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Red Cross Corps AmeriCorps Member

Organization

American Red Cross

Description

Position Summary
Serving alongside paid and volunteer staff, provide direct service to clients of the American Red Cross through the accomplishment of Red Cross Corps goals and objectives. AmeriCorps members will complete projects that enhance organizational service delivery, and expand community resources while developing their professional skill base.

Red Cross Corps members commit to serving full-time (approximately 40 hrs/week) for 11 months for a minimum of 1700 hours.

Position Location(s)
Host Site Name: American Red Cross, Western KY
Host Site Address: 335 Frederica St., Owensboro KY 42301

Host Site Name: American Red Cross, South Central KY
Host Site Address: 405 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown KY 42701
Also splitting time with 615A Chestnut St, Bowling Green KY 42101

Host Site Name: American Red Cross, Louisville Area
Host Site Address: 510 East Chestnut Street, Louisville KY 40202
Also splitting time with 318 Washington St., Frankfort KY 40601

Host Site Name: American Red Cross, Bluegrass Area
Host Site Address: 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington KY 40511
Also splitting time with 107 CVB Lane, Ste. 3, London KY 40701

Host Site Name: American Red Cross, Eastern KY
Host Site Address: 4201 Blackburn Ave, Ashland KY 41101

The member will be expected to:
• Commit to successfully completing an 11 month term of service
• Deliver preparedness education to 250 adults through the Home Fire Campaign
• Deliver preparedness education to 750 youth through the Pillowcase Project
• Build local volunteer capacity to support preparedness education by training 5 new lead volunteers
• Contribute to Kentucky’s commonwealth-wide volunteer engagement plan
• Participate in Days of National Service
• Submit bi-weekly timesheets
• Attend mandatory trainings and meetings
• Participate in the local Disaster Action Team
• Be available for National Deployments (optional, 2-3 week assignments)
• Comply with all Red Cross and National Service regulations, policies and procedures

The member can expect to:
• Receive the training required to be successful in their position
• Be alerted to professional development opportunities and provided time to participate in those opportunities (20% of member time - training & professional development)
• Have an on-site supervisor available for member support
• Be treated as part of the staff
• Receive two formal evaluations (mid-year and end-year)
• Make an impact on the community in which they serve
• Hold a position that does not displace or supplant staff or volunteers

Requirements

Requirements
• AmeriCorps members are full-time and expected to serve a minimum of 1,700 hours during their 11-month term of service. Members must be available during normal business hours, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of this program, there will be times when members are required to serve after normal hours including nights and weekends, sometimes on short notice.
• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
• A U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.
• High School diploma or its equivalent required. College degree highly preferred.
• Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and reliable transportation.
• Previous successful experience working with diverse populations.
• Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent public speaking skills.
• Demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, initiative, and team-oriented.
• Multilingual a plus.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours — The typical service week is Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM with some evenings and weekends

Salary

14,000 for the 11 month term of service

Benefits

Program Benefits
• $14,000 taxable living stipend distributed bi-weekly for 11 months of service.
• Student loan deferment or forbearance for qualified loans.
• Upon successful completion of term of service, eligible for a taxable education award in the amount of $5,815 which can be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans.
• Health insurance offered.
• Childcare available if eligible.

Required Education

High School Diploma — High school diploma or equivalent

Work Location

Louisville

Application Process

Applying for the AmeriCorps program is the first step in the AmeriCorps member selection process. Please navigate to http://my.americorps.gov to apply.

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