SAF-IS Regional Program Specialist - RESERVE (Central Atlantic)
Job Description: The Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and International Services (IS) Division mission is to provide care and comfort to the members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. It is the impetus for the establishment of the American Red Cross (ARC). SAF-IS at the Red Cross is a mixture of both tradition and innovation. ARC continues to provide traditional support to military families; serve in military and veterans hospitals, and conduct emergency communication. But, we also continually adapt our traditional services and create new programs to meet the needs of today's military member, veterans and their families. The American Red Cross is hiring SAF/IS Reserve staff to deploy on an as-needed basis to overseas locations where we support the military community. This is a Reserve assignment for overseas deployments in June and October (deployments are 6 months in duration). At this time, candidates must reside in our Central Atlantic Division (VA, WV, DE, DC, OH, KY, MD) to be considered for this deployment. POSITION SUMMARY: American Red Cross Reservists assist in the delivery of American Red Cross programs and services to members of the United States military deployed to conflict areas, in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures. This is accomplished through managing volunteers and working with other Red Cross departments. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary mission is providing emergency communications services between military personnel and their families. Represents the American Red Cross and promotes its programs and services on the installation by ensuring effective working relationships with the military community. Assists in the supervision of volunteer staff and management of all related human resource functions - including recruitment, training, utilization, evaluation and recognition in accordance with ARC policies and procedures; helps ensure volunteer staff ratio reflects the diversity of the population being served. Performs financial and administrative functions as required in accordance with policies and procedures of American Red Cross. Participate fully in ARC morale program on installation. This may include hospital visits, canteen functions, internet lounges, libraries, distribution of donated items and special events such as game nights or birthday parties. Support installation events such as fun runs and other special events. Other duties as assigned to include possible custodial or maintenance related tasks.