[CLOSED] Career Opportunity: Build Site Assistant

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Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We work to bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low-income families in Waterloo Region.

Job Description

Build Site Assistant- Summer Student

Position Title

Build Site Assistant

Reporting to 

Build Site Supervisor

Position Summary

The role of the Build Site Assistant is to provide support to the entire build team. The assistant plays an essential hands-on role in working with staff and volunteers as we build and finish homes on the build site. 

 This role will assist the Build and Build Site Supervisors in mentoring and directing volunteers with all tasks associated with the construction project.  In addition to constructing our current block of 6 town homes this position will also participate in site cleanup, landscaping, gardening, tree planting, fence building, and general maintenance of the entire complex (45 townhomes).  Site safety, personal safety and the safety of all our staff, volunteers and residents living near this build site is a key priority.

Position Type

This is an 8-week contract position at 37.5 hours per week (Monday June 10 until Thursday August 31, 2023 - Contract start date is negotiable but not extendable beyond 8 weeks); $15.50 per hour compensation;

·      Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (hours may flex due to the nature of the work)

·      Work site will be closed for the August Civic Holiday from Friday August 4th to Monday August 7th

Duties and Responsibilities

·      Working closely with the Build Site Supervisor and the Build Supervisor to support construction and landscaping-related tasks.

·      Personally uphold construction safety protocols and requirements and remind volunteers of their required implementation as trained through the volunteer Habitat for Humanity Safety Training


·      As part of the Canada Summer Jobs program, and in accordance to the nature of this position, applicants must be youth aged between 16-30 and either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a Refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

·      Desire to primarily work outdoors

·      Construction knowledge is preferred, but not necessary

·      Physically capable of lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs, as well as walking up stairs on an active build site.

·      Responsible and energetic

·      Enjoy working with people and helping the team succeed

What You Bring

  • A desire to make a positive impact in our community
  • An understanding of the non-profit sector
  • A passion for people and a strong team player
  • An exceptional communicator both verbally and in written form
  • An ability to work independently and pay attention to detail
  • An excitement about discussing the big picture and your role in it
  • A willingness to learn and grow individually and as part of a team
  • An ability to thrive in an environment with multiple projects and competing deadlines

What We Offer

    • A dedicated staff team, working towards the same goals
    • A competitive compensation package
    • A flexible schedule within our core business hours
    • A learning organization, with a focus on personal and professional development

Other Requirements

  • Provide proof of an acceptable Police Records Check

Please submit resume and cover letter to Chris McCracken, Build Site Supervisor at build@habitatwr.ca

Posting closes on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 at 12:00pm. Please note that we will be reviewing and evaluating applications on an ongoing basis, and we, therefore, encourage early submissions.

HabitatWR is committed to being a leader in supporting and valuing the diversity of the people, organizations, and communities it serves. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HabitatWR is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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