AmeriCorps 2019-2020

NOW RECRUITING! Construction Crew Leader!

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required. 

• 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)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Personal vehicle

• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or a construction AmeriCorps member
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)
• 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 larger team
• Knowledge of community development practices
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

• Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 46½ weeks of service
• Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

Since 1990, South County Habitat for Humanity, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, has housed more than 85 adults and 144 children. As an AmeriCorps member working with a small (but mighty) organization, you will be a vital part of our team and will gain significant hands-on non-profit experience working alongside a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. During your year of service, you will serve as a construction crew leader increasing our capacity and thus placing more deserving families in safe and stable homes. Join our Habitat team, experience all that Rhode Island has to offer from the 400 miles of coastline, to the classic picturesque new England fall scenery, all while forming lasting relationships and making the dream of homeownership a reality for families in Southern Rhode Island. Please visit our website.

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

To learn more information about this position contact Host Site Manager, Alicia Johnson at 401-213-6711 x300