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Carroll Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol, Carroll Composite Squadron
Meetings held every Tuesday @ Hilltop Assembly of God Church Hall, 300 N. Cranberry Rd., Westminster, MD from 7-9PM

Start your Adventure Today!!!

The Carroll Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is looking for a Volunteer Public Affairs Officer to become part of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

Do you have an interest in becoming part of an organization that saves over one hundred lives every year throughout the United States?

As a member of the US Air Force Auxiliary, you can take part in Air Force missions, exercises, and disaster relief efforts supporting the United States Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of Maryland, and our local municipalities. You will also help promote our adult program, our cadet program, and aerospace education within the community.

CAP offers non-military citizens stimulating training opportunities few people outside of the military can experience. Our volunteer members continuously train to build the lifesaving and Emergency Services skills necessary to aid Federal and State humanitarian agencies, Emergency Management agencies for when disasters strike, and to take part in search and rescue missions

The Public Affairs Officers will perform the following duties

  • Report directly to the Commander and function as his advisor to all internal and external public affairs matters.
  • Develop public affairs strategies to further the aims and objectives of the Carroll Composite Squadron
  • Recommend proper tactics for effective engagement to raise awareness and strengthen our reputation with community leaders and organizations
  • Identify public engagements
  • Develop and implement a public affairs schedule and communication plan
  • Prepare high-quality briefing materials for political audiences and senior internal stakeholders
  • Monitor the local political environment and provide intelligence to all relevant internal staff
  • Develop and maintain a public affairs contacts list in the Carroll County and Westminster City government and with other stakeholders
  • Develop the use of social media to support the Squadrons public affairs activities
  • Perform any other duties and projects as required by the Commander

The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Build strong relationships with external information/media outlets and internal program officers.
  • Write clear, concise, and persuasive documents
  • Develop and implement effective public affairs strategies
  • Present information in a way that is easy to understand, regardless of the media used
  • Develop and manage successful social media and other public affairs campaigns.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office effectively
  • Identify and schedule the commander or his staff for public speaking engagements and local government briefings
  • Build and coordinate the activities of their staff of Assistant Public Affairs Officers
  • Take photos and use photo editing tools

The candidate should also have the following qualities:

  • Enthusiastic about quality
  • Pro-active and initiative-taking
  • Flexible
  • Resilience and calmness under all situations

The volunteer should be prepared to meet the following expectations:

  • Attend a weekly meeting on Tuesday nights from 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM to take photos and document accomplishment for press releases of the Cadet Program
  • Attend a monthly coordination meeting with the Commander and his staff
The Civil Air Patrol offers opportunities not available anywhere else. Start your adventure today!



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About Carroll Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Location:

255 Clifton Blvd Suite 209, Westminster, MD 21158, US

Mission Statement

Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. The Carroll Composite Squadron needs YOU! Want to volunteer, serve your community and be part of the US Air Force Auxiliary? Join the Civil Air Patrol, Carroll Composite Squadron. Located in Westminster, Maryland, the Squadron is comprised of members from Carroll and Baltimore counties, and southern Pennsylvania. Adults are also needed to support the CAP mission and cadet programs. Civil Air Patrol also accepts youth ages 12 to 21 as cadets. Want to join? We invite you to be our guest for an evening at one of our weekly squadron meetings. Our staff will present you with informational pamphlets, accompany you for the evening and answer any questions you might have about the Civil Air Patrol. For more information email contact@carrollcap.org or visit https://carroll.cap.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capcarrollcomposite.

Description

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 100 lives annually.
Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adult members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact, less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Your participation will help support and carry out the Civil Air Patrol's three missions: emergency services, the cadet program and aerospace education. Its volunteers also perform missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.
While there are many youth programs in America, the CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The Civil Air Patrol is a great way for youth to learn, to lead, to experience the thrill of flying, and have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hilltop Assembly of God Church Hall300 N Cranberry RdWestminster, MD 21157

(39.5535,-76.9864)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Attend a weekly meeting on Tuesday nights from 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM to take photos and document accomplishment for press releases of the Cadet Program.   Attend a monthly, and as needed meetings, with the Commander. Estimate 3 hours per week. 
  • Membership in the Civil Air Patrol is required. There is an annual fee for membership of $65. This is a uniformed position. Uniforms are the responsibility of the volunteer.

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