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19-20 New Orleans Area HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 9/10/2019
Job Reference #: 536081
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19-20 New Orleans Area HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

Posting Description
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.  

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

Helpful Qualifications:

• 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

Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $15,570 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

New Orleans Area Habitat members have the option to live in shared housing for only $100/month.  

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

Why spend a year in the Big Easy? New Orleans is an amazing city with so much to offer anyone who lives here. From live music, to historical landmarks, to Mardi Gras and festivals galore, New Orleans sure is a special place. New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has hosted over 200 AmeriCorps members and over 200,000 volunteers. With an incredible stake in the community, NOAHH is known for its commitment to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. Our AmeriCorps members work really hard, but find time to get out and explore their neighborhoods, eat delicious food, play in the many parks and enjoy everything that is "New Orleans." NOAHH AmeriCorps members get the chance to see and do something different and fun several times during their service term as a team. These events have included NBA basketball games, plantation tours, museum tours, swamp tours and more. Please visit our website.

What’s needed to apply?

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

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Position Category
Volunteer Opportunity

Position Type

Geographic Location
North America

New Orleans, LA