The AmeriCorps team member in this role is integral to our goal of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. The member will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our new construction, critical home repair and rehab projects.
• Assist with hand-on construction tasks, including, but not limited to, demolition, site preparation, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff
• Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse. Pick up/gather materials needed for projects
• 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)
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners
• Participate in planning and debriefing meetings each day
• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NRI programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner
• Assist the site supervisor and construction manager in day to day construction activities, i.e.; all aspects of construction, troubleshooting mechanical problems, tool and site organization, picking up materials and supplies for job site, site clean-up and maintenance, and assisting skilled trades people
• Lead volunteers and homeowners on construction tasks, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the project sites; teach complex construction techniques in an empowering and accessible way while maintaining compliance with Habitat safety protocols at the build site
• Act as a host to homeowners and volunteers by welcoming them, signing them in, making sure coffee, water, and other hospitality supplies are available to volunteers; present “Habitat 101” at the start of each workday; and answer questions on Habitat history, policy and programs
• Help to create a work environment that is productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, regular volunteers, new volunteers and staff)
• Assist with warranty issues at completed Habitat projects including recruiting and organizing skilled volunteers on warranty work
• Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner
• Arrive on time and ready to serve, and promote the mission, goals and values of the AmeriCorps program
• Age 18 or older
• A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High School diploma or GED required
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Knowledgeable about the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity
• Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder preferred
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience desirable
• Driver’s license required, CDL preferred; must be comfortable driving standard and automatic pickup trucks and full-size trucks. Must be able to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• 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
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.
• Living allowance - up to $12,530 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
• Housing stipend - $300 a month
• Education award - $5,775 upon successful completion of service
To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: email@example.com with “HFH AmeriCorps – Construction Crew Leader” in the subject by Friday, December 16, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend
Monthly $300 rent stipend.
Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to 2 national events, National Service Leadership Conference and 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.
Subject to criminal background check