to the success of our program. To date, we have hosted over 248 AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership to our volunteers, engaging community partners and serving as ambassadors for our affiliate and to the Habitat Mission. AmeriCorps members at Habitat EBSV engage with over 6,000 volunteers, homeowner 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 affiliate where diversity, growth and industry innovation inspire us. http://www.habitatebsv.org/About.


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.


Minimum Requirements

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.


Preferred Qualifications

*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)
Location:
Oakland, CA
State/Region:
California
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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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.