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19-20 Milwaukee HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 6/10/2019
Job Reference #: 536079
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19-20 Milwaukee 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

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

Milwaukee Habitat provides members a $150/month housing subsidy and $350/month housing subsidy for second year members. 

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Milwaukee Habitat is an energetic organization where we'll have a mix of 45+ projects in the next year including new homes, rehabs of 100 year old historic homes and repairs. During your year you'll focus on the Midtown Neighborhood and supporting residents in their desire to have a safe, friendly and strong community. Milwaukee Habitat has an incredible track record of supporting community change especially around issues of crime and resident engagement. We are very proud of our AmeriCorps program and our board of directors and staff are committed to making the program welcoming and enriching. 

A few special benefits of Milwaukee's AmeriCorps program: You will have the opportunity to understand the neighborhood revitalization and community development work we are doing within the neighborhood and you have the option to choose one aspect of that work to assist with during your service year in addition to your main AmeriCorps role. You are also eligible to attend Milwaukee Habitat's Global Village trips. Generally in the winter, the homes you work on will be heated. You can expect lots of hard work, responsibility, and fun. You can expect to gain significant technical skills; however, we put as much or more emphasis on the soft skills. You'll gain significant leadership, conflict resolution, and communication skills during your term and these types of skills translate to many different disciplines and provide a basis for success in the future. Construction members will have opportunities to lead many volunteer teams, usually multiple times per week, and office members will have the opportunity to take on significant projects during their service term. Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee's appeal is in its historic and quirky neighborhoods, festivals, music, outdoor recreation along Lake Michigan and art options, as well as, of course, a lively brewery scene. 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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Volunteer Opportunity

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Geographic Location
North America

Milwaukee, WI