Work with us as an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader!
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.
Where will you serve?
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, Maine is a non-profit affordable housing organization that works to build new affordable and energy efficient homes, as well as preserve the area’s existing housing stock by performing critical home repairs. Against the backdrop of the natural beauty of Maine’s rugged coast, sandy beaches and picturesque mountains, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is providing the opportunity for individuals and families to escape the rising rates of rent by purchasing an industry leading, energy efficient, affordable home. Working with staff, AmeriCorps members will assist with the construction of new homes and critical home repairs needed to provide safe and healthy living environments for homeowners. You will learn life-long skills of construction and leadership as you coach and work alongside volunteers and future homeowners to build homes, community, and hope in the Greater Portland area.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
- Living allowance of $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
- Segal Education Award of $6,195, 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.
- $400 monthly housing stipend available.
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.
- 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.
- Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
- Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)
Email a cover letter and resume to Molly Brake at email@example.com.
Start Date is January 26, 2021.