Thursday, October 24, 2019

Office of International Disability Rights Act.. October 2019


CALL TO ACTION!!

 
In 2017, then US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson eliminated the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, a position established under the Obama Administration and held by long-time disability activist, Judith Heumann. USICD wrote to both Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Pompeo with our concerns and no acknowledgment or response was ever received. The Trump administration has not appointed a Special Advisor. Letters can be found on our website.

USICD is asking our members, the US disability community and our allies, to respond by communicating your support for the bipartisan Office of International Disability Rights Act (HR 3373). The Bill was introduced on 20 June 2019 by Congresswoman Dina TItus (D-NV) and has six co-sponsors as of today. We have one Republican co-sponsor (Representative Don Young R-AK) and need more to show strong bipartisan support for the bill.

The Office of International Disability Act establishes a permanent office at the US Department of State. The bill also requires the appointment of a Special Advisor and mandatory disability inclusion training for all civil service, foreign service personnel, and chiefs of mission. Read the Office of International Disability Rights Act.

Please visit the USICD Call to Action web page to learn more and to download the Call to Action Packet. The packet contains a letter from USICD's President, Dr. Patricia Morrissey and a sample letter to send to members of the House of Representatives. The last page of the packet contains a list of Representatives we would like you to contact as soon as possible. Please share this important announcement with your friends, family and colleagues! 

Establishing a permanent Office of International Disability Rights has been a key advocacy priority for USICD.
 



American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 10/24/2019


Disaster Program Specialist – Philadelphia, PA

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.


Search for: RC31272

Disaster Program Specialist – Harrisburg, PA

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.


Search for: RC30409

Disaster Program Specialist – Swansea, IL

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.


Search for: RC30781


Disaster Program Specialist – Endicott, NY

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.


Search for: RC31247

Disaster Program Manager – Endicott, NY

The Disaster Program Manager position is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in the Southern Tier: will cover 10 counties—Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Otsego, Broome, Delaware and Susquehanna (in Northeast PA). The territory is based on the regional configuration. Leads and manages a primarily volunteer team.


Search for: RC31564

Disaster State Relations Liaison – Portland, ME

The Disaster State Relations Liaison develops and implements department, service or program overall strategic goals and objectives. Develops and implements initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery within the Chapter’s jurisdiction. Advances assigned programs or services to meet goals and objectives.  Develops program/service-specific objectives for new initiatives. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. May oversee the work assignment and performance of staff and volunteers. Represents the Red Cross and promotes services and programs to the communities within the Chapter’s jurisdiction.


Search for: RC31864

Disaster Program Manager, Youngstown, OH

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.



Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager - Charleston, WV

Job Summary: Responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Disaster Workforce engagement in an assigned geographic region. Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for supporting the disaster workforce. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Disaster Workforce priorities, this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.


Disaster Program Specialist - Cleveland, OH

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. These functions are performed under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager with technical support from the region and division. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and will work closely with, and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level. The DPS may serve in capacity as Disaster Program Manager when the DPM is unavailable.

  
State Mass Care Planner - Springfield, IL

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Mass Care in an assigned geographic region. This position serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for the Mass Care function. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Mass Care, this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle. Specific functions of this position include program implementation, remote team building of employees and volunteers, and soliciting feedback from end customers.



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.

Washington, DC Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit, 11.16.19


Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Washington, D.C. Diaspora Summit 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052


The increase in emigration from Puerto Rico has created opportunities for Puerto Ricans living in the United States.

Given the importance that population size and growth have in the social and political discourse in the United States, this increase in the size of the Puerto Rican population throughout the country will contribute to make Puerto Ricans more visible politically, socially, economically, and culturally.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria may have brought destruction and devastation to Puerto Rico, but they also brought opportunities for the building of a stronger Puerto Rico and Diaspora.





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American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 12/12/2019

Disaster Program Manager – Endicott, NY The Disaster Program Manager position is responsible for the implementation of the disaster ...

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