Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio is currently seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve from August 2021-July 2022 in the role of Construction Logistics Crew Leader.
The Construction Logistics Crew Leader will assist in the improvement of the overall experience, quality of work and production on Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio (HFHMO) work sites by providing individual and group leadership of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowners. This member will focus on creating a smooth flow of building materials and tools at various project sites and coordinating the transportation of materials and tools to and from each location with the Construction Assistant, Project Leads, and/or volunteers. This member will also serve alongside volunteers to help with tool maintenance and repair, organize inventory, and maintain efficiency to support construction production levels. This Crew Leader will also serve on site once a week. This position will serve on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule to align with the volunteer build schedule.
- Assist with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Help pick up and organize materials needed for projects with the assistance of volunteers.
- Assist in maintaining construction tool and material room organization and inventories, including making continual updates to material/tool takeoff spreadsheet to maintain usage efficiency and accommodate changes.
- Direct construction support volunteers in assisting with daily tool and material needs.
- As needed, provide volunteer orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families.
- Assist staff and volunteers in servicing tools, ensure integrity of tool and material tracking, and maintain order and cleanliness of these areas.
- Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and homeowner families working in the construction warehouse and on site.
- Lead individuals and small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while in the construction warehouse and on the work sites.
- Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to considering being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers), especially when it comes to tool maintenance and organization, possibly aging out of onsite work, and engaging younger generations of volunteers.
- Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety training with construction staff.
- When needed, assist with 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 and rehab homes as well as home repairs, Rock the Block (RTB), and neighborhood beautification projects.
- On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects, such as lot cleanups, community gardens, etc.
- Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up and engaging with attendees, informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission, neighborhood revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer or family partner.
- Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
- Assist with warranty and repair issues.
- 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)
- Driver's license
- Personal vehicle
- Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
- Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
- Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer
- Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as a construction AmeriCorps member.
- Experience with power tools.
- Ability to drive large pick-up, stake bed, and box 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.
- Strong organizational, multi-task, and time management skills.
- Knowledge of community development practices.
- Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
- Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
For more information, visit https://www.habitatmidohio.org/get-involved/americorps.html
Interested candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Deb Light at email@example.com.
AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $16,300, basic health benefits, and an Education Award of $6,345 upon completion of service. Habitat MidOhio also provides members with housing assistance of up to $200 per month.