Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio is currently seeking one full-time AmeriCorps member to serve from March 2020-February 2021 in the role of Construction Crew Leads.
The Construction Crew Lead will assist in the improvement of the overall experience, quality of work and production on Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio (HFHMO) work sites by providing individual and group leadership and project management pertaining to construction technique, safety, and knowledge of the Habitat program with a focus on Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) related projects: new builds, rehabs, and Home Repair (HR).
• 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 Home Repair (HR), Rock the Block (RTB), and neighborhood beautification 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 homeowner families working on site.
• Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to considering being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
• Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with construction staff.
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families.
• 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 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 cleanups, community gardens, etc.
• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up, and engaging with attendees, informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission, Neighborhood Revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer or family partner.
• Assist with warranty and repair issues.
• Collaborate with Project Lead/Community Outreach Supervisor to assess specific streets for potential Rock the Block and Home Repair project needs.
• Assist Project Lead/Community Outreach Supervisor with establishing scopes and schedules for identified and approved Rock the Block and Home Repair projects.
• Assist Project Lead in facilitating partner family contact with neighbors on a continual basis throughout the build process.
• Help in educating families on the sustainable features of their homes.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $15,570, basic health benefits, and an Education Award of $6095 upon completion of service. Habitat MidOhio also provides members with housing assistance of up to $200 per month.
All Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to 1 national event, the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.
Desired Certifications or 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)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• 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
• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as a construction AmeriCorps member.
• Experience with power tools.
• Ability to drive large pick-up, stake bed, and box 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.
• Strong organizational, multi-task, and time management skills.
• Knowledge of community development practices.
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check