Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Member - Construction Crew Leader
Americorps Construction Crew Leader Position Description
THIS POSITION MUST BEGIN AUGUST 1ST, 2019 - This is a term of service for 10 and 1/2 months (1700 hours).
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. This position reports to the Sr. V.P. of Construction & Programs.
Key Duties and 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 A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), Critical Home Repair (CHR) 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 partner families working on site.
· Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
· Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff.
· Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners.
· 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 in order 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 clean ups, community gardens, etc.
· Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NR programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.
· Assist in monitoring and evaluating outcomes through our survey tool, Success Measures.
· Identify community involvement projects and plan and execute projects for successful completion, e.g. community clean ups, community garden, ABWK projects, etc
Preferred Skills and Experience:
· High School diploma or equivalent
· Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
· 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
Physical requirements for this position
· 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
This position is located in the Chattanooga, TN Area
Habitat is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Provides Equal Housing Opportunity
Please complete this application and submit to email@example.com.