Come Work With PRC’s Rebuilding Together New Orleans!
Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) is a local affiliate of a national nonprofit organization that has restored and revitalized more than 100,000 homes over the past 19 years. With all work done at no cost to the homeowner and utilizing mostly volunteer labor, Rebuilding Together allows low-income families in communities across the country to live in warmth, safety, and dignity. Since Hurricane Katrina, RTNO has worked to help not only low-income and disabled homeowners, but also first-responders (firemen, policemen, EMTs, etc.) return to their storm-damaged homes.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in disaster relief, education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 400,000 men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation through their AmeriCorps service.
AmeriCorps positions are available through Rebuilding Together New Orleans!
To be eligible you must:
Be 18 years old or older
Be physically able to handle heavy work
Have a high school diploma or a GED
Be an American citizen
Pass a criminal background check
Agree to fulfill a full-time commitment
Some benefits of working for AmeriCorps:
Education award (upon successful completion of hours)
Child care reimbursement (if eligible)
25 AmeriCorps State and National positions
AmeriCorps State and National members will work as a team with Rebuilding Together staff in all aspects of project management to ensure successful rebuild events and completion of home repair projects. During their term of service, AmeriCorps members will gain valuable leadership experience and volunteer management skills as House Captains. Members will also learn lifetime skills in home repair, such as installation of insulation and flooring, painting techniques and minor carpentry.
For more information, please contact: Laura Faubion at email@example.com or (504) 388-0132
7 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions
AmeriCorps VISTA members will work as a team with Rebuilding Together staff in all aspects of project management to ensure successful rebuild events and completion of home repair projects. During their term of service, AmeriCorps VISTA members will gain valuable leadership experience and professional development. These positions will work mainly in the office under the Rebuilding Together Assistant Director to facilitate capacity building at RTNO.
Volunteer Program Officer:
Automate systems related to volunteer assignments, placement, and tracking.
Recruit new volunteers.
Act as primary contact for volunteers before, during, and after their work.
Collect and collate data on incoming volunteers for distribution to donors, managers and others.
Oversee planning and assign tasks related to projects.
Grants / Resource Development Officer:
Research and write grants.
Create a national development strategy to engage major donors.
Develop reporting mechanism for tracking monetary and in-kind contributions.
Build partnerships with other local organizations to share resources.
Develop creative publicity-generating activities and events.
Harness financial and material resources in order to support the project on a long-term basis and provide supplies to complete more homes.
Marketing / Public Relations Officer:
Design and place orders for ads in appropriate local and national media.
Draft and distribute press releases for major projects.
Gather copies of all press received and post to website.
Track and total in-kind value of press received.
Generate new media outreach strategies.
Coordinate national media strategy with RT National staff.
Take photos of worksites, volunteers, and special events.
Information / Research Officer:
Write articles on RT for monthly magazine, Preservation in Print.
Develop content for website and create e-newsletter.
Keep updated records of RT projects, including statistics and progress.
Develop project reports and distribute to donors, RT national and other relevant parties.
Manage and distribute calendars for all RT projects.
Oversee all procurement of all project-related office supplies and peripherals (t-shirts, etc.), and keep track of inventory.
Outreach Officers (three positions):
Liaise with community organizations.
Represent RT at neighborhood meetings and functions.
Mobilize volunteers from the neighborhood to assist with the projects.
Develop a resource guide for homeowners, giving options for non-housing-related needs.
Organize local meetings to inform residents about the program and how they can participate.
Work with the Advocacy Coordinators in RT National and at PRC to hone message on advocacy issues in New Orleans.
Work with the Intake Coordinator to identify homeowners ideal for detailed bios, and conduct interviews.
Communicate the needs of neighborhood groups to relevant agencies and groups.
For more information, please contact: Camille Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 636-3058