Construction Crew Leader, Home Repair - 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 repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
Washington, DC is a great place to live and serve, with an inviting restaurant scene, outdoor recreational activities, Smithsonian museums, national landmarks, rich history and much more! For over 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia (Habitat DC-NOVA) has built or renovated over 300 homes, provided over 235 repairs, and engaged thousands of volunteers in our work.
For nearly 20 years our organization has welcomed over 100 AmeriCorps members to serve in the Nation’s Capital Area. Our AmeriCorps members have been critical in the success of our mission, supporting our team in building new homes, performing repairs for our Home Repair Program, managing, and growing our volunteer program, and serving as Habitat ambassadors. Beyond the skills that the AmeriCorps members gain during their service year, members also learn soft skills such as communication, leadership, and additional interpersonal skills. Our members obtain home-building skills, nonprofit experience, and a deeper understanding of our area’s critical need for affordable housing.
In addition to standard benefits, Habitat DC-NOVA also provides a monthly housing allowance paid directly to the landlord, and monthly transportation reimbursement. For more information, visit www.dchabitat.org and www.habitatnova.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 written and verbal communication skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*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.