Construction Crew Leader - 2023-24

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 home construction aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

  • Organization name: Bend Redmond HFH
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Bend, OR
  • Full-time staff: 37
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 4
  • Number of homes to be built: 16 - 29
  • Number of homes to be repaired: 0
  • Activities and attractions: Located on the edge of national forest and BLM land and only a 30-minute drive to the Cascade Mountain range, the Bend/Redmond area in Central Oregon is known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. We have easy access to skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, running trails, hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, and pretty much anything under the sun. We even have a surf wave. Bend and Redmond are also central to all the amazing places the rest of Oregon has to offer such as the Oregon Coast, the Hood River Gorge, the Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds, Steens Mountain, and much more! If you enjoy the outdoors, Central Oregon is the place for you.
  • Unique projects: Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity Construction Crew Leaders will have the opportunity to complete at least two sustainable-building developments, with a total of 24 housing units, during the 2024-2025 AmeriCorps service year. Through participation in these projects, members will learn about sustainable building best practices as well as our process of identifying a holistic approach that meets our budgets while accomplishing our sustainability goals: to be netzero and receive Green Building certification. Members will also acquire hands-on experience in our preferred methods for insulation, air sealing, weather protection, and HVAC systems. They will also learn about how sustainable building practices can increase the longevity of a home, improve the health of its residents, provide important cost savings, and reduce the overall impact to our community’s infrastructure and resources. Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity now has a dedicated fund for sustainable building measures, and we are committed to providing solar panels for all new housing units with the goal of net-zero energy use. We are proud of the homes we build, and we are proud to show how energy-efficient healthy homes can be built cost effectively while maintaining high quality.

    In our sustainability efforts, Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity partners with Earth Advantage, local solar installers, The Environmental Center, and other local organizations dedicated to building sustainably in Central Oregon. Our Construction Crew Leaders will have the opportunity to participate in their associated events such as the Green Building Tour, the Earth Day celebration, and Central Oregon Zero-Energy Enthusiasts networking sessions, as well as have access to their free online trainings. Members will also have the opportunity to help educate our community partners at home dedications, fundraising events, and our Women Build Week event in the spring.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Low-cost housing ($350 per month) -OR- housing stipend paid directly to your landlord ($350 per month - if member elects not to take provided housing)
  • Grocery gift card ($150 per month)
  • Transportation – use of work vehicles permitted for commuting

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.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidates:

  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.
Bend, OR
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanityfounded 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.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races (which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and hair texture), ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.