Youth Services Intern

  • American Red Cross
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Dec 26, 2017

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?


Job Description:

Performs activities within an area of specialty. As a team member, executes assigned projects and tasks, under the guidance of more senior staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Chapter Staff/youth volunteers to develop and strengthen the Red Cross Youth Volunteer Program.
  • Work with youth clubs
  • Contact each club president and document leadership selection process (interview/application/when elections happen??)
  • Determine club leadership for next year
  • Guide club through constitution updates if necessary
  • Establish best practices for club elections (to be presented at leadership training in august)
  • Work with club leaders to transition out seniors (seniors should be inactivated/transferred/given a bgc if over 18 and engaged in a role outside of RCC)
  • Act as a resource for clubs
  • Collect and consolidate monthly club reports
  • Lead monthly club leader meetings
  • Audit club hours
  • Manage the youth services groupshare page
  • Post news items, updates, photos, youth spotlight, fun stuff, send emails, find ways to keep youth engaged with this page (contests, prizes, fun!)
  • Assist in planning/execution of Leadership Development Camp
  • Assist in all aspects of camp planning so that grant objectives are met
  • Delegate tasks/manage youth volunteers on the planning team
  • Be available to act as staff Nov 17-20th
  • Help recruit adult volunteers
  • Assist in application process, send and collect applications / select participants
  • Post camp wrap up (scholarship committee and reunion party)
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Youth intake
  • Service Saturday
  • Youth engagement/recognition/retention
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Admin tasks


1. Provides entry-level professional services, under supervision of more senior staff as appropriate.
2. Participates in projects designed to develop professional skills and expertise appropriate to the needs of the organization.
3. Participates in the planning and implementation of projects within area of expertise.
4. Responsible or assignment planning and problem resolution.
5. Receives guidance, training and mentoring from staff in planning and carrying out activities and assignments.
6. May conduct original research and prepares reports based on findings, to include recommendations or alternative proposals for action.
7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:

Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 40 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.

Work Conditions:
Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

Qualifications:


Education: Is actively pursuing a college level or Associates degree. Prefer degree program related to assignment. Prefer candidate in at least sophomore year if AA degree and at least junior year if BS degree.
Experience: Some office related experience with computer skills in Microsoft Office and other database applications may be required.

Management Experience: None

Skills and Abilities: Professional demeanor, computer database/Microsoft Office skills with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint. Organizational skills.

Other: N/A


Travel: None

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.

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