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2017 Disaster Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA- Houston, TX
 
 
 
VISTA member will 1- Continue to build, maintain, cultivate and utilize partnerships with emergency management, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, local institutions of higher learner, community leaders and target population leadership to leverage effective outcomes. 2- Grow and build capacity of the LEP Advisory Group to inform the community engagement process with target population. 3-Analyze and utilize survey data to develop and implement a community engagement strategy to educate target population to receive, understand and act on disaster warnings. 4- Develop and implement sustainability strategy to maintain partnerships and capabilities in support of LEP disaster preparedness. 5- Special emphasis is given to developing on going working relationships with local emergency management and integrating disaster preparedness delivery mechanisms across the catholic charities host agency. Strong outreach and community organizing skills needed.
 
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Member Duties : This assignment is year 2 of a 3 year effort. Major outcomes for the Disaster Resilience program are to build relationship with the Limited English Proficient population; build local capacity to provide timely disaster preparedness information; work with local emergency management to help them more completely provide effective warning information to the target population and to facilitate the target population’s knowledge of how to effectively carry out emergency protective actions in the case of a warning. The initiative is housed in a Catholic Charities agency providing social services to vulnerable populations. The effort is grounded in a community engagement model. Community engagement is grounded in both information from target population and an Advisory Committee including local community leaders. The assignment will also develop site specific sustainability measures to maintain the relationships and outreach.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Professional Development . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Disaster Services ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Meeting facilitation . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2017 Disaster Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA- Houston, TX

Program Start/End Date
11/10/2017  -   11/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  09/15/2017  To  11/01/2017 

Contact Matt Johns
2900 Louisiana St
Houston   TX   77006
713-874-6659
mjohns@catholiccharities.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66430


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