Construction Crew Leader, Repair - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader, Repair

Tentative start - August 2021

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 and will benefit people 65 and older, people with disabilities, military/veterans, youth, young professionals, disaster-affected and faith-based populations.

Where will you serve?

Since 1985, Durham Habitat has built over 400 homes all over our great city. Not only are we building high-quality, affordable homes, we’ve also expanded our work to completing critical repairs for low income families in Durham. We believe everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home. Our mission is driven by serving our neighbors in need, and this commitment is evident in the deep relationships we build with our partner families, volunteers, donors, and community members.

Why Durham, North Carolina? This is no longer the sleepy southern tobacco town of the past… Durham is a hub of entrepreneurship and a destination for arts, culture, sports, and food. Not only do we have fantastic events like Food Truck Rodeos and Iron Pours, we are home to the Durham Bulls AAA baseball team, rated as one of the 5 Best Minor League Sports Cities in the Country by Livability.com. We also have a thriving arts community with live performances just down the street at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

As an AmeriCorps member in Durham, you will learn about the role our city played in the Civil Rights movement and how decisions made years ago have shaped our mission for affordable housing today. You will serve in a leadership role on an active build site with our staff and volunteers. By taking on new challenges and seeing the results of your service, you will have the chance to learn and grow. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life, working together toward a common goal. Additionally, as a Durham AmeriCorps member you will receive a set monthly stipend for both housing and your cell phone. For more information about Durham Habitat, please visit durhamhabitat.org.

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:
Durham, 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.