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, neighborhood revitalization and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Come create community-wide, generation-long change by serving with Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity! We are looking for five AmeriCorps members to play an integral role in providing leadership on our construction sites, engaging and training volunteers to become skilled builders, and working closely with our Habitat Homebuyers to prepare them for all that comes with homeownership. During your year of service with our nationally-recognized nonprofit, you will gain professional, hands-on experience in leadership, community development, and volunteer management. And we can guarantee, you will see and tangibly feel the impact of your time and work.

In addition to the living stipend and education award, our AmeriCorps members may have the opportunity to live rent-free in a furnished 2-bedroom house that is located directly next door to our office and walking distance from the heart of Lancaster City. (Please Note: This housing is not guaranteed and is shared with additional AmeriCorps members or other service program volunteers). Members will also have many opportunities for training, development, networking, and will join a dedicated staff eager to share their knowledge and provide mentoring.

Be a part of providing the power, stability and peace of home for your neighbors while living in a vibrant, exciting place yourself! Lancaster City (where our affiliate is headquartered) is extremely culturally diverse, with a robust immigrant and refugee population residing here, thanks to a long, beautiful history (since the start of the 1700’s) of being a welcoming place. As a result of this celebration of diversity - the city is full of delicious ethnic food and cafes, art galleries, live entertainment, events and shops! Our office is also conveniently located about two hours away from multiple major cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Washington D.C. AmeriCorps member serving with our Habitat will become an important part of a tight knit, closely connected community; where they will be challenged, encouraged, prepared and expected to lead, supported to develop their personal and professional skills, and be a valued and important member of our team. We can’t wait to get to know you! http://lancasterlebanonhabitat.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:
Lancaster, PA
State/Region:
Pennsylvania
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.