Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Summer 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.

Where will you serve?

Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island. It is world renowned for many things: its beauty, its atmosphere, its history, and its never-ending supply of pristine beaches, waterfalls, and gardens. It’s one of the most popular locations to serve as a Habitat AmeriCorps member.

Hawaii continues to be ranked the most expensive state to live in per World Population. According to the Realtor Association of Maui, the average sales price for a home was over $1.7M (2021) which was a 46.9% increase from the previous year. In that same year, Maui county’s median income decreased over 2%. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that safe, stable, and affordable housing is needed now more than ever. Habitat for Humanity Maui serves lower-income residents in Maui County by helping to build decent housing and renovating substandard housing.

Habitat for Humanity Maui is partnered with the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and will continue to help Native Hawaiians with their home builds in Keokea-Waiohuli (Kula), Maui. To help deliver land back to Native Hawaiians, the Department grants beneficiaries a parcel of land on 99-year homestead leases at $1.00 per year. In February 2022 we broke ground on our next project in this development with four, possibly more, to follow.

In addition to new construction home builds, Habitat for Humanity Maui is focused on helping elderly and disabled homeowners who are struggling to maintain their homes. Every year we help between 20-30+ homeowners reclaim their homes by assisting with various critical and minor repairs and retrofits. Through a partnership with the Maui County Office on Aging, we are able to help extremely low-income homeowners at no cost to them.

Help be the solution for one of the biggest crisis people of Hawaii face. This AmeriCorps term is an exciting time to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity Maui team as we continue to grow, thrive, and help many more people in our community. In addition to the standard benefits, our organization offers AmeriCorps members shared affordable housing and two shared company vehicles. For more information, visit

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.

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.
Wailuku, HI
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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.