Construction Crew Leader (Repairs) - Part Time - 2023-24

Construction Crew Leader (Repairs) - Part Time

For one year, get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands-on experience and prepare for your future. This part-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make an 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 part-time construction crew leader (repair) 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 Monday – Friday 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 will focus on rehabilitation, critical home repair, accessibility and ADA, 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 and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

  • Organization name: Habitat for Humanity Portland Region
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Portland, OR
  • Full-time staff: 69
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 7
  • Number of homes to be built: 144
  • Number of homes to be repaired: 60
  • Activities and attractions: NW OR presents an array of activities that are sure to appeal to AmeriCorps members seeking engaging assignments. Washington County offers dozens of parks/hiking trails with beautiful views. Wine aficionados will be delighted with dozens of wineries to visit. Historic Hillsboro adds a touch of charm with its shops and cultural events. In Multnomah County the breathtaking Multnomah Falls stands as a natural marvel and boasts an extensive network of hiking trails. Sports fans can catch the excitement of a Blazer game, see the Portland Timbers & Thorns in action, and check out the AZ Diamondback farm team, the Hillsboro Hops. Both counties boast a vibrant food scene from diverse food cart pods to craft breweries (in 2023 we won more James Beard awards than any other city!). Let’s ski Mt. Hood in the AM and swim into the sunset in the Pacific Ocean the same day. Whatever your passion, AmeriCorps members will find a surplus of options for personal and professional growth.
  • Unique projects: Green building techniques are used, and many neighborhoods are now being build solar ready. Neighborhoods are wired for electric vehicles, and we are installing charging stations for private/public use. We were recently awarded the Earth Advantage Green Builder of the Year award in the low-income housing category.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Living allowance of $9,350 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $3,447.50, upon successful completion of service.
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord ($550 per month)

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.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidates:

  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.
Portland, OR
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanityfounded 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.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races (which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and hair texture), ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.