Construction Coordinator - AmeriCorps position

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organization:Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
position summary:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program. Habitat AmeriCorps National Direct members commit to 10 ½ months of service and receive a minimal living allowance.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East builds simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with families, volunteers, and the community in Multnomah and Northern Clackamas counties. As the oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliate on the west coast, and the largest in Oregon, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has served low-income, hard-working families for over 25 years. We are currently one of the city's only providers of home ownership opportunities to families at 30-60% of the median Portland household income level. Habitat homes are sold at cost with a zero-interest, 1% down payment mortgage to families who qualify for our program. Their mortgage payments - payments that are often lower than what they were paying in rent - go into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" that is used to build more homes in the area.

Construction Coordinator - AmeriCorps Member Position Description

Reports Directly To: Construction Manager Service Week (days/hours): Tues-Sat 7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., occasional evenings required Service Term: Feb 2, 2009 - December 22, 2010

Position Objective or Goal: Under the direction of the Construction Manager, the Construction Coordinator will assist with warranty work at existing sites, property maintenance for future build sites, and coordinate the procurement and delivery of materials for current construction sites.

Specific Job Duties:

1. Assist with home repairs and other warranty work.

2. Assist with the ordering and delivery of materials to new construction sites.

3. Maintain an up-to-date inventory of materials and tools in storage and on sites.

4. Assist with tool repairs and replacement.

5. Coordinate and execute the ongoing property maintenance of future Habitat construction sites to keep in compliance with local ordinances; i.e., trim grass and weeds, remove trash from sites, etc.

6. Coordinate volunteers and partner families to assist with all of the above tasks: •Act as a host to homeowners and volunteers by welcoming them, signing them in, helping them prepare for the day and helping them complete their tasks •Orient new volunteers to Habitat for Humanity by answering questions on our history, policy and programs •Help to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, regular volunteers, new volunteers and staff)

7. Other duties as necessary.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with "AmeriCorps Resume" in the subject line to [email protected] We will accept resumes until 5 p.m. on December 31, 2009.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11,400 Living allowance, $4,725 Seigal Education award
Required Skills and Abilities:Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required: •Home repair, warranty work, and/or remodeling skills required. •Experience working in the construction field preferred. •Ability to convey technical information to laypersons (volunteers and partner families.) •Proficient with the Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required; Microsoft Project preferred. •Understanding of and commitment to the Habitat for Humanity mission to eliminate substandard housing. •Ability to operate manual transmission vehicles preferred. Physical Requirements to Perform Duties: Ability to climb ladders, maneuver over uneven ground, ability to stand most or all of day, ability to lift 50 lbs.
Qualifications:Requirements to serve in the AmeriCorps program: • Age 18 or older • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident • Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency -- or agree to work towards one while serving. • Must pass a national criminal background check
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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