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 home construction and home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
Raleigh, NC is the second-fastest growing city in America and recently ranked 3rd in the Happiest Cities in America. We have several colleges, including North Carolina State University right in the heart of downtown. In your off time you can explore all the city amenities that Raleigh has to offer, from restaurants, to music venues, to street festivals. You can explore the many parks or hiking trails scattered all over town. With the beach a just a two-hour drive east and the mountains a two-hour drive west, you really can have it your way as a local!
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has partnered with this community for more than 30 years and has hosted AmeriCorps members since 2001. We currently have more than a dozen AmeriCorps alumni on staff, as we truly recognize the value and impact of serving. Our affiliate is regarded as a leader in developing and piloting new programs. We have hosted several AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon events for Habitat AmeriCorps members across the country. We currently have 10 ReStores. In addition to serving 40 families through homeownership in our 2022-2023 year, we will also support families globally in Honduras, Malawi, and Cambodia.
During a year of service with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, AmeriCorps members play an integral role in what we do, helping us serve more families, recruit and lead more volunteers, and build more houses. Through leadership on our project sites and continuous engagement with our volunteers and partner families, we are able to live our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We interact with over 10,000 volunteers, homeowner families, and community stakeholders. AmeriCorps members gain insight into working within a nonprofit organization through hands-on experience in leadership and community development. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships while creating safe, affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Wake and Johnston Counties.
In addition to the standard benefits, we offer furnished housing at no cost to the members or a $720 monthly housing allowance as a supplemental benefit.
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.