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

Mission-Driven Career Opportunity

One of the leading affordable housing nonprofits in the area, Habitat Charlotte Region partners with hundreds of families each year through affordable homeownership, home preservation and financial literacy training. As a Existing Home Construction Assistant, you'll play an integral role in our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live.


Why Join Habitat?

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Industry-leading healthcare, dental, vision,) flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care)

  • Work/life balance supported by generous PTO

  • Career development and promotion opportunities

  • Casual working environment

  • Retirement planning a 403(b) with 3% organizational match


What Requirements Are Needed to be Successful in This Position:

Renovate and preserve homes for families in need of a decent place to live! Perform and manage others in the performance of tasks directly related to building and repairing homes, while upholding the standards of partnership, quality, safety, and team participation. Construction Assistants are part of Habitat Charlottes Habi Corps program and various training is required.


Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):

  • Members will assist in the preservation of affordable housing through the renovation of homes for sale to Habitat homeowners.

  • Assist in the execution of all aspects of renovating a Habitat 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 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 50 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

  • Ability to communicate in person, over phone and/or via computer

  • Ability work in office environment as needed which requires ability to speak, hear, with the visual and manual dexterity to manage papers, reports, and typing. Must embody the capacity to maintain the following for several hours at a time: use of personal computer or similar technology, phone, sitting as required


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; 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 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.