SBP Disaster Resilience & Recovery AmeriCorps Member
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
Are you passionate about addressing social justice and sustainability? If so, our service-minded AmeriCorps team needs your help!
Climate change is here, increasing the size and frequency of natural disasters and displacing over 15 million people each year. Hurricanes like Ida, Harvey, Maria, and Ian disproportionately affect underresourced communities, whose road to recovery often takes years. SBP is dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery, work that includes helping individual homeowners and communities rebuild after a disaster.
Take a gap year with us! Over the course of 10 months, you can help us rebuild homes, repair lives, and fortify families from reaching their breaking point. As an SBP AmeriCorps member, you can choose to directly assist in our construction and disaster deployment efforts, or choose to play a crucial role in coordinating services to disaster survivors.
You can serve as a Project Lead, Construction Coordinator, Client Service Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Supply & Logistics Coordinator, or Disaster Corps Project Lead.
See position descriptions at: sbpusa.org/join/americorps
-Be at least 21 years of age or older.
-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.
-Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
-Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
-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.
-Fluency in Spanish is required for positions serving at the Puerto Rico Operating Site.
For Supply & Logistics Coordinator candidates:
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
Monthly stipend of $2,100
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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