HFH of Greater Orlando – National – Construction Crew Leader

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando

Less than 20 miles from Disney World and Universal Studios, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando is currently building a 35-home neighborhood called Arbor Bend in South Apopka. In addition, Habitat Greater Orlando is repairing and painting homes in the Greater Malibu Groves area of West Orlando, working hand-in-hand with residents to revive their neighborhood and enhance their quality of life. 

During a year of service with Habitat Greater Orlando, AmeriCorps members interact with volunteers from all over the world who visit Orlando and volunteer as part of trade shows and corporate events. On their off hours, AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions that Central Florida has to offer. 

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, please visit our website.

Construction Crew Leader

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.

Required Qualifications

• 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
• Strong verbal communication skills
• 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
• Ability to work in generally hot and humid outdoor weather conditions 

Helpful Qualifications:

• 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 recruit and/or manage 250 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes,
and train one volunteer to be a skilled crew leader for new construction. You will participate in four (4) community outreach projects and help us complete 20 new builds, 30 Neighborhood Revitalization projects, and five (5) rehabs, in service of 55 families. 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

To apply for this job please visit www.habitat.org.