Department: Meals on Wheels (Volunteer Services)
Supervisor: Volunteer Services (VS)
Manager Location: 3202 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas 77004
Classification: Full-time/Exempt (some evenings and weekends are required)
Salary: Living allowance of up to $12,100 over 10-month term of service
Supervisory Role: No
The Ready Corps Member will support the clients and mission of Interfaith Ministries in both prevention and intervention efforts related to disasters. The Ready Corps Member will engage community members and in disaster preparedness; through lessons, trainings and toolkits designed to help them know what best to do when disasters hit their communities. The Ready Corps Member will also train volunteers to be leaders in the community. Finally, the Ready Corps Member will also be on the scene when a disaster strikes the communities; helping handout toolkits, trainings and guidance, and even assisting hands on with the relief work.
AmeriCorps is a national community service program where people commit to serve with an organization. Each member will serve 1700 hours over the term of service, averaging 40 hours per week, which may include some evening and weekend hours. The service term would begin October 1st, 2017 and run for 10 months. The Ready Corps Member must register as an AmeriCorps member and submit routine reports on the progress of their work. The Ready Corps Member must attend all mandatory trainings associated with the position including CTI training in Atlanta, Georgia and scheduled conference call trainings and meetings.
1. Support the mission of IM by helping to develop and administer new programs and initiatives that benefit IM clients and stakeholders.
2. Develop and implement training for aniMeals on Wheels Volunteers and clients on what to do with pets during times of emergency.
3. Evaluate and update IM COOP considering what measures should be added to better communicate with and mobilize IM’s volunteer work force. Assist in staff and volunteer tabletop exercises that simulate emergencies.
4. Work closely with IM’s IRCP Department and Interfaith Circle to develop a volunteer mobilization plan for times of disaster.
5. Identify and implement ways that volunteers can evaluate the disaster readiness of a client’s home and simple, cost-effective solutions for helping to prepare a clients’ home for disaster.
6. Execute the annual Operation IMpact event for Houston and Galveston Counties ensuring that all clients are delivered essential disaster preparedness supplies.
7. Assist MOW Operations Team in distribution of winter disaster meals to clients in service area.
8. Collaborate with community partners, including but not limited to, Rebuilding Together Houston, Ready Houston, Red Cross and Volunteer Houston to expand and improve services to IM clients, particularly regarding better preparing them and their homes for times of disaster.
9. Work closely with Client Services Department and Assessors Team to develop special protocol for identifying clients at high risk during times of disaster, especially client’s living in Galveston County region.
10. Participate as a member of the Volunteer Services Team by attending department meetings and events, supervising volunteers, and conducting trainings/orientations as needed.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
2. Have a Bachelor’s Degree.
3. Previous experience with service, training, or leadership development strengthen candidacy.
4. Possess Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
5. Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision, assisting and calling on team members as necessary.
6. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks, handle detailed work and meet deadlines.
7. Comfortable working with and addressing culturally and ethnically diverse staff, volunteers and community groups.
8. Have served no more than two terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program.
9. Agree to a criminal background check.
10. Be able to participate in the Ready Corps Training in October, 2017.
11. Be able to begin service in October, 2017.
12. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook).
13. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, inspection and liability insurance as required by law.
14. Available to work some weekends and evenings.
15. Able to do moderate lifting and carry 15- 50 lbs.
1. Opportunity to make a difference in a community.
2. Opportunity to register with AmeriCorps Alums (www.americorpsalums.org).
3. Opportunity to participate in Points of Light virtual webinars and conference calls.
4. Networking opportunities with fellow corps members across the country.
5. Onsite training and professional development.
6. Living allowance of up to $12,100 over 10 month term of service.
7. An AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,775) upon successful completion of service.
8. Corporation for Community and National Service approved Health benefits and child care assistance if qualified.
This position is generally set in a comfortable office environment, but it may occasionally require outside of office work. It requires seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis. It may require bending and lifting 15-50 pounds on an infrequent basis. Client field work may occur during or after business hours and it requires talking, writing, driving in inclement weather, walking on uneven surfaces and standing for upwards of 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation.
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Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
How to Apply
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