End Date if Temporary: 12/01/2023(Possible Extension)
Hours Per Week: 20
Salary Range: $30-$45 per hour
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Reporting to the Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) of the Climate School at Columbia University, the Trainer will facilitate one-day FEMA courses for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness pertaining to economic and housing recovery. The trainer will focus on steps that learners can take to incorporate these initiatives into their long-term recovery and resiliency programs.
Review course activities developed by NCDP, Columbia University involving the rapid rehabilitation of damaged housing, disaster case management, and financial literacy.
Provide suggested edits to the curriculum materials and meet with the NCDP curriculum development team to develop ways for instructor-led activities to be carried out on Zoom, during live virtual training.
Review recent policy changes incorporated by the Biden Administration on U.S. housing policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic, and incorporate new themes into the curriculum and instructional materials.
Facilitate half-day courses (9:00 AM ??? 12:00 noon) via Zoom and in-person throughout the U.S. pertaining to the rapid rehabilitation of damaged housing, disaster case management, and financial literacy. Administer pre- and post-test assessments and satisfaction surveys for each training.
Participate in 30-minute debrief sessions with the curriculum development team after each training, to address audience feedback and post-test evaluations / satisfaction surveys.
Travel to regional training sites and work with local hosting sites to implement Columbia University and FEMA COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Bachelor???s degree and/or equivalent required. Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience. Master???s Degree in Emergency Management, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or another related discipline is preferred. Must be willing to travel throughout the 10 FEMA regions of the U.S. to conduct training. Must be able to facilitate group discussions about housing / financial literacy and activities outlined within a FEMA-approved curriculum. Must also be able to manage basic classroom and online technology, including a desktop computer, projector, and Zoom, and be able to lift at least 15 pounds.
Strong oral communication, teaching, and leadership skills are required?? Additionally, the ability to collaborate with private/public sector and volunteer community groups in one classroom setting is essential along with the capability to conduct half-day online and instructor-led training according to the guidelines specified by NCDP and FEMA. Experience describing FEMA-oriented laws and regulations, such as the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, and FEMA???s Multifamily Lease and Repair Program, is also essential.
Master's Degree and familiarity with emergency and/or financial management. Strong oratory and leadership skills. Experience and proficiency in conducting training for large audiences.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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