Mission Center: Construction Coordinator


Status: Full-Time, Variable Hours, Not to Exceed 40 hours per week.  1 year contract.  2nd and 3rd year contingent upon performance and receipt of grant funds
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Office location:          Houston, TX
                                    Lake Jackson, TX
                                    Beaumont, TX
Position Summary:
Provide construction coordination in support of the disaster case managers and long term recovery.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors and inspectors in order to complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Work with Case Managers to develop specific Scope of Work for TAC client recovery.
  • Estimate construction needs of job within Scope of Work and order material appropriately.
  • Estimate construction needs of job and determine whether job can be performed with volunteer labor or needs professional skilled trades.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule volunteer teams at work site.
  • Negotiate and coordinate work with professional contractors.
  • Ensure ALL work is done within budget and agreed upon scope of work.
  • 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 case management and unmet needs committee as needed.
  • 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.
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-family residential 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.
Working Conditions:
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive within the service 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 time sitting, walking, standing, climbing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and climb stairs and ladders.
  • 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 Texas Annual Conference
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Rev. Scott Moore at smoore@txcumc.org.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.