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19-20 San Diego HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 7/26/2019
Job Reference #: 536633
Keywords: host

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19-20 San Diego HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

Posting Description
Construction Crew Leader 

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.  

Required Qualifications:

• 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)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Personal vehicle

Helpful Qualifications:
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.
Knowledge of community development practices.
Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Publisher.

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 for a full 46½ weeks of service
Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

San Diego Habitat for Humanity provides members a $500 monthly housing subsidy

San Diego Habitat for Humanity 

Come make a difference in sunny San Diego, California. Our goal here at San Diego Habitat for Humanity is to create affordable homeownership solutions by partnering with hard-working families in our community. To meet those goals, we are proud to team up with AmeriCorps to offer year-long opportunities to serve, learn, and grow as part of our organization; while also exploring all that San Diego has to offer. Since our founding in 1988, we have built 392 new homes and we continually look for ways to combat the affordable housing crisis in our area. Our members will serve by leading crews of volunteers out on the construction sites for both new construction and home repairs, building relationships and advocating for families through their application process for our Neighborhood Revitalization program, orienting and coordinating over 7,000 volunteers, and developing systems to improve our retail operation called the ReStore. During a year of service with San Diego Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight into the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking, and community development. Members will get a chance to discover the endless beaches, deserts, and mountains Southern California has to offer. To find out more about our organization, please visit our website.  

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

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Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

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Geographic Location
North America

San Diego, CA