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House Leader

The House Leader works under the direction of the Construction Manager to lead and manage the weekly volunteer workday on an active construction worksite. This includes implementing the construction plan and coordinating building activities for the sponsor in accordance with Gwinnett Habitat’s mission and standard of excellence. This involves utilizing and leading 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.

Scope of Work activities that the House Leader should be able to lead volunteers in without direct oversight from the Construction Manager include, but not limited to framing, sheathing, siding, painting, insulation, drywall, finish carpentry, and landscaping.

House Leader Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads Saturday Build Days (7:30am-3pm) with volunteer teams that includes orientation, safety talk and tool training.
  • Arrives early to the worksite to get tools and equipment ready for the workday.
  • Assigns work to and supervises volunteer crew leaders on the worksite.
  • Responsible for the house site and site safety on workdays.
  • Ensures that the quality of work meets Habitat’s standards.
  • Ensures that the house plan is being followed without change.
  • Ensures that volunteers have a good work experience and are thanked for their work.
  • Ensures that all volunteers receive appropriate safety training and that all volunteers are following safety guidelines.
  • Teaches volunteers proper construction techniques.
  • Works with homeowner family to make sure they are actively involved in the workday.
  • Reports progress of workday to Construction Manager at end of workday that includes work completed, work to be done, materials required before next workday.
  • Responsible for closing up and securing the house site at end of the workday.
  • Completes home maintenance instruction check list with the homeowner.
  • Participates in home dedications (as available)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Sufficient knowledge of residential construction.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with a variety or diverse people, personalities, ages, and backgrounds.
  • Meet physical demands of job: strenuous activity requiring ability to sit, walk, carry, push, pull, lift 50 pounds, and climb ladders.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, and manage multiple work activities.

If you have any questions about or are interested in serving in the House Leader Position, please contact Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity Director of Programs, Jen Welch at jwelch@habitatgwinnett.org.

Americorps Construction Crew Leader
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AMERICORPS OPPORTUNITY

Construction Crew Leader

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity is looking to add a new member to our family. Have a heart for helping your community? Help us build better homes and brighter futures for families by serving as a Construction Crew Leader to help build new homes and assist with home repair projects. 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.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications
*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 team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
*Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required. This is a full time, stipend position.

If you have any questions about the AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader Position, please contact Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity Director of Programs, Jen Welch at jwelch@habitatgwinnett.org.

For a full position description including stipend amount and benefits and to apply for the position click the "Learn More" button below and follow the link to the Construction Crew Leader position located in Lawrenceville, GA.