The Red Cross Utah Preparedness and Response Corps AmeriCorps program is dedicated to building resilient communities by providing disaster preparedness education to under-served populations in Utah.
Disaster Preparedness (8 positions – Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City, St. George) Disaster Preparedness members are primarily responsible for educating community members in under-served populations in disaster preparedness education skills. Members will work with community organizations to arrange and lead disaster preparedness presentations as well as recruit volunteers from those groups who will help the member build community teams and further preparedness education in those neighborhoods.
Communications (1 position – Salt Lake City)
This position, while also educating community members in disaster preparedness education and working with community partners, will be primarily responsible for communications on behalf of the AmeriCorps members. They will work with the Communications Director to ensure proper preparedness information is disseminated to community members and the community is aware of member activities and volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross.
Masters of Disaster (1 position – Salt Lake City)
This position will focus on the Red Cross Masters of Disaster program and educating school children (grades K – 8) on how to be prepared for disasters and make a plan with their family. This person will work closely with our partner Be Ready Utah to arrange presentations with schools as well as lead those presentations.
- Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job, or new career
- Extensive training
- $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service)
- Living stipend (before taxes) distributed evenly every two weeks
- Basic Health Insurance (covers member only and only if no other health insurance)
- Subsidized childcare (if qualified)
- Commit to serve full-time for 1 year (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014)
- Meet the 1700 minimum hours requirement (approx. 35-40 hours per week)
- Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Must be at least 17 years of age at the start of service
- Have a valid Driver’s License & clean driving record
- Pass required criminal background checks