Recruiting AmeriCorps Members for 2016-2017 Service Year

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies?

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AmeriCorps team 2015-2016

The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking 30 enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members from September 1, 2016 through July 17, 2015 in the following positions:

Communications Coordinator, 1 position (Seattle)

The AmeriCorps Communications Coordinator will:

  • promote and publicize face-to-face preparedness training opportunities conducted by volunteers and other AmeriCorps team members to broad audiences within targeted communities
  • develop strategies and processes for utilizing new media as an enhanced tool for successful delivery of disaster preparedness training and awareness resources
  • build capacity for future program promotion by recruiting, training and developing communications volunteers
  • deliver disaster preparedness education presentations in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences; must be comfortable with presenting to youth audiences.
  • Apply here

Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, 9 positions (Seattle-3, Tacoma-1, Everett-1, Spokane-2, Kennewick-1, Bellingham-1)

Two of the positions in Seattle will focus strictly on youth audiences. The other positions will target adult audiences but applicants must also be comfortable with presenting to youth audiences. The AmeriCorps member will:

  • deliver disaster preparedness education presentations in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences
  • recruit, train, develop and support disaster preparedness volunteers in various communities throughout Washington
  • Apply here

Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator, 10 positions (Seattle-2, Tacoma-1, Bremerton-3, Vancouver-2, Wenatchee-1, Yakima-1)

The Disaster Preparedness & Response Coordinator will:

  • deliver disaster preparedness education presentations in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences; must be comfortable with presenting to youth audiences
  • respond to surge demand for client program delivery across rural and vulnerable Communities
  • recruit, train, develop and assist disaster preparedness volunteers in various communities across Washington
  • Apply here

Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Coordinator, 5 positions (Tacoma-2, Bremerton-1, Spokane-1, Kennewick-1)

The SAF Coordinator will:

  • deliver services, programs and educational presentations to audiences within our Washington military community
  • better prepare service members and their families during times of emergencies and deployments; must be comfortable with presenting to youth audiences. Programs include disaster preparedness, first aid and CPR training, resiliency training courses and information on Red Cross emergency communications services
  • Apply here

Volunteer Program Coordinator, 5 positions (Seattle-1, Everett-1, Spokane-1, Yakima-1, Kennewick-1)

The AmeriCorps Volunteer Program Coordinator will:

  • assist with the development of strategies and processes related to direct recruitment, engagement, retention and recognition of Red Cross volunteers
  • build capacity to provide sustainable volunteer driven programs by developing volunteer leaders and recruiting and training volunteer support teams
  • conduct informational presentations, volunteer interviews and volunteer records management in order to optimize successful recruitment and retention
  • deliver disaster preparedness education presentations in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences; must be comfortable with presenting to youth audiences
  • Apply here

BENEFITS:

  • Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job or new career
  • Extensive training
  • $5,775 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service)
  • $1,195/month living stipend (before taxes)
  • Eligibility for health insurance coverage
  • Subsidized childcare (if qualified)
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commit to serve full-time for 10.5 months (September 1, 2016 – July 15, 2017)
  • Successfully serve in the position, serve 40 hours a week and meet the 1700 minimum requirement for a full term of service
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 2 years of college and/or relevant life experience
  • Have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record, prefer if member has own reliable vehicle
  • Pass required criminal background checks
  • All AmeriCorps positions will require occasional travel to other Red Cross Regional offices
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and respect the Red Cross principles of neutrality and impartiality

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please contact Nancy Watchie at nancy.watchie@redcross.org.

PLEASE NOTE: AmeriCorps positions are contingent upon funding

 

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