NHQ:ISD - PREP: GDPC Visual Communications Team Lead

NHQ:ISD - PREP: GDPC Visual Communications Team Lead

This position supports the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC), an International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reference center hosted by the International Services Department (ISD) of the American Red Cross. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. The GDPC supports innovation and learning in disaster preparedness to enhance the international network of Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) national societies’ disaster management capacities through a service-oriented and demand-driven approach to building community resilience. This opportunity requires virtual participation and requires the tools and resources to perform job duties from a remote-at-home environment. The Visual Communications Team Lead will oversee the team of GDPC Visual Communications volunteers including graphic designers and video editors, who support programmatic activities and strategic social media communication. The volunteer in this role will develop the oversight and process that supports the engagement structure and strategy as outlined in the Engagement Cycle. This volunteer will provide guidance and coaching to department staff and volunteers and participate in supporting onboarding activities as assigned.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

Identify volunteer and staff resource needs for the Visual Communications Team

- Be knowledgeable about department playbook, overview, rules and regulations

- Provide guidance and tools for the Visual Communications Team volunteers to effectively manage the tasks necessary for their unique roles

- Provide coaching and guidance that creates a healthy environment for the Visual Communications Team volunteers to excel in their unique roles

- Support the Visual Communications Teams overall structure which includes the engagement/training/onboarding of volunteers

- Provide support to the GDPC with any new Visual Communications initiatives or pilot programs as needed

- Maintain regular two-way communication with GDPC staff to ensure the Visual Communications Team is actively engaged and supported



- Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually

- Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs

- Proven experience managing team in remote environment

- Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences

- Work well both individually and with others

- Relationship-building skills, working collaboratively with staff partners and other volunteers as needed

- Ability to create and/or maintain Excel spreadsheets

- Basic competency in social media



- Prior international humanitarian experience

- Prior experience in Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services

- Knowledgeable of disaster preparedness

- Comfortable working with different time zones

- Demonstrable technical skills in graphic design

- Experience in social media marketing


Department overview PDMP 2.0 Volunteer Supervisor

Development Opportunities

Community advocacy and leadership

- Relationship building

- Enhance leadership and communication skills

- Interact with and meet variety of people

- Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers, and community partners

Length of Appointment

One year appointment, contingent on successful completion of onboarding training and orientation to Visual Communication Team. Renewable annually based on satisfactory performance of position.

Time Commitment

5-10 hours per week

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