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American Red Cross Project Coordinator, Lifesaving Awards Program in Fairfield, New Jersey

By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

Job Description:
The American Red Cross is a strong network of volunteers, donors and partners who are always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Many jobs require up to date lifesaving skills because they address health emergencies every day - people such as health care providers, first responders, and lifeguards. Others, including teachers and babysitters, are entrusted with precious young lives that could require aid on a moment's notice.
Those of us who don't face health emergencies every day can also benefit from Red Cross training. With a wide array of Lifeguarding, Caregiving and Babysitting, and Swimming and Water Safety courses the Red Cross can provide you with the training and skills you need to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

We are currently seeking a Project Coordinator, Lifesaving Awards Program. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, the position is virtual work from home but will require travel into Fairfield, NJ or Washington, DC offices.

The Project Coordinator, Lifesaving Awards Program, is responsible for the continued development and execution of a process to elevate the National Lifesaving Awards program, highlighting the importance of our life-saving mission. Reporting to the Manager, eCommerce Process Development and Lifesaving Award Program and working with Training Services Leadership, the position will be responsible for improving upon the current program that recognizes individuals and groups who have help to save or sustain a life. The position will be responsible for working with subject matter experts within the larger Red Cross organization to map an efficient and effective process that will ensure success of the program within Training Services, across the Red Cross enterprise, and with external stakeholders. The position is responsible for improving upon mechanisms to track awards from submission to presentation, including ensuring compliance with organizational requirements.

Continually maintain and improve upon the process to track all components of the National Lifesaving Awards program. Work with Red Cross Regional Point of Contacts to evaluate current process and update accordingly.
Identify an application that will continue to automate the process from submission to presentation of the awards reducing the time it takes to turn the awards around from submission to presentation.
Work with marketing resources to ensure inventory levels of award materials, including medals and pins, are maintained.
Work to ensure that all submissions are moving through the approval process and that all tasks, if submission approved, are completed. Tasks include obtaining recognition certificates, composing recognition citations, and ensuring the contents of said packages arrive prior to presentations.
Work with marketing resources to create visual materials, including videos, that will promote the program to internal and external constituents. This should include all staff and volunteers across the enterprise, as well as all Training Services customers.
Develop and implement a campaign plan with stakeholders that will increase the visibility of the program, both internally and externally.
Build upon existing Lifesaving Awards to enhance and showcase significant save stories through various media in conjunction with national, regional communications as well as stakeholders from each line of service.
Track, report and provide analysis on monthly performance. Work with department leadership to resolve issues related to process breakdowns.
Coordinate with regional partners to ensure presentations/events fall within guidelines and speak to the 'One Red Cross' initiative.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum 3-5 years' experience.
Experience in project management a plus. Certified Project Management certification preferred.
Proven ability to work with internal business units and with staff at all levels of the organization.
Experience in the creation and execution of projects.
Strong organizational and excellent customer service skills a must.
Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic and multidimensional environment.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
Strong teamwork and collaboration required.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and process tracking software.
Knowledge of nonprofit structures and operations preferred.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and team spirit. We offer our employee's a competitive salary, wide range of generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with match; paid time off, holidays and floating holidays. Also, we encourage professional development and provide growth opportunities. To be considered for this position, please visitto apply.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

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Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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