Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - September 2021

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 aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit people 65 and older, youth, young professionals and faith based populations.

Where will you serve?

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver provides endless potential for adventure and exploration, with all the perks of a major metropolitan city. Due in part to those opportunities, the Metro Denver area has become the least affordable market in the country to purchase a home. This has created an enormous need to build and preserve affordable housing. AmeriCorps members are empowered to help address this crisis through service with Habitat Metro Denver, where we have been hosting AmeriCorps members since 1998. Members serve directly by building and repairing safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with hardworking homeowners and indirectly by supporting work behind the scenes. Habitat Metro Denver provides a unique experience to meet new people and become a part of a team of 16 AmeriCorps members. Members have the opportunity to gain new skills, learn about themselves and the world around them, and create a stronger Metro Denver community.

Metro Denver has quick access to outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, biking, camping and more. There are endless ways to get out and about in the city. The perks of city living include excellent bike paths and a multitude of affordable eateries, craft breweries, sports events, and music venues. At the end of each day, AmeriCorps members can rest and relax in the subsidized housing provided. Each unit has private bedrooms, a full kitchen, outdoor space, and designated parking.

Join a community that has much to offer, grow as an individual, become a member of a team, and most importantly, help build safe, decent, affordable homeownership for individuals and families. Learn more at: www.habitatmetrodenver.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:
Denver, CO
State/Region:
Colorado
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.