Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Spring 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 disaster risk reduction and response, home construction and home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, youth, young professional, disaster-affected and faith-based populations.

Where will you serve?

Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity (GWHFH) is based in Greely, CO, along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains and about an hour north of Denver. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado and the Greeley Independence Stampede, a rodeo and festival which attracts over 250,000 guests annually. Greeley is one of the fastest growing communities within the Front Range. This growth makes the need for affordable housing in the area so acute and makes it an exciting time to serve with us!

AmeriCorps members serve as key contributors to the work of Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity, and members will contribute to our organization’s goals and increase productive capacity by performing activities such as building, painting, landscaping, mentoring our Jefferson High School students, and helping with tasks at our ReStore.
In 2019, GWHFH began development of our current project, a 95-unit affordable housing development in Evans, CO called Mission Springs. Mission Springs is an innovative community with a combination of 68 affordable town homes and cottages built by Commonwealth Companies, and 27 single family and paired homes built by GWHFH.

All homes built by GWHFH in Mission Springs are being built in part by Jefferson High School students through a first-of-its kind Construction Pathway Program. In partnership with Greeley-Evans District 6, at-risk students build a Habitat home for a local family in need from the ground up, while learning in-demand trade skills and incorporating knowledge from their core curriculum classes. The program is currently in its fifth year and the students are currently building their 25th home of our collaboration. As an AmeriCorps member, you will have the unique opportunity to serve as a mentor for the students while working on projects which tangibly benefit the Weld County community.

In addition to the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, AmeriCorps members will be able to take advantage of benefits including our free on-site housing, recreational facilities offered by the City of Greeley, and have the chance explore beautiful Northern Colorado from the High Plains to Fort Collins to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

GWHFH has built more than 150 homes in partnership with local families, and we serve the most economically marginalized members of our community. AmeriCorps members serve as key partners in expanding our capacity for this crucial work. Learn more about is at www.greeleyhabitat.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:
Greeley, 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.