Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - January 2022

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.

This position will focus on home construction, home repair and Neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Learn construction skills, develop leadership skills, make connections, join our Habitat family - and expand your understanding of the need for affordable housing as you serve with Habitat Forsyth in Winston-Salem, NC. Since 1985, Habitat Forsyth has served more than 500 families through new construction and home repairs. We have 1800+ people who volunteer with us each year – 350 of those are college students from throughout the US who come to us on week-long build trips with Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program. We are the #1 Habitat in the country for this program, hosting more students than any other Habitat. And, we get lots of repeats! They choose to come back because the students have a fantastic experience with our construction team - and so will you!

We have an AmeriCorps house! It sits at the edge of our campus - 4 BR, 2 bath home that was remodeled in fall 2018. Each AmeriCorps member has their own private bedroom with single bed, vinyl covered mattress, small desk with chair, and tall dresser. Members bring their own linens for their bed and their own towel. The house is just a short walk down a few steps to meet our construction staff each morning. The house has secure WIFI, a security system, utilities included, and fully furnished! (Including dishes, utensils, and appliances but NOT including linens/towels) Rent is just $150 per month.

Start your day at 7am with our construction team – finish at 3:30pm, five days each week. Ride to the build site with our staff, in a Habitat work truck that contains all needed tools. Lunches are provided when we have Collegiate Challenge students – about 75 days each year. Our office building has a computer lab with pc’s which you are welcome to use during office hours.

Winston-Salem is located in the center of the state – just 2 hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean and we have 3 state parks within a 30-45 minute drive. https://www.ncparks.gov/ Here’s another informative link with lots of photos and resources to learn about Winston-Salem! https://visitwinstonsalem.com

Home of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons and the Winston-Salem State University Rams, you will find lots of college sports happening! Our downtown area has undergone tremendous rebirth in the past several years and is now a hub for evening activities for young professionals after work and local college students. Art galleries, new restaurants and pubs - there’s quite a lot to choose from. Our office and the AmeriCorps house are about 1 mile from downtown Winston-Salem.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County https://habitatforsyth.org

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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.
Location:
Winston-Salem, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
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.