Employment Opportunities

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Blitz Build 2006

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East.

There are no employment positions open at this time. However, we encourage those interested to check this page for future openings. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved, we encourage you to look at our volunteer opportunities.

Blitz Build 2006

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Supervisor: Construction Site Supervisor

Responsibilities:

Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff
Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse. Pick up/gather materials needed for projects
Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers)
Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners
Participate in planning and debriefing meetings each day
Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, clean up, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NRI programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner
Assist the site supervisor and construction manager in day to day construction activities, i.e.; all aspects of construction, troubleshooting mechanical problems, tool and site organization, picking up materials and supplies for job site, site clean-up and maintenance, and assisting skilled trades people
Lead volunteers and homeowners on construction tasks, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the project sites; teach complex construction techniques in an empowering and accessible way while maintaining compliance with Habitat safety protocols at the build site
Act as a host to homeowners and volunteers by welcoming them, signing them in, making sure coffee, water, and other hospitality supplies are available to volunteers; present “Habitat 101” at the start of each workday; and answer questions on Habitat history, policy and programs
Help to create a work environment that is productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, regular volunteers, new volunteers and staff)
Assist with warranty issues at completed Habitat projects including recruiting and organizing skilled volunteers on warranty work
Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner
Arrive on time and ready to serve, and promote the mission, goals and values of the AmeriCorps program

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Knowledgeable about the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity
  • Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group faciliation experience desirable
  • Driver’s license required, CDL preferred; must be comfortable driving standard and automatic pickup trucks and full-size trucks. Must be able to meet host site’s insurance requirements
  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

 

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.

  • Living allowance – up to $12,530 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Housing stipend – $300 a month
  • Education award – $5,730 upon successful completion of service

 

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps” in the subject by Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

AmeriCorps Construction Systems Development Specialist

Supervisor: Construction Site Supervisor

Develop, document and implement a plan to improve host site’s construction operations to include scheduling the entire process, tracking paperwork and/or transitioning the host site into green building techniques and owner-occupied repairs.

Concerted efforts are needed at our affiliate to enhance our construction processes to make our service delivery system more user friendly. An AmeriCorps VISTA Construction Systems Member would support our organizational plan by assisting us in developing a comprehensive process for our construction system, for both homeownership and homeowner-occupied repair programs. The VISTA will address key components needed to increase our construction capacity efficiently and safely. With the appropriate processes in place, we would expect the effectiveness and efficiency of our construction programs to be enhanced, which would lead to increased productivity in meeting the needs of those we serve.

Responsibilities:

Explore the construction processes and systems that are currently in place at the site and identify best practices from other programs
Identify what additional needs the project requires
Develop and document an enhanced construction operations plan that will address the needs of the host site
Implement the new construction operations program
Document research and communicate findings to the project sponsor and gain further direction to move forward with developing enhanced construction operations
Assist the site in testing and evaluating the various parts of the program developed and make revisions to the program as needed in order to ensure success
Ensure that the construction operations program is sustainable and will continue at the host site after the completion of the VISTA term by developing manuals and training staff/volunteers on the new program

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Knowledgeable about the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity
  • Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group faciliation experience desirable
  • Driver’s license required, CDL preferred; must be comfortable driving standard and automatic pickup trucks and full-size trucks. Must be able to meet host site’s insurance requirements
  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

 

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible.

  • Living allowance – up to $12,530 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Housing stipend – $300 a month
  • Education award – $5,730 upon successful completion of service

 

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps” in the subject by Monday, May 18, at 5:00 p.m. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

AmeriCorps Home Repair Program Specialist

Supervisor: Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East creates successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) enables Habitat to serve more families by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

The member will be responsible for leading homeowner application and selection for Habitat’s recently launched Home Repair and Preservation Program, and providing continuing support to partner families throughout the repair process. The member will report to Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator and assist with outreach and special projects on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities: 

Provide post-purchase support and coordinate education and counseling opportunities for new Habitat homeowners
Assist with homeowner recruitment and outreach for new construction and repair programs via partnerships with other neighborhood organizations, tabling, community presentations, etc.
Assist with creating and implementing homeowner satisfaction and impact surveys for new construction and repair families
Respond to inquiries from potential applicants regarding the Home Repair and Preservation Program criteria and selection process
Update and maintain applicant files, application spreadsheets and homeowner interest spreadsheets
Process completed repair applications and complete brief home visits with construction staff to assess home repair needs and willingness to partner
Meet with selected homeowners to sign homeowner agreement and explain scope of work and sweat equity requirements
Support homeowners throughout repair process by maintaining regular communication; work with construction staff to schedule projects; work with volunteer programs staff to assess home repair volunteer needs
Track sweat equity and assist repair partner families with scheduling office, ReStore, or construction projects to complete their hours

Required:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work with low-income families of very diverse backgrounds.
  • Interest in and commitment to low-income homeownership.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • MS Word, Excel computer skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred.

 

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, education award upon completion of the service year, health benefits and childcare benefits if eligible. Low cost shared housing is provided.

  • Living allowance – up to $12,100 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Education award – $5,550 upon successful completion of service

 

To apply, submit a motivational statement along with your resume to: marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH AmeriCorps” in the subject by Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

Donation Pickup Driver

The Portland Metro ReStores are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take our ReStore operation to its next exciting level. The Donation Pickup Driver is responsible for performing general driver duties as described below for the pickup of donations at private homes and businesses.

Required Skills and Experience:

Safely and competently drive and maneuver large box trucks
Safely use equipment to maneuver large loads
Safely lift 50 pounds on an ongoing basis
Knowledge and ability to operate GPS, phone systems, computers and warehouse equipment
Excellent communication and team work skills

Preferred skills:

  • High school education or better
  • Prior experience driving large box trucks
  • Customer service experience

 

Employment is contingent on passing a background check and having a clean driving record for the last 3 years.

 

For full job description, please visit http://www.pdxrestore.org/employment

 

Application must include:

A complete resume, including dates of employment

Three references: two professional and one personal

 

To apply, submit the above information to: malia@pdxrestore.org. Position open until filled.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!