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Coordinate our Youth Preparedness Programs

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The American Red Cross in Northern Nevada provides disaster preparedness education to kids and adults through programs called the Pillowcase Project and Prepare With Pedro.

In order for these lifesaving programs to be effective, we need help coordinating and managing them. The Youth Preparedness Coordinator works directly with team members in these youth programs to engage current volunteers, train new team members for youth programs, work with community partners to schedule presentations and events, and other tasks.

The time commitment to help would be about 10 hours per month, and probably less than that.

From July 1 to August 30, we have responded to more than 35 home fires in Northern Nevada. It is clear that these programs are urgently needed. Please consider helping us help Northern Nevada's youth be more prepared and resilient.

Key responsibilities:

  • Follow all standards and procedures for implementing and delivering The Pillowcase Project and Prepare With Pedro in Northern Nevada
  • Ensure the region achieves its fiscal year target
  • Work with volunteer services to recruit volunteers and ensure all presenters are trained according to program requirements
  • Work with all Red Cross lines of service to build a robust outreach and community engagement program, for example, working with Service to the Armed Forces n to offer the program at military bases in Northern Nevada
  • Work with regional volunteers, workforce engagement leads and others within Disaster Cycle Services to ensure presentations are successfully scheduled and staffed appropriately
  • Consult with regional communications and marketing teams to promote the program and to coordinate other media coverage needs
  • Coordinate presentations in the same zip codes as the Home Fire Campaign, and build community partnerships with organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs, as well as other disaster partners
  • Attend all training webinars and workshops, at the beginning of the program period, led by the national headquarters team, and complete other required tasks, such as inventory counts, in a timely fashion
  • Ensure all data is reported to the national headquarters team each month
  • Provide national headquarters with ideas, stories and lessons learned that could improve the program, and coordinates these stories with those being reported for the Home Fire Campaign.


  • Ability to build and lead a team using a collaborative leadership style and demonstrating traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence, and compassion.
  • Capacity to envision the team's impact in their area and inspire them into action.
  • Ability to communicate how the team fits into the larger Disaster Cycle Services structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the Disaster Cycle Services Program as a whole.
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