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Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 6/21/2020
Job Reference #: 607521

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Title
Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21

Posting Description

Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21 

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.   

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities. 

What will you do?  

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills. 

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.  
*Assist with all aspects of 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 construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects. 
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.  
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. 

Where will you serve?  

Austin Habitat for Humanity is excited for you to join our team as an AmeriCorps member. You will provide vital leadership on our construction sites by engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission. You will interact with more than 4,000 volunteers, homeowner families and community stakeholders. Austin Habitat aims to make the AmeriCorps experience not only positive, but also a foundation for a lifetime of service. Beyond job-specific skills learned on-site, each member is instilled with valuable leadership skills and develops a deep understanding of the issues facing our homeowner families and the Austin community. These experiences will ideally lead to a lifelong interest in assisting families in need, whether through affordable homeownership or other means. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating safe, affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Hays and Travis County. www.austinhabitat.org  

In addition to the standard AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, we also provide a housing stipend of up to $400/month, cell/data reimbursement, tool/boot stipend, and SNAP benefits application support. In your off hours, enjoy live music, free community activities (like EAST art tour, Blues on the Green, Eeyore’s Birthday, museum days, and endless parks and swimming holes.  

Benefits of AmeriCorps service 

*Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service. 
*Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.  
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.  
*Personal and medical leave  — approximately 10 days total. 
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans. 
*Child care benefits, if you qualify. 
*Worker's compensation insurance. 

Minimum Requirements 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. 

Preferred Qualifications 

*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 team. 
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. 
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation. 
*Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn) 

Auto req ID
5397BR

Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type
AmeriCorps

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Austin, TX