Why Choose Us?
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.
We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.
The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.
At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):
When you join our team, you will provide support to the collections operation by acquiring, distributing and maintaining supplies and equipment used in the day-to-day blood collections operation. You’ll also be responsible for the delivery and return of materials to internal and external customers.
To learn more about our blood operations and the impact you can make in this position, watch this short video: rdcrss.org/lifesavingrole
WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities):
Manage blood collection equipment and supplies including boxes, labels and canteen supplies. Prepare blood collection kits in accordance with established directives.
Take inventory and order supplies from warehouse, maintaining collections’ supply and equipment area. Fill order requisitions from mobile and fixed sites
Interact in a positive, proactive, and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers
May drive blood collection vehicles to load and unload required supplies and equipment where applicable and as needed
Standard Schedule: To best meet the needs of our donors and community, staff work a variable schedule which may include early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
Schedule is provided 2-3 week in advance
Pay Information: Starting rate $18 per hour.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):
High school diploma or equivalent required
Customer service experience and effective verbal communication skills are required
A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required.
Ability to carry moderate weight is required
Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Must be able to lift or move up to 75 pounds of weight; reach, bend, kneel, climb, push and pull; work in tight spaces. Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and work with a variety of chemicals and solvent.
WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE (Preferred Qualifications):
Prior inventory control experience
BENEFITS FOR YOU:
We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.
Medical, Dental Vision plans
Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
PTO + Holidays
401K with 4% match
Paid Family Leave
Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
Service Awards and recognition
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.
Interested in Volunteering?
Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.
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