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Company Name : American Red Cross
Company Location : Gulfport, MS 39507
Job Position : Disaster Program Manager
Job Category : Jobs in Mississippi
Job Description :
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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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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. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
We are seeking a Disaster Services Program Manager to support our Alabama Mississippi Region. This position is full time and can be based in Gulfport, MS and will cover Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, and Harrison Counties. The Disaster Services Program Manager (DSP) Manager will work with, train, and manage volunteers over a vast region.
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.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
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 candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).
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 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 30 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 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.
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