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Extollo International is a faith-based social enterprise dedicated to unleashing the potential of the Haitian people through the construction industry.

74% of Haitians are underemployed. 8.5 million live on less than $2.41 per day. Since the 2010 earthquake, 13.4 billion dollars have poured into Haiti with little sustainable impact.

Extollo is Changing that.

Our approach is based on the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a life-time.” For the past five years, Extollo International has been developing and implementing a program that teaches Haitians how to care for themselves. Using the apprenticeship approach of “learning while earning and learning by doing,” Extollo combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training and supervision. Haiti has a need for skilled construction workers at the journeyman and contractor level. Extollo is meeting this need by teaching employable skills and character development to the people in Haiti that need it the most, those living in extreme poverty.

Employer: Extollo
Posted on: February 11, 2021
Employment type: Temporary

Contact Details: If you're up for the adventure and interested in learning more, email Keith Cobell, President, at jointheteam@extollo.org or call 925.225.1500.

Job Description

Join the Extollo International team and gain a unique opportunity to equip Haitians in the construction industry through the development and construction of tilt up concrete houses. Extollo International is a social-good business that operates a construction training center in Haiti and is in the process of introducing tilt up technology to Haiti by first developing and building prototype concrete tilt up houses. 

We’re looking for a person of high character who loves adventure, is experienced in masonry and concrete, and who enjoys working with their hands to teach and equip others so they can reach their potential. This person will work with Sherman Balch of Balch Enterprises, a 29-year member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and a recipient of The Peter Courtois Memorial Award. 

Extollo offers a compensation package that includes comfortable housing, all utilities including internet, 24-hour security, free lunch each weekday, use of an Extollo vehicle (shared), and a modest salary. Those semi retired or fully retired may find this to be a great opportunity to share their experience with those who need it the most. We prefer a 60 day to 6 month commitment, but we are open to other arrangements for the right person(s). 

For those up for the challenge, this may be the most difficult, fulfilling, and rewarding work you will ever do. Join us in bringing the benefits of tilt up construction to the nation of Haiti and give those living in extreme poverty a better future. 


Role: Mason

Project: 270LF foundation and masonry wall 10'h  

Skills: Concrete, layout, rebar, scaffolding, masonry

Task: Material list, layout, install rebar, form and pour foundation, oversee Haitian masonry crew. Work with Christie Bierman (curriculum development) to develop advanced masonry training. 

Duration: Project: 3 to 6 weeks

Notes: Haitian crew will be composed of the best students that have completed Extollo's Masonry Level 1 training. These projects will provide hands on experience to our alumni, to develop skills and look for potential masonry leaders/trainers.


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