The Senior Crew Leader Position reports to the Site Supervisor and supports Habitat Chicago’s mission leading assigned tasks, ensuring safe construction practices, engaging volunteers, and engaging with stakeholders around Habitat Chicago’s mission.


The Senior Crew Leader assists the Assistant Construction Manager and Site Supervisor in running the build site on a daily basis including completing the day’s work plan, solving problems and ensuring volunteers and homebuyers have a meaningful experience and are satisfied with their involvement. They build relationships with volunteers and homebuyers while instructing, coaching, and encouraging participation in the construction process and maintaining focus on our three on-site priorities: safety, productivity, and fun.


Who we are looking for: 

You have at least one year of experience in a craft trade (preferably new construction or remodeling carpentry) and at least one additional year of craft experience or experience coaching, mentoring, teaching, or leading groups of people. You are familiar with construction safety practices, have a working knowledge of the tools, equipment, and material necessary to construct a home, excellent verbal communication skills, and an enthusiasm for working with volunteers.   


Key Responsibilities:  

Construction Progress (70%) 

  • Complete tasks associated with assigned construction milestones per the construction schedule.
  • Coordinate schedule and resource needs with Site Supervisor.
  • Comply with Site Supervisor-defined quality and safety goals.
  • Seek advice and counsel from Site Supervisor as necessary.


Assist Training AmeriCorps and Volunteer Crew Leaders (10%)  

  • Assist Site Supervisors in training AmeriCorps and Volunteer Crew Leaders.


Safety Management (10%) 

  • Review and comment on activity hazard analyses for assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of PPE.
  • Identify material, training, or equipment needs to address known safety hazards.


Quality Management (10%) 

  • Meet quality standards and tolerances defined by Site Supervisor.
  • Perform rework as necessary.
  • Perform warranty work as assigned by Site Supervisor.



Hourly; $20.00/hour, depending on experience. 30+ vacation/sick/personal days per year. 90% employer paid health insurance; access to dental, life, and 401k plans. 


To Apply 

After reviewing the attached Full Position Description, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to helen.quach@habitatchicago.org with "Senior Crew Leader” – Your Name” in the subject line by 2/5/2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.  

Full Description



Habitat for Humanity Chicago values a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.  

Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 



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