Construction Assistant (AmeriCorps) - Genesee Co. Habitat

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15pm
Job Location: 
Flint, MI
Employer Name: 
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Construction Assistant position with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity. Please submit an application via the online AmeriCorps Member Application or by sending a cover letter and resume to Bridget Ferrigan, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at


Reports to:                         Volunteer Coordinator

Duration:                            12 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 36hrs/wk

Travel:                                  Minimum



a.      AmeriCorps Members will receive a total living stipend of $12,530, paid biweekly on the 15th and last of the month throughout the member’s term

b.      AmeriCorps members receive an Educational Award at the end of the term of $5,775, which is good for seven years after receipt and can be used for either tuition purposes or to repay eligible federal student loans.

c.       The term of service is from February 2017 – February 2018


·         Monitor job sites and assist the Construction Supervisor throughout the workday.

·         Ensure all volunteers and Homeownership Program Partners (H.P.s) sign in at the work site and have required paperwork completed. Provide explanation for liability waiver and ensure everyone signs one. Responsible for some data entry.

·         Encourage, inspire, and maintain morale among work crews.

·         Understand elements that contribute to successful volunteers and help ensure that volunteers have a consistently good experience, thus motivating them to return.

·         Assist site supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator by gathering tools and materials needed to complete the day’s job tasks with the assistance of recruited volunteers.

·         Ensure volunteer safety on the construction site.

·         Ensure volunteers have a meaningful volunteer experience to encourage repeat volunteers.

·         Demonstrate proper use of tools and work methods to volunteers.

·         Any other duties assigned by Construction Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator


·         AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 years old (17 with parent/guardian permission)

·         Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

·         Candidates must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

·         Comfortable working on home building and construction sites

·         Comfortable with manual labor and physical tasks

·         Must possess current, valid driver’s license, driver’s insurance, and own transportation. Habitat trucks can be used as available to travel to work sites


·         Knowledge of basic construction skills for residential new builds and rehabs

·         Knowledge, skill, and experience working with volunteers

·         Experience and skill in working with people of diverse backgrounds

·         Organized and efficient, with attention to detail and follow through.

·         Must be able to lift 50lbs. 10-15 times per day.

·         Associate’s degree or equivalent level of continuing education preferred