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Emergency Preparedness & Community Outreach VISTA - CEMA
The Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) located in Savannah, Georgia, is seeking a dynamic individual who has an interest in disaster recovery, response, preparedness and faith-based organizations. Emergency Preparedness & Community Outreach VISTA is a unique position with a blend of public speaking, relationship building and design . Primary responsibilities will include building capacity for disaster response partnerships, recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating community outreach presentations, disseminating vital information on preparedness, social media monitoring and assisting CEMA’s Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator in the management of Chatham County’s Disaster Faith Network. We are looking for a candidate that is able to communicate thoroughly, and with self-confidence, a broad range of information from weather preparedness to sheltering best practices. Applicants should feel comfortable with technology, speaking in public and working with Chatham County residents of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in faith-based outreach and public speaking experience. This VISTA will have the opportunity to join the largest and one of the most innovative emergency management programs in the state of Georgia and work with experts in the field of disaster recovery, donations management, volunteer response and more. This position has a start date of mid-May, 2021 to mid-May, 2022. Start dates can be flexible for the right candidate.
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Member Duties : Primary responsibilities for this position include: -Coordination and dissemination of disaster preparedness and response information throughout the community. -Attend neighborhood meetings, school programs and other outreach events (in person or virtual) to distribute materials and train community members on preparedness. -Developing, updating, designing, printing and organizing preparedness materials and giveaway items. -Assist in the continued development of Chatham County’s Disaster Faith Network. CCDFN is a coalition of Faith-Based organizations within Chatham County established to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the community when affected by a disaster. -Support the expansion of the County’s emergency sheltering needs and emergency feeding needs of the community following an emergency or disaster event by building capacity within the faith-based community. -Assist Houses of Worship and Faith-Based Organizations in identifying and seeking grant opportunities.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Housing Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Homeland Security . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Disaster Services ,  Recruitment . 
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Emergency Preparedness & Community Outreach VISTA - CEMA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2020  -   07/17/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Spanish a plus!

Accepting Applications
From  02/22/2021  To  06/21/2021 

Contact Chelsea Sawyer
124 Bull St
Savannah   GA   31401
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101616