Construction Procurement & Warrant Assistant Coordinator - 2023-24
Construction Procurement & Warrant Assistant Coordinator
For one year, 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 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 Construction Procurement and Warranty Assistant Coordinator plays an integral part in data intake and tracking of the construction process, as well as the building and repairing of homes. This includes an active role in assisting with the documentation of job information with various construction software platforms. 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.
- Serve Tuesday through Saturday to support work on the build site and work alongside construction staff in the office.
- Assist with all aspects of job set up on various construction software platforms including loading key data for each new home, including budget, start dates, deliveries, and color selections from homebuyers. Work closely with procurement staff to update and change these job set-ups as needed and communicate with the purchasing team upon completion.
- Assist with intake of all warranty repairs including communication with homeowners through email and phone. Create and maintain tracking documents for warranty requests received and communicate with construction staff.
- Assist construction staff with job tracking by taking photos and uploading construction site progress bi-weekly.
- 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 groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
- Work with construction staff members to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day and ordering necessary volunteer supplies. Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer instruction and site monitoring.
This position will focus on home construction aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
- Nearest metropolitan area: Charlotte, NC
- Full-time staff: 123
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 17
- Number of homes to be built: 50
- Number of homes to be repaired: 170
- Activities and attractions: Our offices and AmeriCorps apartments are less than 15 minutes away from uptown Charlotte, a three-hour drive from the beaches of North and South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Unique projects: AmeriCorps members serving this term will support our organization before, during, and after Habitat for Humanity International’s Carter Work Project held in October 2023.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
- Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
- Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
- Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
- Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
- Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
- Personal and professional development opportunities.
- Child care benefits, if you qualify.
- Worker’s compensation insurance.
- Free housing
- Work vehicle
- Boot stipend
- Whitewater Center annual pass
- $100 ReStore gift card
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.