Onboarding and Placement Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Cascades Region

The Onboarding and Placement Coordinator interviews potential volunteers, provides a Department Overview once a volunteer is selected and engages new volunteers by providing assignments matching their motivation and interests.

Key Responsibilities

Develop, implement and provide oversight to regional tasks ensuring all new volunteer applicants are interviewed, placed in an activity for engagement, provided a supervisor and department overview within established standards.

Active participation on the Disaster Workforce Engagement Team.

Engage volunteers to accomplish assigned tasks.

Collaborate to ensure worker satisfaction with tasks and active involvement, providing timely feedback, and monitoring the completion of training.

Participate in the annual Volunteer Needs Assessment and Recruitment Plan activities.

Serve as the primary regional representative (or assign designee) on Division Disaster Readiness Workgroups


Knowledge of Red Cross Disaster Services and Regional Programs and Activities

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things that she/she sees as challenging.

Treats all kinds and classes of people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and both sexes.

Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behavior quickly; watches others for their reactions to his/her performance and adjusts; seeks feedback.

Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team; sets clear expectations; deals with problems in a timely manner; regularly reviews individual performance and holds timely discussions.

Clearly and comfortably delegates tasks and decisions; broadly shares responsibility and accountability; trusts people to perform; lets direct reports finish their own work.

Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during stressful times; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team members; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working with and for.

Sees ahead clearly; anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; creates competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

Effectively copes with change; can shift gears comfortable; decides and acts without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Good organizational skills

Computer savvy-knowledgeable and familiar with Red Cross training databases.


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Development Opportunities

Team building

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About American Red Cross - Cascades Region


3131 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227, US

Mission Statement

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. The Red Cross workforce is made up of over 90% volunteers, meaning our mission is carried out by community members like yourself.


Emergency & Safety
Community, Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


815 Southwest Bond StreetBend, OR 97702



  • Disaster Response




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 5 hrs a week (ideally worked over several days).

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