Summer Construction Liaison (AmeriCorps) - Mason County

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:45pm
Job Location: 
Ludington
Employer Name: 
Mason County Habitat for Humanity
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

 

 

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Construction Liaison position with Mason 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 bferrigan@habitatmichigan.org.

 

Reports to:                         Executive Director

Duration:                            9 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 30 hrs/wk

Travel:                                  Minimum

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  1. AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $6,400, paid biweekly on the 15th and last of the month throughout the member’s term
  2. AmeriCorps members receive an Educational Award at the end of the term of $2,887.50, which is good for seven years after receipt and can be used for either tuition purposes or to repay eligible federal student loans.
  3. The term of service is from July 2017 – February 2018

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise & train volunteers on Habitat construction sites. This includes rehabilitation, deconstruction, repairs, weatherizations, and new construction.
  • Prepare and clean projects sites.
  • Evaluate property for purchase and check for lead/asbestos.
  • Serve as a liaison between Habitat and area business partners/contractors regarding projects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the construction industry or related field

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of current building codes and lead/asbestos guidelines is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and all AmeriCorps host sites associated with the Michigan Habitat’s AmeriCorps program are Equal Opportunity Employers, and will not discriminate on AmeriCorps member hiring decisions based on age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual preference, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law or statute.