NHQ:ISD - RFL: Virtual Event Coordination Volunteer

NHQ:ISD - RFL: Virtual Event Coordination Volunteer

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services (ISD) department, specifically the Restoring Family Links (RFL) Program. This is a remote (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. The Restoring Family Links program helps reconnect families separated by war, disaster, and migration. The Virtual Event Coordination Volunteer will support the RFL Lead Caseworker by planning, coordinating, promoting and executing internal and external virtual events in coordination with the Lead Caseworker. Events may include one monthly RFL Forum, speakers panels of varying topics and RFL focused webinars as needed.

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Locations

Alcona County,Alger County,Allegan County ,Alpena County,Ann Arbor Office,Ann Arbor VA Medical Center,Antrim County,Arenac County,Baraga County,Barry County,Battle Creek Air National Guard Base,Battle Creek VA Medical Center,Bay County,Benzie County,Berrien County,Branch County,Calhoun County,Cass County,Charlevoix County,Cheboygan County,Chippewa County,Clare County,Clinton County,Crawford County,Detroit Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS),East Central Bay Chapter ,East Central Bay Chapter Office,Eaton County,Emmet County,Galdwin County,Galdwin County,Genesse County,Grand Traverse County,Gratiot County,Gratiot County Office (Alma),Hillsdale County,Huron County,Ingham County,Ionia County,Iosco County,Isabella County,Jackson County,Jackson County Office,John D. Dingell Detroit VA Medical Center,Kalamazoo County,Kalkaska County,Kent County,Lake County,Lansing Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS),Lapeer County,Leelanau County,Lenawee County,Livingston County,Livingston County Office,Luce County,Mackinac County,Macomb County,Manistee County,Marquette County,Mason County,Mecosta County,Mid-Michigan Chapter ,Mid-Michigan Chapter Office,Midland County,Missaukee County,Montcalm County,Montmorency County,Muskegon County,Muskegon VA Clinic,Newaygo County,Northern Michigan Chapter,Northern Michigan Chapter Office,Oakland County,Oceana County,Ogemaw County ,Osceola County,Oscoda County,Otsego County,Otsego County Office (Gaylord),Ottawa County,Presque Isle County,Regional ,Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity,Roscommon County,Saginaw County,Saginaw VA Medical Center,Sanilac County,Schoolcraft County,Selfridge Air National Guard Base,Shiawassee County ,Shiawassee County Office,Southeast Michigan Chapter,Southeast Michigan Chapter Office,Southwest Michigan Chapter,Southwest Michigan Chapter Office,St. Clair County,St. Joseph County,Tuscola County,Van Buren County,Washtenaw County,Wayne County,West Michigan Chapter ,West Michigan Chapter Office,Wexford County,Wyoming VA Clinic

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage audience during virtual events, including Q&A sessions and questions coming through the chat.
  • Moderate panel discussions when necessary.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in International conflict and migration.
  • Identify potential guest speakers and maintain record of outreach contacts.
  • Prepare surveys; as well as gather and analyze survey feedback to plan future events.
  • Conduct research on potential event topics.
  • Seek new opportunities for virtual events which can broaden the reach of the RFL program internally and externally.
  • Research and identify relevant virtual events which could be useful forums for American Red Cross participation

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience planning, coordinating and executing online events
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Background in International affairs or refugee/migration fields
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency with meeting hosting platforms such as Microsoft Teams, and Zoom
  • Project Management skills
  • Highly organized 
  • Comfortable working in a small, remote team and in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

 

Preferred

  • Previous communications/marketing experience
  • Previous experience managing speaker panels or speakers bureaus
  • Enjoys networking with multiple internal and external partners

Training

International Services provides standard orientation to the American Red Cross and International Services Department (ISD).

Restoring Family Links overview and training provided through a combination of self-paced online trainings and virtual meetings with RFL team members.

Development Opportunities

  • Learning opportunity related to International Red Cross and Crescent operations.
  • Enhance communication skills  
  • Enhance networking skills
  • Enhance planning skills
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Interact with a variety of different people and organizations from various backgrounds.

Length of Appointment

Minimum one year commitment, renewable

Time Commitment

2-4 hours per week with some business hours availability as well as some nights/weekends/flexible

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