Construction Crew Leader, Construction, Repairs & Warehouse  - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader, New Construction, Repairs & Warehouse

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, home repair and warehouse aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome AmeriCorps members to our team once again! Our Northeastern Florida location is perfect for the outdoorsy type who doesn’t mind the heat. Atlantic Beach is known for surfing, kayaking, and other water sports, with an abundance of nearby beaches, parks, and nature preserves. Enjoy the small-town beach feeling without missing out on big-city experiences - Jacksonville’s professional sports, museums, and cultural attractions are just a short drive away.

Since breaking ground on our first home in October of 1991, Beaches Habitat has completed construction on 353 new homes and 77 renovations or repairs of existing homes. AmeriCorps members have played an important role in meeting those milestones since 2002. When they choose to serve here, members will join a team of staff, volunteers, and future homeowners who are committed to helping members learn and grow. The team at Beaches Habitat strives to provide a supportive, challenging, and enriching environment for our AmeriCorps members. As they gain experience and confidence, members will become leaders, taking on increasing levels of responsibility and engaging more in our programs. Through new home construction, home repair, and volunteer engagement, Beaches Habitat’s AmeriCorps members will help us meet our goal of building four new homes and repairing 10 homes for local older homeowners in 2022-2023.

In addition to the standard benefits that AmeriCorps members receive, Beaches Habitat’s members have access to a rent-free, furnished apartment with laundry facilities (shared with another member). Beaches Habitat also provides each AmeriCorps construction member with a new set of basic hand tools. All members are eligible for service-related mileage and travel reimbursements.

Learn more about our organization and mission at www.beacheshabitat.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.

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:
Atlantic Beach, FL
State/Region:
Florida
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.