PHOENIX (April 30, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is seeking an AmeriCorps member to assist with its Service to the Armed Forces programs, impacting active military, veterans and their families across Arizona. Responsibilities include maintaining relationships with community and military partners; providing emergency communication and case management services; conducting SAF briefings; and volunteer recruitment, training and retention.
The successful candidate will possess a valid driver’s license; have knowledge of the military; be capable of working with a variety of people; and have communications and public speaking skills. Also required are the ability to work on projects with supervision or independently; computer and technology skills; conflict resolution skills; basic administrative skills; customer service skills; a willingness to learn; and a track record of collaborating with others, even in stressful situations.
Training will be provided, including an orientation to the Red Cross and SAF. Benefits include a stipend, health coverage and an educational award upon completion of service. A background check is mandatory, and the uniform supplied by the Red Cross must be worn. Applications from Spanish speakers are encouraged. Apply by Monday, May 6 to Grand Canyon Chapter Service to the Armed Forces Manager Noreen Watts, who can be reached at 602-347-6515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.redcross.org/gcc, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.