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OrganizationHabitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 31, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$10/hour
Phone(434) 293-9066


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is currently seeking a full-time Construction Crew Leader for a one year internship position. Crew Leaders support Charlottesville’s Habitat affiliate in the construction of quality, affordable housing for hard-working, local families. Over the course of the internship Crew Leaders gain hands-on training in general carpentry and construction, learning valuable skills for individuals interested in the fields of contracting, architecture or land development. After sufficient training, Crew Leaders are also responsible for leading volunteer groups in various construction tasks such as framing, painting, siding and drywall.  Crew Leading at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is an excellent opportunity for eager individuals with a positive attitude who enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment.  Click here for full job description.

Please send resume AND cover letter to  Applications will be accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.  No calls please!  HFHGC is an EOE. Women, minorities and protected individuals such as those covered by Section 3 are encouraged to apply. This organization is required to collect certain information from each job applicant. This information does not affect our hiring decisions and is kept separate from all application materials we receive. Please assist us by completing the form located here and submitting it with any required documents. Once we receive the completed form, it will be forwarded to our Human Resources department for recording and storage in a separate file.

Job Duties

  • Convey professional and positive image of HFHGC through site signage, cleanliness, organization, safety, and personal attitude
  • Supervise and work directly with volunteers of all skill levels
  • Supervise and work directly with Partner Families
  • Provide all necessary training to ensure success and safety of construction volunteers
  • Train and supervise volunteer Crew Leaders in safety, construction techniques, volunteer supervision and use and maintenance of Habitat property and equipment
  • Track Partner Family sweat equity hours and effectively communicate them weekly to Volunteer Manager and Family Services Manager
  • Assist Construction Supervisor in ensuring all necessary materials and tools are onsite to complete scheduled tasks; help perform material takeoffs to ensure efficiency.
  • Participate in estimating, tracking, and documenting of construction costs
  • Utilize affiliate website and Google Calendar to ensure knowledge of scheduled volunteers for each project and jobsite
  • Participate in weekly construction department meetings
  • Ensure retention of volunteers through productive use of their skills/interests/time and meaningful recognition of their contributions
  • Ensure that all volunteers adhere to established safety and operational procedures
  • Ensure that assigned project sites are safe, clean, and orderly at the end of each work day
  • Collect and turn in volunteer information sheets and material delivery receipts weekly
  • Be knowledgeable about Habitat’s mission and convey it effectively to volunteers
  • Adhere to standards and procedures outlined in affiliate construction manual
  • Participate in Dedication Ceremonies
  • Report discrepancies with volunteer or partner family attendance to Volunteer Manager consistently
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Construction Supervisor, or Director of Construction

Skills Required

  • Ability to learn quickly and take initiative with limited direction
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations including sponsors, partner families, staff, community leaders, board members, and other volunteers
  • Ability to effectively supervise and inspire volunteers
  • Physical ability to lift 50lbs consistently, handle and operate power tools, labor in all weather conditions
  • Consistent positive attitude in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to multi-task effectively
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • General understanding of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in a constantly changing environment
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends
  • General construction knowledge or a strong interest in learning construction techniques and skills
  • Professional appearance at all times (to include no altered shirts, political or other potentially offensive comments, etc.) befitting the public face of Habitat on the job site
  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission of service to others
  • Positive, “can do” personality
  • Driver’s license and insurable driving record