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Habitat AmeriCorps member roles define a standard set of activities that members carry out over their service year. However, the goal is to help you meet your needs and vision to increase the impact in your community. The goals, objectives, and activities for the positions are standard but may be adjusted to better fit the needs of your local Habitat organization.

In some cases, it is possible for aspects of roles to be combined, where a member can serve a dual role. With any member position, if awarded, program staff will go over the position description with you and any adjustments you may make to ensure sure all activities and requirements are allowable, and all necessary sections are complete. On your host site application, please indicate if you anticipate needing to make significant changes. Any changes or updates to a member’s position description must first be approved by Habitat AmeriCorps program staff.

  • Host site (local Habitat organization) Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Program: AmeriCorps National
  • Member role Construction crew leadership
  • Host site manager Jill Smola
  • Direct supervisor Dale Shoemaker
  • Service week (days/times) Example: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with occasional evenings or Sundays Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. with occasional evenings or Mondays
  • Will member engage in any of the following? ☐ Disaster response ☐ Neighborhood revitalization ☐ Veterans or military families ☒ None
  • Will member be actively building on the construction site at least one day per week? ☒ Yes ☐ No
  • Goals Position’s goals in relation to the project as well as the impact the project will have in the community. Please use the example below as a reference point and adjust the messaging for your host site. Example: Building more homes is an integral part to our contribution to better neighborhoods and communities and increasing the number of families served. The member will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment.
  • Outputs Measurable targets must be included and should be classified per member. Please use the shared outputs below, inserting the appropriate number in the left-hand column or “0” if not applicable. These outputs may not be adjusted; the wording must remain as is for reporting purposes.
    • 100 Volunteers will be recruited and/or managed by the AmeriCorps member in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.)
    • 2 Homes will be built in partnership with low-income families and individuals by the AmeriCorps member and volunteers.
    • 8 Total individuals (adults and children) will be provided housing services by this AmeriCorps member.
    • 0 Individuals affected by a disaster that are included in the total number above.
    • 0 Individuals who are veterans, active military or their family members that are included in the total number above.

Responsibilities • Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects will include new homes as well as possible re-cycled homes. • Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites. • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and homeowner families working on site. • Collaborate with construction committee to identify skilled, enthusiastic volunteers, cultivating their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to considering being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers). • Maintain site safety by modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with construction staff. • Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and homeowner families. • Help with materials management on-site and at the local Habitat warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects. • Set up and cleanup project sites. • Maintain site logs for each project completed for supervisor to assess progress and next steps. • Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed. • On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects, such as lot cleanups, community gardens, etc. • Attend and participate in select Habitat organization events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up and engaging with attendees, informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our Habitat organization’s mission, Neighborhood Revitalization programming, and how to become a volunteer or homeowner family. Required meetings, trainings, and events

Minimum expectations are outlined below with the understanding that further trainings may be required, as determined by the host site, Habitat for Humanity International or the Corporation for National and Community Service. • Complete Habitat for Humanity’s Competent Persons training • Onsite orientation to local host. • First Aid/CPR. • Habitat Learns – “Foundation of Habitat” online series. • Lockton safety online courses. • Annual sponsored blitz build – Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. • National days of service: o Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (required). o September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week (encouraged). • Host site monitoring reviews and periodic check-in calls. • Monthly meeting with host site manager. • Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor. • Life After AmeriCorps training. • Staff, construction committee and board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate. • Annual staff or AmeriCorps team build day. • Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be made available based on budget, member interest and recommendation of the host site manager or direct supervisor. • Host site events (i.e. holiday fundraiser, art auction, Healthy Habitat Walk-a-Thon). Participation in these events will be in line with AmeriCorps program regulations. Experience, knowledge and skills Please use the example below as a reference point and adjust the messaging for your host site. Required • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements. Preferred • Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL AMERICORPS NATIONAL | CONSTRUCTION CREW LEADER

• Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.

• Experience working as a member of a larger team.

• A second language is a plus.

• Knowledge of community development practices.

• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Physical requirements

• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.

• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.

• Ability to work on ladders and heights up to two stories.

• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer. Service site environment Describe the office space including equipment – computer, hardware, software, Internet, email access, construction tools, etc. – that will be provided for the AmeriCorps member. Please note AmeriCorps members are prohibited from serving in a home office. Use the example below as a reference point and adjust the messaging for your host site. Service site is an active construction site, often with rough and uneven terrain. Members will serve both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather. Construction tools will be provided. Members will have access to a shared computer station in the Habitat organization office to check service-related email and complete timesheets and reporting.

Will a personal vehicle be required? ☒ Yes ☐ No If “yes,” provide an explanation detailing necessary usage of vehicle. If member will be using a company vehicle, also include in the details: Member will be required to drive company trucks to transport tools and materials to and from work sites. Public transportation options are very limited in our community so access to a personal vehicle is required to get to and from service, as well as any required meetings. Approved service-related mileage, beyond commuting to and from service, will be reimbursed per the Habitat organization’s policy.

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