Construction Crew Leader & Volunteer Services Coordinator - 2022-23
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 member and on-site volunteer coordinator plays an integral part in building homes. They lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowners in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus developing and enhancing their volunteer management and construction skills. They will be responsible for preparing for volunteer days, checking on tool functionality, administrative work such as uploading paper documents into electronic format and preparing materials for meetings, organizing, and other aspects of construction work including framing, siding, painting, and interior work. 70% of the position supports the construction crew.
The on-site volunteer coordinator collaborates with the volunteer coordinator to schedule and organize local volunteers. They build relationships in the community to grow the overall volunteer base and advance individual and group partnerships. They work with the site superintendent to plan work available on volunteer days. They assist with all aspects of volunteer management, including initial orientation, database maintenance and tracking, and promoting volunteer opportunities as they arise. 30% of the position supports the volunteer coordination. *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 construction and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, youth and young professional populations.
Where will you serve?
With breathtaking mountain views, the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado is a unique and wonderful place to live. It is known for world-class tourism destinations such as the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake, and Yampah Vapor Caves. Roaring Fork Valley is rich with culture, offering a vibrant dining scene, boutique shopping, and an endless list of outdoor fun. Skiing, camping, bicycling and hiking opportunities abound.
Since 1999 Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley (RFV) has built 60 homes throughout the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys, from Parachute to Aspen. Serving a rural mountain resort community that includes the ski-town of Aspen and the historic Glenwood Springs, Habitat RFV has worked to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in an area where the cost of homeownership has continued to rise, especially due to the impact of COVID-19.
At Habitat RFV our construction-focused AmeriCorps member will join our build team, learn construction tasks and build community with our volunteers at our new Wapiti Commons build site in Rifle. It is an exciting time to join us in our growth as we meet the critical housing needs in our Colorado mountain community. In addition to the standard benefits Habitat RFV also provides a monthly housing stipend of $500. For more information, visit www.habitatroaringfork.org.
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.
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.
*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.
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.