American Red Cross seeks disaster program manager
The position is full-time and may involve travel to disaster sites.
The individual hired will be responsible for the implementation of a disaster services program in a certain geographic territory. The manager will lead a primarily volunteer team that is responsible for implementing disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs in the region. Other responsibilities of the position includes ensuring the development of volunteer leaders, operating as part of the disaster management cycle process and performing functions according to the guidance of the regional disaster and program officer.
The manager must be able to act in a facilitative leadership role across the disaster cycle and ensure that American Red Cross services are available to various communities.
Qualified applicants require a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Individuals interested in applying must also possess a minimum of five years experience with service/program delivery or social services.
Applicants will be assessed for their ability to interpret program results, trends and related data to come up with program recommendations, as well as their ability to manage multiple priorities and relate well and effectively with diverse groups.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that responds to approximately 70,000 natural and man-made disasters annually in the U.S. The incidents range from hazardous materials spills and explosions to hurricanes and earthquakes.