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AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps Team Leader

AmeriCorps NCCC

This is a Contract position in De Kalb, IL posted February 19, 2021.

Travel the country. Make an impact. Earn money for school. Travel the country and make an impact on communities in need! AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a residential service program for young adults who want to lead a tight-knit team while making a difference across the United States. AmeriCorps team leaders in the NCCC FEMA Corps program deploy to one of our training locations, then travel with a team of 8-12 young adults throughout their assigned region for 12 months of full-time, immersive service. Apply by April 1 to begin service in July.Training LocationsSacramento, California(Location is assigned upon acceptance into the program. Applicants cannot choose their location.)Requirements to serveMust be 18 years or olderMust be a U.S. CitizenMust possess a valid driver’s licenseMust pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the programMust be available to leave your hometown and serve full-time for 12 monthsBenefitsDuring service, you will receive:Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit.All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term.A modest living allowance for your personal expenses.Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more.Forbearance for federally backed student loans.After service, you will receive:The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 to use on future tuition costs or existing student loans.A competitive edge in your job search.Position DescriptionYou will lead a team through administrative service in the areas of logistics, community relations, individual and public assistance, planning, preparedness, and recovery activities. Your team could be conducting data entry, mapping disaster evacuation routes, or helping sign up survivors for assistance, so adaptability is key! As a team leader, you will be crucial to your team’s success. You’ll be responsible for directing, motivating, and mentoring a diverse team of young people. FEMA and AmeriCorps staff will look to you for coordination of project logistics. Gain invaluable supervisory experience, challenge yourself, and get a foot in the door to work for the federal government.