SAF/IS Regional Program Specialist – RESERVE (Remote)

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home. By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian network? Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good! Job Description: WHY CHOOSE US? As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good. We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions. At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! The American Red Cross is hiring SAF/IS Reserve employees to join our elite workforce of mobile employees to deploy to overseas locations in support of military personnel and DOD civilians. This overseas Reserve deployment occurs every February, June, and October.

These positions are remote based with a time commitment of approximately 6 months including 4 months of being deployed overseas.

Candidates may reside any location in the United States or US Territories to be considered for deployment.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: SAF/IS Reservist assist 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. SAF/IS Mobile Reservist are an elite workforce required to deploy on 6-month rotations serving alongside military members in designated theaters of operations around the world. Reservist must be ready to deploy when called upon, and to do so are required to meet and maintain specific medical and readiness requirements. Requirements for Reserve employment includes the following: * Must be a U.S. citizenship able to obtain a secret security clearance and a no-fee U.S. passport. * Worldwide mobility is a condition of employment and an essential function of this position. * Must accept work assignments anywhere in the world, including conflict areas, where the American Red Cross is providing services to members of the military and their families. * Must meet strict medical and physical requirements, including immunizations required by the U.S. military. * May be required to wear military uniforms, and live and work in harsh and stressful environment in conflict areas. * Works 8 hours per month in support of both the day-to-day operations and emergency needs of the Hero Care Center as a member of the Hero Care Network Contingency Team. WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD: * Emergency Communications: Provide emergency communications services between military personnel and their families. * Morale & Welfare: Develop, implement, and support morale and welfare programs on installations. This may include hospital visits, canteen functions, internet lounges, libraries, distribution of donated items, fun runs and other special events. * Relationship Management with Military Command Structure: Represent the American Red Cross and promote programs and services on the installation by ensuring effective working relationships with military command structure. * Volunteer Management: 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. * Deployment Readiness: Reservist are required to deploy and maintain readiness at all times. In order to maintain their annual readiness certification, the following is required: * Deployment Familiarization Training on military culture and protocols, command relationships, do’s & don’ts while deployed and scenario-based situations. * Advanced leadership training and advanced casework training must be completed. * All trainings must be recertified annually to ensure continued readiness * Once activated for deployment, employees will meet regularly with senior leadership to ensure readiness and ability to backfill OCONUS SAF-IS Mobile and Reserve positions as needed. * Additional training with site specific scenarios with the current employee members at their deployment location is required. * Additional deployment medical requirements must be met. * Must obtain a no-fee passport prior to deployment and a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) upon arrival. The salary range for this position is $47,900 -$65,010. Deployment and Readiness Incentives are available while deployed. Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. The annual salary will be pro-rated depending on the amount of time worked and will paid bi-weekly. Upon returning from your deployment, you will be placed in an inactive status and will no longer be receiving payment. 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: At minimum, three years of related experience required.

Management Experience: N/A A current, valid driver’s license with good driving record is required. Skills and Abilities: 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 Conditions: Work is performed both outdoors and indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. Conditions during deployment may be harsh, uncomfortable and stressful in conflict areas. 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. Core Competencies *Adaptability: Successful candidates must adjust to new situations quickly and have the ability to tackle the challenges these situations present. *Independent Problem Solving: Successful candidates are capable of handling high-pressure situations by knowing who to engage in dialogue and up with actionable solutions *Teamwork: Successful candidates have the ability to collaborate with team members, volunteers, and military personnel to achieve SAF/IS mission. * Servant Leader: Successful candidates must be leaders who put others and the mission first. Someone who understands that deployment is a hardship, and our mission is to support our military personnel in uncomfortable situations and circumstances. 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 5% match * Paid Family Leave * Employee Assistance * Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term * Service Awards and recognition Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day. 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.

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