Employment with South County Habitat

South County Habitat for Humanity, based in Charlestown, Rhode Island, is expanding! In order to serve more families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing, we are seeking a full-time Build Site Supervisor. This is a fun and fast-paced people-centric position, working primarily alongside volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) and future Habitat homeowners. The position requires a welcoming attitude and patience.


This is an entry-level, benefits eligible position, with an annual wage starting at $36,000. 


Below is the full job description. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to info@southcountyhabitat.org.

Join our dynamic team!

Position Title:   Build Site Supervisor

Department:    Construction

Reports To:      Director of Operations (DO)

Designation:    Full-time, Non-exempt, Hourly

Schedule:        Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-3:30


Position Summary

To supervise and manage all work done and all materials used at construction sites in a manner that ensures safe and efficient building practices.  To honor and implement the mission of South County Habitat for Humanity.


Key Responsibility Areas:

1. Safety

  • In conjunction with Director of Operations, maintain a current list of safety rules and practices to be followed on SCHH construction sites. 

  • Ensure that all volunteers and SCHH staff understand these rules and practices before they enter construction sites.

  • Teach the safe and correct way to use all tools and equipment.

  • Maintain an emergency plan in case of accidents.

  • Maintain construction sites in an orderly, safe manner.  

2. Supervision of volunteer labor

  • Ensure that volunteers have a safe, productive, fun building experience with SCHH regardless of their skill level.

  • For each task on site, establish work teams, teach volunteers how to do the task safely and efficiently, teach them how to use appropriate tools, and guide their work to ensure safety and quality.

  • Maintain a flow of tasks that will make good use of volunteers’ time, engaging them as soon as possible after they arrive on site and keeping them productively busy throughout the day.

  • Improve the technical and leadership skills of longer term volunteers by providing training and mentoring.

3. Training

  • Responsible for consulting with Director of Operations and/or other Site Supervisors whenever a technical question or problem arises on site if there is uncertainty about the answer.

  • Train core task leaders in these approved methods of construction (“training the trainers”) as well as communicate them to one-time volunteer groups.

4. Materials and Tasks

  • Order and/or pick up materials necessary for construction tasks, coordinating with the Director of Operations.

  • Ensure all necessary materials and tools are available on building sites at the time they are needed.

  • Work with the Director of Operations and the Volunteer Coordinator to identify work plans on assigned sites to match groups of volunteers with upcoming tasks.

5. Construction Management

  • Support volunteers who come to SCHH in order that they feel safe, productive and appreciated.

  • Support fellow members of the SCHH staff in order that all members of the team feel safe, productive, appreciated, and moving steadily toward fulfilling the mission.

  • Participate in regular planning meetings, as called by the Director of Operations


Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with or leading volunteers

  • 2 years experience in home construction or rehabilitation

  • Familiarity with construction site safety

  • Have a current Driver's license with clean driving record

  • Demonstrate a desire to support Habitat’s mission

  • Good interpersonal skills and patience

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to info@southcountyhabitat.org.