The American Red Cross (ARC) is seeking a candidate to fill a newly created position as the Valley Fire Recovery Program Manager. This is a term position for up to 18 months and will serve as the lead for the ARC recovery effort. This Program Manager will work very closely with the County’s Recovery Coordinator, community agencies, and those affected by the Valley Fire. This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging leader who is organized, project oriented, and ready to work for the benefit of the community.
This position will serve as the lead functional expert for the American Red Cross in support of the Valley Fire in Lake County, CA. In this role, this person will work in partnership with Lake County government partners, community agencies, and the NCCR region to support ongoing recovery services and programs supporting those impacted by the Valley Fire.
Team leadership, supervision, and personnel development is provided by the Regional Disaster Officer and may have a dotted line to the DPM and Chapter Executive. Additionally this position will partner closely with the Lake County lead for recovery and provide direct support to community priorities and ongoing programs.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years in implementing and advancing social service programs and providing leadership to a department, program or service. Demonstrated experience in coordinating staff and volunteer activities. Ability to interpret program trends, results, and related data to formulate recommendations. Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong skills in planning and problem-solving. Ability to relate well and effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
Management Experience: Minimum 1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Develops project plans & budgets. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of program or service. Demonstrated ability in creating presentations and developing training modules. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills to develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills to develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation, problem solving, marketing, leadership, and partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for planning, public speaking, project management and process improvement. Individual must be customer oriented, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions, with an external focus, and team orientation.
Other: Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with federal, state, and local employment laws.
Must be able to perform all assigned responsibilities under “grey sky” requirements. This position is also responsible for ensuring that all American Red Cross finance policies and procedures are followed as related to the scope of work activity
Travel: May require travel
Other Requirements: Upon employment must be able to learn and become proficient in:
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements
Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential including sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.
Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster. Should this occur, salary compensation would be given in accordance with the law.
Please forward all resumes and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will be posted through November 20th, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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