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19-20 West Orange HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 5/28/2019
Job Reference #: 535351
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Title
19-20 West Orange HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

Posting Description
Construction Crew Leader 

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.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.  

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

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


Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 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

West Orange Habitat for Humanity is offering $300 per month additional benefit to AmeriCorps members in gift cards for groceries or transportation or as payment to rental agencies or landlords.

West Orange Habitat for Humanity
 
You can be part of something new to make a difference in affordable housing in Central Florida. You'll engage directly with Habitat volunteers, partner families, and community members to build new homes, gain new leadership skills and work and life skills, and the satisfaction of accepting challenges, teamwork and communication to see real results for families who are waiting for you. West Orange Habitat is celebrating 30 years and we welcome you to serve with us in a beautiful climate with natural resources of lakes and beaches and close to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and a host of other nearby choices of interest, entertainment, culture and nature. We promise an experience of reward you will remember. Please visit our website to learn more.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

Auto req ID
4393BR

Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type
AmeriCorps

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Winter Garden, FL