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19-20 Austin HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 10/14/2019
Job Reference #: 535235
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19-20 Austin HFH - 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

Austin HFH provides a housing subsidy of $150 a month and up to $110 reimbursement for tools and boots. 

Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin Habitat for Humanity has been hosting AmeriCorps members for the last 10 years. Our members provide leadership on our job sites, engaging and empowering often large diverse groups of volunteers to create affordable housing in the greater Austin area. During their service, our members receive several trainings that contribute to their professional development and job proficiency. Members earn a deep understanding of poverty and housing issues by connecting first-hand in the fight for affordable housing. At Austin Habitat for Humanity, our members work closely with over 8,000 volunteers a year and since 1985 our organization has built more than 425 homes and repaired more than 250 existing homes.  Even before the U.S. News & World Report named Austin the best place to live in the U.S. in 2017, we were known as the "The Live Music Capital of the World" with one of the fastest growing populations in the country. We have plenty of music, food, and film to keep you entertained in your free time. Close to city center, you can go for a stroll along the hiking and biking trail, explore the green belt or paddleboard in Lady Bird Lake. Join our Habitat family and make lifelong friends while building strong, stable, and self-reliant communities in Travis County. Please visit our website.

What’s needed to apply?

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

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Volunteer Opportunity

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Geographic Location
North America

Austin, TX