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Regional Readiness and Situational Awareness Manager

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Jackson
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home.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?Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!Job Description:WHY CHOOSE US?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. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):As a Regional Planning and Situational Awareness Manager, you will be responsible for all regionwide deliberate planning with regional leadership to ensure essential disaster services are available and delivered seamlessly. Planning activities include disaster assessment, information dissemination, financial and statistical information, situational awareness, and local mapping.You will work with volunteers to ensure that the communities you serve are ready to respond to disasters.Join us in meeting the needs of continuous disaster response! Regional disaster employees are required to deploy to disaster relief operations outside of their region at a minimum of once a year. Deployments contribute to skill building, career development and exposure to different types of disasters. Allowances may be provided for personal circumstances and local response activity. Employees must meet all training and physical capacity requirements for deployment.WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE FOR GOOD (Key Responsibilities):1. Empower Volunteers: Lead and support a diverse volunteer team responsible for the implementation of volunteer-led disaster cycle services programming throughout the assigned geographic area, or functional activities throughout the region. Functional activities include mass care, response, community preparedness, recovery, and planning and readiness.2. Lead the Program: Implement either disaster cycle services activities within assigned geographic area or specific functional activities within the region.3. Mission Capacity Building: Develop and support disaster volunteers who are the primary workforce, and representative of the communities they serve, both culturally and linguistically Cultivate and develop Disaster Leadership Volunteers, including volunteer partners, to meet specific responsibilities as part of their work in disaster readiness, preparedness, response, and recovery.4. Engage Community: Lead and coordinate efforts in assigned geographic area to prepare and mobilize communities and engage partners with specific functional expertise and assets to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.5. Manage in a Matrix: Build relationships and collaborate in the matrix management environment with internal partners, including employees and volunteers.6. Know Your Communities: Act as the Red Cross disaster subject matter expert within assigned geographic area, to maximize Red Cross presence and community engagement and mobilization.7. Ready to Respond: Initiate and coordinate disaster relief operations in assigned geographic area, or functional activities in the region in alignment with the Disaster Cycle Services Concept of Operations. Serve during times of disaster as a leader for the region, upon completion of training requirements.WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
    • Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience with building, mobilizing, leading and developing volunteer teams to execute a social services program or service.
      • Valid Driver's LicenseREQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
        • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
          • Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills to interpret program trends, results, formulate recommendations, and develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements.
            • Proven record of accomplishment of collaboration with diverse groups and individual's representative of all the demographics of this community, managing multiple priorities, facilitation, problem solving, marketing, leadership, and partnership management.
              • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
                • Ability to work outside of regular duty hours including nights and weekends. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
                  • Chapter-based positions: Geographic Community Disaster employees are expected to work daily in their assigned geographic area to engage and mobilize communities and support volunteers.
                    • Regional positions: Regional leadership and functional employees are expected to work daily within their region'sgeographic area to provide leadership and functional support, engage and mobilize communities, and support volunteers.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe 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.WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE (Preferred Qualifications):Experience in Project Management and emergency response a plusDISCLAIMER: 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.BENEFITS FOR YOU:We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.
                      • Medical, Dental Vision plans
                        • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
                          • PTO: Starting at 15 days a year; based on FLSA status and tenure
                            • Holidays: 11 paid holidays comprised of six core holidays and five floating holidays
                              • 401K with 5% match
                                • Paid Family Leave
                                  • Employee Assistance
                                    • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
                                      • Service Awards and recognitionApply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.Interested in Volunteering?Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights

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