At the Red Cross, there is no such thing as a small disaster. In every single case it is the Red Cross’ mission to help people affected by disaster meet their emergency needs that include shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services. As a paid staff member, you will support our loyal Red Cross disaster volunteers who serve selflessly to provide a bridge of assistance until individuals and families can resume a normal life.
Our disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. They serve in a number of capacities, including Disaster Action Team Member, Disaster Assessment, Caseworker, Mass Care Feeding, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver, Shelter Manager/Staff, Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health.
We are currently seeking a Regional Disaster Program Officer (RDPO) to work in our Charleston, West Virginia office. This is a Full Time position working variable hours and days including some weekends based on business need.
The RDPO is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program throughout the region in alignment with established metrics. All disaster positions in a region have a solid line reporting relationship to the RDPO. The RDPO will also ensure that employees and volunteers within a region are assigned specific “relationship management” responsibilities with key emergency management staff, non-governmental organizations and corporate/organizations supporting disaster services (i.e., account management). Serves during times of disaster in an operational leadership role for any scale of disaster. Participates in a leadership role on larger operations regionally, division or nationwide.
Some responsibilities are:
• Ensuring that the region is prepared to respond to disaster relief services at all times
• Ensure material and human resources are adequately provided to ensure disaster response
• Building effective working relationships with regional staff, volunteer leadership, and key community leaders
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in emergency management, public administration, or organizational development preferred.
Minimum three years experience directing and leading large scale social service programs. Track record of leadership results in non-profit and /or for-profit organizations. Knowledge of volunteer management, financial management, emergency management, adult education, community and government programs and procedures as well as disaster technical expertise.
Minimum one year of staff management experience. Demonstrated abilities in the following areas: supervisory, ability to work with volunteers, coaching, training.
Skills and Abilities:
Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation, problem solving, leadership, partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for data analysis, planning, technical writing, public speaking, project management, data entry and management, process improvement. Must be analytical, customer oriented, flexible, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions, an external focus, and team orientation.
Requires familiarity with Program guidance and standards; proficiency in standard office technology tools such as cell phone; laptop; internet cards and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Travel is required throughout the Region.
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