Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
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
Essential Functions of Position:
--- Maintain a clean, safe and organized work site.
--- Ensure that all construction work is of the highest
--- 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:
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
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
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
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:
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
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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