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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader Repair

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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia


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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Host site (local Habitat organization) Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Program AmeriCorps National

Member role Construction crew leadership

Host site manager Kathy White

Direct supervisor Emily Lucas

Service week (days/times)Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30 AM –4:00 PM with occasional evenings/Sundays/Mondays (Target start date of Monday, September 16, 2019)

Will member engage in any of the following? Neighborhood Revitalization/ Veterans or military families

Will the member be actively building on the construction site at least one day per week? Yes

Program Benefits: Stipend

To Apply: Please click on https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/repair-crew-leader/ to further apply for this position. Open until Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Goals

The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Home Repair Program. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 100 home repair projects during the service term. A secondary goal of this position is to engage groups of volunteers so that Habitat Philadelphia’s Home Repair Program can ultimately reach more families. We view the repair crew leaders as integral to our goals of repairing more homes and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. The member will also assist with occasional Neighborhood Revitalization projects as needed, which impact an estimated 5,000 people. We view the Home Repair Program construction crew leaders in this position as playing a vital role in our ability to serve more families and communities in the Philadelphia region.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with hands-on repair tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects will include home repairs in homes occupied by existing homeowners.
  • Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites.
  • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and homeowner families working on site.
  • Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
  • Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety training with construction staff.
  • Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families.
  • Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize the materials needed for projects.
  • Set up and cleanup project sites.
  • Maintain site logs for each project completed for the supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
  • Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
  • Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and Neighborhood Revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or homeowner family.
  • On occasion, assist with Neighborhood Revitalization tasks, including but not limited to critical home repair projects, neighborhood cleanup initiatives, community safety packages, and improvements to recreation centers or other public amenities.

Experience, knowledge, and skills

Required

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements (must be at least 21 years of age and have no serious driving-related convictions or at-fault accidents).
  • 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 as a member of a larger team.

Preferred

  • Ability to drive large pickup trucks.
  • Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder.
  • Experience with power tools.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
  • A second language is highly desirable, with the preferred language being Spanish.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

To Apply: Please click on https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/repair-crew-leader/ to further apply for this position. Open until Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Host site (local Habitat organization) Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Program AmeriCorps National

Member role Construction crew leadership

Host site manager Kathy White

Direct supervisor Emily Lucas

Service week (days/times…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided

Location

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

1829 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

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