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American Red Cross CARES Program Specialist in Statewide, New Jersey

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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?

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Job Description:


As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!

We are currently seeking a Full-Time -CARES Program Specialist- This is a remote position, and you will need to be available to work in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.


Reports to the Senior Director, Service Delivery Support Services and is responsible for providing support in the collection and analysis of cardiac arrest survival data from participating states in the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program.

Maintains complete and accurate program records. Conducts program outreach and research and ensures that data, mandatory operational and statistical reports are accurate. Serves as liaison between the American Red Cross and the Cardiac Arrest Registry and works with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge about the program.

Performs all duties and responsibilities in compliance with policies and procedures.


  • Recruit agencies and hospitals to participate in the CARES program.

  • Provide training and programmatic support to participating agencies and hospitals.

  • Solicit data from participating agencies and hospitals, assist with data analysis and ensure data accuracy.

  • Work with external CARES staff to generate national and state level reporting and other data requests.

  • Coordinate with CARES Program Specialists to ensure consistency and coverage of the overall Red Cross supported initiative.

  • Share CARES program information in the form of manuals, data definitions, publications, when necessary.

  • Conduct outreach and marketing and attend meetings (virtual, phone and in person, when necessary) to represent the CARES program and the Red Cross.

  • Provide programmatic updates to all stakeholders on a regular basis.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

• Standard Schedule- 9:00am to 5:00pm EST -Monday - Friday,

• Pay Information: The salary range for this position is $21.30-$23.43 an hour

Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the work is performed. The stated salary range in this posting is an average. The specific salary information will be shared at the time of phone screening based upon your location and qualifications.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

  • Experience: Minimum 1 year related professional or technical experience in education, training, public health, health and safety instruction, or relevant field required. Project management skills is a plus.

  • Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and presentation skills.

  • Proficient computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize MS Office suite, Salesforce, or similar client relationship management applications.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to use fingers to grasp, move and manipulate small objects. The employee must use the stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified .

WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE: Experience in the medical field is a plus.


We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

• Medical, Dental Vision plans

• Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

• PTO + Holidays

• 401K with 5% match

• Paid Family Leave

• Employee Assistance

• Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

• Service Awards and recognition

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

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