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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF DUTCHESS COUNTY INC

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Reports to: Jen Radicone, Operations Director jennifer.radicone@habitatdutchess.org
Position type: Construction Crew Leader- Full Time 10.5 Month Service Position
Position description: The member will assist the Construction team with planning, flooring, roofing, finishing carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut rehab homes as well as A Brush with Kindness and critical home repairs.



To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer.radicone@habitatdutchess.org. Applications will be accepted until this AmeriCorps position is filled by a qualified candidate. Start of 10.5 month term will be determined by date of acceptance. Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is an equal opportunity employer.


Benefits:

  • Living allowance of $16,000 (to be determined by AmeriCorps) for a completed term of 10.5 months/1700 hours of service
  • Education award of $6,195 upon completion of term, if member is eligible.
  • Health benefits through AmeriCorps available
  • Student loan forbearance may be available
  • Potential Child Care Cost Reimbursement
  • Experience in non-profit
  • Serve your local community


Responsibilities:
· Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites.
· Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and homeowner families working on site.
· Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to considering being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
· Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with construction staff.
· Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families.
· Help with materials management on site and at the local Habitat warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
· Set up and cleanup project sites.
· Maintain site logs for each project completed for supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
· Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
· On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects, such as lot cleanups, community gardens, etc.


Requirements:
· AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
· AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.
· AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.
· AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.
· 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, instructing individuals or facilitating groups.
· Experience working as a member of a team.
· Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
· Current valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
· Ability to drive large pickup trucks (or willingness to learn).


Physical requirements
· Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.
· Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.
· Ability to work on ladders and heights up to two stories.
· Ability to work in varying weather conditions. (Sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.)


About Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County
Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Tuesday- Saturday Schedule
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF DUTCHESS COUNTY INC

Location:

1822 South Rd, 9 Mall Plaza, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, US

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Description

Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1822 South RdWappingers Falls, NY 12590

(41.61447,-73.91242)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Data Entry
  • Home Repair
  • Community Outreach
  • Carpentry
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is a 10.5 Service position with stipend, education award and more. It requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday.

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