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 aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
Explore the colorful and vibrant desert that is Phoenix, Arizona, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.! Immerse yourself in local music, art, and food scene in Downtown Phoenix First Fridays just 15 minutes from our central office. Enjoy hikes through Red Rock State Park and the forested trails of Flagstaff. Take a weekend trip to the Grand Canyon located just 3 hours north. Consider perusing the western shops of Old Town Scottsdale or having a boat picnic at Tempe Town Lake.
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has been committed to building homes, communities and hope alongside residents of Pinal and Maricopa counties. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, our organization has been privileged to build more than 1,180 homes, affect more than 3,000 repairs and improve a place called home for more than 4,000 Arizona families.
Ranked as the #1 Habitat organization for families served, our AmeriCorps members see direct impact in the lives of over 800 families with the help of over 13,000 volunteers a year. During the 2020-2021 fiscal year, our team remained steadfast in the construction of 16 homes, including a 3D-printed home in Tempe, Arizona. Fast forward to fiscal year 2021 – 2022, in partnership with U.S. Vets, Habitat Central Arizona is constructing two, 5-bedroom, community homes for female, veterans and their families.
With your help, we hope to continue innovating and serving the families that need us now. To achieve our goals, we need YOU! Join this impact by applying for one or more of our AmeriCorps positions assisting our Family Services, Volunteer Services, Deconstruction, Construction, and Development departments. Every hand makes a difference! Help be that difference in Central Arizona today.
We recognize the commitment of our AmeriCorps members and do all that we can to make their service year a little more comfortable. In addition to the standard benefits, our organization provides mileage reimbursement of $0.57 per mile, a monthly grocery card for $75 – $150 per month (dependent on part-time/full-time status) that can be used for food or gas, and a stipend of $175 – $350 (dependent on part-time/full-time status) for professional development.
Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Arizona. Visit us at www.habitatcaz.org.
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.