Employment

We currently have the following positions available.

Position

Full-time Construction (Foreperson) Project Leader

 

Reports to

Director of Natural Resources 

 

Organizational mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty.

 

Position Mission

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. 

 

Position Summary:  

The Construction foreperson is responsible for leading crew members in implementing rehab project homes in the Duluth metropolitan area. Training crew members and utilizing transitional employment are keys to the success of the program and the attainment of grant goals.

Foreperson Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a crew of four to six construction members

  • Oversee day-to-day operations and individual site rehabs

  • Ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion, with safety and quality as the foremost priorities 

  • Transport crews to work sites

  • Delegate work assignments

  • Coordinate logistics, materials and crew trainings

  • Record crew attendance and job performance

  • Order materials, supplies, and acquire tools and equipment for crew members

  • Document program expenditures and procurements 

  • Report project status and project challenges to the Director

  • Estimate, schedule and evaluate work projects

  • Work on project design 

  • Resolve conflicts/questions/concerns with crew members with program director and manager of HR

  • Model hard and soft skills to trainees

  • Demonstrate patience with transitional employees


Position Requirements:

Knowledge, skills and personal characteristics:

  • High School Diploma, skilled trade certification or equivalent experience

  • 3 – 5 years of experience as a construction foreperson (project leader)

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Believes in philosophy and mission of Community Action Duluth

  • Reads blueprints and specs.  Knows CAD (Computer Assisted Design & Drafting).  Also knows ANSI, OSHA. etc.

  • Strong safety orientation

  • Possesses ability to train others in the basics of home construction and remodeling 

  • Experience establishing and coordinating work schedules

  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills

  • Experience in construction and suitable technical field skills such as hydraulics and electrical 

  • Has intermediate computer skills, including CAD,  email and Microsoft Office suite

  • Ability to self-start and work not only as team leader but as a team member

  • Must be able to relate to and communicate effectively with multi-ethnic and varied socio-economic groups/individuals and co-workers

  • Aptitude in math and problem solving orientation

  • Physically fit, able to lift and move 50 lbs. 

 

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a high school degree, skilled trade certification or equivalent  

  • 3-5 years’ experience in construction as a foreperson or project lead

 

Other:

  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Some local travel required

Compensation:

  • $25 per hour with a full benefits package of medical, life, AD&D, dental, disability, vision and 403b programs, along with an Employee Assistance program.

 

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 “Project 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.

Position

Seeds of Success Crew Member

Seasonal Position June to October $15.00/hr.

 

Reports to

Seeds of Success Crew + Production Leader

 

Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty.

 

Position Mission

To place the community (vendors, market customers, coworkers) first in everything you do, by exemplifying hospitality, 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 Seeds of Success Crew Member position are:

 

​1. Physical Labor

Work up to 8 hour days outdoors, planting, tending and harvesting produce, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.

 

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 food justice issues and the ways in which race, gender and class intersect food systems.

 

3. Represent Seeds of Success 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

  • Assist Program Manager and other Seeds staff in operating the Lincoln Park, Hillside and Duluth Farmers Market.

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

  • Assist community partners in additional gardening and food access projects.

 

Success in the Seeds of Success 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 customer’s 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 + Production Leader and Program Manager.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Previous agricultural, gardening or landscaping experience

  • Able to lift and move 50 lbs

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Review Process

Upon the end of the season, each crew member will provide feedback to the crew leaders and program manager, and vice versa. 

 

Working Terms

This position is seasonal, non-exempt with working hours 8am-4:30pm Monday and Thursday and 8-noon Wednesday (schedule may vary throughout the season). 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 “Seeds of Success 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.

 
 

2424 W 5th St, Ste 102

Duluth MN 55806

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