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ReStore Donations Ambassador (Truck Driver)

ReStore Donations Ambassador (Truck Driver) Job Description

Overview

The ReStore Donations Ambassador is a part-time position fulfilling a key component of the donation process. They are responsible for driving the ReStore truck to pick-up donations, receiving dropped off donations, ensure adherence to the donation process and standards, and assists on the sales floor when required.  

Responsibilities

·         Serve as the primary liaison with the donor community

·         Perform successful interactions with corporate, retail, and individual donors

·         Ensure timely and damage-free pick-up of donations

·         Drive where required to perform pick-ups of donated items. 

·         Perform daily truck inspection, report necessary service or repairs for ReStore Manager to schedule, and maintains safety, security, service log of truck

·         Ensure ReStore policies, standards for donations, and procedures are closely followed.

·         Assist in organizing donations in receiving room

·         Assist in maintaining a safe environment for customers, staff,  and volunteers while at ReStore

Support other ReStore operations as needed.

Skills and Experience

·         Hold a valid New York State Driver’s License and have a driving record that can be insured by our carrier and be willing to take a physical for DOT license

·         Comfortable with and skilled at loading and driving a 16 ft. diesel box truck with a hydraulic lift

·         Ability to safely lift and position 75 pounds, or more with assistance. The job entails bending, kneeling, and reaching, often in awkward or tiring positions

·         Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communications skills

·         Ability to calmly defuse challenging situations on pick-ups and at ReStore

·         Possess tact to reject donations in a gracious manner

·         Knowledge of retail and nonprofit environment a plus

·         Experience working with volunteers a plus, but not necessary

·         Competency of cell phone, tablet, and GPS usage

·         Ability to speak Spanish a plus

Work Habits

·         Versed in the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh and Habitat International and has the desire to promote it

·         Works effectively individually or collaboratively

·         Is self-motivated, reliable, enthusiastic, organized, detail-oriented, focused, flexible to change, good-humored, quick learning, and open to constructive        criticism

·         Able to work with people of diverse ages and backgrounds

·         Exercises excellent judgment

Salary

$15.50 per hour with paid holidays, sick and vacation time.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to CGaw@habitatnewburgh.org

 

Construction Manager

Overview

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (HfHGN) builds approximately 8 homes a year in the City of Newburgh. The Construction Manager oversees all aspects of the affiliate’s construction program including planning, implementing, and completing specific construction projects from conception to occupancy. This position works with staff and volunteers to ensure the overall construction goals are well planned, executed, and achieved. The Construction Manager reports directly to the Executive Director. Workweek: Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

 

Responsibilities

Project Site Selection and Acquisition

Investigate new sites for potential acquisition

Review and evaluate appropriateness to mission, structural soundness, and cost to develop proposed sites

Oversee the Site, Design & Construction Committee

 

Planning and Design

Develop comprehensive construction documents 

Create project budgets and schedules

Coordinate architectural and engineering design

Process Architectural Review Commission, Planning Board and Zoning Board documents

Solicit Bids for materials and services including environmental testing and structural surveys

Successfully navigate the permitting process 

Develop and effectively implement a master schedule

Investigate alternative building materials and products

 

Construction Management

Oversee work of the Site Manager

Build the construction schedule and work lists in conjunction with the construction team

Oversee the Building Committee

Coordinate and oversee subcontractors

Conduct site visits regularly

Handle all construction related purchasing and acquisition

Schedule and attend city required construction site inspections

Manage the maintenance and improvements to HfHGN vehicles, property,  and facilities

 

Administration 

Verify and categorize all construction related purchases for the Operations Manager

Maintain records for all aspects of construction projects

Track status of warranties for HfHGN homes

Maintain a list of MWBE contractors

Complete reports as needed for grants and other purposes

Provide HfHGN staff with regular construction updates

Work with the Executive Director and Fund Development Manager to develop strategic partnerships with donors, GIK contributors, municipalities, community organizations, and other building professionals

Conduct final walk-through with new homeowners 

Attend staff meetings, HfHGN events, and required seminars and conferences

 

Required Skills and Experience

Experience

7+ years experience

Experience in residential construction with a focus on management, or able to demonstrate a high level of competency 

A university degree in architecture, civil engineering , construction management or a related field and/or comparable experience

Experience with industry related software: scheduling, design and budgeting preferred

Experience securing donations and working with grants beneficial

Experience working with various governmental agencies 

Knowledge of lead and asbestos regulations helpful

Familiarity with green/energy efficient building principles and design

Neighborhood redevelopment experience would be helpful

Strong understanding of historically correct residential rehabilitation and new construction

Skills

Well-developed communication and organizational skills

Strong project management skills

Possesses the necessary multi-tasking skills

Possess leadership qualities that promote teamwork and the capacity to balance team and individual responsibilities

Comfortable managing and teaching volunteers, groups and inexperienced individuals in the building process

Ability to write and review construction contracts

Proficient estimator

Effective manager of subcontractors and the associated schedules

Ability to identify and drive objectives

 

Work Habits

Understands the Habitat for Humanity building philosophy and has the desire to promote it

Values a team-oriented approach to decision making and problem solving

Works effectively both individually and in a team environment

Demonstrates organizational and follow through skills

Exhibits attention to detail

Exercises excellent judgment

Works with integrity

Communicates effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and income levels

Provides and receives feedback constructively

Available to work evening and weekend hours when needed

Construction Crew Leader AmeriCorps

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
  • Driver's license
  • 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


Helpful Qualifications:

  • A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish
  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
  • Experience with power tools
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Benefits of Service:

  • AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
  • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
  • 10 personal/sick leave days
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources


What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will recruit and/or manage 750 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in two (2) community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete four (4) new builds, five (5) Critical Home Repair projects, and six (6) rehabs, in direct service of 15 families, including one (1) individual who is a veteran, active military, or their family members. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.