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Opportunity Council - EMS Communications VISTA
Whatcom County EMS is an integrated system of 14 Fire Departments and Districts serving over 220,000 people in the county. Whatcom County EMS Administration provides the overhead support and financing of the system through a county-wide levy in the areas of first responder response, operations, training, prevention and community outreach activities. Our office includes an EMS Manager, Data Analyst, Training Coordinator, Office Manager and the county Medical Program Director. The goal of this project is to build capacity for the EMS system through the Medical Reserve Corps and the Community Health (GRACE/LEAD/ART) programs by focusing on communications and relationship building that connects these teams. In addition, this program seeks to build collaborations between the emergency response communities and community health systems in response to better serving the vulnerable communities in both the rural and urban settings.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will support the continued development & sustainability of the Whatcom Medical Reserve Corp. The primary role will be to support short- & long-term capacity building for the Street Medicine Initiative under the Whatcom Medical Reserve Corp. This VISTA will also help build leadership teams for the MRC & work to further the administrative infrastructure using communications & data collection strategies that guides the integration of these systems. Projects may include recruiting & retention communications strategies, connecting MRC members to certain teams & projects, developing communications/marketing materials as well as producing/demonstrating data points that points to the success of capacity building as well as the numbers of vulnerable communities served with these programs. This is a great position for someone looking for organizational development experience in the areas of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services or Community Health Service Organizations.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Tribal ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Disaster Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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Opportunity Council - EMS Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/10/2023  -   04/09/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  


Accepting Applications
From  11/29/2022  To  04/01/2023 

Contact Celine Parton
1111 Cornwall Ave
bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 115878


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