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Construction Crew Leader, AmeriCorps

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Helpful Qualifications:
• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or a construction AmeriCorps member
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up 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
• Knowledge of community development practices
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

Required 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) • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements • Personal vehicle
See Job Benefits
Benefits of Service: • Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 46½ weeks of service • Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2 • Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan. • Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total. • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible) • Child Care Benefits (if eligible) • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location) • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Whitney Guthrie at wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org
Community Relations/Corporate Reponsibility, Management, Volunteer Coordination
Posting Organization:
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity