Home Fire Campaign Team Leader - Washington DC
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Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and support to a team of Disaster Cycle Services volunteers through Home Fire Campaign program delivery with a specific focus area. Focus areas for team leaders could include leadership of a specific event or initiative, or ongoing support of a specific aspect of the program like partnerships, data management, providing service in homes, and/or more.
The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within a community to assist community members to prepare for home fires and other disasters. This position is responsible for supporting and engaging the members assigned to the preparedness team, which includes ensuring assigned volunteers are provided with outstanding support and management:
1) Supervision- providing supervision to assigned volunteers including ensuring assigned volunteers are engaged in regional activities by assigning tasks to complete function activities, regular and ongoing communication of opportunities, discussing level of involvement and development, providing timely feedback and coaching;
2) On boarding to Disaster Cycle Services and the volunteer's functional area;
3) Training as required for the volunteer's functional area and in collaboration with the Disaster Workforce Engagement Team;
4) Recognition for successful completion of tasks; and in collaboration with Disaster Workforce Engagement Team for yearly region recognition;
5) Evaluation of performance in completing assigned tasks and collaborating with Disaster Workforce Engagement Team for yearly evaluation and completion of volunteer's development plan.
Completion of functional program area tasks as assigned/delegated by supervisor, including:
1) Strategic planning for assigned component(s) of Home Fire Campaign program to deliver services and achieve goals;
2) Ensure program standards and procedures are being followed;
3) Work with volunteer services and program leadership to recruit volunteers;
4) Work with team to ensure assigned events and/or activities are successfully scheduled and staffed appropriately;
5) Attend all training webinars, meetings, and workshops, led by the Regional, National, or Divisional team, and complete other required tasks, such as inventory counts, in a timely fashion;
6) Ensure all data is reported according to program parameters;
7) Provide leadership with ideas, stories, and lessons learned that could improve the program;
8) Coordinate chapter/territory program administration to ensure that all team members are equipped to meet goals, adhere to program guidelines, and aware of reporting deadlines and instructions;
9) Other duties as outlined by leadership to align with position focus area
Facilitate the identification and mentoring of new volunteer leadership
Ability to build and lead a team using a collaborative leadership style and demonstrating traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence, and compassion. Capacity to envision the team's impact in their area and inspire them into action. Ability to communicate how the team fits into the larger DCS structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the DCS Program as a whole.
About American Red Cross - ARC in the National Capital Region
8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031, US
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
We'll work with your schedule.
431 18th Street, NWWashington, DC 20006
- Safety & Disaster Education
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 40 - 60 hours over the course of 2 -3 months, once a quarter on average