What Role Does a Civilian Play in Our Mission?

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Evan Koepke serves as Team Rubicon’s Operations Planning Associate at HQ and brings a wide array of emergency management planning to his role.

It was 104 degrees in the former Team Rubicon office in Inglewood, CA when a simple question drove me into Jake Wood’s office. I’d fallen into a combat veteran’s world on arrival to headquarters – a new culture, a new language, a new way of getting things done. Me, a young civie standing beside men and women advanced far beyond their years, and my own. I felt strangely at home – and yet apart. I was left asking: what part does the non-veteran play in TR’s evolving story?

So there I stood, at the end of an excruciatingly long day, with the question posed. Jake looked up somewhat surprised, paused, and said: “Well, you can’t have the discussion about veteran reintegration without them being present.” The conversation progressed, but the idea of an ongoing dialogue struck me. I thought I knew what that word meant. I had no clue.

I arrived to organized chaos in Moore, OK. The best kind there is. Good men and women giving their best beside people they’d never met, for people they’d never know. Long days and hard work forged friendships unlike any other I’ve experienced. I was with family. I was home.

More than a few tears were shed during Operation: Starting Gun. They fell for comrades lost, community found, shared pain, and boatloads of stress. But among the non-veterans, many came from stepping through the looking glass. There is no preparation in our society for the moment when a person, who you’ve come to love and respect as family in a matter of hours or days, reveals the truth. That the strength, wisdom, and resilience, forged in them by adversity is matched by inconceivable trauma. That their brilliant spirit could be snuffed by a single moment gone wrong, a single thought too far. We saw, and we understood, for the first time. We could no longer be passive observers. And most of us cried.

Since those days I have seen much more: a mother rejoicing at the discovery of a community awaiting her children returning from the war, men crying at the thought of what would happen if TR disappeared, veterans hugging a hazed civilian medic – calling him their brother; a young homeless veteran giving every ounce of effort to the mission; and his teammate, a young non-veteran, making sure he had a home to return to.

I’m still learning what the word “dialogue” means, but I’m beginning to understand my part. I remember hearing, “What better job in the world than to build a bridge? Bring land over water. Bring worlds together.” By observing, listening, learning, reaching out, and bearing witness, Team Rubicon’s non-veteran members will always have a key role in bridging the gap. We help merge the best of all worlds – a key to our success in disaster response. But, more importantly, we can help others take their first steps off the sidelines of a conversation that will define our nation for years to come.

We’re Hiring: Major Gifts Officer

Team Rubicon’s Major Gifts Officer is a new position within its fast-growing headquarters team.  The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for building, implementing and managing all aspects of Team Rubicon’s major gifts program.  This will include developing a comprehensive and dynamic plan to identify, cultivate, and steward major gifts to meet our ambitious revenue goals.

This person must be able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, be a superb communicator, and be able to articulate the complexities of Team Rubicon’s unique dual mission of veteran reintegration and disaster relief.  Currently, Team Rubicon has more donor prospects than it can effectively manage, and the Major Gifts Officer with work with the Director of Development and the founders to establish a fundraising vision and strategy capable of taking Team Rubicon to the next tier.

Team Rubicon has a unique culture that requires individuals foolish enough to think they can change the world, and smart enough to have a chance.  Every day is a challenge, but every month brings new opportunities for an organization that is quickly becoming a household name in disaster response and veteran reintegration.

Only the most awesome candidates should apply.  Period.  This position may be based out of Los Angeles or New York with the opportunity (and requirement) to travel between locations on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a major giving strategy, ensuring a specific plan for current, lapsed, and potential donors.
  • Manage an active pipeline of prospects.
  • Participate in an average of 10 personal Major Donors visits per month.
  • Develop and implement a solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospect, including preliminary research, preparation of written proposal informational materials, and other materials needed to secure major gifts.
  • Maintain excellent major donor relations through personal contacts, phone calls, email and letter correspondence.
  • Manage personal acknowledgements for Major Donor gifts.
  • Build and manage internal and external networks to assist in identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and support.
  • Manage and implement the Year-End Major Donor Mailing, as well as additional appeal mailings throughout the year.
  • Organize at least 6 small cultivation events per year in supporters’ homes.
  • Manage and implement Major Donor Benefits, including lecture series and programmatic invitations.
  • Manage all major gift tracking processes and reports.
  • Stay informed about the organization’s programs so as to be able to effectively represent them to donors.
  • Manage the Major Donor budget and ensure compliance for mailings and events.
  • Assist with engaging Board of Directors for Major Donor campaign and fundraising events.
  • Support Chief Executive Officer by overseeing Board of Directors campaigns, stewardship and reporting, as needed.
  • In conjunction with Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development, establish and meet annual goals for major and planned giving programs as developed within the annual budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Capacities

  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player
  • Meticulous organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain robust systems
  • Leadership experience; takes initiative and has the ability to work independently
  • Open to feedback and willing to learn; flexibility with tasks assigned
  • Solid understanding of nonprofit membership organizations: programs, fundraising, and operations
  • Ethical
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Builds relationships
  • A solid understanding of veteran issues is a must

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or higher (Degree from School of Hard Knocks considered; situation dependent)
  • 5 years success operating and managing an individual giving program, with success in making one-to-one asks of donors.
  • Salesforce Ninja
  • The ability to pick up the phone
  • Experience working in and understanding the nonprofit sector.
  • Versed in the Veteran space, a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, board members and general public, including public speaking experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain discretion and handle confidential material
  • Proven initiative and excellent time-management skills
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to work with teams, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and ensure high-quality work.
  • Emotional maturity and agility in working in a fast-paced environment.

Working Conditions

  • Works at TR Headquarters in Los Angeles, but the duties associated with this role may have this person on the road.
  • Works a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor and participate in fundraising activities.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter demonstrating exceptional writing skills and how you meet the criteria of this position to: jobs@TeamRubiconUSA.org with “MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER” as the email title.

Bitcoin Donation Creates Foundation for Team Rubicon Global


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Bitcoin Donation Creates Foundation for Team Rubicon Global

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2014 – Team Rubicon’s goal to replicate its disaster response model in other countries took a great leap forward this week with the first donation to Team Rubicon Global. The donation is as unique as Team Rubicon, coming in the form of 109 bitcoins from the bitcoin community. The donation wallet was created by Vaurum, a crypto-currency company based in Palo Alto.

Bitcoins are a digital currency that allow users to conduct transactions online, peer-to-peer. Like other currencies, its value fluctuates and it can be converted to cash. Vaurum’s donation wallet for Team Rubicon Global was valued at $71,500 upon conversion.

“We’re pleased with the way this campaign turned out – bitcoiners around the world came together to pitch in and help out with a very tragic situation that occurred in the Philippines,” said Avish Bhama, Vaurum founder and CEO. “Team Rubicon has put together great initiatives to help with rebuilding efforts, and the donation wallet was a simple way to facilitate donations via bitcoin – we received hundreds of contributions from anonymous bitcoiners around the world.”

The funds will be applied to engage Filipino military veterans in construction and medical projects—vital as the Philippines continue to recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

“Since our start four years ago, we have always sought innovative methods to improve disaster response, and provide military veterans with a renewed sense of purpose,” said William McNulty, Team Rubicon cofounder and managing director of TR Global. “Thanks to the generosity of the bitcoin community, we are better poised to help our colleagues around the world.”

Team Rubicon was founded in the wake of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake with a dual mission: to apply the skills of military veterans to disaster response; and to help ease the reintegration of veterans through continued service at home.

While initially established for American military veterans, veterans from the United Kingdom, Norway, and the Philippines have worked with Team Rubicon—including in Haiti, the Philippines, and after Hurricane Sandy in NY. Many have experienced the same difficulties transitioning from military to civilian life and a desire to continue serving.

“More than 40 countries made up the coalition in Iraq and Afghanistan, creating millions of veterans with skills and experiences that are incredibly effective during disaster,” said McNulty, “Through the development of Team Rubicon Global, we can help more disaster survivors while helping these veterans regain the community, mission, and sense of self that many have lost upon leaving the service.”

To learn more about Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.

About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.

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We’re Hiring: Division Administrator and Accounting Associate

We’re hiring three Division Administrators and an Accounting Associate. Interested in getting on the Team? Read on.

Division Administrator

Team Rubicon’s Division Administrator (DA) is a new, full-time position on our fast-growing team. With ten regions and 15,000 members across the country, it’s time to expand our staff outside of Los Angeles.

We are organizing three divisions to support our regions:

  • Division One: Region I, II, III and IV (East Coast) -  based in Washington DC
  • Division Two: Region V, VI and VII (Central) – based in Dallas
  • Division Three: Region VIII, IX and X (West Coast & Mountain States) – based in Los Angeles

DAs will report to the Director of Division Administration, who reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). This person will be responsible for developing and executing strategy at the divisional level. They will have significant input to national strategy, and are expected to communicate needs, build solutions, and push back with opinions about the best path forward.

DAs will be accountable for successful development of the Division by supporting the efforts of Regional Administrators (one per region, each supported by a regional team). This job calls for a visionary and strategist with humor and patience, and someone with the ability to build, motivate, and challenge a team.

A successful DA must thrive in an uncertain environment with limited guidance and constantly evolving priorities. This person must be excited by the challenge of building effective systems, managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and supporting our dual mission of veteran reintegration and disaster relief.

Team Rubicon has a unique culture that requires individuals foolish enough to think they can change the world, and smart enough to have a chance. Every day is a challenge, but every month brings new opportunities for an organization that is quickly becoming a household name in disaster response and veteran reintegration. Only the most awesome candidates should apply. Period.

Location
A relocation allowance is not provided. Divisions will be based in the following areas:

  • Division I will be based in Washington DC
  • Division II will be based in Dallas
  • Division III will be based in Los Angeles

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement annual planning process, division growth strategy, and budget allocations
  • Support regional execution of national program initiatives related to training, engagement & others
  • Create resource requests and propose solutions or courses of action to meet division needs
  • Establish credibility with Regional Administrators (one per region), collaborate, drive accountability
  • Support professional development of RA skills required for successful organizational growth
  • Visit Team Rubicon headquarters at least once per quarter – significant input into national strategy
  • Accelerate division development by driving creation and distribution of case studies & best practices
  • Guide RAs on key changes in national and divisional objectives and strategies
  • Identify what needs standardization across regions, and what unique elements should be preserved
  • Demand excellence, innovation, and communication across regions and with other divisions
  • Support regional understanding of effective teambuilding and development tactics and techniques

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in the military, non-profit or business community
  • Experience building a new company, product line, business unit, or other startup organization
  • History of challenging established systems and processes, ability to envision new approaches
  • Passion for supporting development of our dual mission of disaster response & veteran reintegration
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, humble, emotionally mature & preference for fast-paced environment
  • Senior leadership and project management experience including working with large, cross-functional, geographically separated teams in different regions, offices or business units

Please submit your resume and a cover letter demonstrating exceptional writing skills and how you meet the criteria of this position to: jobs@teamrubiconusa.org with “DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR” as the email title.


Accounting Associate

Team Rubicon is seeking an Accounting Associate to support the Finance department at Team Rubicon’s national headquarters in Los Angeles.  Whoever fills the role will report directly to the Director of Finance and will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting functions specific to a non-profit organization, including handling payables/disbursements, donation receipt/tracking and assisting with month, quarter and year-end processes.  Responsibilities will also include the preparation of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and special projects as needed.

The right candidate should be able to excel in a complex and ever changing environment, they should have a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

Team Rubicon has a unique culture that requires individuals foolish enough to think they can change the world, and smart enough to have a chance.  Every day is a challenge, but every month brings new opportunities for an organization that is quickly becoming synonymous with disaster response and veteran reintegration.

Only the most awesome candidates should apply.  Period.  In addition to a competitive salary, Team Rubicon offers a comprehensive benefits package to its full time employees.

Duties:

  • Manage accounts payable (review incoming invoices, code/enter in system, obtain approval, and process payment)
  • Process other routine payments such as expense reports and monthly stipend payments.
  • Process incoming donations (deposit with the bank, code and enter into donation tracking system (Salesforce))
  • Process employer donation match requests
  • Prepare donation thank you letters as required
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Record investment fees and unrealized gains/losses
  • Maintain inventory and depreciation schedule for fixed assets
  • Assist with month-end, quarter-end and year-end close processes
  • Assist with gathering/providing  documentation required for annual financial audit
  • Assist with annual 990 tax return preparation
  • Form 1099 reporting/filing (maintain vendor list and required tax documents throughout the year, followed by annual 1099 reporting at the close of the year)
  • Develop and improve existing system of internal controls and/or processes.
  • Support regional finance mangers throughout country
  • Maintains records and create a filing system
  • Perform special projects as needed

Desired Competencies:

  • Strives for excellence in self and others
  • Approaches tasks in a strategic and calculated manner
  • Experience with QuickBooks required
  • Salesforce experience preferred, but not required
  • Expensify experience preferred, but not required
  • Strong data entry skills and 10-key ability required
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written including the ability to deal with a variety of personalities in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Strives for excellence in self and others
  • Approaches tasks in a strategic and calculated manner
  • Detail-oriented; appreciates tediousness and efficiency
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Adapts and willingly adjusts to constantly changing circumstances and parameters
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of personal computer software applications including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel specifically), Google Products (Gmail, Drive, Spreadsheets, Docs)
  • Excellent communication  skills
  • Analytical skills required to identify and resolve problems effectively

Minimal Experience and Background

  • High School diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred (non-profit focus a plus)
  • 5 years of related experience or 1-3 years Non-Profit Accounting experience
  • Basic working knowledge of GAAP

Please submit your resume and a cover letter demonstrating exceptional writing skills and how you meet the criteria of this position to: jobs@teamrubiconusa.org with “ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE” as the email title.

Third Annual Run As One

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On Saturday, April 12, we Run As One. Join us, The Mission Continues, and Team Red, White & Blue as we collectively host the third annual Run As One event bringing thousands of veterans and supporters together in more than 60 cities to run as a united team through simultaneous 3-4 mile courses in their hometowns.

The event honors the memory of Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt and also aims to highlight the civic leadership, action-orientation, and collaborative mindset of this generation of veterans.

The events will take place in major cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, L.A., Houston, D.C., and Tampa. Run As One coordinators are currently planning routes now and will update participants on where and when to meet once registered. Event registration and a full list of hosting cities is available here.

Veterans of all generations, along with non-veteran supporters and family members, are invited to participate. There is no cost; however, participants are encouraged to purchase the Run as One t-shirt for a nominal fee of $10 through event registration. Hope you’ll join us.

Christa López Recalls Her First Date with TR

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In addition to serving as the Region 6 Planning Manager for TR, Christa López  works at the University of Texas at Austin as the Associate Director of Student Emergency Services and owns her own business.

I was studying for a second Master’s degree in emergency and disaster management when a classmate mentioned Team Rubicon. I’ve been a first responder since 2002 and deployed on several disaster responses in the U.S. but had never heard of them. So I did some research and what I found, I really liked.

Team Rubicon was about veteran reintegration, merging the skills of trained first responders with veterans, and had an edgy flavor that spoke to me.

So I signed up online and soon heard from Klebe Brumble and Shane ValVerde, managers in Region 6. They both welcomed me to the organization and we instantly hit it off, sharing excitement about our education and background. Within a few weeks, I was on my way to New Orleans for a response to Hurricane Isaac, my first TR operation.

That’s where it all started for me but by no means does it end there. Since I came on board in August of 2012, I’ve contributed to a number of TR responses, both domestic and international, in a response ands support roles.

During each and every response, I meet more members of TR Nation and it reinforces that I’m surrounded by “my people.” I am inspired by the energy, the fortitude, the service, and the fellowship. I feel that each time I am with my TR family, I am learning, growing, and most of all, fulfilling my personal life mission to be of service to others.

Get to Know Region 7 Administrator Carol McCoy

Army veteran Carol McCoy brings spunk, smarts, and roughly 15 years of law enforcement experience to her role as Region 7 Administrator.

Army veteran Carol McCoy brings spunk, smarts, and roughly 15 years of law enforcement experience to her role as Region 7 Administrator.

Tell us about your new role as Region 7′s Administrator and previous positions you’ve held with TR.
I’ve only been in the role for a week, so I’m still figuring it out! Essentially, I’m responsible for regional development, focusing the efforts of regional managers and state coordinators to ensure we accomplish our goals as an organization. Think of it as corralling the regional troops and fostering awesomeness.

Prior to being named administrator, I served as Region 7‘s Personnel & Training Director in October 2012, and when that position was eliminated, I was assigned as Region 7′s Resources Manager in April 2013.

What are your big priorities for the upcoming year?
We have an amazing regional team and it’s important to preserve all that good stuff going forward. My first priority is ensuring the stability of the region. We’re looking for the the right people to fill our vacant billets, which includes Region Planning Manager, Region Resources Manager, and District Liaisons for Program Operations.

New volunteers join TR every day. How did you first become involved in TR?
I heard about Team Rubicon in September of 2011 through the Student Veterans Association at Johnson County Community College. I signed up,and went on my first deployment on Leap Day 2012. Cal Verdin was my team leader, so you can blame it all on Cal!

Tell us about your civilian and military background and the experiences you’re finding useful.
I spent  6 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps (and for those who deployed to Operation: Lost Woods with us, yes, I did hold a secondary MOS of 94B) followed by 15 years in law enforcement. I became involved with crime mapping and analysis back in the early 90s and caught the mapping geek bug. I’ve worked for local governments since 1988 in one role or another and understanding their processes and needs, coupled with civilian law enforcement roles and leadership skills developed in the Army, has proven to be a valuable experience in working with Team Rubicon.

What about Team Rubicon gets you motivated to keep working so hard?
The volunteers, hands-down. Those who know me have heard me reference this quote before – Joe Galloway from We Were Soldiers Once: ““They went to war because their country ordered them to. But in the end, they fought not for their country or their flag, they fought for each other.”

Interview conducted by Region 7 communications manager Chris Ryan

Help Us Help You

Let’s talk about the disaster elephant in the room…everyone has a disaster readiness plan, right? What’s yours (be honest)?

  • The Ostrich Plan: Bury head in sand, ignore the threat.
  • The Other Guy Plan: It’ll happen to him, not me.
  • The Harry Potter Plan: FEMA will fix everything with a magic wand.
  • A Realistic Plan: If it hits the fan, I’ll be ready.  

Team Rubicon responds to disasters, but we’d feel better if you’d let us help you prepare for them, too. Many of us spend heaps of money insuring the things we can replace yet spend little time preparing to protect the things we cannot replace.

Bottom line: no one buys a ticket in the Disaster Lottery, but every year, thousands win the jackpot. If you and your family were struck by a major disaster this year, would you be ready?

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No one’s pining for that ticket to win the disaster lottery, but inevitably, someone wins the jackpot.

We’re about to go Jerry Maguire on you – help us help you. Together, we can help alleviate some awful situations. A few suggestions:

  1. Realize that popular plans 1-3 have never saved a life in the history of disasters.
  2. Commit to investing some time in preparing yourself, your loved ones, and your community asap, before Mother Nature goes haywire.
  3. Research preparedness kits and find out what supplies  you’ll need in the wake of a disaster. Then, standby for future knowledge bombs on this topic.

Written by TR Operational Training Associate Chris Wharton 

Are You Stocked and Ready?

It’s National Severe Weather Preparedness week. Did you know there are full weeks centered around every disaster you can imagine? (March 16-22 is Flood Awareness Week, and June 1-7 is National Rip Current Awareness Week. Swim parallel, people. It’s the only way back to shore.)

Something that’s always stuck with me during my Team Rubicon experiences is how well prepared our volunteers are. Go bags are packed, and potable water is kept around. Unfortunately, many people believe disasters will strike, but they just don’t think it will happen to them.

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Members of TR are bred to be ready. 

Growing up in Wisconsin, we always kept wool blankets in the car. Grandma always told me a pair of nylons could save my life, and that I should keep a pair in the car to put on in case I got stuck and cold. Generally speaking, when the weather regularly turns bitter people hunker down and prepare for it mentally and physically. (Come to think of it, maybe that’s why Wisconsin consumes 139,000 cases of Korbel annually.) But every year major disasters strike—fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados. And still so many are caught unaware and unprepared.

Perhaps it is part of the TR culture, but I polled some Region 8 volunteers about preparedness and they seem well prepared for most scenarios, up to and including the zombie apocalypse. Among the items cited in the trunks of their vehicles: Tow straps, shovel, flares, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, jumper cables, bottles of water, pre-paid cell phones (we think this person may have watched The Wire too many times?), extra socks, blankets, handwarmers, and batteries, among others.

Being prepared goes far beyond keeping your car stocked with supplies, but it's a great start.

Being prepared goes beyond keeping your car stocked with supplies, but it’s a great start.

After polling the team, I evaluated my own trunk. Jumper cables, blankets, handwarmers.  Time to get some flares. And more potable water, you can always use more water.

What are some things you do in your home or vehicle to be prepared? Tell us in the comments. 

Written by Region 8 communications manager Elizabeth O’Herrin

Clay Hunt Fellows Program Application

Program Background and Inspiration:

Team Rubicon realizes that today’s military does a tremendous job preparing veterans with numerous ‘soft skills’ such as: leadership, teamwork, risk analysis, priority tasking and work ethic. However, many veterans leave the military unprepared with the ‘hard skills’ necessary to thrive in a tough civilian job market. Additionally, research indicates that many veterans are seeking employment in the social sector, with an emphasis on helping their fellow veterans.

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program is a 12-month leadership and training program within Team Rubicon. The CHFP awards selected veteran volunteers with a stipend ($12,000 with potential for addition $), in addition to providing development through an advanced curriculum, a Capstone Project to improve the organization, and mission leadership experience. The intent of the Program is to develop competent professionals, capable of competing in the civilian workforce, as well as leaders within Team Rubicon. These leaders are expected to represent Team Rubicon in the spirit of Clay Hunt, holding the Program and the organization in the highest regard and serve as an ambassador to each, as Clay did.

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program has been established to increase volunteer engagement and build leadership within Team Rubicon’s domestic disaster response initiatives. Through their role, Fellows will not only receive the mission, community and self-worth that Clay sought, but they will be charged with building similar opportunities for others within the organization.

CHFP Components:

1. Training – Program participants will be required to participate in at least 100 hours of training pertinent to the field of emergency management. In addition, 100 hours of training will be completed in general management coursework. It is expected that participants will sit for the Associate Emergency Manager or Certified Emergency Manager Exam upon completion of the curriculum. Coordination of resources will be provided through the Program.

2. Capstone Project – Fellows will assess the region they support and come up with a project idea – how they can improve one aspect of Team Rubicon. Project results will be presented to Team Rubicon Leadership for potential implementation across the organization.

3. Experiential – Fellows will be expected to deploy on missions and fulfill milestones along a competency and experience checklist.

4. Mentorship – Fellows will be provided a mentor to help guide them on their journey. Upon completion of the Program it will be expected that each Fellow reach back and provide mentorship to future classes of Fellows.

Fellows will have cross-functional leadership experience, a career focus, and be equipped with the basic skills required for nonprofit, small business, and emergency management. These fellows will provide continued Mission, Action, Training, Community, and Health for thousands of veterans; the building blocks of a successful transition home.

To be eligible:

· Applicants must commit to completing all requirements of the 12 month Fellows Program.

· Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

· Applicants must have served in the United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged.

Applicants will be considered based on the merit of their application. We encourage creativity and hope that each candidate demonstrates their passion for Team Rubicon through their application. Paramount to any other criterion, candidates who demonstrate their commitment to live and serve in Clay’s honor, with spirit similar to the spirit he displayed, will be given priority.

*IMPORTANT* Please be advised that the Clay Hunt Fellows Program does NOT require relocation to Los Angeles. While travel will be required (expected 3-5 weeks, all expenses paid), most of the work for the CHFP will be done from candidates respective region.  One intent of the CHFP is to increase regional talent development.  If any questions still remain on this issue please email programs@teamrubiconusa.org. Those accepted into the next class of the Clay Hunt Fellows Program are set to begin July 1, 2014.

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