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AMERICORPS

Are you interested in joining our team? Below is a list of positions that are currently available. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask about upcoming job opportunities, as we usually have a plethora of ways to get involved!

Community Rebuilds partners with AmeriCorps VISTA and State to offer positions both in the office and on our build site. AmeriCorps members serve full time for one year, and receive benefits such as a living stipend, End of Service Segal Education Awards, and more. Information about AmeriCorps and member benefits can be found at the link at the bottom of this page. 

Build Apprentices
AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 (flexible start dates)

Community Rebuilds provides an advanced educational service opportunity for those interested in entering the field of construction or for those wanting to contribute direct service towards affordable housing projects for low-income families and individuals. Apprentices will gain building and leadership knowledge by directing homeowners, interns, and volunteers through the build process under the guidance of lead supervisors.

20% of this direct service position can be used towards capacity building for the organization. Community Rebuilds has many exciting behind-the-scenes capacity-building opportunities in the office. Four hours per week (on average) of the AmeriCorps term can be used for assisting with side projects, administrative assistance, project management, planning, and development. This capacity-building work is intended not only to assist in furthering the organization's mission and programming, but to serve as experience and professional development for the Apprentice. The capacity-building time must be pre-approved for purposes of priority and may be contingent on the capacity of CR's staff to mentor the Apprentice.  

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours 

  • Attend site orientation and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Participate in all building tasks involved with foundation to finish construction

  • Assist the lead supervisor on-site

  • Advise, mediate issues, and field questions for interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Provide on-site supervision for safety of interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Maintain the build site cleanliness and organization

  • Supervise the use of tools and maintain inventory list

  • Coordinate the purchase and ordering of materials

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate and cater events and workshops

  • Motivate the crew to work together as a team and maintain morale

  • Opportunity to assist and facilitate build project management duties – flexible in accordance with project needs, and AmeriCorps members’ experience and interests

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

 

Desired Experience

  • It's always great to have a degree in a relevant field, leadership experience, or work experience a plus (Construction, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, etc.).

Compensation & Benefits

  • Living stipend of $16,502/year

  • Education award of $6,495

  • Student loan deferment and interest forbearance

  • Potential eligibility for food stamps

  • Medical insurance if needed

  • 9.5 weeks off throughout the year while still receiving living benefits

  • Expand resume while simultaneously benefiting the community

  • Receive mentoring, training, and experience in building and leadership

  • Receive the reward of changing lives and making a difference in our world

To apply, send resume with 2 references and cover letter to: apply@communityrebuilds.org

Design/Build Apprentice 
AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Community Rebuilds will continue our housing advocacy work through inclusionary zoning research; site planning; building sustainable, affordable homes; and tracking the energy performance of our sustainable homes. An inspired, driven individual in this position would contribute to both the design and build of our homes alongside our Planning and Content Developer and Build Team, gaining valuable experience bringing a project from concept to creation. 

Research zoning and code requirements, draft construction drawings, assist with project management (including collecting bids, creating budgets, doing material takeoffs, etc.), and participating in the build. 

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Draft thorough and accurate construction documents

  • Collect bids from contractors and subcontractors 

  • Create project timelines, budgets, and material takeoffs

  • Oversee the books for each project, ensuring accurate accounting

  • Facilitate a cohesive relationship between the administrative staff and the build team

  • Participate in all building tasks involved with foundation to finish construction

  • Assist the lead supervisor on-site

  • Advise, mediate issues, and field questions for interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Provide on-site supervision for safety of interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Maintain the build site cleanliness and organization

  • Supervise the use of tools and maintain inventory list

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate and cater events and workshops

  • Motivate the crew to work together as a team and maintain morale

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

 

Desired Experience

  • Degree or 2-4 years’ experience in a related field preferred (Construction, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, etc.)

Compensation & Benefits

  • Living stipend of $16,502/year

  • Education award of $6,495

  • Student loan deferment and interest forbearance

  • Potential eligibility for food stamps

  • Medical insurance if needed

  • 9.5 weeks off throughout the year while still receiving living benefits

  • Expand resume while simultaneously benefiting the community

  • Receive mentoring, training, and experience in building and leadership

  • Receive the reward of changing lives and making a difference in our world

 

To apply, send resume with 2 references and a cover letter to apply@communityrebuilds.org

Program and Project Manager intern positions are available upon request when housing is available. 

Learn more about the different AmeriCorps programs here!

What are the benefits of AmeriCorps State and VISTA programs?

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Natural Building Internship - TO BE ANNOUNCED. When projects allow a foundation to finish build, we will once again offer our 5-month internship program. We are currently called to action and scaling up to help with the housing crisis in the communities we serve. All of our projects will feature natural building techniques, always, and all volunteers will get their hands muddy. We are extremely focused on building for climate change, carbon accounting, and incorporating as many carbon sequestering materials as we can in an effort to store the amount of carbon our buildings generate in the goal of having carbon-neutral buildings. With this focus, making adjustments to our standard building model can create more opportunity for additional carbon storage. One example is using siding made from upcycled cedar telephone poles on the exterior of our buildings versus natural plasters.

  • Learn about our current Builder B.E.E.S. work exchange program here.​

  • Sign up to learn and Volunteer on your own schedule here.

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