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 home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, persons with disabilities and youth populations.

Where will you serve?

Harrisburg, PA is nestled below the blue mountain ridges of the Appalachian Mountains along the east bank of the mighty Susquehanna River. The Greater Harrisburg area is rich in history and picturesque. Our AmeriCorps members enjoy visiting the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, the National Civil War Museum, Strawberry Square, Riverfront Park, and FNB Field which is the home of the Harrisburg Senators minor league baseball team. You can take a short drive to Hershey, known as “the sweetest place on earth,” to visit Hersheypark theme park or the Giant Center for concerts and minor league hockey games with the Hershey Bears.

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area strives to improve the living conditions of low-to-moderate income families by providing affordable and safe housing. To date, our affiliate has served over 350 families. Through the Emerging Communities Initiative, we seek to utilize new home builds as a catalyst to improving disenfranchised communities in terms of safety, educational opportunities, enhanced optimism, and greater community engagement with our family partnership program. Through our affiliates Critical Home Repair program, Harrisburg Habitat addresses the need to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing for current homeowners by focusing our efforts to address safety, security, accessibility, complying with municipal codes and weatherization. These projects provide value by preserving and maintaining housing stock, increase home values and create safe and functional housing.

As a Construction Crew Leader, you will play an integral role on our team in the building and repairing of homes, by leading groups of volunteers and homeowners through construction and renovation activities while further developing your construction and volunteer management skills. This paid, full-time service position is an outstanding opportunity to make a positive impact in the communities of the greater Harrisburg area. To learn more about our affiliate, visit www.harrisburghabitat.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:
Harrisburg, 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.