AMERICORPS CONSTRUCTION CREW LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

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.

This position will focus on home construction and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit persons with disability, military/veteran, youth and faith-based populations.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 675 homes throughout a 9-county, 3-state region (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana). We are one of the top 40 largest affiliates in the country, and we believe that AmeriCorps Members are truly one of the reasons we have been able to reach this goal. At Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati, AmeriCorps members assist on both new construction and rehabs and can expect to work on about 15 different projects, with tasks ranging from framing exterior walls to re-installing trim in a 150 year old historical rehab. At the beginning of the term, our Construction Crew Leaders serve as the hands-on labor while learning individual tasks on various build sites. Towards the end of the term, members become the teacher- often working with up to 25 volunteers per week. Our members gain nonprofit experience and a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing, while helping us reach our goal of providing affordable homeownership for 20 families in 2021.

Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live and serve, with a downtown ready to explore and plenty of outdoor activities. We offer benefits to second-term members only, which have included in the past: student loan assistance, housing assistance, or a global village trip voucher. For more information, visit habitatcincinnati.org.

BENEFITS OF AMERICORPS SERVICE:
* Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
* Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
* 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.

APPLY ONLINE:

Go to www.habitat.org/americorps. Scroll down and click "Apply Now."

Email americorps@habitatcincinnati.org with any questions.

Location: Cincinnati, OH
State/Region: Ohio
Job Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type: AmeriCorps

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    These are the typical hours Tuesday-Saturday over a 10.5 month period
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Location:

4910 Para Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45237, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes which are sold to low-income families in need with a no-interest mortage.

Greater Cincinnati Habitat works in equal partnership with families, volunteers and donors building a sense of community as well as affordable housing. Our partners include corporations, churches, foundations, organizations and individual donors who donate money, labor and materials to fund and build our homes. Since our founding in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Greater Cincinnati Habitat has built, rehabbed or repaired over 450 homes.

Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

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

WHERE

Locations throughout Greater CincinnatiCincinnati, OH 45237

(39.19408,-84.45402)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment: A minimum of 1700 volunteer hours over a period of 10.5 months

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