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Kalamazoo Together We Prepare

Actively Recruiting

Openings

2 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 6, 2020 - November 27, 2020

Application Window

October 16, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Location

  • Kalamazoo, MI

Contact Information

Angelita Mercado
(231) 947-7286
Angelita.Mercado@redcross.org

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Disaster Cycle Services Associate AmeriCorps Member

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Description

The mission of the AmeriCorps, Together We Prepare (TWP) Program is to provide vital emergency assistance to victims and communities affected by disaster and to increase preparedness in the area of greatest need before disaster strike by recruiting and supporting volunteers in Red Cross direct service activities, integrated community outreach, and education.

Under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager (DPM), the Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) Associate is responsible for the successful development, coordination, and overall growth of the Disaster Preparedness Education Services program within their defined service site chapter. The DCS Associate will assist in all phases of the disaster cycle: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Members will also participate in activities related to volunteer recruitment and management, professional development training, networking opportunities, and community engagement activities.

This listing is specifically for the Kalamazoo Office of the American Red Cross, serving Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.

The mission of the AmeriCorps, Together We Prepare (TWP) Program is to provide vital emergency assistance to victims and communities affected by disaster and to increase preparedness in the area of greatest need before disaster strike by recruiting and supporting volunteers in Red Cross direct service activities, integrated community outreach, and education.

Under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager (DPM), the Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) Associate is responsible for the successful development, coordination, and overall growth of the Disaster Preparedness Education Services program within their defined service site chapter. The DCS Associate will assist in all phases of the disaster cycle: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Members will also participate in activities related to volunteer recruitment and management, professional development training, networking opportunities, and community engagement activities.

This listing is specifically for the Kalamazoo Office of the American Red Cross, serving Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.
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Living Allowance

$1272 - $1272 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

As a Together We Prepare AmeriCorps member, the American Red Cross provides all training required to complete assigned duties in a combination of web-based and instructor-led trainings. This includes a two-year CPR/First/AED certification. Further training in disaster preparedness and response that pertain to each member's interests are available at no cost to the member.

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

1. College degree (associate’s degree or higher)
2. Current valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
3. Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others
4. Ability to adapt to needs of the community as well as changes in policy, procedure, and/or other areas of service.
5. Demonstrate professionalism, flexibility and initiative
6. Experience in social work, criminal justice, fire science, and/or emergency management
7. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via written and oral methods
8. Interest or experience in disaster relief and preparedness
9. Excellent organizational and time-management skills
10. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
11. Comfortable with public speaking and group facilitation
12. Ability to mobilize on national disaster assignments lasting two-three weeks

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Disaster

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Angelita Mercado
(231) 947-7286
Angelita.Mercado@redcross.org

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