California Safe Corps - Preparedness Coordinator AmeriCorps Member - Oakland



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


American Red Cross
3901 Broadway
United States


The California Safe Corps program is an AmeriCorps service opportunity sponsored by the American Red Cross. Our program's mission is to make vulnerable communities more resilient, and to empower citizens to take necessary steps to be prepared for disasters.


Our AmeriCorps members who serve as Preparedness Coordinators support their county team in the delivery of the Red Cross message of personal and community-wide preparedness. This position will support volunteers and assist in making our communities more resilient through the Home Fire Preparedness and Pillowcase Project program, as well as developing other community disaster education curriculums.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be available to serve full-time for the duration of the service term (September 2018 - July 2019)
  • Applicants who currently reside outside of California should be prepared to relocate if selected for the position
  • A U.S. Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Has obtained a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Holds a current/valid driver's license


Strongly Preferred Experience/Skill Sets:

  • Willingness to serve outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and routine weekends.
  • An exceptional communicator and problem-solver; you’re often praised for your organization and ability to get the job done.
  • Team oriented and believe that a successful day is best reflected by accomplishing a collective goal.
  • Passionate about sharing new ideas that will help to offer resiliency to vulnerable communities.
  • Friendly, confident, and enjoy educating others through outreach and presentations.
  • Action oriented; you have no problem checking off items from your to-do list and are ready to help others when they need it without being directed to do so.
  • Flexible when needs change and can take a moment to laugh and enjoy the moment when good things are happening.
  • Curious, creative, and open to sharing and learning from mistakes.
  • Bilingual language skills are not required, but highly desired
  • Recent college graduates, veterans and those looking for an opportunity to explore new career paths are encouraged to apply!


AmeriCorps Program Benefits:

  • Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job or new career
  • The opportunity to hone essential professional development skills including communication, project management, community organizing, interpersonal effectiveness and presentation delivery
  • Extensive Red Cross and Emergency Management training
  • $5,920 Federal Education Award that can be applied to qualified student loans and future tuition upon successful completion of the program
  • Bi-weekly living stipend of $782.60
  • Basic health insurance coverage
  • Subsidized childcare (if applicable)
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans) during the term of service


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NON-DISCRIMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE: This program’s recruitment is conducted without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, gender, religion or political affiliation.


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