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New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Community Resilience and Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 6, 2024 - May 5, 2025

Application Window

February 5, 2024 - April 6, 2024

Location

  • New Orleans, LA

Listing Details

Description

The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents.

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Campaign, which shares information with New Orleans residents, businesses, and community groups about how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. In addition to crisis communications and year-round community outreach, this team manages the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps which supports on-the-ground emergency operations and resilience efforts.


The VISTA project will support NOLA Ready’s efforts to better prepare New Orleans’ low-income, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), Latinx, Vietnamese, elderly, and disabled communities for future disasters by researching and developing new and innovative initiatives. This role will be primarily based in research, project development, grant research and writing, and cross-team collaboration.

In grey skies and blue skies, VISTAs will learn about emergency preparedness in formal settings (ex: trainings) and informal settings (ex: during planning sessions or response). VISTAs also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the disaster space as well as with community leaders.

The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents.

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Campaign, which shares information with New Orleans residents, businesses, and community groups about how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. In addition to crisis communications and year-round community outreach, this team manages the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps which supports on-the-ground emergency operations and resilience efforts.


The VISTA project will support NOLA Ready’s efforts to better prepare New Orleans’ low-income, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), Latinx, Vietnamese, elderly, and disabled communities for future disasters by researching and developing new and innovative initiatives. This role will be primarily based in research, project development, grant research and writing, and cross-team collaboration.

In grey skies and blue skies, VISTAs will learn about emergency preparedness in formal settings (ex: trainings) and informal settings (ex: during planning sessions or response). VISTAs also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the disaster space as well as with community leaders.
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Living Allowance

$1755 - $1755 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable)

Additional Benefits

1 year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs Health insurance 42% of City of New Orleans VISTAs gain employment with the city upon completion of service $7,395 education award or $1,800 cash stipend upon completing one year of service $877.66 bi-weekly living allowance

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Health & Nutrition, Public Safety

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities