HFH in Monmouth County - National - Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County

Make a difference at the Jersey Shore with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County (HFHMC)! HFHMC has been building affordable homes for families in need since 1989. AmeriCorps members are an integral part of how we are able to fulfill our mission, and our team is always excited to bring on new members! Through hands-on training, our experienced construction managers and long-term volunteers will help you grow your skill set, while you help us help families of the Jersey Shore.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth 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 (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• 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:

• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish or Portuguese
• Experience as an AmeriCorps construction member, or with a residential homebuyer
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience, as well as working as a member of a team
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

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 100 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in two (2) community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete three (3) new builds, five (5) A Brush With Kindness, and three (3) rehabs, in direct service of 11 families (including five individuals affected by disaster and five (5) who are veterans, active military or their families). 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
Freehold, NJ
New Jersey
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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