Now Hiring: Community Resilience Coordinator
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We will begin reviewing applications August 15.
Bethlehem is hiring! We are now accepting applications for a Community Resilience Coordinator who will help coordinate our Community Table free meal program, lead a disaster response team, and assist with communications for our congregation. Compensation is $25/hour and the expected commitment is 10-15 hours a week. During times of disaster additional hours are often required and will be compensated.
Compensation includes four weeks of paid vacation each year.
The dates of vacation shall be coordinated with and approved
by the Pastor, with one month’s advance notice. Please download
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Position Title: Community Resilience Coordinator
Position Summary: The Community Resilience Coordinator strengthens our ability to serve our neighborhood and bolsters our development as a community lighthouse hub with Together New Orleans. The Coordinator grows and maintains relationships with disaster relief organizations; leads an internal disaster response team; and supports our Community Table free meal program by growing relationships with new and existing partners, coordinating volunteers, and basic grant-writing. The Coordinator communicates effectively with online communities, neighbors, and our partners, holistically tying these initiatives to improve access to and awareness of our services and programs. This comprehensive approach not only provides relief in the wake of disasters and aid in response to community need, but also promotes a sustainable and resilient community. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports to: The Pastor and the Administrative Team of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Responsibilities and Duties: The Community Resilience Coordinator works in cooperation with the Pastor in three main areas:
They lead an internal disaster response team at Bethlehem focused on natural and manmade disaster response that
Provides food/water to our neighborhood during disasters
Leverages our expected solar power/battery backup to be a well-resourced community hub for disaster response in Central City
Maintains a list of congregation members to check on and care for during emergencies
Creates partnerships with disaster relief organizations and political partners before disasters happen, both locally and beyond
Supports our relationships with the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Disaster Relief Team and Lutheran Disaster Response
They help coordinate our Community Table free meal program by
Managing relationships with our existing partners, including Trinity Loaves and Fishes, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, and major grant supporters
Working with the Pastor in developing new community partnerships to expand the program and the services we offer
Recruiting and coordinating volunteers and volunteer sign-up
Basic grant writing to support Community Table’s operations funding
Recording supply inventory weekly
They aid communications from Bethlehem by
Posting regularly on our church Facebook page about the programs we offer and highlighting stories from those programs
Providing follow-up grant reports to funders and partners
Thanking and celebrating the work of our volunteers
Advertising our events and programs
Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate
Has strong in-person, written, and online communication skills
Treats people with kindness, especially in difficult and stressful situations
Has a track record of successfully partnering with non-profit and faith organizations
Is comfortable with and has demonstrated experience working in multicultural and multiracial contexts
Demonstrates they have successfully led long-term projects
Maintains a high level of confidentiality
Is able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
Can prepare and deliver visually appealing written reports and public presentations
Is able to coordinate diverse groups toward a common goal
Fosters open communication with and among staff, volunteers, and partners
Can plan, coordinate, and organize work to meet deadlines with accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail
We expect the Coordinator to make the safest decision for their wellbeing regarding evacuation when a hurricane or other disaster threatens New Orleans. However, we ask that the Coordinator makes plans to return to New Orleans as soon as immediate danger has passed to help lead and coordinate Bethlehem’s disaster response.
Response to disaster is hands-on at times; and lifting and carrying may be involved. This should not limit applicants; please request or discuss accommodations if needed.
Reliable transportation preferred; however, please discuss for other considerations.
It is not possible to perform this position remotely, but much of the work can be performed off-site.
Compensation is $25/hour and the expected commitment is 10-15 hours a week. During times of disaster additional hours are often required and will be compensated.
Compensation includes four weeks of paid vacation each year. The dates of vacation shall be coordinated with and approved by the Pastor, with one month’s advance notice.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry,
national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions,
disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state,
and local laws.