Critical Home Repair Construction Assistant
Job Details
3816 Latrobe Drive Office - Charlotte, NC
Full-time, Non-Exempt
$15.00 Hourly
Monday through Friday

Pay Rate: $15.00 (Hourly)


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region is searching for a Critical Home Repair Construction Assistant to support our mission rehabbing existing homes. The Assistant will work with Site Supervisor staff to both complete construction tasks and also lead volunteers in the completion of those same tasks. The assistant will gain valuable skills in construction, leadership, and job site management. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a leading nonprofit organization in the field of affordable housing.  


Working to build homes, communities and hope in Charlotte and the surrounding area, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region has partnered with more than 3,000 families since 1983. This year, we will help over 300 families through new home construction, recycling existing homes, critical home repair projects and financial literacy training. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading nonprofit organization in the field of affordable housing.


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region offers competitive wages and a great affordable benefits package. Pay as little as $28 per month for health insurance! Complimentary vision, short & long-term disability and life/AD&D. Dental and FSA accounts also available. Retirement Plan with up to 3% match. PTO for full and part time positions. Up to ten paid holidays for full-time team members.


Job Description


Basic Function:  Preserve homes for families in need of a decent place to live!  Perform and manage others in the performance of tasks directly related to repairing homes, while upholding the standards of partnership, quality, safety, and team participation. Construction interns are part of Habitat Charlotte’s HabiCorps program and various trainings are required.


Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):

  • Members will assist in the preservation of homes by repairing houses through the Habitat Charlotte Home Repair Program which repairs owner occupied homes
  • Assist in the execution of all aspects of repairing a house from demolition to final inspections and punch list
  • Relate to volunteers and homeowners as a friend, mentor and trainer, patiently instructing and encouraging others in tasks and participation
  • Promote partnership among all participants in the Habitat program, giving special attention to the needs and concerns of homeowners; and enhancing communication between staff, volunteers, and homeowners
  • Perform tasks that are team priorities
  • Assist in planning for each service day to insure that all necessary resources -- material and human -- are available to complete the task list
  • Follow Habitat Charlotte’s method of building using the Habitat Charlotte Approved Methods Construction Manual
  • Maintain Habitat equipment, as assigned
  • Complete tasks on time
  • Interest, willingness and ability to serve beside all types of people with-in a commitment to the Habitat program
  • Be an effective team member, communicating openly and maintaining respect for others.  Foster good relationships with staff, volunteers, homeowners, inspectors and sub-contractors.  Remain Flexible.
  • Ability to and interest in acquiring and maintaining a knowledge of building standards and methods
  • Organize and follow through with tasks and responsibilities.  Show initiative and willingness to learn.  
  • Demonstrate a positive and respectful attitude when interacting with employees, homeowners, volunteers and the public
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Ability to adhere to the schedule
  • Represent Habitat in a positive, professional manner
  • Ability to adhere to Habitat’s Code of Conduct policies and other policies
  • Must have dependable transportation to work
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required
  • Habitat Charlotte Region related tasks as requested by supervisor       

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding, ability to work and maneuver on roofs and high spaces
  • Ability to work in tight confines and within crawlspaces, wearing a respirator as needed
  • Ability to maneuver over uneven ground
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to stand most or all of any given day.
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time during all months of the year.

Internal Interactions:

  • Construction staff and other Habitat staff as needed

External Interactions:

  • Habitat Volunteers and Donors
  • Habitat Homeowners

Level of Authority:

  • Responsible for execution of specific construction tasks and projects as assigned
  • Does not have direct reports

Estimated Time Commitment: 40 hours/week; Monday - Friday, approximately 7:00am-4:00pm, with exact starting times depending on the time of year, the weather, and the construction schedule.


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region is a drug-free workplace.  A pre-employment drug screen and clean background check is required.