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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 – New and Rehab

Host site manager Kathy White

Direct supervisor Rick Powell

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

Program Benefits: Stipend

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

To Apply: Please click on https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/construction-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 Homeownership Program by assisting with new home construction and home rehabilitation. The member will also assist with occasional Neighborhood Revitalization projects as needed, which may include critical home repair projects and various community projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 11 new homes and rehabilitation, as well as six community projects during the service term, with a total of 11 families served through construction and an estimated 5,000 people impacted through community projects. A secondary goal of this position is to plan for and engage groups of volunteers at home construction and rehabilitation sites. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and rehabilitating more homes and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, finish carpentry, and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut-rehab homes.
  • 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 and cultivate 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 through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety training with our 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 clean-up project sites.
  • Maintain site logs for each project completed in order 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 setup, cleanup, 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).

Preferred

  • Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as 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.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma, GED, or technical school degree.

To Apply: Please click on https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/construction-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 – New and Rehab

Host site manager Kathy White

Direct supervisor Rick Powell

Service week…

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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