Community Recovery Specialist - Hurricane Sandy
American Red Cross - Washington, DC

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The American Red Cross is seeking experienced community organizers to facilitate community problem solving and resilience building around Hurricane Sandy recovery programs.

Leveraging an established strategy, the Specialist will lead community recovery efforts and participate with coalitions of community leaders and stakeholders to identify and act on recovery priorities. Responsibilities include conducting community assessments, identifying current service gaps and resources needed. Conduct outreach activities and act as a liaison between community groups, agencies and the general public. Position locations include both New York and New Jersey.

New York counties: Bronx, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester.

New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Monmouth, Ocean.

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Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field/Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience. Knowledge of local community required. Excellent verbal/ written communication skills and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders and reach consensus. Ability to be flexible and multi-task. Position duration is 1 yr. with a possible extension not to exceed 2 yrs.