SBP AmeriCorps Disaster Recovery Project Lead

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Closing date: 26 July 2021

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. 

Essential Functions of Position: 

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 of volunteers 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.

    • Clearly communicates the homeowner’s story to volunteers.

    • Educates volunteers on the area, the effects of the storm, and the history and work of the SBP.

  • 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.

  • Maintain a professional and positive attitude when serving with volunteers.

  • Ask volunteers to return and spread the word about the enduring needs.

  • Serve as a liaison between the homeowner and volunteers.

  • Participate in September 11th Day of Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events, which may take place on a weekend or during holidays and include activities outside of the scope of typical day-to-day functions.

    • Per 45 CFR §2510.20, SBP has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will receive the three-part NSCHC: NSOPR, FBI, and required state components (residence and state of service, as necessary).

    • Per 45 CFR §2540.100, member activities are not supplementing, duplicating, or displacing staff or volunteers.


Academic, Experience, and Core Competencies Needed: 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Experience/comfort with public speaking

  • Ability to lead diverse groups of volunteers on a wide array of tasks (that will most likely be new to you)

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate tasks effectively

  • Experience/interest in developing project management skills

  • Willingness /enthusiasm to receive constructive feedback from your supervisor and peers

  • Positive attitude

  • Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated

  • High regard for safety

  • Strong passion for the work of SBP

  • No construction experience necessary, although helpful, as this is a construction heavy position.  

How to apply


Houston, TX 77032
United States
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):

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