Employment Opportunities

A rewarding career helping others
Habitat For Humanity of St. Joseph County – South Bend, IN 46614

You must apply online for this position here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62079&fromSearch=true

Service week (days/hours): 7:00 to 4:00 Tuesday-Saturday (through November) then Monday- Friday (through March). Some evenings, weekends and early morning meetings; flex-time is available to compensate for those meetings and events. Weekday hours can be flexible but must complete 35-40 hours per week to complete 1700 total hour requirements by August 31st, 2018.

Required Meetings: Monthly Staff meetings, weekly meetings with supervisor, AmeriCorps team training’s (as scheduled by AmeriCorps)

Position Objective: To assist affiliate in the construction of homes in partnership with low-income families using unskilled volunteer labor.

List the specific duties and responsibilities for this position:

  • Lead crews of volunteers possessing varying degrees of skill in the completion of construction tasks on site.
  • Conduct site orientation when necessary. Ensure all volunteers register, fill out appropriate forms and receive a site orientation.
  • Assist in on site organization of building materials and tools.
  • Ensure volunteers are appropriately utilized and are engaged in meaningful activities to enhance their experience.
  • Assist partner families in the completion of their sweat equity hours by facilitating their participation on site.
  • Ensure volunteers practice use of appropriate safety equipment and safety procedures on site.
  • Perform as a construction assistant to site manager or skilled volunteers when necessary.
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to schedule volunteers and work groups for work days.
  • Assist in maintaining a positive, professional and safe work environment.
  • Attend events in the community to represent affiliate as needed.
  • Serve as an ambassador for Habitat affiliate and Indiana HabiCorps on the worksite and in the community.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to include public speaking, good interpersonal skills that lead to good communication.
  • Flexibility, patience, tolerance and willingness to learn new construction and non-construction related skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple partner families and volunteers on site.
  • Must be very organized, self-motivated and have the ability to affect change.
  • Be a people person with ability to perform multiple tasks on any given day including the ability to take direction from and work easily with staff
  • Strong administrative skills including planning, coordination, scheduling and managing details efficiently and effectively.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • An understanding of National Service and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Physical Requirements to Perform Duties:

  • Able to lift and move 50 pounds. Current driver’s license and good driving record recommended.

You must apply online for this position here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62079&fromSearch=true

Job Type: Full-time from September 17, 2017- August 31, 2018

Job Location:

  • South Bend, IN

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Construction: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License