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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

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St. Vrain Habitat has been building homes, communities and hope for more than 30 years! Join our growing organization as we build in 3 distinct communities and expand our Neighborhood Revitalization program. You will help us double our impact and serve more families in an area where affordable housing and home-ownership is increasingly out of reach. AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our organization, serving on the construction site, behind the scenes in the office, and in the ReStore Home Improvement Outlet. AmeriCorps alumni say Colorado is a great place to serve because of all the free outdoor activities that are accessible right from your doorstep, not to mention the 300+ days of sunshine! You will make a difference while learning and developing professional skills. Build your future while building a brighter future for the families we serve. To learn more visit https://www.stvrainhabitat.org/americorps

Benefits: In addition to the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, we also provide below-market rental housing in a furnished three-bedroom home shared with other AmeriCorps members.

Position Description: AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leaders play an integral part in building and repairing homes. They lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowners in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus developing and enhancing their volunteer management and construction skills. The team of Construction Crew Leaders will consist of 3 members, 2 of whom will focus primarily on new home construction, and one member who will focus on critical home repair. 

Service activities

  • 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.
  • Help with materials management on site and at the Habitat warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
  • Projects may include new construction, critical home repair, weatherization projects, and aging in place/accessibility 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 instruction and site monitoring.
  • Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowners.
  • Attend and participate in select Habitat organization events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up and engaging with attendees, informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our Habitat organization’s mission, Neighborhood Revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer or homeowner family.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements

  • AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.
  • AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Residential home repair or AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader experience.
  • Experience volunteering with Habitat for Humanity or other National Service program(s).
  • Experience with power tools.
  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish.
  • Willingness to be flexible during changing service conditions (volunteers, tasks, build sites, weather, etc.)
  • 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, instructing individuals or facilitating groups.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Current valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to drive large pickup trucks (or willingness to learn).

Physical requirements

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights up to two stories.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions. (Sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.)

Compensation

  • Bi-weekly stipend
  • Education award upon completion of service
  • Subsidized housing
  • Vacation/sick time
  • Budget for personal tools/gear

Schedule

  • Full-time, temporary position
  • 10-1/2 months of service (Aug 2021 – July 2022)
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

To learn more and set up an interview, call Rebecca Shannon at 303-682-2485 x 102. Email with your questions: rshannon@stvrainhabitat.org

St. Vrain Habitat has been building homes, communities and hope for more than 30 years! Join our growing organization as we build in 3 distinct communities and expand our Neighborhood Revitalization program. You will help us double our…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 3, 2021
    12:00 AM MDT
    6:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    July 22, 2022
    11:59 PM MDT
    5:59 AM UTC
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

Location

On-site
Longmont, CO, USA

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