HFH of Charlotte - National - Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte

Habitat Charlotte has served more than 1,600 families since its founding in 1983, and so much of that impact is due to the hard work of AmeriCorps members over the last 20 years. By 2020, Habitat Charlotte will increase the number of families served to 200 annually, and you can be a part of that through a fun and impactful service opportunity.

Habitat Charlotte’s AmeriCorps members learn, grow, and connect with lifelong friends in a vibrant and growing city. Charlotte offers many free and budget-friendly cultural events, concerts, and outdoor fun, in addition to the beach and mountains just a short drive away. Habitat Charlotte offers low cost, furnished apartments; training scholarships; and other incentives for AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat Charlotte!

Not only do we care about affordable housing for our homeowners, we care about affordable housing for YOU. Housing opportunities are provided above our offices for Ameri-Corps at a highly subsidized rate. Habitat Charlotte has been hosting AmeriCorps for the past 20 years and has a great network of former AmeriCorps members on staff and in Charlotte. We have AmeriCorps positions in both New Home Construction and Home Repair, and with our fellowship pro-gram you have the opportunity to continue your stay at Habitat Charlotte in a way that will provide professional development. Additionally, there always seems to be some reason to celebrate and we love inviting our AmeriCorps to those celebrations including our annual Mud Volleyball Tournament! We are also committed to deep and meaningful engagement with our Partner Affiliate in El Salvador, and we are often able to provide AmeriCorps with scholarships to build there. Between the mild climate, our winning sports teams and all the things to do, Charlotte is a great place to be an AmeriCorps! www.habitatcharlotte.org

Construction Crew Leader

The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Critical Home Repair (CHR), A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), Rehab, and new construction projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 52 new build, 89 CHRs during the service term, with a total of 32 families served. A secondary goal of this position is to have at least 5 volunteers trained to be a skilled volunteer group leader in each of our NR areas: CHR and Rehab. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.


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:

• Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks preferred (or willingness to learn)
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Basic experience with Microsoft Word/Excel
• Knowledge of community development practices


Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (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 recruit and/or manage 745 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. Your efforts will prove critical in the completion of 15 new builds/rehab projects in support of 43 individuals. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.

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:
Charlotte, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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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.