Construction Crew Leader, Logistics - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader, Logistics

Tentative start - Spring 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 construction logistics aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Come explore the heart of Ohio through serving at Habitat for Humanity MidOhio as we celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps service this year! We have a large concentration of young professionals who call Columbus home. No matter your interest, there is always something to do and see here. Columbus boasts of its festivals, art and music scenes, foodie paradise, sports teams (Blue Jackets, Crew, Clippers, and Ohio State University Buckeyes), metro parks and much more! And, for those outdoor enthusiasts, you’ll be less than an hour away from Hocking Hills, our premiere state park and forest, for year-round adventures.

Habitat for Humanity MidOhio has hosted nearly 150 National Service members since 2002, and we have served nearly 700 families to date! Working with on average 4,000 volunteers each year, we have a three-county service area and concentrate our efforts in specific neighborhoods through new construction, rehabilitations, repairs, and community development. Our AmeriCorps members serve in various roles of construction leadership and logistics, volunteer services, homeowner services, and resource development enhancing the organization’s reach in the community and the ability to serve families, engage volunteers, and expand revenue streams—The Playhouse Project, 24 Hours of Hockey, and Women Build.

Join the Habitat MidOhio team, learn new skills, build upon your experiences, cultivate relationships with volunteers and families, and make a difference in Central Ohio! National Service members will receive a housing stipend benefit of at least $200/month. Visit www.habitatmidohio.org to learn more!

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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:
Columbus, OH
State/Region:
Ohio
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
Travel:
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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.