AmeriCorps Disaster Corps

SBP

About the organization

SBP shrinks the time between disaster and recovery.

We can't prevent natural disasters, but we can prevent some of the suffering they cause. By increasing resilience before disasters occur and streamlining the post-disaster recovery process, we're able to fortify people against unnecessary stress and trauma.

Started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we are currently supporting recovery in eight disaster-affected communities. With our construction system enhanced and optimized through an ongoing partnership with Toyota, which helped implement lean manufacturing processes, SBP rebuilds homes far below market rate and carries out construction projects with much lower subsidies than traditional affordable housing models.

Learn more at sbpusa.org

Duties

● Maintain a clean, safe, and organized worksite.
● Ensure that all construction work is of the highest quality.
● Actively participate in construction projects completing each phase of construction on schedule with or
without the presence of volunteers.
● Interact professionally and maintain a positive attitude when interacting with other team members, staff,
homeowners, and volunteers.
● Maintain the ability to perform strenuous, physical labor in different climates, over long periods of time.
● When volunteers are present, Project Leads must:
o Clearly articulate the homeowner’s story and enduring needs, and educate volunteers on the
community and the impacts of the storm.
o Communicate daily and weekly goals.
o Supervise, participate alongside, and provide effective training and constructive feedback to
volunteers who are completing insulation, drywall, mudding, painting, flooring, trim, doors, and
other phases of construction.
o Serve as a liaison between the homeowner and volunteers.
● Following a disaster, Disaster Corps Project Leads must:
o Commit availability to travel with 24-48 hours’ notice and have the availability to deploy for 30 or
more days
o Provide immediate and long-term relief in areas impacted by natural disasters including but not
limited to: basic needs assessments, volunteer coordination, client coordination, and any additional critical
needs identified

Qualifications

● Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines and recommendations
and able to provide documentation of vaccination status prior to engaging in SBP's AmeriCorps
Program.
● 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 organizational skills and ability to delegate tasks effectively
● Ability to clearly communicate needs and expectations to people of various backgrounds.
● Strong interpersonal skills, including active listening.
● Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in challenging situations, including client crises.
● Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
● No construction experience is necessary, although helpful, as this is a construction-heavy position.
● At least five members of the Disaster Corps must satisfy the following requirements
○ Satisfy a Motor Vehicle/Driver History Check showing:
■ Class C driver’s license in good standing
■ Must be 21 years or older
■ 21 and 22-year olds must have a clean driving record
○ For candidates 23 and older, the following applies:
■ No more than two moving violations in the last 3 years
■ No DWI/DUI in last 5 years
■ No major violations in the last 5 years

Salary

2100/month

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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