SBP Disaster Recovery AmeriCorps Program

  • Location
    Multiple locations, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 19

Position description

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.

We are currently supporting recovery in a number of 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.

We are hiring for 6 AmeriCorps roles:

Project Lead:
-Rebuild, construct, and fortify the homes of disaster survivors
-Learn and master many phases of construction
-Lead, mentor, and coach volunteers as they assist with your rebuilding efforts. 
(No prior construction experience is necessary.)

Volunteer Coordinator:
-Recruit and coordinate volunteer visits
-Welcome volunteer groups and talk to them about the impact of their service
-Empower individuals to join us in being part of the solution

Supply & Logistics Coordinator:
-Streamline SBP's warehouse and delivery system operations 
-Make daily deliveries of supplies to our service sites

Construction Coordinator:
-Secure proper permits for each site, designing subcontractor schedules, and monitoring overall site progress

Client Services Coordinator:
-Be our clients’ main point of contact through their time with SBP
-Serve as a liaison for disaster survivors, offering them support by assessing needs, providing referrals, and guiding the application and construction process

Disaster Corps:
-Deploy to disaster-impacted communities following the immediate impact of natural disasters
-When not on deployment, serve as Project Leads supporting recovery in your community
This role is only available at the New Orleans and Houston operating sites.




● 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
● Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide documentation of vaccination status prior to engaging in SBP's AmeriCorps Program.
● Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in challenging situations, including client crises.
● Problem-solving skills
● Strong interpersonal skills, including active listening
● Fluency in Spanish is required for positions serving at the Puerto Rico Operating Site



$21,000 over 10 months

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