Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley Job Description: House Lead

REPORTS TO: Construction Manager

WORKS WITH: HFH volunteers, house sponsors and staff members

HOURS: Part-time, 2 build days per week, Wednesdays or Fridays with Saturdays mandatory, 95% of time on site, 5% on planning, preparing, office, meetings

Overall Responsibilities

Understand Habitat for Humanity's programs
Ensure quality construction, compliance with HFHNFV standards, manage site safety
Ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws, codes and ordnances
Assist in establishing a schedule for the project, complete project on budget and on schedule
Project ends with occupancy permit

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Planning/Scheduling
• Adhere to construction plans, standards and schedules to meet affiliate and sponsor goals
• Communicate schedule adjustments to HFH staff
• Be present at worksite on Wednesdays and Saturdays
• Prepare list of construction tasks for workdays
• Assure the safety and security of the site, tools and materials.

Volunteer Management
• Teach non-skilled volunteers how to use tools and train them on the day's construction tasks
• Provide safety talk and be aware of safety hazards throughout the day
• Monitor the work done by volunteers to ensure construction quality
• Maximize volunteer usage

Materials/Paid Labor
• Make judicious use of all materials by integrating donated and inventory items into construction.
• Prepare materials and tools for each work day.
• Check work-site and report back to the Construction Manager after each work day for work completed, quality and to assess needs for the next work day.
• Submit coded invoices promptly

Public Relations/Fundraising/Partner Families
• Explain Habitat mission, goals, programs, etc to volunteers, neighbors and the public as needed
• Cultivate relationships with crew leaders, donors and sponsors
• Help develop policies and procedures with HFH staff regarding construction, standards and safety
• Communicate standards and product choices to partner families and ensure compliance

Requirements and Skills

Ability to work with volunteers, donors and sponsors and ensure they have a good Habitat experience
Ability to read construction drawings
Knowledge of all phases of construction
Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team in a manner which retains supporters
Ability to plan, organize and delegate
Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form

Working Conditions

Site work requires broad mobility, ability to climb ladders to roof level and into foundations
Ability to lift at least 70 pounds
Travel to construction sites and warehouses in own vehicle

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Travis Juracek, Construction Manager, at travis.juracek@habitatnfv.org.