Overview: Chicago is a unique city, full of grit, determination and possibility—and Habitat Chicago is proud to call it home. Committed to the betterment of all residents, we develop physical and social assets to strengthen neighborhoods with the goal of creating stability for the 4 in 10 Chicagoans living in declining conditions. Our AmeriCorps members play a key role in the day to day work of Habitat Chicago- leading volunteers on the build site, coordinating, and communicating with volunteers from our office, helping to create new systems and procedures for our constantly growing organization and so much more. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a food and transportation stipend of at least $250/month. In your down time, explore the amazing and diverse neighborhoods throughout Chicago, grab a taco in Pilsen, learn at the Museum of Science and Industry, see historical homes and learn about the history of Chicago architecture through a boat tour and so much more. Come join us in our quest to help build a stronger Chicago!
Position Summary: The Construction Crew Leader assists the Site Supervisor in running the build site on a daily basis including completing the day’s work plan, solving problems and ensuring volunteers and homebuyers have a meaningful experience and are satisfied with their involvement. This position will support our construction department’s growth as we expand into a second focus neighborhood by supporting the management of multiple build sites and ensuring that materials and tool management are maintained. The Construction Crew Leader will supervise volunteer crews and assist in developing and supporting volunteer crew leaders. The Construction Crew Leader will also ensure a smaller volunteer-to-leader ratio, ensuring that volunteers have appropriate supervision to do effective, safe construction work. This will reduce the risk of safety-related work stoppages and re-work, and make for more efficient home construction, thus allowing the affiliate to complete more high-quality homes for more partner families.