AmeriCorps Construction Coordinator

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Overview:
Nothing is more satisfying than seeing your work have an immediate and direct impact on the problem you’re trying to solve. As the AmeriCorps Construction Coordinator, you will measure your time with Rebuilding Together in the number of grab bars installed and injuries from falls prevented, weatherization projects completed and utility bills lowered, and wheelchairs ramps built and independence restored. In this position, you will complete hands-on repairs as part of prep work or punchlist for a project day. On project days, you will lead volunteers from all backgrounds and skill levels to complete a variety of construction activities. Wherever possible, you will teach and empower volunteers to learn new skills and safely implement them on the worksite.

Learn more about Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte at https://www.rebuildingtogetherclt.org/.

Responsibilities:
• Complete direct hands-on repairs, including but not limited to: rough/trim carpentry, tile work, grab bar installation, wheelchair ramp/safe entry/egress repairs, interior/exterior painting, and weatherization
• If contractors or skilled-trades volunteers will be utilized to complete a portion of work on a home, coordinate with these individuals to plan the work, and ensure a high quality of work is completed within the timeline of the project
• Assist with purchase and delivery of crucial project needs, including: tools and materials, personal protective equipment, dumpsters and other rented items, water and snacks. Assist with logistics through pulling, staging, stocking, and delivery of construction materials as well as keeping the warehouse organized
• Meet with clients to complete home assessments, develop a work scope and materials list, and collaborate with other team members to develop a project timeline (especially if coordination with volunteers or contractors is required)
• Oversee general volunteers in completing direct hands-on repairs. Ensure that volunteers are trained in their task and have access to tools/materials, that proper safety procedures are being followed, that the work product is of good quality, and that volunteers enjoyed and feel appreciated for their service
• Where possible, encourage and support volunteers to safely try new construction tasks and build their skill sets. Educate homeowners about the repairs that were completed and any new or recommended home maintenance
• Conduct on-site volunteer orientation, including: history of affiliate and community, site/tool/neighborhood safety, homeowner biography, and project work scope

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