YouthBuild Crew Leader: Construction

Summary: The Crew Leader: Construction oversees crews of 12-18 YouthBuild participants ages 18-24 on a working construction site and in a construction lab environment. The Crew Leader: Construction is responsible for maintaining safe worksite practices, providing direct instruction, work project supervision, maintaining cohesive program implementation, leading independent projects, and providing training and leadership development opportunities for each crew. This position works closely with general and sub-contractors to assist in project completion and maximizing training opportunities for Corpsmembers. Reports directly to the Program Manager: YouthBuild.

Essential Functions

Supervision & Management

  • Provide daily supervision and construction training to a crew of up to 18 young people on a working construction site.
  • Act as a positive role model to all Corpsmembers and promote a positive Corps culture.
  • Enforce the code of conduct, discipline policies, and program procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and in conjunction with various YouthBuild grant guidelines.
  • Provide both positive feedback and constructive criticism for the day’s work and address means for improvement. Implement and follow-through with consequences and rewards as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the daily development of job skills with Corpsmembers, reinforcing skills taught in the job readiness training curriculum when possible.
  • Teach basic carpentry skills including demolition, framing, insulation, roofing, drywall, and finish carpentry to YouthBuild Corpsmembers
  • Support additional training opportunities provided by construction partners.
  • Teach and ensure the safe, proper use of all hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
  • Maintain a safe worksite. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ensuring all Corpsmembers follow proper safety procedures and protocols, including MHYC and OSHA standards.
  • Enforcing the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Facilitating and oversee daily safety topics, regular safety walk-throughs, and identification of jobsite hazards.
  • Coordinating with sub-contractors on training opportunities and monitor safety practices across the site.
  • Consistently and proactively communicate with YouthBuild team members regarding Corpsmembers’ behavior, successes, issues, and concerns.
  • Maintain Corpsmember confidentiality.

Project Implementation

  • Serve as a liaison and on-site contact with General Contractors, Sub-contractors and other project sponsors.
  • Distribute work among Corpsmembers and maintain consistent workflow, ensuring each Corpsmember receives quality jobsite learning opportunities.
  • Assist in completing all project reports, evaluations, and tracking forms in a timely manner.

Corpsmember Development & Education

  • Promote individual learning and personal growth among Corpsmembers.
  • Participate in and help supervise community service projects.
  • Support in the facilitation of construction lab training to meet the standards of industry-recognized credential.
  • Support and encourage Corpsmember participation and progress in the program overall including high school diploma classes, career readiness training, life skills classes, and training programs. Coordinate with other staff members where appropriate to incorporate academic, job skills, service learning opportunities, and leadership opportunities across program components.
  • Plan and facilitate team-building activities.
  • Facilitate the growth of leadership skills amongst Corpsmembers through implementing the jobsite leadership roles, providing appropriate feedback and identifying appropriate avenues for individual growth.
  • Assist with recruiting, interviewing and hiring of Corpsmembers.
  • Recognize positive accomplishments of Corpsmembers through organization-wide awards and individual acknowledgements within the YouthBuild team.
  • Attend relevant staff development trainings, including RiseUp Community School meetings and professional development activities as appropriate.

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain thorough records on Corpsmembers throughout the length of the program, including but not limited to tracking programmatic activities, trainings, skills learned, project accomplishments, daily attendance, and time records.
  • Work with YouthBuild team to evaluate Corpsmembers on a regular basis through a formalized review process.
  • Maintain inventory of all tools and equipment used on the job on a daily basis.
  • Provide timely information as needed to meet organization and funder reporting required.
  • Complete timely data entry in assigned databases for organization and funder purposes.
  • Attend and fully participate in staff meetings, YouthBuild team meetings, other organization, funder and partner meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


Education :

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Two years of college or vocational training (or applicable experience) is preferred with a focus in youth development, construction trades or management, community involvement, or related field.

Experience :

  • Experience working with a diverse group of people in a team atmosphere.
  • Experience supervising and/or leading groups of youth.
  • Significant construction experience is required, with a minimum of 2-4 years construction.
  • Experience supervising a construction crew preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to help young people succeed in an innovative training program, to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills, and enable them to make a difference in their community.
  • Ability to motivate, enforce discipline procedures, communicate effectively, and teach safe work practices.
  • Ability to organize, motivate, and direct a crew of young people on construction projects.
  • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports.
  • Must be computer literate. Ability to utilize databases and software programs.
  • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record and ability to drive a 12-passenger van (will be trained and certified if hired.)
  • Ability to use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Superior people skills, including good speaking and writing skills.
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check, drug screening and fingerprint-based FBI check.
  • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States, which will be confirmed using the Federal E-Verify system
  • Knowledge of Denver Metro Area preferred.

Hours & CompensationThis is a full-time salaried non-exempt position with benefits. Salary range for this position is: $33,500-$38,500. Salary is commensurate with experience. Hours are arranged upon hire, and will vary between Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 8 am to 4:00 pm. Personal vehicle use may be required. Some evenings and weekends may be required for Corps related functions.

To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Email (include “Crew Leader: Construction” in the subject line)

Fax: 303-433-5997

Mail: Attn: Staff Jobs, 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204

Please no phone calls or emails. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email.

MHYC is an equal opportunity employer.

MHYC is a tobacco-free organization.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Construction: 2 years (Required)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)


  • Spanish (Required)
Salary Range
$34,000.00 - 52,000.00
per Year
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Denver, CO 80285, US
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