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 a disability, military/veteran and youth populations.

Where will you serve?

Commonly known and referred to as “The Motor City,” there’s no shortage of cool things to do in Detroit, MI. Love a good rock concert, food fest or funky art exhibit? Detroit is always humming with events and activities sure to satisfy. Sample the city’s nationally trending eat-and-drink scene, where there’s a collection of newcomers, pop-up test kitchens and fearless food incubators. Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago are options for weekend traveling and Canada borders Detroit’s southern boundary.

Habitat for Humanity Detroit has been providing affordable housing solutions in the city and the surrounding communities since 1986 serving over 350 families in our community. We work to maintain homeownership opportunities and improve the quality of life for individuals and families through new home construction, home rehabilitations, home repairs and various community projects.

This year is an exciting time to be a part of Habitat Detroit’s continuing growth, as we strive to meet the need for affordable homeownership and repair opportunities. Our AmeriCorps members complete their service year not only with new, transferable skills but also with a sense of community that only Habitat for Humanity Detroit can provide. To learn more about our mission and work, visit www.habitatdetroit.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:
Detroit, MI
State/Region:
Michigan
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.