Construction Coordinator – Hurricane Irma


Position Title: Construction Coordinator
Position Status: Temporary, Full-time, Salaried, Grant Employee
Reports To: Local Project Coordinator

Position Summary:
Provide construction and volunteer management in support of the disaster case managers and long term recovery. We're hiring in multiple locations:

  • Collier County
    • Need 2
  • Tampa Bay (Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough)
    • Need 1
  • Central Florida (Polk, Highlands, Glades, Hendry, DeSoto, Hardee)
    • Need 1
  • Monroe County
    • Need 1

Essential Job Functions:
  • Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors and inspectors in order to complete multiple projects in a timely manner in partnership with volunteer committee.
  • Cultivate effective relationships with partner agencies, inspectors, vendors, and the community.
  • Orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities.
  • Assist disaster survivors in home repair; providing guidance, supervision, technical advice and expertise in conjunction with case management; walk homeowners through the proper permit process.
  • Conduct project inspections and provide itemized estimates for labor and materials.
  • Complete and explain the statement of understanding with the homeowners, as needed.
  • Meet with appropriate building inspectors and have a good working knowledge of standard codes and construction.
  • Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment and tools in partnership with donations committee, case management and unmet needs committee as needed.
  • Supervise the work of all volunteers and contractors in order to ensure safety, quality workmanship and high morale.
  • Maintain accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project.
  • Complete all essential documentation and reports, including home repair agreements.
  • Manage and control building funds, tools, and equipment.
  • Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator with input as needed from the Project Manager and/or the LTR Leadership.

Minimum Requirements:
  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential. 
  • Basic knowledge in all sub-codes including building, plumbing, and electrical/HVAC
  • Working knowledge of local and International Building Code
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience supervising single and multi-dwelling rehabilitation/construction projects
  • Experience in resolving contractor disputes and problem solving skills
  • Experience estimating entire construction projects
  • Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment
  • Must have physical and mental stamina and be able to perform successfully under time-limited pressure
  • Must have flexibility to adjust accommodate others schedules including some night or weekend hours
  • Knowledge of the community and current elevation/flood plain requirements is required.

Preference for a member of a United Methodist Church.
General Contractor’s License in Florida (past or present)

Working Conditions:
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive within the services’ area as needed to fulfill the requirements of the position.
  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information
  • Spends over 50% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and climb stairs
  • Must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external clients and stakeholders across the Florida Conference

Contact: Marilynn Mollica


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011