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AmeriCorps Disaster Recovery Project Lead at St. Bernard Project (SBP)

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Employer: St. Bernard Project (SBP)

Expires: 08/31/2020

SBP has rolling start dates. If you are interested in joining our team, feel free to reach out about the next start date for the location you’re interested in!Project Leads play a vital role in SBP’s Rebuilding Program, as they are our volunteers’ main point of on-site contact and actively lead the construction efforts on clients’ homes. A Project Lead is responsible for training and managing around ten volunteers per day, keeping them on task. Monitoring safety, ensuring quality work, effectively participating in construction, and completing tasks on schedule are critical functions of the position.Applicants for this position do not need any prior construction experience.As long as you are willing to learn, are adaptive to change, and are excited to serve as part of a team that will lead a diverse array of volunteer groups, we encourage you to apply!Project Lead Essential Functions:● Maintain a clean, safe and organized work site.● Ensure that each phase of construction is being completed on schedule, even in the absence ofvolunteers on site.● Ensure that work is of the highest quality.● Interact effectively and positively with other team members.● Actively participate in construction projects.● Ability to perform strenuous, physical labor in different climates, over long periods of time.Serving with Volunteers; Essential Functions:● Conduct on site orientations for volunteer groups.● Communicate the daily and weekly goals to volunteers.● Provide effective training and constructive feedback to volunteers who are completing insulation,drywall, mudding, painting, flooring, trim, doors and other phases of construction.● Supervise and participate in construction activities alongside volunteers.● Serve as a liaison between the homeowner and volunteers.Successful Team Members at SBP are:Aligned with our mission to shrink the time between disaster and recoveryCoachable, curious and eager to learnHard workers who are able to be successful with limited supervisionEffective problem solvers or very interested in learning how to become oneTeam players who both communicate and work effectively in a diverse groupComfortable in a startup or entrepreneurial environment weekly with your direct supervisor to discuss each client’s case.Advocate for the client both to outside organizations and internally within SBP.REQUIREMENTSBe 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.BENEFITSMonthly Living stipend of $1,399An additional $150 monthly housing stipend for individuals who have previously served in AmeriCorps, NCCC, or VISTA.Free limited benefits health coverage.An education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of each 10 month term.Eligibility to postpone repayment of federally-guaranteed student loans during your service term. (The National Service Trust will also pay all or a portion of the interest that accrued during the service period.)Child care assistanceValuable professional development and opportunities to further your career