Presenter: Disaster Education- Prepare with Pedro K-2nd- Glendale * Arcadia * Pomona * San Gabriel Valley

Presenter: Disaster Education- Prepare with Pedro K-2nd- Glendale * Arcadia * Pomona * San Gabriel Valley

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and/or support to Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) team members by supporting the Prepare with Pedro program. The 30-45-minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades K-2 (ages 4-7) in school classrooms and other settings by following Pedro the Penguin as he learns how to be prepared and take action during an emergency. Focus areas of being a Prepare with Pedro Team Leader could include: ensuring targets are achieved, supervising Team Members and ensuring they complete the required training, strengthening partnership outreach and building community engagement, scheduling presentations and ensuring they are staffed, coordinate media coverage needs, collaborate with Home Fire Campaign and other Disaster Services efforts, and complete all administrative support.

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Field: Disaster Response Territory 2 - North East LA County

Key Responsibilities

The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within a community to assist community members to prepare for home fires and other disasters.

  1. Provide ongoing supervision to Prepare with Pedro Team Members
  2. Follow all standards and procedures for implementing and delivering Prepare with Pedro in the region
  3. Ensure the region achieves its fiscal year target
  4. Work with volunteer services to recruit volunteers and ensure all presenters are trained according to program requirement
  5. 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 in the region to offer the program at military bases in the region
  6. Work with regional volunteers, workforce engagement leads and others within Disaster Cycle Services to ensure presentations are successfully scheduled and staffed appropriately
  7. Consult with regional communications and marketing teams to promote the program and to coordinate other media coverage needs
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ensure all data is reported to the national headquarters team each month
  11. 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


  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.
  • Ability to build and lead a team using a collaborative leadership style, required
  • Demonstrates traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence, and compassion, required
  • Capacity to envision the team's impact in their area and inspire them into action, required
  • Ability to communicate how the team fits into the larger DCS structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the DCS Program as a whole, required
  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse groups and individuals, required
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, required
  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and review program guidelines and tools, required
  • Comfortable presenting and explaining an interactive curriculum to adults preparing to present to youth in grades K-2, required
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth, preferred
  • Ability to complete reports, required
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc., required
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by local school jurisdictions


A volunteer may begin serving in the role prior to completion of required training. It is expected that the training will be completed within 12 months or as soon as training is available.

NOTE: In addition, a Team Leader must complete the training required for a Team Member.

  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (Required)
  • Everyone's Welcome (Required)
  • Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y), 60-75-minute on-line course
  • Prepare with Pedro Presenter Fundamentals Part 1 (web-based 60-90-minute or instructor led 3 hours)
  • Prepare with Pedro Presenter Fundamentals Part 2 (in-person teach-backs 3-4-hour course)
  • Prepare with Pedro: Home Fire Presentation Demonstration Video (YouTube 30-minute)
  • Review all relevant preparedness program and Prepare with Pedro materials that are posted on The Exchange.
  • Participate in regular calls and webinars with national and divisional teams
  • Accessible Instruction for an Inclusive Learning Environment (Recommended)
  • Basic Instructor Specialty Training (Recommended)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (Recommended)
  • Psychological First Aid (Recommended) Other Region-specific Training (Recommended)

Development Opportunities

Advancement within the disaster workforce, mentoring opportunities, develop technical expertise in preparedness programming, develop leadership skills, build skills through training provided.

Length of Appointment


Time Commitment

Able to commit 1 hour per month for presentations and travel time

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