Cincinnati, OH, United States
Mar 07, 2020
Construction Crew Leader - 2020-21
Habitat For Humanity
Cincinnati , OH 45201
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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?
Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated or repaired more than 650 homes throughout a nine-county, three-state region (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. We are one of the top 40 largest Habitat organizations in the country and we believe that AmeriCorps members are truly one of the reasons we have been able to reach this goal. At Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati AmeriCorps members assist on both new construction and rehabs. Over the course of your 10.5-month term you can expect to work on about 15 different projects with tasks ranging from framing exterior walls to re-installing trim in a 150-year-old historical rehab. At the beginning of the term, our construction crew leaders serve as the hands-on labor while learning individual tasks on various build sites. Towards the end of the term, members become the teacher - often working with up to 50 volunteers per week. Our members gain nonprofit experience and a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing, while helping us reach our goal of providing affordable homeownership for 20 families in 2021. Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live and serve, with a downtown ready to explore and plenty of outdoor activities. We offer benefits to second-term members only, which have included in the past student loan assistance, housing assistance or a global village trip voucher. For more information, visit habitatcincinnati.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 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.
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.
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)