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19-20 HFH of Durham - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 8/9/2019
Job Reference #: 536444
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Job Description

Title
19-20 HFH of Durham - 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
• Personal vehicle

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

Durham Habitat provides a $240/month housing subsidy and a $40/month cell phone stipend

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

You can help strengthen a booming city through a year of service with Durham Habitat AmeriCorps. Serve full-time helping families build strong and stable homes, all while gaining real-world experience. You can serve in a leadership role on an active build site or at a our Habitat office assisting volunteers and staff. By taking on new challenges and seeing the results of your service, you will have the chance to learn and grow. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life, working together toward a common good. Since 1985, Durham Habitat has built over 400 homes and has become a well established nonprofit in the triangle. We work hard to serve the families of Durham and are constantly looking for ways to partner with more families in new and innovative ways. We encourage you to check out our website for more information. 

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
4469BR

Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type
AmeriCorps

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Durham, NC