Construction Crew Leader, Repair - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

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 disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction, home repair, and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, persons with a disability, youth, young professionals, disaster-affected and faith-based populations.

Where will you serve?

New Bern has been around for over 300 years, so whether you’re a history buff, a day tripper, or just want to enjoy a mix of outdoor activities, this charming town has something for everyone. New Bern is the first state capital of North Carolina. It’s home to Tryon Palace and the birthplace of Pepsi Cola. You can enjoy drinks and dinner on the waterfront, or shop at one of the city’s unique downtown boutiques.

Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County, headquartered in New Bern, has been one of the leading affordable housing agencies in eastern North Carolina, building 73 new affordable homes. Today, our organization has grown to include a robust homebuyer education program, neighborhood revitalization program focusing on critical repairs, weatherization, and aging-in-place to create sustainable and healthy housing for existing homeowners. We also have a ReStore located in downtown New Bern.

This fiscal year, our goal is to build 9 newly constructed homes and complete 20 critical home repairs. Our AmeriCorps members support these goals by serving as construction crew leaders on either new construction or critical repairs worksites. Our construction-focused members will learn hands-on construction skills, budgeting, project planning, and volunteer management during their service term. Our hope is that each member will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the nonprofit sector and our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

For more information, visit www.cravencountyhabitat.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:
New Bern, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
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.