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TEAM LEADER OPTION

FEMA Corps or NCCC Team Leaders


Recommended for those 21 and older


Must be a U.S. Citizen (Required for FEMA Corps), or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.


Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License


Supervise, motivate, direct, and coordinate a team of young adults in a structured program of service, education, and training; maintain order; develop positive team morale; foster teamwork; monitor standards of behavior; ensure the safety of the members, including the proper use of equipment; model a good work ethic and work alongside members to set the work pace.


Plan daily and weekly team schedules that will result in the execution of project objectives and activities. Manage service-learning projects, locally or on spikes (sites away from the main campus where teams establish temporary living arrangements for up to two months).


Assist and support member development through regular assessment and goal setting. Ensure the development of good work habits on site as well as career and interpersonal skills off site.


Assist and support members in the development of leadership skills. Identify and nurture leadership opportunities at the service project site and otherwise.


Coordinate project logistics with unit leaders and project sponsors, participate in staff and member meetings, and serve as programmatic and administrative liaison between members and staff.


Conduct regularly scheduled team meetings designed to unify team members by building consensus, resolving conflicts, and providing structured feedback.


Oversee the care, safety and well-being of members.


Facilitate, encourage, support, and model service-learning integration. Conduct or coordinate training such as skills building workshops, safe work practices, team-building exercises, mini-courses, and physical training in collaboration with staff.


Manage budgets for spikes and submit written reports on project progress, achievements, and accomplishments; member evaluations; and special activities or incidents. Maintain daily records, leave of absence requests, service forms, etc.


Monitor clean-up of common areas of living quarters, room cleanliness, uniform appearance, desk-staffing, quiet hours, and adherence to all program policies. Support residential life experience through conflict mediation, crisis intervention, counseling, etc.


Represent NCCC/FEMA to the media, as necessary.