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AmeriCorps – Construction Crew Leader

Posted: 07/08/2019

AmeriCorps – Construction Crew Leader

The AmeriCorps member serving as construction crew leader will help us to lead volunteers on project sites each day.  The member will assist in evaluating volunteers on the job sites to determine who may be well suited as a team leader/crew leader.  Construction members will assist in training volunteers to step into leadership roles on our project sites. The AmeriCorps member serving in this role would assist in identifying and training volunteers to serve as crew leaders.  

The AmeriCorps Construction crew leader will work alongside and assist in managing more than 2000 volunteers in providing affordable housing in our service area.

The AmeriCorps Construction crew leader will work with our construction team to assist in completing 72 affordable housing projects, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut-rehab homes as well as home preservation, critical home repair, Rock the Block and weatherization projects.
  • Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites.
  • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and homeowner families working on site.
  • Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to considering being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
  • Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with construction staff.
  • Provide on site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families.
  • Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
  • Set up and cleanup project sites.
  • Maintain site logs for each project completed for supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
  • Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
  • On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects, such as lot cleanups, community gardens, Rock the Block, etc.
  • Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up and engaging with attendees, informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission, Neighborhood Revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer or homeowner family.

 

Experience, knowledge and skills

Required

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.

Preferred

  • Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as a construction AmeriCorps member preferable.
  • Experience with power tools.
  • Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn).
  • 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 larger team.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

 

Physical requirements

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights up to two stories.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.
Please email cover letter and resume to applicants@habitatkc.org.
Please review the complete position description here.

Job Type: Full Time