Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23
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 disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction, home repair, and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, persons with a disability, and military/veteran populations.
Where will you serve?
While it’s only a short, 30-minute drive to the beaches, Tampa’s real strengths lie in its robust list of things to do and see within the area. Downtown is alive with urban parks, including the gorgeous Tampa Riverwalk, innovative restaurants, and amazing restorations of turn-of-the-century buildings. Enjoy a pro football or hockey game or ride a thrill-coaster at Busch Gardens. If you’re into hiking, biking, or paddling, hit one of Tampa area’s many parks and preserves, such as Hillsborough River State Park.
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is in the west central portion of Florida. As of the 2020 census, this area’s population grew to nearly 1.5 million, with 92,000 accounting for veterans and an average of 200,000 below poverty level. Over the past three years, Habitat Hillsborough has transformed its Neighborhood Revitalization program, which now includes Home Preservation, Living in Place and Veterans Build initiatives, to better serve the needs of our residents.
Our AmeriCorps member will be able to gain administrative and construction skills ranging from client intakes, logistics and project planning, to executing projects and overseeing groups of up to 12 volunteers. This member will be a key player in planning and organizing special events to highlight our program initiatives which currently serve 30 families this fiscal year. To learn more about us, visit www.habitathillsborough.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, 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.
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.
*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.
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.