Construction Crew Leader, Home Construction - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader, Home Construction

Tentative start - Summer 2022 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?

Serve as a Habitat AmeriCorps member in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! Asheville prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries, a burgeoning culinary scene, and a lively music scene. Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide variety of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in this area for almost 39 years. Our AmeriCorps members play an important role in providing leadership at our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. During a year of service with Asheville Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight into a nonprofit organization and receive hands-on experience in leadership, team building, public speaking, and community development.

Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend of at least $450 per month, a clothing allowance of at least $150, as well as a hand tool and gear allowance. Join the Asheville Affiliate Habitat family and help us provide affordable housing in the city of Asheville and Buncombe. Visit www.ashevillehabitat.org to learn more. Serve as a Habitat AmeriCorps member in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! Asheville prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries, a burgeoning culinary scene, and a lively music scene. Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide variety of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy lifestyle.

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:
Asheville, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
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.