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American Red Cross - Alaska Region


Purpose: To provide program support and leadership for the DAT program within an assigned DAT response area(s). The DAT Leader supports the DAT program under the direction of the DAT Coordinator.

Reports To:
Disaster Action Team Coordinator: Southcentral
Responsibilities: Disaster Action Teams(DAT) provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires,
ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and
This position is responsible for supporting and engaging the workers assigned to the team. The Disaster
Action Team Leader in collaboration with the DAT Coordinator will assist with the implementation of overall
DAT program strategy within a chapter/territory. Team Leaders are responsible for the execution of assigned
tasks which may include:
1. Providing supervision to include ensuring assigned volunteers are engaged in regional activities by
assigning tasks to complete activities in support of the DAT program to ensure readiness for DAT responses;
2. Providing regular and ongoing communication of opportunities, discussing level of involvement and
development, providing timely feedback and coaching;
3. On boarding/mentoring volunteers to Disaster Cycle Services and the volunteer's chosen functional area;
4. Ensuring training is completed as required for the volunteer's functional area in collaboration with the
Disaster Workforce Engagement Team;
5. Providing recognition for successful completion of tasks; and in collaboration with Disaster Workforce
Engagement Team for yearly region recognition;
6. Providing evaluation of performance in completing assigned tasks and collaborating with Disaster
Workforce Engagement Team for yearly evaluation and completion of volunteer's development plan;
7. Attending regularly scheduled DAT/Team meetings and training required by the Region.
Time Commitment: Commitment as determined by Chapter Disaster Manager/Chairperson/Vice Chairperson. Could be
minimum of 8 hours per week or as needed

* Build and lead a team using a collaborative leadership style.
* Build effective relationships with groups and individuals who can help with related DAT program goals.
* Follow and implement requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
* Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
* Monitor and correct performance to manage conflict.

Relationships: Works closely with other DAT Leaders and Members to ensure team goals are achieved.
Length of Apptmt: As determined by chapter. Once trained may remain active as long as required training is updated
Development Opp: Further leadership opportunities within the Region to include Disaster Action Team Chapter/Territory
Coordinator, Disaster Action Team Manager, DAT Duty Officer.

Requirements: Meet DAT Member requirements

  • Concept of Operations Basics (WBT, ILT)
  • DAT Basics (PDF course located on The Exchange)
  • Psychological First Aid (WBT, ILT)
  • Mass Care: An Overview (WBT)
  • Recovery Services: An Overview (WBT)
  • RC View DAT Dispatch Training (required when the region enters the Readiness Initiative for DAT Dispatch)

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Community Crisis Support Disaster Relief


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235 E 8th AvenueSuite 200AnchorageAnchorage, AK 99501



  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per week

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