Disaster Relief Program Coordinator with the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

Disaster Relief Program Coordinator Job Description
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

About Episcopal Farmworker Ministry:

EFWM provides disaster relief services to victims of natural disasters in farmworker communities. We believe that the community’s voices should direct our response and our program. The Disaster Relief Program Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Executive Director to plan and implement the Disaster Relief Program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and coordinate aid distribution

  • Request financial and in-kind donations for the program.
  • Purchase and/or arrange payment of basic needs items, construction materials, living expenses, transportation, etc. for victims of a natural disaster.
  • Plan and coordinate aid distribution to families and farmworkers in a confidential, respectful, and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Document donations received and distributed by EFWM with accurate detail.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers who can sort and transport donations.
  • Plan and conduct evaluations regarding efficiency, cultural competence, and effectiveness of EFWM’s immediate response to a disaster.
  • Create culturally appropriate promotional and educational materials.

Implement Promotores Program

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of Promotores: community leaders who educate their neighbors and farmworkers about disaster preparedness and assist EFWM with disaster relief efforts.
  • Communicate with Promotores to identify the community’s needs before, during, and after a disaster. Facilitate regular meetings with Promotores and collect information to guide the direction of the program.
  • Find resources and leadership development opportunities for Promotores.
  • Plan and conduct evaluations regarding efficiency, cultural competence, and effectiveness of the Promotores program.

Coordinate advocacy efforts:

  • Develop plans and strategies with community members for advocacy related to disaster relief.
  • Find advocacy resources and training opportunities for community leaders. Support community members to understand the legislative process and power building strategies.
  • Plan advocacy visits involving community leaders, leaders of the Episcopal Church, and members of partner organizations.

Coalition building and collaborations:

  • Represent EFWM during coalition meetings. Work with community partners and Episcopal Churches on a regular basis to assist immigrant community with disaster prevention and relief.
  • Assist families in the process of applying to government or agency relief programs. Refer families to appropriate organizations as needed.
  • Participate in public education workshops regarding disaster preparedness and disaster relief efforts.
  • Engage in understanding of governmental and NGO programs Disaster Relief and prevention programs.
  • Refer community members to near-by Episcopal Churches for spiritual and/or pastoral matters.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish (verbal and written).
  • Strong belief in EFWM’s mission and vision. Commitment to social justice.
  • Experience working with latinos, preferably in rural areas.
  • Knowledge of farmworker and immigrant issues, especially in Eastern North Carolina.
  • Basic computer skills including internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, with an ability to interact with diverse groups of stakeholders, including community members, government staff and coalition partners.
  • Flexibility with respect to schedule, and working hours, including ability to work evenings or on weekends to accommodate community members’ schedules.
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and shifting plans.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with latinos before, during, and after a disaster.

More information:

  • This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal if funding is available.
  • Status: Full-time, Exempt
  • Location: Dunn, North Carolina
  • Work hours: 40 hours weekly; including evening work, weekend work; travel in Eastern NC
  • Salary: $40,000. Benefits: Medical and dental insurance (for employee only), life insurance, pension plan, paid time-off (estimated at $15,000). Access to company cellphone and vehicle for work-related matters.
  • Employed by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina working for EFWM

Application Process:

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to lariza@efwm.org. Please write in the subject line: Disaster Relief Program Coordinator. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Members of communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant communities, and other historically disenfranchised communities are encouraged to apply. Learn more about EFWM: www.efwm.org