AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Leader

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the historic areas just outside Philadelphia! At Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Habitat Montco, interacting with over 4,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Habitat Montco, AmeriCorps members will gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in construction, leadership, public speaking and community development. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a living stipend of $250/month in the form of gift cards for fuel and/or to area grocery stores. In your off hours, explore the beautiful Schuylkill river trail, visit one of the many state parks, or explore the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Montgomery County, PA. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, 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
• 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 and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

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 $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,815 (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 have helped us complete 34 Critical Home Repair (CHR) projects, 20 A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) projects, and 2 rehabs, and as a result, serve 56 families. Not to mention, we will have provided services to 6 veterans and at least 15 elderly community members though our CHR projects alone! In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed approximately 500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes, as well as trained at least 2 volunteers to be skilled volunteer group leaders in each of our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) areas: CHR, ABWK, and rehab.
 
 
To Apply: 
Email your Resume and Cover Letter to Cara Przybylowicz, cara@habitatmontco.org
Or Apply Online at, AmeriCorps Online Portal