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IDHRC Disaster Coordinator VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 11, 2020 - May 20, 2021

Application Window

February 29, 2020 - September 25, 2020

Location

  • Des Moines, IA

Contact Information

Jana Daisy
(515) 348-6232
greg.abdur-rasheed@iowaeda.com

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Position Details

IDHRC Disaster Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

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Description

In spring of 2019, residents in 74 of the 99 counties in Iowa were affected by flooding from the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers along with statewide flash flooding. The long-term recovery for these affected communities is still ongoing but remains highly vulnerable as additional flooding is predicted for 2020. According to the 2018 United Way ALICE Report, over 450,000 Iowa households struggle to afford basic household expenses daily. Without the coordination of essential resources for these families during the time of disaster, households are highly susceptible to becoming impoverished. The goal is to help develop effective disaster management systems at the local level to support volunteers and voluntary agencies active in disaster (VOAD) assist those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of disaster. Disasters disproportionately impact poor and marginalized communities making it harder for those who live in poverty and are low-income to recover. The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) is structured to coordinate the essential resources voluntary, non-profit, faith-based and other non-governmental organizations provide during times of disaster. Without this coordination, gaps and duplication of services negatively impact these disasters affected communities. The VISTA members will serve to assist Iowa communities recovering from disasters at risk of experiencing increased poverty and homelessness, this VISTA will work within the IDHRC to build the capacity to communicate, coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate amongst its partners and members at the local, state, and federal level. This will be done by coordinating with IDHRC leadership and members with the assessment, development, and implementation of four key capacity building components: 1) structure and administrative processes, 2) training plans and audiences, 3) communication and marketing strategy, and 4) methods for collecting data and supporting communities in identifying recovery gaps.

In spring of 2019, residents in 74 of the 99 counties in Iowa were affected by flooding from the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers along with statewide flash flooding. The long-term recovery for these affected communities is still ongoing but remains highly vulnerable as additional flooding is predicted for 2020. According to the 2018 United Way ALICE Report, over 450,000 Iowa households struggle to afford basic household expenses daily. Without the coordination of essential resources for these families during the time of disaster, households are highly susceptible to becoming impoverished. The goal is to help develop effective disaster management systems at the local level to support volunteers and voluntary agencies active in disaster (VOAD) assist those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of disaster. Disasters disproportionately impact poor and marginalized communities making it harder for those who live in poverty and are low-income to recover. The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) is structured to coordinate the essential resources voluntary, non-profit, faith-based and other non-governmental organizations provide during times of disaster. Without this coordination, gaps and duplication of services negatively impact these disasters affected communities. The VISTA members will serve to assist Iowa communities recovering from disasters at risk of experiencing increased poverty and homelessness, this VISTA will work within the IDHRC to build the capacity to communicate, coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate amongst its partners and members at the local, state, and federal level. This will be done by coordinating with IDHRC leadership and members with the assessment, development, and implementation of four key capacity building components: 1) structure and administrative processes, 2) training plans and audiences, 3) communication and marketing strategy, and 4) methods for collecting data and supporting communities in identifying recovery gaps. Read More

Living Allowance

$1038 - $1038 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

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

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Jana Daisy
(515) 348-6232
greg.abdur-rasheed@iowaeda.com

Hosted By

Position Details

IDHRC Disaster Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

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