DuPage HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

DuPage Habitat for Humanity

Serve, learn, lead and explore just outside of Chicago. DuPage Habitat for Humanity has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 2011. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of DuPage Habitat for Humanity, interacting with over 3,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with DuPage Habitat for Humanity, AmeriCorps members will gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development. In your off hours, there is so much to do in our community! Chicago and all that it provides is a short train ride away. DuPage County also has a number of great downtown areas with great dining, shopping and more. The county also has miles of trails and paths for enjoying the outdoors. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in DuPage County. For more information about DuPage Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website.

Construction Crew Leader

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions - sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

Helpful Qualifications:

• Experience with power tools
• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have helped us complete 6 new builds, 20 Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) projects, and 2 rehabs, and as a result, serve 28 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed 1,500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes, as well as trained at least one volunteer to be a skilled volunteer group leader in each of our NR areas: Critical Home Repair (CHR), A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), and Rehab.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Location:
Wheaton, IL
State/Region:
Illinois
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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