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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Austin Habitat for Humanity. 

 

AmeriCorps Members

The AmeriCorps program is a Service/Learning opportunity (Sept. 2017-July 2018); where members serve alongside staff and skilled volunteers on our Construction sites and in our Administrative offices. This is a paid volunteer position ($12,530 total), a monthly housing stipend, health plan benefits, an educational stipend, and more.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Construction Crew Leader

All Austin Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps applicants will be required to submit their application via Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), here

After reviewing the information on the HFHI AmeriCorps page, please submit your cover letter and resume to volservices@ahfh.org  

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Job Title: Site Manager

Department: Construction

Reports to: Vice President of Construction

Who we are: Austin Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty housing in the Austin area.  AHFH believes everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.  AHFH was incorporated in 1985 and is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, non-profit housing corporation founded in 1976.

What you’ll do:  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.  As the Site Manager, 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.  On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events. You must possess excellent communication skills, and are enthusiastic about teaching and working with unskilled volunteers and prospective homeowners in all aspects of residential construction.

Our expectations:

  • Committed to the mission and philosophy of Habitat for Humanity, and act as an on-site ambassador to our cause
  • Possess thorough residential construction knowledge
  • Ensure completion of scheduled construction tasks
  • Properly train AmeriCorps and recurring volunteers (“Regulars”) in all aspects of construction and volunteer management
  • Supervise volunteers and AmeriCorps members during construction tasks
  • Coordinate scheduled subcontractors and inspections with project manager
  • Anticipates problems and takes responsibility for solving them on the work site to help ensure schedules and work plans are met
  • Ensure that the affiliate’s safety policy is followed on the construction site, ensure that the site is free of avoidable hazards, and that safe work practices are being used
  • Ensure partner families actively participate in the building process while on-site
  • Communicate weekly expectations and challenges to project manager
  • Ensure that houses are built or rehabilitated to code and pass inspections
  • Perform final walk-through inspection with homeowner and accomplish punch-list items
  • Promote a positive, efficient, respectful, and welcoming atmosphere on site
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy when under high stress

Who you are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Possess a valid TX driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Able to lift 80lbs
  • Able to operate power tools
  • Able to operate heavy machinery, such as Skid-Steer and Mini-Backhoe
  • Able to lead volunteers on how to use the equipment and build in different phases of construction
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and often on rough and uneven terrain potentially over 10 hours a day
  • Able to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
  • Able to successfully pass a criminal background investigation

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in all phases of construction
  • Project management experience
  • Experience as a volunteer team leadExperience with Habitat for Humanity is a plus
  • Experience with Habitat for Humanity is a plus

Perks & Benefits:

  • Amazing company culture, we don’t just talk about values – we live them
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous benefits package, to include: vacation and sick leave, health, dental, and life insurance, 10 paid holidays, and 401(k) with matching contributions.
  • We honor prior years of service with non-profits
  • Employee discount at ReStore
  • On-site parking

Become a part of our Austin Habi-TEAM!  How to apply…  Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume, containing relatable experience commensurate this posting
  • Three professional references
  • Send to: resumes@ahfh.org

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER