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Red Cross AmeriCorps Service to Armed Forces Program Facilitator, Tacoma (JBLM) WA

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American Red Cross, Northwest Region | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
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American Red Cross, Northwest Region


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

September 3, 2019

End Date

July 15, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Sleeves Up, Heart Open, All In!

The American Red Cross serving the Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Program Facilitators at JBLM in Tacoma, WA from September 1, 2019 - July 15, 2020. Positions will focus on recruiting and engaging veterans as volunteers; supporting local veteran services, supporting the Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve in the area. The Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Program Facilitator service schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend events.

 Member Key Essential Functions of the Position:

·        Deliver services, programs, and educational presentations to audiences within our Washington military community to better prepare service members and their families during times of emergencies and deployments.

·        Deliver informational briefings, support military community resource fairs, and support military family events

·        Schedule/coordinate resiliency training courses

·        Manage Hero Care Network (emergency messaging/casework) program

·        Assist in volunteer management (recruiting, onboarding, training, scheduling, supervising, and recognition)

·        Survey veteran volunteers to determine their volunteer experience

·        Purchasing program related supplies/materials such as therapy items, craft materials, promotional materials, refreshments, administrative supplies, volunteer recognition gifts, volunteer recruitment materials, briefing support materials

·        Assist in coordination of Red Cross Home Fire Campaign/Sound the Alarm smoke detector installation events for military/veterans

 Qualifications required for this position:

·        High School diploma and volunteer experience

·        Two years of experience with the military preferred (active duty, family member, or veterans)

·        Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

·        Excellent organizational skills

·        Ability to serve well independently and as a member of a team

·        Ability to serve effectively with diverse populations and maintain professional boundaries

·        Very flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities

·        Ability to effectively motivate and supervise volunteers

·        Excellent problem solving and customer service skills

·        Ability to serve on multiple tasks concurrently, follows through and consistently meets deadlines

·        Good attention to detail

·        Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and able to learn other databases

·        Some prior volunteer or community service experience

·        A valid Driver’s License; prefer if member has own reliable vehicle

 

Member Benefits:

·        Invaluable experience and extensive training from a nationally and internationally respected organization

·        $1,450 per month living allowance provided by WSC (before taxes)

·        $6,095 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service term

·        Eligibility for health insurance coverage

·        Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)

·        Subsidized childcare (if qualified)

Sleeves Up, Heart Open, All In!

The American Red Cross serving the Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Program Facilitators at JBLM in Tacoma, WA from September 1, 2019 - July 15, 2020…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

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