Organizational Background

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a dynamic, progressive nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable home ownership opportunities for low-income families in Washtenaw County.

We are seeking a detail-oriented, mission-driven Construction Assistant to join our team. The Construction Assistant will be part of the construction team, supporting all other construction staff and reporting to the Construction Manager.

Position Term & Schedule

The Construction Assistant is a full-time, hourly non-exempt position starting immediately. The position will be in the field, where HHHV’s primary construction activities located in Ypsilanti, MI. The normal work schedule is Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with some evenings and Sundays required. HHHV offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. After an Employee’s initial introductory period, HHHV also offers, a health insurance plan, contributions to a Health Savings Account, 401(k) plan with employer match, and a generous paid time off schedule.

Responsibilities and Skills Required

  • Commitment to serving families with low-incomes and advancing the critical call for affordable homeownership in Washtenaw County

  • Able to work well as part of a team and show commitment to organizational achievement

  • Communicate positively with Habitat staff, volunteers, and contractors

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to work unsupervised to complete assigned tasks

  • Must have reliable transportation to use while on the job

  • Ability to drive, pick-up and unload materials using personal and company vehicles

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Must be motivated, self-driven, responsible, and reliable

  • Ability to coordinate your tasks with those of others and manage multiple responsibilities

  • Ability to handle frequent change and to work under pressure

  • Must be able to learn and perform basic construction tasks

  • Lead volunteer groups under the supervision of the Construction Manager and House Leaders when needed

  • Some general residential construction knowledge is preferred

  • Team building experience preferred

Personal Attributes

  • Must be a good listener and be able to engage in well-considered discussions

  • Must have good anticipatory abilities and personally act on same as needs arise

  • Must be willing to understand the big picture of Habitat and understand that construction is one part of the larger goal

  • Must seek and provide feedback in constructive manner

Physical Abilities In accordance with the American Disabilities ACT (ADA), this position requires the physical ability to:

  • Sit, walk, and/or stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Use all senses, including but not limited to sight and hearing

  • Stand, stoop, bend, grasp and/or hold in order to complete job duties

  • Work in non-temperature controlled conditions and out-of-doors

  • Safely lift at least 25 lbs. on a regular and frequent basis.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Al Lindsay, Construction Manager, at by Friday, September 27, 2019. Candidates should save resume and cover letter as follows: LastName_FirstName. No phone calls, please.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, weight, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.