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Posted: 07/18/2019

Four Mounds Foundation

The HEART (Housing Education and Rehabilitation Training) Program is a hands-on learning experience for young people to achieve their goals of attaining a high school diploma while transforming Dubuque’s most blighted neighborhoods back into a livable, walkable community for working families. HEART empowers young people to achieve their goals of graduation, career training, and connections to post-secondary education. Through this immersion experience, participants build individual and community resilience while providing affordable, fully renovated homes for first-time home buyers. Visit the link below for more information. https://www.fourmounds.org/programs-events/youth-programs/heart-program/

Restoration Trades instructor
Professional Opportunity
Dubuque, IA
Open Until
Until Filled

Seeking a flexible, dynamic individual with a minimum five years of experience in construction and familiarity with historic preservation work and practices to work in the HEART program through Four Mounds. Must be passionate about the preservation of Dubuques historic resources and working with young adults.

Instructor will guide young adults through the process of gut rehabilitation while providing support and encouragement to help them reach personal and professional goals. Instructor must be able to facilitate a collaborative working atmosphere, have carpentry experience, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

We are now accepting resumes. Start date will be determined upon hire and salary is negotiable. If you are interested in fostering a nurturing atmosphere for young adults to build skills, discover their potential, and develop future mindedness through gut rehabilitation projects, please contact Four Mounds for more information.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with program participants and other vested parties
  • Stay current with local codes and trends in the trade industry
  • Instruct youth in basic carpentry skills that may include but are not limited to - safety, deconstruction, framing, drywall, painting, and finish carpentry
  • Teach youth purposes, proper usage, care, and handling of power tools
  • Provide oversight for entire construction site ensuring safety at all times
  • Effectively collaborate with subcontractors and inspectors on-site
  • Monitor job progress including regular progress checks, incident reports, attendance, materials, inventory, ordering, and other management/reporting tasks
  • Maintain construction site in a neat, orderly fashion and maintain all tools and equipment for job site
  • Preplanning as necessary for future projects
  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times
  • Foster and develop a collaborative working environment that is a model of an effective, team-based model in the industry
  • Regular check-ins with students to go over skills progress and progress toward their personal, academic, or vocational training certification goals
  • Strong construction finishing skills
  • Critical thinker and creative problem solver
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • At least five years of professional carpentry trade experience with some knowledge of other trades (masonry, landscaping, plumbing, electrical etc.)
  • Project management and working with youth (A huge plus!)
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Mission focused
  • Demonstrate values that align to restorative practices
  • Knowledge of Excel is important (will train)
  • Overall strong collaboration skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people

Physical Requirements

  • Use of hand/power tools and other mechanical equipment on a regular basis
  • Climbing stairs and ladders, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing for long periods of time, and lifting up to and 50 lbs.
  • Texting and email communication as necessary
  • Comfort with heights/tall ladder and scaffolding
  • Work in various weather conditions inside and outside as project progress dictates
  • Loading and unloading materials, and pick up materials if necessary

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply
If interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to info@fourmounds.org “Building Trades Instructor” in the subject line. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law
Four Mounds
Phone: 563-557-7292
4900 Peru Road
Dubuque, IA 52001

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