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Disaster Preparedness Outreach Specialist

AmeriCorps Disaster Preparedness Outreach Specialist, 25 hrs/week ( 4 Positions )

  • Total number of hours: Half Time 900-- which include training, service hours and professional development
  • Living Allowance $10,500 Education Award $3,247.50
  • September 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

Service Location: Sewa Office /Workshops locations in the community

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide workshops and presentations to help individuals design and implement disaster preparedness plans for their families and neighborhoods, with a focus on readiness, resilience, and a reduction of risks associated with natural and man-made disasters
  • Ongoing updates to a dynamic disaster preparedness workshop for adults and plan for delivery to local organization and affiliates
  • Ongoing updates to a dynamic disaster preparedness workshop for children and plan for delivery to schools, local organizations, and affiliates
  • Research, identify, and disseminate disaster preparedness promising practices and internationally accepted standards throughout the Sewa community.
  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships with peer organizations, partners, government agencies, volunteers, and donors
  • Work in tandem with affiliate volunteers to enhance viability of temples to serve as shelters in the aftermath of disasters
  • Provide surge capacity to affiliates post-disaster, as needed

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual preferred -- Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Urdu or Chinese
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Self-initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work well in a Team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience in that can be applied to the requirements of this position

Service Conditions: Education:

  • Office and offsite including home visits
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

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