Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Winter 2022 or open until filled

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 and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit persons with disability, military/veteran, youth and faith-based populations.

Where will you serve?

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 675 homes throughout a 9-county, 3-state region (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana). We are one of the top 40 largest affiliates in the country, and we believe that AmeriCorps Members are truly one of the reasons we have been able to reach this goal. At Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati, AmeriCorps members assist on both new construction and rehabs and can expect to work on about 15 different projects, with tasks ranging from framing exterior walls to re-installing trim in a 150 year old historical rehab. At the beginning of the term, our Construction Crew Leaders serve as the hands-on labor while learning individual tasks on various build sites. Towards the end of the term, members become the teacher- often working with up to 25 volunteers per week. Our members gain nonprofit experience and a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing, while helping us reach our goal of providing affordable homeownership for 20 families in 2021.

Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live and serve, with a downtown ready to explore and plenty of outdoor activities. We offer benefits to second-term members only, which have included in the past: student loan assistance, housing assistance, or a global village trip voucher. For more information, visit habitatcincinnati.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:
Cincinnati, OH
State/Region:
Ohio
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
Travel:
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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.