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Construction Crew Leader, Repair - 2021-22

Company: Habitat for Humanity
Location: Asheville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Posting DescriptionConstruction Crew Leader, RepairTentative start - Winter 2022 or open until filledFor 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.This position will focus on home repair aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit people 65 and older, people with disabilities, military/veteran and faith-based populations.Where will you serve?Serve as an AmeriCorps Member in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in Western North Carolina for 37 years. Our AmeriCorps members play an important role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. During a year of service with Asheville Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight into a non-profit organization and receive hands-on experience in leadership, team building, public speaking, and community development.Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend of at least $250/month, a clothing allowance of at least $150, and hand tool and gear allowance. In your off hours, hike and bike the mountains of Western North Carolina, paddle the variety of rivers located in the southeastern part of the United States. Enjoy a thriving Asheville music scene. Come join the Asheville Affiliate Habitat family and help us provide affordable housing in the city of Asheville and Buncombe.Benefits of AmeriCorps service* Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 -- months of service.* Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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 RequirementsApplicants 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.

Keywords: Habitat for Humanity, Asheville , Construction Crew Leader, Repair - 2021-22, Professions , Asheville, North Carolina

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