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AmeriCorps Disaster Corps

Houston, TX, USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

Submit your application here: https://apply.workable.com/recruitamc/j/2CC55B1398/apply/

SBP believes we have a moral imperative for the safety of our team members, clients, volunteers, and communities in which we serve to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, SBP has been vigilant in enforcing safety procedures for all individuals serving on-site and will continue to uphold CDC recommendations for workplace safety.

SBP is seeking service-minded individuals to commit to 10 months of national service to help rebuild homes impacted by disaster. As an AmeriCorps member serving with SBP you will become a part of the growing national service movement, and have the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills with a dynamic organization that is pioneering a new model for disaster recovery. For our construction opportunities, no prior construction knowledge is required.

Additional opportunities with SBP AmeriCorps are available at these locations:

-New Orleans, LA
-Houston, TX
-Southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles area)
-Panama City, FL
-San Juan, Puerto Rico

Areas of Responsibility: 

JOIN the SBP AmeriCorps team and serve 10 months in one of the following roles:

As a Project Lead, you will train and coach volunteers in completing basic construction tasks and celebrate volunteer impact.

As a Volunteer Coordinator, you will recruit, onboard, and support volunteers.

As a Supply & Logistics Coordinator, you will coordinate the operations of SBP’s warehouse and delivery system to ensure project sites have the tools and materials they need.

As a Construction Coordinator, you will coordinate subcontractor schedules and monitor the progress of construction projects, ensuring proper permits are secured for each site.

As a Client Service Coordinator, you will serve as the point of contact and resource for the clients of SBP, assessing clients’ needs, provide referrals, and offer support throughout the application and rebuilding processes.

As a Disaster Corps Project Lead you will support response efforts immediately following the impact of natural disasters. Project Leads who serve under SBP’s Disaster Corps will be the first on the ground to provide services to impacted vulnerable populations throughout the United States. New Orleans or Houston ONLY.

Educational Background: 
High school diploma or equivalent
Compensation/Benefits: 

Benefits

  • Monthly Living stipend of $1,427
  • An additional $150 monthly housing stipend for individuals who have previously served in AmeriCorps, NCCC, or VISTA
  • An education award of $6,195 upon successful completion of each 10 month term
  • Eligibility to postpone repayment of federally-guarantee student loans during their service term. (The National Service Trust will also pay all or a portion of the interest that accrued during the service period.)
  • Free limited benefits health coverage
  • Child care assistance
  • Valuable professional development and opportunities to further their career
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Additional Information: 

Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
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Organization Info

SBP

Overview
Headquarters: 
New Orleans, LA, USA
Founded: 
2006
About Us
Mission: 

SBP is dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery in order to fortify people against reaching their breaking point.

Programs: 

While we can’t prevent natural disasters, we believe we can prevent some of the suffering that comes with them. SBP shrinks time between disaster and recovery through five interventions: Rebuilding efficiently; Sharing our model with other organizations; Preparing home and business owners through resilience training; Advising municipal and state officials, and Advocating for policy changes and improvements to the disaster recovery industry. To achieve our mission, SBP takes a holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before and streamlining recovery after.

Awards & Accolades: 
Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
GuideStar Platinum Transparency 2021
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 11 2021
Active Until: 
Jul 10 2021
Hiring Organization: 
SBP
industry: 
Nonprofit