Northern Region New Construction Assistant
Job Details
3816 Latrobe Drive Office - Charlotte, NC
Full-Time - 40 Hours Per Week
Tuesday through Saturday Work Week

Pay Range: $16.00 per hour


Habitat Charlotte is searching for Construction Assistants to support our mission of building new homes and 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 position will work primarily in Habitat Charlotte Regions Northern Region, in Mecklenburg and Iredell County between Huntersville and Statesville.


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. Habitat has generous PTO benefits and up to ten paid holidays for full-time team members. 


Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):

  • Members will assist in the construction of homes through the building of new Habitat homes for sale to Habitat homeowners.

  • Assist in the execution of all aspects of building a Habitat house from lot clearing/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 Charlottes 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 within 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.

  • 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 Habitats Code of Conduct policies and other policies.

  • Must have dependable transportation to work.

  • Ability to and interest in acquiring and maintaining a knowledge of building standards and methods.

  • A valid drivers license with a clean driving record is 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

  • 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, other Habitat staff as needed


External Interactions:

  • Habitat Homeowners

  • Volunteers

  • Donors


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; Tuesday Saturday, 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required.


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region program funding often includes federal funding and this role may support federally funded activities. People qualifying as Section 3 residents per Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C § 1701u) and its associated regulations (24 C.F.R. Part 75) are encouraged to apply. Information on Section 3 qualifications and certification material available upon request.