AmeriCorps Construction Crew LeaderHabitat for Humanity of Snohomish County
HFH of Snohomish County
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Construction Crew Leader
Serve, learn, lead and explore in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking forward to hosting AmeriCorps members for the first time. Our AmeriCorps members will play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat Snohomish, interacting with our current volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders as well as establishing new relationships on behalf of our organization. During a year of service with Habitat Snohomish, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development.
Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing/grocery/transportation stipend of at least $150/month, carpool and service transportation options as well as mileage reimbursement for approved when in line with our policy and, for construction leads, hand tool and gear reimbursement. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and the Cascades, explore the rainforests and beaches of Olympic National Park, spend time on the Washington State Ferries in Puget Sound and enjoy the exciting city of Seattle, which includes a thriving art and music scene. Enjoy the Seattle sports experience with the well-renowned Seattle sports fans such as the 12th Man or enjoy the thriving food and craft-beverage industry in the Pacific Northwest. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Snohomish County.For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, please visit our website.
As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.
Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.
- 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)
- Driver's license
- Personal vehicle
- Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
- Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
- Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer
- Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
- Experience with power tools
- Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Benefits of Service:
- AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
- Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
- Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
- Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
- Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
- 10 personal/sick leave days
- Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
- Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have helped us with five (5) new builds, positively impacting 16 individuals, including four military veterans. recruit/manage 200 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management , construction and safety.
What’s needed to apply?
- Resume (tell us about your experience)
- Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section