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 part-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?
Dane County, WI offers a variety of activities and recreation. Madison is an urban capital city with incredible restaurants, concerts, museums, bookstores, and recreational sports clubs. Nature is not far--the county is home to dozens of parks, trails, and nature preserves. In the warmer seasons, locals hike the Ice Age Trail, explore bike paths, or kayak around the lakes and creeks. There is plenty to do in the winter too--skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are popular activities here.
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County (HFHDC) serves Madison, Wisconsin and its surrounding communities. While commercial housing developments are a common sight, the lack of affordable housing in the county is prominent. Habitat is working to address this by building quality homes with affordable mortgages and low or no interest rates. Our goal at HFHDC is to complete 15 homes per fiscal year. Habitat also maintains existing homes and performs critical repairs through our home repair program.
Our AmeriCorps members are part of Habitat’s mission: to be a leader and partner in affordable housing solutions that positively impact families, communities, and the environment. They gain construction knowledge and problem-solving skills and have a voice in growing our programs. They will get to serve alongside future homeowners and volunteers every day.
In addition to the standard benefits, our members are entitled to a $200 living stipend paid directly to a landlord as well as a $50 boot stipend for appropriate footwear to serve at the construction site. For more information, visit www.habitatdane.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Living allowance $9,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $3,247.50, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*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.