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Over the last few years, the world has had a hard lesson in adapting to meet the challenges at hand, and Community Rebuilds is no exception. We operate at the forefront of a host of critical social issues, working within the bounds of a higher building demand, climate crisis mitigation, and a constantly shifting sociocultural relationship to labor while simultaneously navigating USDA program requirements. With one eye on the climate crisis and the other on the housing crisis, we are thrilled to introduce new programming which will allow us to confidently meet all of these challenges head on while maintaining our core values.
Mutual Self-Help Construction Supervisor job description:
-Lead and supervise homeowners through building a modest and affordable self-help home
-Ensure homeowners and dedicated volunteers are contributing to 65% of the labor of the home and fulfilling their monthly hours
-Mentor and supervise associate supervisors, assistant builders, AmeriCorps apprentices, interns, participating families, and volunteers
-Facilitate mid contract check in’s with build staff and apprentices to obtain feedback and give evaluations
-Focus on employee recruitment and retention, mentor assistant supervisors to work towards being lead supervisors
-Supervise the build site to include safety, site layout, and cleanliness
-Oversee take offs, ordering, budgets, and build schedule
-Ensure team is using proper purchasing and bookkeeping procedures
-Perform instruction of proper tool use and safety practices
-Maintain and establish new relationships with vendors and subs
-Find creative solutions to meet the budget and timeline goals
-Attend meetings (build, homeowner, pre-construction, supervisor, etc)
-Contribute to creating systems and incorporate them into the instructors manual
-Oversee tool inventory and asset management
-Motivate the crew to work together as a team and maintain morale
-Identify those team members who aren’t thriving and try to find a solution. If no solution can be achieved, schedule meeting with program staff and executive director
Compensation negotiable based on experience, skills, and contract. Start and end dates of contract can be flexible and ongoing. Housing can be available as part of compensation. IRA and PTO benefits included.
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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.
If you have experience in leadership or building, consider an AmeriCorps Building Apprentice Position. We also offer opportunities for capacity building through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Find more info on what's currently available here.
Community Rebuilds has created dozens of work exchange opportunities and Office Internships that are custom to interests and passions of individuals as they align with the needs of our mission and programs. If you are interested in working with us on a special project or program, or as part of an academic fulfillment, please send a letter of intent and resume to email@example.com.
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