Lead: Service to the Armed Forces - Youth Action Campaign Coordinator (Virtual)

Lead: Service to the Armed Forces - Youth Action Campaign Coordinator (Virtual)

The Regional Coordinator for the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign (YAC) coordinates the program at a regional level. The YAC informs youth ages 13-24 about IHL and encourages youth to build a peer-to-peer awareness campaign on an IHL topic.

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Locations

Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit teams of youth IHL advocates from your region to participate in the program.
  • Implement the IHL training for youth teams and help them to design their campaigns on an IHL topic.
  • Commit 2-4 hours a week with youth teams during the implementation of the campaign.
  • Take responsibility for youth registration, evaluation of the campaign, purchasing of supplies, and process for selecting who to send to DC for the annual summit.
  • Report data related to metrics to regional staff in a timely manner.
  • Communicate as necessary with Divisional Leadership
  • Participate in the monthly call during the implementation of the program.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

Relationships

Red Cross staff and volunteers, Red Cross Clubs, high schools, colleges, and community partners. 

Development Opportunities

  • Expand knowledge base about International Humanitarian Law
  • Mentor youth and develop their capacity for service
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills
  • Build relationships with the Red Cross, volunteers, and community partners

Qualifications

  • A passion for working with youth and an interest in IHL.
  • Excellent project management, group facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Must display flexibility, adaptability, initiative, and teamwork.
  • Must possess the ability to present politicized issues in compliance with the American Red Cross’s neutrality mandate.
  • Experience working with youth, the Red Cross, and IHL is preferred.

Training

  • On-boarding IHL YAC 101 training
  • IHL Youth Action Campaign Coordinator Training in EDGE
    • Returning Coordinators still need to complete EDGE training, specifically focusing on module 3, the changing annual theme
  • Divisions will hold teach backs to support the readiness of Coordinators

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