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Disaster Corps Member
 
 
 
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering communities to prepare for and recover from disasters? The American Red Cross is currently seeking individuals to serve as full-time Disaster Corps AmeriCorps member starting in December for a term of 11 months (1700 hours, or 38-40 hours per week). Note: A 1200-hour term over 11 months may also be possible (28-30 hours per week outside times of mandatory deployment), so please search my.americorps.gov for the keyword "Disaster Corps" to identify the alternate listing. Though these positions will be based out of the American Red Cross Chicago office, members will have the opportunity to train for and respond to disasters across the state of Illinois. POSITION SUMMARY: Disaster Corps members will support impacted communities with spontaneous volunteer management and donation coordination in the event of a local or state disaster. Members will work hand-in-hand with local and state government entities, non-profit organizations, and other community organizations to provide timely and meaningful service opportunities to those seeking to assist their own communities after a disaster strikes. During steady-state operations, Disaster Corps members will work alongside Safe Families AmeriCorps members to provide preparedness programming to adults and youth throughout the Greater Chicago area. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in disaster response efforts on both the local and state-wide level as needed.
 
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Member Duties : • Provide guidance to individuals seeking ways to meaningfully serve their communities after disasters • Collaborate with partners (faith-based organizations, governments, civic groups, and other NGOs) who will both support and receive the services provided by the team • Serve as operational and technical support to local jurisdictions’ spontaneous volunteer and donations management plans • Help local organizations develop volunteer recruitment messaging, tracking and management plans, and just in time training sessions post disaster • Complete in-person and online trainings through the American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, etc. • Travel on short notice for up to two weeks to disaster sites across Illinois to set up and operate volunteer reception centers and in-kind donation management facilities • Teach adult and youth preparedness programming in Greater Chicago • Participate in training and regular AmeriCorps meetings throughout Illinois as needed
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Public Safety ,  Disaster Relief ,  Community Outreach ,  Homeland Security ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Disaster Services ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Disaster Corps Member

Program Start/End Date
10/22/2018  -   09/20/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  08/06/2018  To  01/31/2019 

Contact Matthew Sosnicki
2200 W Harrison St
Chicago   IL   60612
7083081717
matthew.sosnicki@redcross.org
www.chicagoredcross.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 77716


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