Construction Crew Leader, Repair - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader, Repair

Tentative start - Winter 2023 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 repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Why Durham, NC? 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, but we are also 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. One day you may see a musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the next week you could be eating with your friends at one of restaurants featured in a New York Times article. With the beach a just a two-hour drive east and the mountains a two-hour drive west, you really can have it your way as a local here in the Research Triangle!

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has built over 450 homes all over our great city. Not only are we building high-quality, affordable homes, but 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.

AmeriCorps members are paid to serve full-time helping families build strong and stable homes, all while gaining real-world experience. You can serve in a leadership role on an active build site or at our Habitat office assisting volunteers and staff. 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. 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 good.

In addition to the standard benefits, we provide a housing stipend of $500 paid directly to your landlord. For more information about Durham Habitat, visit www.durhamhabitat.org/americorps.

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:
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.