SBP- Shrinking the time between disaster and recovery
SBP is a national, nonprofit rebuilding organization whose mission is to ensure that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. 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 1700 families with the help of over 300,000 volunteers in Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; Rockaway, NY; Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ; and Columbia, SC.
Currently there are tens of thousands of disaster impacted citizens in the greater Houston area due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. SBP Houston is working to return families to safe, sanitary and secure homes by leveraging AmeriCorps service and volunteer labor. We are recruiting a for a number of positions to accomplish this mission. Will you be one of the few who responds to the need and contributes to those affected by Hurricane Harvey?
AmeriCorps Member Position Overview:
*Note: Only applicants who submit their applications via SBP’s website will be considered: http://sbpusa.org/get-involved/americorps
We are currently selecting members for the following positions to begin serving in the Houston area starting in November 2017; there will be continued position openings every 30-45 days for the foreseeable future.
Site Sups lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers in construction projects on our clients’ homes. A Site Supervisor is responsible for training volunteers and keeping them on task, maintaining a safe and clean worksite, monitoring safety and quality and ensuring that all tasks are completed on schedule.
Supply & Logistics Coordinator
Supply & Logistics Coordinators ensure that the correct tools and materials are delivered to each site on time and accurately. Under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager these coordinators ensure that each job site is properly stocked so that our trades teams, project managers and site supervisors have what they need when they need it.
Supply & Logistics Coordinator (In-Office Construction Coordination)
In-Office Supply & Logistics Coordinators ensure construction sites are provided and tracked with necessary tools and materials on time and accurately so that our Project Managers and Site Supervisors have what they need when they need it. They manage subcontractors, secure building permits, and schedule building inspections.
Client Services Coordinator
A Client Service Coordinator is an advocate and liaison to St. Bernard Project’s clients from application to completion of construction and move-in while working with clients to remove barriers to their recovery.
The Volunteer Coordinators will support SBP’s mission by creating an extraordinary volunteer experience that gets people excited about continuing their engagement with SBP. Volunteer Coordinators will build relationships with volunteers before their trip, welcome them when they are on their trip, and work diligently to keep them engaged once they are done volunteering.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL SBP AMERICORPS MEMBERS: Traveling AmeriCorps Response Team
All SBP AmeriCorps members are provided the option to join SBP’s Traveling AmeriCorps Response Team. This team serves as SBP’s leading responder in the aftermath of a natural disaster, responding to disaster impacted communities with the greatest need for aid.
As a member of the Traveling AmeriCorps Response Team, you play a critical role in the initial response to disasters throughout the United States and are one of an elite group who are the first feet to hit the ground running. As the face and voice of SBP, you will aid community members in beginning their recovery efforts and educate the public on resiliency and predictability.
If you are interested in traveling to various communities to assist in disaster recovery and have a passion for helping those in need, indicate interest via SBP’s application page when applying.
This position is eligible for a living allowance, education award, health benefits, and childcare assistance. The stipend for this position is $1263 per month and may not exceed $12630 for the term of service. The education award for this position upon completion of the ten month term and 1700 hours of service is $5815.
Please visit http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award.asp for more information on the education award.
Previous members of AmeriCorps, VISTA and NCCC programs are eligible to receive a $150 housing stipend.
**Please note: This is a grant funded position that has been secured through 2018.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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
Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.
Strong interpersonal skills, including active listening.
Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in challenging situations, including client crises.
Ability to clearly communicate needs and expectations to people of various backgrounds.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Other requirements vary depending on positions and roles.