Building Futures is seeking a Construction Trainer to join to the agency’s core instructional team.  This position will have the following responsibilities:

Primary Responsibility: Under the direction of the Training Director, and in partnership with the Lead Trainer, the Construction Trainer will plan, coordinate and supervise the hands-on training of the agency’s newest service learning component – ‘Small Homes, Big Futures.’ This initiative – a partnership with One Neighborhood Builders and RISD – will have the dual impact of meeting the training needs of our participants and addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis, while demonstrating high quality passive home design standards and ‘net-zero’ construction in low-income communities. This position will support trainee crews of 4-6 individuals, which includes daily oversight, as well as trainee supports, during and post-program completion.

Secondary Responsibility: The Construction Trainer is a core member of the instructional team and will provide support to all of the agency’s construction training and placement activities, as needed.

Functions

Training

  1. Under the direction of the Training Director, and in partnership with the Lead Trainer, manage the ‘Small Homes, Big Futures’ initiative, including developing and managing the project construction schedule, providing on-site instruction, overseeing trainee work crews, and supporting and evaluating participant progress.
  2. Ensure that Small Homes, Big Futures adheres to the construction project timeline, ensuring all milestones are achieved, while keeping the Training Director apprised of progress.
  3. As part of the Training team, provide training support to all of Building Futures construction initiatives, as needed.
  4. Maintain proper worksite safety, materials management and on-site security and inventory.
  5. Engage in regular communications regarding participant progress and needs, including participation in scheduled meetings, as well as informal interactions with members of the program team.
  6. Assist the Training Director with placement activities and follow-up.
  7. Support and participate in programmatic events and activities, as needed.
  8. Engage in administrative tasks including, but not limited to, ordering supplies, case notes and data entry.

Organizational Responsibilities

  1. Participate in staff meetings and agency-wide initiatives, providing expertise and support, as needed.
  2. Represent Building Futures at public events, task forces and other external committees and activities as appropriate.

Other Duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Complete proficiency in residential carpentry required
  • A minimum of 10 years of construction experience required
  • Strong commitment to working with underserved populations required.
  • Experience in training, teaching, or mentorship preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational and communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to both collaborate in a team environment, as well as work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks and activities.
  • Self-motivated, creative, organized and committed to personal and organizational excellence.
  • Competency with computer programs, including databases, excel, word and outlook.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Ian Chase, Training Director at  ichase@bfri.org.

Building Futures is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics