Attention Veterans, Transitioning Military, National Guard Members, Military Spouses and Caregivers of War Wounded: To apply for this position, please click on the submit button and follow the instructions. Responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Partner and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Support in an assigned geographic region. Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for Partner/EMA Support function. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Partner/EMA Support this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle. Specific functions of this position include program implementation, remote team building of employees and volunteers, and soliciting feedback from end customers. Serves as a primary point of contact and liaison to Regional EMAs and partners (voluntary, faith-based and community based) for operational planning and service delivery. Represents Red Cross interests and communicates positions, strategy, and deliverables to EMAs through frequent interfaces including preparedness messaging, response planning and readiness. Also serves as a key POC for partner organizations and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Operates as a part of the Regional team. Responsible for collaboration with local government partnerships, preparation, and response and recovery management. In single region states this position is responsible for the state EMA/Agency relationships. This position works to perform these functions according to the program direction provided by the Partner/EMA function at headquarters. Team leadership, supervision, and personnel development is provided by the Regional Disaster Functions/Support Director or the Regional Disaster and Program Officer; and may have a dotted line to the DPM or Community Exec (s) in the territory they cover. Responsibilities: 1. Program Management and Engagement: Within scope of position, represents the full disaster cycle of preparedness, response, and recovery. Ensures the delivery of American Red Cross services to diverse communities. Supports EMA planning, exercising, and training for preparedness, response, and recovery in assigned Region or territory; representing Red Cross interests and articulating Red Cross capacity to support plans during operations. Act as Red Cross SME to EMAs for all phases of planning and operations; acting as resources to EMA partners throughout the Region. Supports DPM and the region in the development of partner relationships in the community to perform the disaster cycle. Ensures appropriate ARC staff members are included in dialogue with EMA as necessary. Implements the DCS structure and develops the team that mobilizes the local community to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, meeting the needs and expectations of clients and stakeholders. Develops human and material resources (volunteers, partners, community agencies, shelter, and vendor agreements etc.) to ensure the full cycle of disaster services is delivered. In conjunction with program support functions in a region, collaborate in local planning, exercises, and training, including exercises called by local partners Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, Emergency Management Agencies and Local Emergency Planning Committees (VOADs, EMAs and LEPCs). 2. Management of Volunteers & Staff: Develop a volunteer workforce to represent the Red Cross as a regular presence at EMA to manage relationships and maintain familiarity with operations in those offices. Participate in the recruitment, development, training, and readiness of a leadership cadre of volunteers appropriate to meeting both blue and gray sky activity with EMA to assure a unified voice of ARC to this partner. Develop a volunteer workforce to represent the Red Cross as a regular presence at EMA to manage relationships and maintain familiarity with operations in those offices. Participate in the recruitment, development, training, and readiness of a leadership cadre of volunteers appropriate to meeting both blue and gray sky activity with EMA to assure a unified voice of ARC to this partner. Provide oversight and support to local responses through the deployment of volunteer leaders and volunteers on a daily basis in a rapid and accessible manner. If qualified volunteer leadership is unavailable, serve during times of disaster as the operational leadership. 3. Local Planning, Training Development, Community Outreach: Liaise with staff managing Government partnerships to ensure consistency in service delivery across ARC. Ensures Red Cross presence (and leadership where appropriate) at State and local VOAD forums. Support the development and maintenance of strong partnerships and relationships. Engages region in increasing their partner recruitment through community meetings and individual agency relationship building. Leads Region in assessing the needs of potential partners and creating development plans for each organization, manages development strategies across the region. Assist region in targeting community partners that support vulnerable communities and ensures that American Red Cross services are available to diverse communities located in high disaster-risk locations. Represent part of a broader Disaster Cycle Services team within the American Red Cross that is prepared to mobilize in support of disaster events across the country. In support of this, the Disaster Program Manager must be prepared to assist in the mobilization and support of local resources (volunteers, equipment, and supplies), as well as potential deployment themselves to serve in a leadership capacity on a relief operation outside of their area of responsibility. Partners with Executive Directors and all Red Cross lines of service to include Biomedical Services, Service to Armed Forces, International Services, Development, Communications and Preparedness Health and Safety Services to ensure the most collaborative, impactful, and effective delivery of services.
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