SAF/IS Regional Program Specialist, Mobile
Company: American Red Cross
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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The SAF-IS Senior Regional Program Specialist assists in the
delivery of American Red Cross programs and services to meet the
needs of United States military members, veterans and their
families in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures, but
will focused on supporting the delivery of International Services
(IS) U.S. programs and services to include International
Humanitarian Law (IHL), Youth Action Campaign (YAC) and Restoring
Family Links (RFL). This is accomplished through managing
volunteers and working with other Red Cross departments to support
strong visibility for SAF/IS U.S. in the community.
The American Red Cross is currently seeking a full-time Regional
Program Specialist in our Central Florida Region to support the
Service to Armed Forces and International Services (SAF-IS)
missions throughout the Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Haven area. This
position is regional, but also part of our mobile staff which
requires meeting strict medical and security clearances prior to
employment. In a mobile role, worldwide deployment is a condition
of employment. Mobile staff members deploy for 6 months at a time,
typically within the first 6 months and once every 18 months after
that, however the length and frequency is dependent on business
The SAF-IS Regional Program Specialist assists in the delivery of
American Red Cross programs and services to meet the needs of
United States military members, veterans and their families in
accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures, but will focused
on supporting the delivery of International Services (IS) U.S.
programs and services to include International Humanitarian Law
(IHL), Youth Action Campaign (YAC) and Restoring Family Links
(RFL). This is accomplished through managing volunteers and working
with other Red Cross departments to support strong visibility for
SAF/IS U.S. in the community.
The RPS also serves as part of the Hero Care Center Contingency
Team. Will act as the first line of supervision and support to
provide casework expertise and manage volunteers and other staff
members during surge situations and disaster responses. Supports
Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) as necessary in accordance with the
DCS COOP SAF responsibilities. Maintains deployment readiness at
all times by completing medical requirements, clearance
requirements and by completing ongoing training requirements to
maintain proficiency with casework and relationship management.
1. Relationship Management and Community Outreach: Serves as the
"face" of the Red Cross throughout your region.
* Cultivates relationships and partnerships with external
constituents in the local community, including government
organizations, corporate partners, civic organizations and other
community charitable and nonprofit agencies with the purpose of
furthering the mission of the Red Cross. Outreach includes command
meetings, education briefings, presentations or information
sessions. Will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining
effective command relationships during deployment.
2. Volunteer Management:
* Develops and implements a strategic volunteer program to engage
and enable delivery of all Red Cross programs and services on a
* Recruits and trains volunteers in the delivery of SAF programs
and services, Preparedness, Health & Safety Services, Disaster
Cycle Services, and providing support to Armed Forces Blood
* Supervises volunteer staff in their daily work
3. Service Delivery Management: Ensures the delivery of SAF core
services to all clients within their jurisdiction.
* Supports other lines of ARC service to ensure the delivery of
Preparedness, Health and Safety Services training, disaster
preparedness and response and Red Cross Blood Services. Services
may include conducting training, meetings, presentations, and
workshops as well as scheduling, recruitment, marketing and
providing materials and support throughout the community.
4. Hero Care Network Contingency Team: Serves as a Subject Matter
Expert (SME) during emergency situations at the SAF Hero Care
5. Deployment Readiness: Mobile staff are required to deploy and
maintain readiness at all times. In order to maintain their annual
readiness certification, the following is required:
* Deployment Familiarization Training on military culture and
protocols, command relationships, do's & don'ts while deployed and
* Advanced leadership training and advanced casework training must
* All trainings must be recertified annually to ensure continued
* Once activated for deployment, staff will meet regularly with
senior leadership to ensure readiness and ability to backfill
OCONUS SAF-IS Mobile positions as needed.
* Additional training with site specific scenarios with the current
staff members at their deployment location is required.
* Additional deployment medical requirements must be met.
* Must obtain a no-fee passport prior to deployment and a
Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) upon arrival.
6. Reporting & Admin Support: Monitors and reports on American Red
Cross Service Delivery Outcomes.
* Interact with customers and other teams to obtain data to
document outcomes and program results to ensure organizational
* Input and Evaluate Service Delivery Data for consistency
completeness, accuracy, reasonableness.
* Generate data reports on a scheduled and/ or periodic basis for
management or local command.
* Makes recommendations for continuous improvement to ensure
metrics are consistently met.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration,
human resources management, community organization, social or
health sciences, or related field; or relevant equivalent
experience is required. Current DoD Cardholder and knowledge of
Military structure, culture and lifestyle are preferred.
Experience: At minimum, three years of related experience
Management Experience: At least one year of management experience
is strongly preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Requires strong computer skills. Public
speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally
and in writing are required. Must have strong interpersonal skills
and the ability to work well in an individual or team environment.
The ability to balance multiple priorities is essential. Experience
with American Red Cross programs and services is strongly desired.
Familiarity with military culture, regulations and protocol is
Travel: Must have a valid driver's license required
Mobile staff requirements: SAF Mobile Staff perform the same basic
job responsibilities as non-mobile staff in regions. In addition to
those responsibilities, this special workforce is also required to
deploy on short term temporary assignments, serving alongside
military members who are deployed to designated theaters of
operations anywhere in the world. Mobile staff must be ready to
deploy whenever called upon, and to do so are required to meet and
maintain specific medical and other readiness requirements.
Requirements unique to mobile positions include the following:
World-wide mobility is a condition of employment. It is an
essential function of this position and employees must accept
assignments anywhere in the world where we provide services to
members of the U.S. military and their families.
Mobile staff members must be US citizens and able to
obtain/maintain a secret security clearance and no-fee U.S.
Must meet and maintain strict medical and physical requirements,
including immunizations required by the U.S. military and
Department of Defense.
Responsible for proper wear and maintenance of daily Red Cross Duty
Uniform, and live and work in harsh and stressful environment in
Periodically accompanies the military on deployments.
Some station offices are in remote locations without public
An interim Secret Security Clearance must be obtained if SSC is not
When deployed, you may be required to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days a
week. Privacy is often limited and you may have to share
accommodations with co-workers, military members, etc.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity
to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
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Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our
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