Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Local Program Coordinator


(32.06525,-81.16483)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

41 Park of Commerce WaySuite 200Savannah, GA 31405

About

REPORTS TO:Disaster Program Manager

SUMMARY: Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire. Every 40 minutes, and injury from a fire is reported. Nearly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to home fires. Damage from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual salary of many Fortune 500 companies.

For the past 20 years, these numbers have remained relatively stagnant.

By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the American Red Cross and our coalition partners will attack that stagnation. In an unprecedented, nationwide effort to combine technology and innovation with old-fashioned neighbor-to-neighbor outreach, we will save lives, reduce injuries, and cut back on needless losses.

The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Local Program Coordinator manages the planning, implementation and evaluation of our local campaign efforts. The coordinator will seek out and establish local coalitions in communities across 17 counties, including fire departments, houses of worship, businesses, schools, military groups, neighborhood leaders and others. They will then work with our partners to pinpoint campaign locations utilizing data from five years of home fire responses with demographic risk factors like poverty and high median age. The coordinator will ensure the logistical needs of each campaign are met including volunteers and resources.

Managing our volunteer workforce, the coordinator will send teams into neighborhoods with home safety checklists, family disaster plan templates, and smoke alarms. This individual must be nimble, as campaigns must be coordinated in areas that experience a loss of life at any time and with short notice. This team role is vital to the organization and requires excellent critical thinking skills. Anyone interested in this position must be able to analyze data, interpret trends and propose action to mitigate potential community risks. Those wishing to serve in this capacity will be given significant leeway to develop their strategy and implement their service delivery plan, with guidance from the Disaster Program Manager. Strong interpersonal skills are required due to the significant volunteer pool they are given to develop, maintain, train and dispatch.

TIME COMMITMENT: 20-40 hours a week between the hours of 9 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some weekend commitment required, but will remain flexible in nature.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and basic internet skills required. Willing to learn how to work within a database such as Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and independently and to take initiative within established parameters.
  • Ability to work with paid and volunteer staff in a busy, nonprofit service delivery setting.
  • Able to analyze data, interpret trends and propose action.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.
  • Pass a national background check.
  • Previous administrative experience preferred, but not required.
  • Previous project management experience preferred, but not required.

REQUIRED INTERNSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Highly motivated student studying Public Administration, Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related field.
  • Graduate Students preferred.
  • 3.5 Overall GPA.

BENEFITS:

  • Valuable experience working with the most widely recognized humanitarian organization.
  • Opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to practical experiences.
  • Experience working with a diverse audience.
  • Enhance leadership, planning and organizational skills.

Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Professional Development
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours a week
  • Microsoft Office, Excellent verbal and written skills
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