Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader

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.

Where will you serve?

Pensacola is in the Florida Panhandle and is the state’s westernmost city. Part of Florida’s Emerald Coast, Pensacola’s beaches are a must-see with their white sands and gorgeous waters. Downtown Pensacola offers art galleries, restaurants, nightlife, cultural venues, many annual festivals, and historic landmarks. When it comes to cities high on aviation, this Northwest Florida city is Top Gun. Not only is Pensacola the place where all naval pilots train, it also is home to the impressive National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels Naval aerobatics team.

Although Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is known for building homes, we have been offering much more to our community for over 41 years. The love of our community is reflected through the building of affordable, and otherwise unattainable homes, teaching community members self-advocacy skills, revitalizing a neighborhood through a clean-up project, or repairing homes for the elderly, veterans, or families recovering from disaster.

To date, we have built over 1,450 homes in Escambia in Santa Rosa counties. Those homes represent families who now have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. Our homes are energy efficient, hurricane resistant, and have won the Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes twice in the past decade.

Pensacola Habitat does so much more than build homes. We offer critical home repair, weatherization, aging in place, accessibility modifications, disaster preparedness/recovery, and neighborhood revitalization. Aside from home repairs and modifications, Pensacola Habitat partners with several neighborhoods to organize their neighborhood associations, plan beautification projects, improve safety, build community partnerships, and more.

Volunteers are at the heart of Pensacola Habitat and are involved at every level of our organization. They assist in our services and new construction projects every week. Our current volunteer projects include Collegiate Challenge, Faith Build, and Women Build.

Habitat AmeriCorps members serving at Pensacola Habitat are provided housing. Members are offered a room in a shared house with other AmeriCorps members. Housing is only for AmeriCorps members; we are unable to accommodate spouses, partners, relatives, dependents, etc. To learn more about our organization and mission, 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.
Pensacola, FL
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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.