Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - August 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.

Where will you serve?

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is located in the state capitol of Little Rock, where the Delta meets the foothills of the Ouachita and Ozark mountains. Little Rock is a small city with big city amenities. We have terrific recreational opportunities, including the “Big Dam Bridge,” the world’s longest bridge specifically built for pedestrian use! There is Pinnacle Mountain to climb and the River Trail to bike. The Arkansas River runs between Little Rock and North Little Rock, and you can kayak, row or fish on it and other nearby waterways. Because we are in the capital city, you also have easy access to top quality arts and entertainment, healthcare and educational opportunities. The Clinton School of Public Service, the first in the country to offer a master’s degree in Public Service, is here, as is the state’s medical school, one of two law schools in the state, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We are also a bonfide “foodie” town! We have great restaurants, award-winning breweries, and we even boast our own spirits distillery. Not bad for a “small” city, right? History abounds here. The Central High Museum is a reminder that Little Rock was once the epicenter of the civil rights crisis and it is also a reminder that work remains to be done. Habitat’s vision - where everyone has a decent place to live - speaks to equity, and we are proud to be an active partner in change. We are a true four-season city, too....a gorgeous spring, hot summer, colorful fall, and a winter that forces you to “layer up!”

The mission of Habitat for Humanity is compelling: Seeking to put God’s love into action, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. During your service with us, you will be rewarded by the smiles and successes of the families we work alongside to build their homes; you will also be rewarded with new skills as you work alongside our licensed contractor and learn building techniques, volunteer management, community development, and relationship skills that will serve you well whatever your next adventure may be. Our Habitat affiliate covers two counties so you will often be on the move and will learn to juggle more than one project at a time, and the logistics and paperwork behind a successful project. Your hard work will bring a sense of accomplishment and pride. Did you know that decent, stable housing is a determinant for better health, education, economic, social and civic outcomes? YOU will be gifting all that to deserving families.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is about to celebrate its 32nd birthday. Over the years, we have built more than 200 homes and done revitalization work on more than 600. We recently completed a 9-home “pocket community” that included building new infrastructure: 16 children now have a safe cul-de-sac with sidewalks and a “free little children’s library.” Won’t you join our team? We want you present at the next home dedication or the next note-burning in a Habitat t-shirt!

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:
Little Rock, AR
State/Region:
Arkansas
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.