Appalachia CARES/ AmeriCorp Construction Crew Leader- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

This is a 12-month Appalachia CARES/ AmeriCorp contract position at Habitat for Humanity Chattanooga. This position reports to the Sr. V.P. of Construction & Programs. The position is full time, Tuesday- Saturday, and includes work in the office, on construction sites, and in the construction warehouse. If hired, the contract includes a living stipend, educational award, and benefits.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work on a Habitat construction site 3 days a week, site prep/ office work 2 days a week

• Assist with hands-on construction tasks, mostly on repair projects with some new construction work

• Manage materials on site, in the affiliate warehouse, and in storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.

• Lead small groups of volunteers while on the work sites.

• Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and current and future homeowners working on site

• Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).

• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with the construction staff.

• Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.

• On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects such as lot clean ups, community gardens, etc.

• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees

Preferred Skills and Experience:


• High School diploma or equivalent

• Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements


• Construction experience, especially repair/ rehab work

• Experience with power tools

• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks

• Strong verbal communication skills

• Experience working as a member of a team

• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience

• Knowledge of community development practices

Physical requirements for this position

• 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

Resumes accepted through Friday, May 24, via email to

This position is located in the Chattanooga, TN Area

No Phone Calls please

Habitat is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Provides Equal Housing Opportunity