Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Habitat for Humanity | Tacoma, WA, 98402, US

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Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.

* Typically serve Tuesday - Saturday on the build site.
* 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.
* Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization 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 education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on home repair and home construction aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit populations.

Where will you serve?

Tacoma, the third largest city in the state of Washington, lies on beautiful Puget Sound. Tacoma is a major destination for outdoor enthusiasts and just a short distance from the things that have attracted so many to the Pacific Northwest - Mt Rainier National Park, Pike Place Market in Seattle, and the Pacific Ocean coastline.

Since 1985, our affiliate has built or rehabilitated over 300 homes for low- and moderate-income families. Our Aging in Place Critical Home repair program provides home repairs and adaptive modifications that allow low-income seniors to remain in their homes. Our Homeowner Counseling services provide people with the tools and knowledge they need to save for homeownership or prevent foreclosure.

Our AmeriCorps team is a vital part of our mission. AmeriCorps members work alongside staff deepening their understanding of the need for affordable housing and helping us reach our goal to serve our community with affordable housing options. At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat we focus on member professional development starting day 1 of a service year. We work with each member to create a professional development plan so that this year of service is a step forward in any career path.

In addition to standard AmeriCorps benefits, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity offers AmeriCorps members free shared housing with fellow AmeriCorps members.

For more information visit www.tpc-habitat.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

* Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
* Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
* Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
* Personal and medical leave - approximately 10 days total.
* Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
* Child care benefits, if you qualify.
* Worker's compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

* 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 team.
* Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.