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19-20 HFH of Washington DC - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 536614
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Job Description

Title
19-20 HFH of Washington DC - National - Construction Crew Leader

Posting Description
Construction Crew Leader 

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

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

Helpful Qualifications:

• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or a construction AmeriCorps member
• 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

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 for a full 46½ weeks of service
Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the nation's capital. Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. was founded in 1988 and has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 2002. 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 DC Habitat, interacting with over 1,500-2000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with DC Habitat, AmeriCorps members 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, stroll the National Mall, explore a Smithsonian museum, watch the Presidents Race at a Washington Nationals game, canoe on the Potomac, or bike/run/walk in Rock Creek Park. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Washington, D.C. 

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

Auto req ID
4494BR

Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type
AmeriCorps

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Washington, DC