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 home construction, home repair, neighborhood revitalization and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65 and young professional populations.

Where will you serve?

The Olympic Peninsula is in northwest Washington, it is a 3,600-mile stretch of land that’s surrounded by water and highlighted by the Olympic Mountains. The Olympic Peninsula includes Olympic National Park which encompasses nearly a million acres and has several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. This area is voted one of the best small-town places to live and is highly desirable for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Seattle and Vancouver are great destinations for a day or weekend trip.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is based in the Olympic Peninsula and has been providing affordable homeownership to Clallam County residents since 1991. We’ve built 35 modest, safe, decent homes and assisted hundreds of residents.

At Habitat Clallam, AmeriCorps members assist with both new construction and rehabilitations, performing tasks ranging from framing exterior walls to making modifications and repairs. Our AmeriCorps members serve senior citizens through our Aging in Place Repair Program. At the beginning of a term, our construction-focused members learn individual tasks on various build sites. Towards the end of a term, members become the teacher often leading skilled and unskilled volunteers. Our members gain a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing while helping our organization provide affordable homeownership and home repairs for low- and fixed-income homeowners.

In addition to the standard benefits Habitat AmeriCorps members receive, we provide a four season travel trailer with two slide-outs keeping your housing costs affordable by only requiring you to pay site rental fees at any one of the numerous local campgrounds. For more information about our mission, visit www.habitatclallam.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:
Port Angeles, WA
State/Region:
Washington
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.