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Disaster Recovery Project Lead

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*Note: Only applicants who submit their applications via SBP’s website will be considered: http://sbpusa.org/get-involved/americorps

The position of Project Lead serves as a vital role in SBP’s Rebuilding Program, as they often times act as the face and voice of SBP within disaster impacted communities. Project Leads actively lead the construction efforts on the rebuild of homes and oversee groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers throughout the process. All Project Leads are provided with a 6 week training in the field of construction, being taught everything from demolition to final paint and prime, so there is absolutely no skill set required!

Service Activities

Project Leads work independently or with one other site supervisor during the course of a rebuild project. During the AmeriCorps term a Project Lead will be expected to oversee the rebuilding of 3-4 homes. Site Supervisors report to a Project Manager within the Construction Department.

Project Leads encourage volunteers to return, fund-raise and help spread the word about the enduring needs for continued disaster recovery efforts in America. They ensure that SBP is represented in a positive and professional manner by completing each project on schedule, interacting positively with volunteers and homeowners and maintaining high quality and safety on site. The impact these members have on the lives of our homeowners and volunteers is a big one as they are physically rebuilding the lives of victims who have been through traumatic times.

Project Leads work independently or with other site supervisors during the course of a rebuild project. Periodically, during periods of low volunteer numbers, Project Leads will work independently or with other Site Supervisors to continue construction progress on site. During the AmeriCorps term a Project Lead will be expected to oversee the rebuilding of 3-4 homes. Site Supervisors report to a Project Manager within the Construction Department.

Community Need Addressed

Project Leads will assist in the rebuild efforts of disaster impacted communities and engage with volunteers and homeowners on a daily basis.

Position Outcomes

Act as the voice and face of SBP out in the community.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

CPR, time management, construction skills

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Disaster, Homelessness & Housing, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 10

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