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, home repair and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, people with disabilities and military/veteran populations.

Where will you serve?

Serve, learn and lead in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA—a city with a cool vibe and vibrant culture! Our area is primarily known for being “wine country” but offers more than that. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is dedicated to the famed “Peanuts” cartoonist. Big-name musicians perform at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. To the east, Trione-Annadel State Park features a lake for fishing as well as miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and trail riding. Being less than an hour away, it’s easy to explore the culturally rich San Francisco Bay Area—one of the top travel destinations in the world.

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is based in Santa Rosa and serves the Sonoma County communities. Our goal is to complete 36 home repairs in this fiscal year and 43 home repairs in the next fiscal year. Sonoma County has an increasingly growing need for affordable housing, and currently our affiliate is the only organization available to serve hard working residents who cannot afford homeownership through traditional means.

Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers, helping build capacity, and developing new programs and systems that will support reaching and exceeding our goals. During a year of service with Habitat Sonoma County, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a nonprofit organization and gain hands-on experience in construction site practices, public speaking and community development. Come be a part of a much-needed solution, while building your own skills, knowledge and relationships along the way. Learn more about our work at www.habitatsoco.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:
Santa Rosa, CA
State/Region:
California
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.