Deconstruction Coordinator - 2022-23

Deconstruction Coordinator

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 deconstruction coordinator assists with the management and execution of deconstruction programs involving the demolition of structures in order to reuse and recycle materials as a green alternative to landfills. Help lead volunteers and homeowner families in the removal of resellable items from remodel projects while raising awareness of sustainable building practices.

*Ensure an efficient and effective job, start to finish, including volunteer orientation and documentation.
Provide leadership to volunteers, ensuring all materials are removed safely.
*Adhere to federal, state and local environmental, health and safety rules and regulations as they relate to hazardous products such as asbestos, mold and lead paint. This includes implementing procedures that ensure compliance on each deconstruction project site.
*Physically deconstruct sites based on set agreements.
*Load product into truck and safely transport to the ReStore to maintain their reuse value.

This position will focus on ReStore aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Wilmington, NC is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastline beaches and its island beaches (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach) are hot spots for sailing, scuba diving, surfing and kite boarding. In spring, the North Carolina Azalea Festival celebrates Wilmington’s past and present with art, concerts, a parade, garden tours and a circus. Wilmington Riverfest, held in October, draws crowds with art and craft displays, fireworks and children’s entertainment. Movie buffs won’t want to miss the Cucalorus Film Festival in November.

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is based in Wilmington and looking for AmeriCorps members to play an integral role in our organization by providing leadership on our project sites through engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission and creating new tools and systems to build capacity.

We interact with over 1,500 volunteers, Habitat homeowners and their families as well as community stakeholders. During your year of service, members will gain insight into how a nonprofit organization operates through hands-on experience in leadership and community development. An exciting time of growth is happening at our Habitat as we build a new 27 single family home development and look forward to starting a new development in the fall of 2022.

Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating safe, affordable housing solutions with hardworking families in the Cape Fear region. Learn more about us at

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.
*Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn).
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Wilmington, NC
North Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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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.