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Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Reference #: 607527
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Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21

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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?  

Habitat Buffalo has a solid foundation going back 32 years. In that time, we have built or rehabbed homes for over 300 families. On average Habitat Buffalo builds 13 homes per year. Serving with us will give you exposure to many different aspects of construction, volunteer engagement, and networking opportunities. Habitat Buffalo continues to meet and exceed organizational benchmarks and looks to continue its growth with the help of our staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members. In addition to the standard AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, an apartment is available for members to use during their term. Members are only responsible for utilities. In the past five years, Buffalo has seen a resurgence in population and development. The waterfront has become a great space to hike, bike and watch live entertainment. Downtown has a mix of old and new architecture that provides a great landscape for visitors to explore; and with our numerous festivals and celebrations there is always something going on in Buffalo. Spending a service term with us is a way to meet new people, eat a diversity of food and enjoy a city that is expanding back to its former glory. www.habitatbuffalo.org 

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) 

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Geographic Location
North America

Buffalo, NY