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:

Required:

• High School diploma or equivalent

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

Preferred/Helpful:

• 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 cburkhalter@habichatt.org

This position is located in the Chattanooga, TN Area

No Phone Calls please

Habitat is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Provides Equal Housing Opportunity