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Disaster Services Program Manager

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

*WHY CHOOSE US?*As one of the nations 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 Womens 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 seeking a Disaster Services Program Manager to support Springfield in our Massachusetts Region. The Disaster Services Program Manager (DSP) Manager will work with, train, and manage volunteers over a vast region. **WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):*Provide functional expertise to Leadership at a regional level or take full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography. Through a trained and engaged volunteer workforce, support local communities by providing services to include but are not limited to: response to recurrent local disasters (house fires, floods, etc.), capacity building for mass care service delivery, participation in the Home Fire Campaign, and direct assistance and recovery services to those impacted by disasters. Develop, guide, lead, and support team of trained volunteers, as well as implement and develop initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs. Act as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. Specific duties to be assigned at the discretion of the region based on municipalities within coverage area, amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.*WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD* (Key Responsibilities):1: Through a team of volunteers, implement the Disaster Cycle Services program in assigned territory in alignment with established metrics. Partner with leadership and employees across the Red Cross to ensure the most collaborative, impactful, and effective delivery of services.2: Identify and develop volunteer leaders who can act in facilitative leader roles across the disaster cycle, coordinate internally and partner to align with government, and work to enable the entire community to participate in all phases of the disaster cycle by providing direct services and being a facilitative leader.3: Support and develop a volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensure the development of leadership volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division. May hire, train, coach, counsel, and evaluate performance of volunteer leaders and volunteers.4: Manage volunteer recruitment and leadership identification. Lead and support ongoing volunteer recognition and engagement opportunities. Serve in planning capacity in anticipation of larger response and recovery scenarios to include divisional coordination, multi-agency planning, and participation in local/regional/national deployment opportunities. Lead and/or assist with the implementation of training efforts, community preparedness opportunities, and the support to other American Red Cross stakeholders.5: Represent Disaster Cycle Services team and be prepared to mobilize a volunteer workforce in support of disaster events across the country. Assist in the mobilization and support of local resources (volunteers, equipment, and supplies), as well as potential deployment themselves to serve in a leadership capacity on a relief operation outside of their area of responsibility.6: Ensure American Red Cross services are available to diverse communities. Recruit and engage diverse workforce that represents the communities we are serving. Implement the Disaster Cycle Services structure and develop the team that mobilizes the local community to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, meeting the needs and expectations of clients and stakeholders. Develop human and material resources (volunteers, partners, community agencies, shelter and vendor agreements etc.) to ensure the full cycle of disaster services is delivered.7: Provide oversight and support to local responses through the deployment of volunteer leaders and volunteers on a daily basis in a rapid and accessible manner. Qualified and experienced volunteer leaders should be placed in key roles first. If volunteer leadership is unavailable, may serve during times of disaster as the operational leadership. Collaborate in local planning, exercises and training, including exercises called by local partners Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, Emergency Management Agencies and Local Emergency Planning Committees (VOADs, EMAs and LEPCs). Manage relationships with fire department leadership on home fires as a responsive deliverable.*WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):**Valid Drivers License**Education:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.*Experience:* Minimum 5 years of related experience with building, mobilizing, leading and developing volunteer teams to execute a social services program or service, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.*Management Experience:* n/a*Skills & Abilities:* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor to accomplish work through team leaders. Develop project plans & budgets. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of program or service, ability to create presentations and training modules, and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated analytical and decision- making skills to interpret program trends, results, formulate recommendations, and develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Proven track record of collaboration with diverse groups and individuals, managing multiple priorities, facilitation, problem solving, marketing, leadership, and partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for planning, public speaking, project management and process improvement. Individual must be customer oriented, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions with an external focus, and team orientation. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with federal, state, and local employment laws. Must be able to perform all assigned responsibilities under grey sky requirements. Ability to work in a matrixed environment and on a team.Travel: Travel may be required.* Combination of candidates education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to descriptions minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).*BENEFITS FOR YOU:*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_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.__DSTR_Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* AD&D insurance* Dental insurance* Disability insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Pet insurance* Vision insuranceExperience level:* 5 yearsSchedule:* Evenings as needed* Monday to Friday* On call* Weekends as neededEducation:* Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:* related: 5 years (Preferred)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)Willingness to travel:* 25% (Preferred)Work Location: In personby Jobble

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