Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Winter 2023 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 aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Jackson Hole Valley is outside of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s a great place to live for those who enjoy outdoor activities. White water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and biking are popular summer recreational activities. Dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are top hobbies in the winter. This area offers breathtaking scenery, delightful cuisine, unparalleled art, and shopping for anything you desire. Explore national parks and enjoy the many community events that take place throughout the year.

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area is based in Jackson which is part of Jackson Hole Valley. Since 1995, our organization has served 76 families and provided a stable home for more than 158 children. Our current project is an 18-unit townhome development. In the first phase of this project, we are building 6 homes over the course of roughly 18 months.

Our AmeriCorps member will join an existing five-person construction crew. They will learn on-the-job construction skills, enhance their leadership skills, and gain nonprofit experience while working with volunteers from different walks of life. In our community, affordable housing is in high demand and by serving with Teton Habitat, you will be making an immediate positive impact for local families and community members.

In addition to the standard benefits, Teton Habitat offers AmeriCorps members housing during their service term. Visit www.tetonhabitat.org to learn about our organization and mission.

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.
Location:
Jackson, WY
State/Region:
Wyoming
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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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.