Div Disaster State Rel Director
American Red Cross - Hawaii

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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 Division Disaster State Relations Director to serve Hawaii, Guam and Samoa.

This is a remote position where we prefer the selected candidate to reside in Hawaii. This is a full time position.


At a state level and for multi-regional purposes this position ensures there is a primary interface for the disaster cycle; working with government entities (federal, state and local), organizations, and other leadership entities in the field of emergency services, disaster policy and operations, and community resiliency.

Ensures coordinated planning at the state level and with the FEMA regions.

This position operates as a part of the process called Align with Government, which is one of the (five pillar /three core) processes of the Disaster Management Cycle. Specific functions of this position include: Government Partnerships - State level.

This position works to perform these functions according to the direction provided by the Division Disaster Executive (DDE) and team leadership is provided by the Division Vice President (DVP). The position reports to the Division Disaster Executive and receives personnel development from the Division Disaster Executive.

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The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in emergency management, public administration, or organizational development preferred.
Experience: Minimum seven+ years experience direction and leading large scale social service programs. Track record of leadership results in non-profit and /or for-profit organizations.

Management Experience:
Minimum five+ years 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, leadership and partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for planning and public speaking. Individual must be customer-oriented and able to operate with an external focus and team orientation.

Other Requirements: This position requires familiarity with program guidance; cell phone, laptop, internet cards, training, current information, and templates, and the following specific areas of knowledge:

Red Cross programs and procedures
Volunteer management
Cultural competency
Emergency management practices
Community relations
Government relations
Disaster technical expertise

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