Service Position Summary:
SBP is an award-winning, nonprofit rebuilding organization whose mission is to ensure that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. Through Disaster Recovery Lab, SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common barriers to recovery and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized, repeatable and proven-effective model. Since its founding in 2006, in response to Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for over 1400 families with the help of over 100,000 volunteers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La; Joplin, MO; Rockaway, NY; Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ; San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC; Houston, TX, and Puerto Rico.
Project Leads play a vital role in SBP’s Rebuilding Program, as they are our volunteers’ main point of on-site contact and actively lead the construction efforts on clients’ homes. A Project Lead is responsible for training and managing around ten volunteers a day keeping them on task, maintaining a safe and clean worksite, monitoring safety and quality and ensuring that all tasks are completed on schedule.
Essential Functions of Position:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Commitment Required: Full Time members will serve 1700 hours from September 17, 2018 – July 17, 2018. Members are required to serve 42 hours a week. A typical service week is Monday – Friday, however volunteer events often occur on Saturday and will require attendance. Member will have ample opportunity to complete 1700 hours of service.
Member Evaluation: Members will receive mid-year and end of year evaluations, as well as complete
necessary weekly and/or monthly data reports and bi-weekly timesheets in OnCorps.
Training: Members will receive service and site-specific training to prepare them for their service.
Members willalso be required to attend orientation.
AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
This position is eligible for a living allowance, post-service education award, health benefits, loan forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans, and childcare assistance. The stipend for this position is $1373 per month and may not exceed $13,732 for the term of service. The education award for this position upon completion of the ten-month term and 1700 hours of service is $5920.
Visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award.asp for more information on the education award. AmeriCorps members in this position have the opportunity to make a difference in communities, connect to a national AmeriCorps network and alumni group, and serve with a dynamic team of members.