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The American Red Cross is currently seeking a Mobile SAF-IS Regional Program Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana to support the Service to Armed Forces and International Services Division mission. This position is regional, but also part of our mobile staff which requires meeting strict medical and security clearances prior to employment. In this role worldwide deployment is a condition of employment. Mobile staff members typically deploy for 6 months at a time typically, approximately once every 18-24 months, and can be sent to any military base in the world.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The SAF-IS Regional Program Specialist assists in the delivery of American Red Cross programs and services to meet the needs of United States military members, veterans and their families in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures but will focused on supporting the delivery of International Services (IS) U.S. programs and services to include International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Youth Action Campaign (YAC) and Restoring Family Links (RFL). This is accomplished through managing volunteers and working with other Red Cross departments to support strong visibility for SAF/IS U.S. throughout the military community.
Serves as part of the Hero Care Center Contingency Team. Acts as the first line of supervision and support to provide casework expertise and manage volunteers and other staff members during surge situations and disaster responses. Supports Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) as necessary in accordance with the DCS COOP SAF responsibilities. Maintains deployment readiness at all times by completing medical requirements, clearance requirements and by completing ongoing training requirements to maintain proficiency with casework and relationship management.
WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD:
Relationship Management and Community Outreach: Serves as the face of the Red Cross at assigned location.
Volunteer Management: Assists in the development and implementation of a strategic volunteer program to engage and enable delivery of all Red Cross programs and services on military installations and local communities within their regional jurisdiction.
Service Delivery Management: Ensures the delivery of SAF core services and IS U.S. Programs to all clients within their jurisdiction. Supports other lines of Red Cross service to ensure the delivery of Red Cross Training Services, disaster preparedness and response and Red Cross Blood Services. Services may include conducting training, meetings, presentations, and workshops as well as scheduling, recruitment, marketing and providing materials and support throughout the community.
Hero Care Network Contingency Team: Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) during emergency situations at the SAF Hero Care Center.
Deployment Readiness: Mobile staff are required to deploy and maintain readiness at all times. In order to maintain their annual readiness certification, the following is required:
Reporting & Admin Support: Monitors and reports on American Red Cross Service Delivery Outcomes.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, human resources management, community organization, social or health sciences, or related field; or relevant equivalent experience is required.
Experience: A minimum of three years related experience
Management Experience: n/a
Requires strong computer skills. Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing are required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in an individual or team environment. Flexibility to accommodate short notice assignments and long periods of time away from home is essential. The ability to balance multiple priorities is essential. Experience with American Red Cross programs and services is strongly desired. Familiarity with military culture, regulations and protocol is strongly desired.
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) weights of up to 50 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 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.
FOR MOBILE POSITIONS ONLY (Domestic and Overseas settings)
Some positions are designated as “Mobile” and subject to unique job requirements. SAF Mobile Staff perform the same basic job responsibilities as non-mobile staff in regions. In addition to those responsibilities, this special workforce is also required to deploy on short term temporary assignments, serving alongside military members who are deployed to designated theaters of operations anywhere in the world. Mobile staff must be ready to deploy whenever called upon, and to do so are required to meet and maintain specific medical and other readiness requirements. Requirements unique to mobile positions include the following:
Support both the day-to-day operations and emergency needs of the Hero Care Center as a member of the Hero Care Network Contingency Team.
To maintain readiness, staff must:
OVERSEAS SETTING ONLY
In addition, mobile staff based overseas may also be responsible for managing the promotion and delivery of all Red Cross services to clients within their jurisdiction. This may include:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Mobile staff requirements:
SAF Mobile Staff perform the same basic job responsibilities as non-mobile staff in regions. In addition to those responsibilities, this special workforce is also required to deploy on short term temporary assignments, serving alongside military members who are deployed to designated theaters of operations anywhere in the world. Mobile staff must be ready to deploy whenever called upon, and to do so are required to meet and maintain specific medical and other readiness requirements. Requirements unique to mobile positions include the following:
World-wide mobility is a condition of employment. It is an essential function of this position and employees must accept assignments anywhere in the world where we provide services to members of the U.S. military and their families.
Mobile staff members must be US citizens and able to obtain/maintain a secret security clearance and no-fee U.S. passport.
Must meet and maintain strict medical and physical requirements, including immunizations required by the U.S. military and Department of Defense.
Responsible for proper wear and maintenance of daily Red Cross Duty Uniform, and live and work in harsh and stressful environment in conflict areas.
Periodically accompanies the military on deployments.
Some station offices are in remote locations without public transportation.
An interim Secret Security Clearance must be obtained if SSC is not currently held.
When deployed, you may be required to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week. Privacy is often limited, and you may have to share accommodations with co-workers, military members, etc.
WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE:
Ideal candidates will have a passion for supporting military members with the physical stamina and emotional capacity to live and work alongside deployed military members in harsh climates and difficult environments. SAF/IS employees are servant leaders supporting deployed military members through difficult and challenging issues. Candidates need to thrive on service and teamwork. Candidates must be adaptable with an ability to manage through ambiguity engaging others in problem solving complex issues.
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
• Employee Assistance
• 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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