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Project Leads

Company: SBP
Location: Hammond
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Service Position Summary:

SBP, a social impact organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery, solves the challenges facing

at-risk communities and scales impact with a proven model that brings the rigor of business and innovation to

reduce risk, create resilient communities and streamline recovery. By taking this holistic approach, SBP shrinks

the time between disaster and recovery. SBP does this in three connected ways-prepare, shape and build.

1. SBP prepares individuals, communities and organizations to mitigate risk and speed recovery.

2. SBP shapes federal policy and system change and state and local disaster recovery programs to be

more efficient and effective.

3. SBP builds resilient communities efficiently and effectively and shares our proven model and

approach with others.

Project Leads play a vital role in SBP's Build intervention as they actively lead the construction efforts on

clients' homes to return families to a safe, sanitary, and secure living conditions. When volunteers are present,

Project Leads will train and manage up to ten volunteers per day, ensuring quality work and monitoring

construction safety.

COVID-19 Safety Statement: SBP requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all team members. We have an

obligation to ensure that no team member poses a direct threat to the health or safety of our clients,

themselves, or others in the workplace. Applicants or members in the Client Services Coordinator, Volunteer

Coordinator, or Construction Coordinator roles who are unvaccinated due to a medical disability or a sincerely

held religious belief may be entitled to a vaccine exemption and reasonable accommodations. Applicants or

members in the Project Lead, Disaster Corps Project Lead, or Supply & Logistics Coordinator roles will not be

eligible for accommodations. All vaccinated team members will be required to submit photocopies of the front

and back of their vaccination cards prior to onboarding with SBP.

Essential Functions of Position:

--- Maintain a clean, safe and organized work site.

--- 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

area and the effects 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.

--- Adhere to SBP's Construction Manual and Safety Protocol and participate in regular safety trainings.

--- Meet monthly with the Project Manager to discuss goals, construction projects, professional

development, and any other issues

--- Participate in September 11th Day of Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events,

which may take place on a weekend or during holidays and include activities outside of the scope of

typical day-to-day functions.

--- Per 45 CFR -2540.100, member activities are not supplementing, duplicating, or displacing staff or


Core Competencies and Academic and Professional Experience Needed: The AmeriCorps

member should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position: --- Flexibility/Resilience - Able to adjust to and thrive in a dynamic environment; handles setbacks and

failures with professionalism and candor; effectively and appropriately responds in the face of adversity

or conflict. --- Ability to Work Independently - Is a self-starter and accomplishes tasks independently and without

constant, direct supervision. --- Ability to Manage Multiple Tasks - Prioritizes multiple projects and assignments; raises barriers and

problems and works cooperatively with a supervisor to resolve these. --- Results-Oriented Thinking and Behavior - Focuses on making an impact. Possesses the desire to

achieve excellence and does not settle for mediocrity. --- Awareness and Sensitivity to the External Environment - Has situational awareness and is aware

of the organizations that they represent, including AmeriCorps, the agency and brand, SBP, and the

effect of their words and actions on that position; demonstrates savvy in dealing with agencies,

volunteers and donors; is promoting and affirming in conversations about and on behalf of those

organizations. --- Physical Activities: --- Ability to do physical labor and other strenuous physical tasks. --- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. --- Manual Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise serving, primarily with fingers rather than

with the whole hand or arm as in handling. --- Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Activities must convey detailed or important

spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly. --- Listening: Ability to receive detailed information through appropriate communication. --- Visual Acuity: Member is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing

and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or expansive reading. --- Service Conditions: Member is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

--- 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. --- Fluency in Spanish is required for positions serving at the Puerto Rico Operating Site.

Commitment Required: Full-Time members will serve 1700 hours for 10 months. 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


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.


--- Members will receive service and site-specific training to prepare them for their service. Members will

also be required to attend orientation.

--- Members will receive on-site construction training that occurs at project houses for the first six to eight

weeks of service to be led by experienced Project Leads, Project Managers, and Subcontractor

tutorials. Training occurs during project builds and may include demonstrating tasks to managers,

members, and volunteers.

--- Member training hours meet the requirements of 45 CFR -2520.50.

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

$1,600.00 per month and may not exceed $16,000.00 for the entire term of service. The education award for

this position upon completion of the ten-month term and 1700 hours of service is $6,345. Please visit 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


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