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Through the Inter-Religious Engagement and Cooperation AmeriCorps service opportunity, members will play a vital role in the planning and execution of projects that create a forum where law enforcement, public officials, government agencies, grassroots community organizers, leaders of faith communities, educators, parents, and youth can come together to share their ideas and concerns with one another, while engaging in social activities and sustainable partnerships designed to bring police and public together in dialogue.

NJOHSP logo  AmeriCorps Members will be assigned to the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) located in Hamilton, New Jersey. Members’ primary task will be to work with the NJOHSP’s Interfaith Advisory Council, which brings together government agencies and the interfaith communities in the State to discuss topics to establish trust and build safer, more secure communities.

Working with NJOHSP and Drew University, members will participate in the design and development of no-cost customized security training and exercise workshops for faith groups and organizations.  Members will receive training from NJOHSP as security coordinators who develop, coordinate, and oversee protective measures needed to keep houses of worship, schools, and community centers secure.

Benefits: What You Receive

  • The annual half-time member stipend (living allowance) for 2017-2018 is $ 6,686 (less taxes and withholding), paid in equal installments every two weeks.
  • In addition, upon successful completion of the term of service, the half-time member receives an education award in the amount of $2,907.50. (More information at

This AmeriCorps Member position is Half Time, 35-40 hours/week, total service commitment is 900 hours over a 6-month term of service.

Applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements: A US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. and/or tribal member; At least 18 years old; A minimum of a high school diploma or GED; No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member; Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check.

Our anticipated AmeriCorps start date for NJOHSP program sites is May 14, 2018.


Candidates can email an expression of interest to Please include “AmeriCorps NJ OHSP” in the subject line, and attach a list of three (3) references and a current resume.

Apply directly through the AmeriCorps member listing for NJ Homeland Security (Hamilton, NJ).

Questions? Contact

Patrick R. Rigby

Director of Communications

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

(609) 584-4392


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