Employment

We currently have the following positions available.

Position

Community Construction Crew Member

One Year Temporary Position August to August $15.50/hr. starting

Community Construction is a home remodeling and employment program of Community Action Duluth.

Community Construction employs Duluthians to remodel homes for low income families and learn trade skills in the process. Crew members will receive employment and financial coaching (as part of their paid work week), to assist them in reaching the goal of finding and transitioning into permanent employment. Crew members will be expected to meet regularly with their coach.

 

Reports to

Construction Project Manager + Crew Leader

 

Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty.

 

Position Mission

To restore dilapidated homes to an environment that invites prosperity for occupants through exemplifying quality, hard work and professionalism.

 

Commitment to Values

To uphold, commit to, grow in and hold yourself and your fellow co-workers accountable to the organizational values of: Respect, integrity, cultural competence and optimism; as well as the organization’s commitment to: Anti-racism, public policy and community engagement-based work.

 

Core Functions

The core tenants of the Community Construction Crew Member position are:

 

1. Physical Labor

Work 9.5 hour days sometimes outdoors, carrying supplies to and from projects sites, remodeling, building, installing, repairing and demolishing portions of homes, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs. Applicants must be able to work in a dust mask/respirator.

 

2. Education and Training

Assist in ensuring a safe and productive work environment by completing safety training, maintaining equipment, and following protocols.

 

Expand knowledge about housing, construction methods, construction math, building science, workplace safety, and the ways in which race, gender and class intersect housing affordability.

3. Represent Community Construction and Community Action Duluth      

Model the core qualities of crew members: Safe, hardworking, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, both in informal and formal public settings.

 

Additional Functions

  • Complete Soft Skills Training including opportunities to meet with Community Action Duluth Coaching staff, resume building, etc.

  • Assist community partners in other construction projects.

 

Success in the Construction Crew Member Position Looks Like:

  • Demonstrating a commitment to service and our mission in everything you do.

  • Placing safety at the center of all decisions and actions.

  • Placing home occupants’ needs at the top of your priorities.

  • Serving as a knowledgeable, hardworking, enthusiastic and informed crew member in both informal and formal/public settings.

  • Openly communicating success and challenges with the Crew + Crew Leader and Construction Project Manager.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

  • Able to lift and move 50 lbs. infrequently and with assistance

  • Able to lift and move 30 lbs. independently

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Able to commit to the entire one year program

 

Review Process

Upon the end of each construction project and at the end of the one year program, each crew member will provide feedback to the crew leader and construction project manager, and vice versa. 

Working Terms

This is a temporary, non-exempt 38 hr/week position with working hours 7:30-5:30 M-Th. This position is eligible for: PTO, holiday pay and access to the Employee Assistance Program through NuVantage.

 

Applications will not be considered without cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Please send materials via e-mail to jobs@ communityactionduluth.org and put “Community Construction Crew Member” in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening. Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths. We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff.

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths.  We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. 

Position 

Community  Construction Crew Leader

Temporary Position $18.00/hr. starting

Community Construction is a home remodeling and employment program of Community Action Duluth.

Community Construction employs peoples with barriers to employment remodeling homes for low income families teaching them trade skills in the process. Crew members will receive employment and financial coaching (as part of their paid work week), to assist them in reaching the goal of finding and transitioning into permanent employment.

 

Reports to

Construction Project Manager

 

Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty.

 

Position Mission

To exemplify radical hospitality (empathy, kindness and patience) and to place participants/transitional employees first in everything you do when restoring dilapidated homes to an environment that invites prosperity for occupants through exemplifying quality, hard work and professionalism.

 

Commitment to Values

To uphold, commit to, grow in and hold yourself and your fellow co-workers accountable to the organizational values of: Respect, integrity, cultural competence and optimism; as well as the organization’s commitment to: Anti-racism, public policy and community engagement-based work.

 

The Construction Crew Leader Requires

Knowledge and experience supervising teams, preferably employees with barriers; a strong commitment to and practical knowledge of environmental sustainability; a broad understanding poverty; and a passion for justice.

 

Major Responsibilities

As an integral part of our programming, the Construction Crew Leader has three key responsibilities:

 

Foster an Open, Welcoming Environment that Exemplifies Radical Hospitality and Service

  • Greet and welcome all employees, volunteers and project staff with empathy, kindness, patience and service         Work to understand employees experiences, and be open and responsive to needs

  • Answer phones, return messages and respond to emails promptly

  • Handle complaints and criticism from crew members and others politely and with grace

 

Supervise to Ensure Transitional Employee Success

  • Supervise with a lens of education, success, and support

  • Provide on-going daily supervision and evaluation of a team of 3+

  • Modeling to the crew and public the core qualities of: Safety, hard work, enthusiasm and knowledge

 

Oversee Project Completion: Remodeling of home for low income families

  • Safely use and lead others in using hand tools, power tools and building materials

  • Remodel, build, install, repair and demolish portions of homes, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Be able to work in a dust mask/respirator

  • Maintain tools and equipment

 

Required qualifications

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for residential building/remodeling work

  • A driver’s license, current insurance and clean driving record

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds independently and 50 pounds with a partner

  • Ability to safely perform physically demanding work for long periods of time

  • Ability to lead by example, teach others and regularly provide and receive feedback

  • Ability to self-start while working independently and within a team setting

  • Ability to complete OSHA 10 safety training (can be completed after hire)

  • A high school diploma or GED

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in residential building/remodeling

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated experience supervising teams with employment barriers

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations

  • Demonstrated experience in first-aid; possess first-aid/safety certifications

  • Ability to back a large vehicle with a trailer

  • Degree, coursework or related experience in construction, building science or environmental sustainability

 

Review Process

Upon the end of each construction project and at the end of the one year program, each crew member will provide feedback to the crew members and construction project manager, and vice versa. 

 

Working Terms

This position is a temporary, non-exempt 40 hours/week position with working hours 7:15-5:45 M-Th. This position is eligible for: PTO, holiday pay and access to the Employee Assistance Program through NuVantage.

 

Applications will not be considered without cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Please send materials via e-mail to jobs@ communityactionduluth.org and put “Community Construction Crew Leader” in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening. Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths. We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff.

 

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths.  We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. 

Position

Benefits Outreach Specialist

Posting Closes: Friday, August 7th, 2020

Position Reports to

Program Manager

Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty.

Benefits Outreach is designed to assist families and individuals to enroll and access affordable health insurance options and food support benefits through MNSure and SNAP.

 

The Position

The Benefits Outreach Specialist is a grant funded, 40 hours/week position. Work hours are generally Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, but may vary to include some occasional evenings and weekend hours as dictated by public events, meetings and trainings. Hourly wage is $17/hour. Benefits include: PTO, holiday pay, health, dental and life insurance, 403b with company match option and access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Major Responsibilities

  • As an integral part of our programming, the Benefits Outreach Specialist has three key responsibilities:

  • Foster an Open, Welcoming Environment that Exemplifies Radical Hospitality and Service

  • Greet and welcome all guests with empathy, kindness, patience and service

  • Promptly answer phones, return messages and make appointments; make referrals when necessary

  • Handle complaints and criticism from participants and constituents

  • Ensure Participant Success through Outreach, Enrollment, Follow-Up and Service Coordination

  • Increase public knowledge and access to benefits through public presentations, event tabling and events

  • Learn, understand and comfortably navigate the complex eligibility and data system requirements

  • Assist participants to determine eligibility, weigh pros and cons, and apply for health insurance and SNAP benefits through the MNSure and SNAP online and paper application systems

  • Diligently follow-up and advocate with participants to overcome obstacles in applying/obtaining benefits

  • Track outreach efforts and participant success in data management systems

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Foster a high-level of commitment to service, CAD’s mission and values

  • Put your co-workers second only to participants; model a culture of service and support

  • Communicate and collaborate to ensure the success of Benefits Outreach as an integral part of the organizatiand the community as a part of the Insure Duluth Coalition

  • Respond to requests from the Benefits Team Lead and Program Manager (duties as assigned)

 

Qualifications (With or Without Reasonable Accommodation)

Required qualifications:

  • Philosophical agreement with agency purpose

  • Desire to work with people with low incomes and diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent customer service skills and patience

  • Acute attention to detail; process-oriented

  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills

  • Ability to work a set schedule, reliably and punctually

  • Ability to multi-task; thrives in a high-production environment with accuracy

  • Computer competence and confidence; frequent use of online applications/systems/e-mail

  • Ability to comfortably speak with and explain complex systems – specifically health insurance and SNAP – with individuals and families

  • Open to constructive criticism and feedback; ability to integrate information into work

  • Confident interacting with the public and presenting

  • Able to work occasional evenings/weekends

  • Current driver’s license and insurance

  • Access to a personal vehicle

Preferred qualifications:

High school diploma/GED/degree

Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and low incomes

Experience working with complex program requirements and application systems, especially health insurance

 

Application Deadline

Friday August 7, 2020

Applications will not be considered without cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Please send materials via e-mail to jobs @communityactionduluth.org and put “Benefits Outreach Specialist” in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening.

 

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths. We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) Matching

  • Dental Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

 
 
 

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Duluth MN 55806

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