HFH of Bergen County - National - Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County

Serve, learn, lead and build in Bergen County, New Jersey! Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is excited to be building and performing critical repairs on homes for veterans and seniors in our community. Habitat Bergen has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 2015, and we are looking forward to expanding our collaboration with the AmeriCorps program and YOU! As an AmeriCorps member, you will play an integral role in providing leadership to our volunteers at our build sites in the Townships of Washington and Demarest, NJ. During your year of service, you will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills from our construction crew leaders, and champion our mission with the volunteers with whom you interact. In your off hours, you will have opportunities to explore the city lights, theatres, museums and multi-cultural neighborhoods of nearby New York City. More locally, you’ll be able to hike the cliffs of the famous Palisades, explore many revolutionary war historical sites and visit the many beaches along the New Jersey shoreline. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working volunteers in Bergen County, NJ. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, 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:

• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience, as well as working as a member of a team

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 4 new builds (2 two-bedroom units of senior housing and 2 two-bedroom units of veteran housing in the Township of Washington, NJ), as well as 10 CHR (Critical Home Repair) projects of senior housing in Emerson, NJ, and as a result, serve 14 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed 2,000 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
River Edge, NJ
New Jersey
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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