American Red Cross Regional Preparedness Manager in Omaha, Nebraska
Provides technical expertise and implements local preparedness and resilience offerings, working with regional employees and volunteers to build prepared and resilient communities. Specific functions of this position include active involvement in the local community working e with community groups, elected and appointed officials to develop and administer an effective Preparedness program. The position is responsible for successful program implementation;; collaboration with volunteers; and soliciting feedback from end customers.
Responsibilities:1. Working with other members of the disaster team responsible for implementing programs within an assigned community(ies) so that people suffer less, help their neighbors more, and bounce back faster after an event.2. Within scope of function, represents the entire disaster cycle of preparedness, response, and recovery3. Ensures American Red Cross services are available to diverse communities.4. Achieve target outcomes derived from national, state, and Regional preparedness metrics.5. Administers local tailoring and implementation of a comprehensive community preparedness program which engages volunteers and other disaster-cycle employees in getting their communities prepared.6. Regularly assess hazards and community assets to inform local community preparedness implementation and to help ARC Disaster management develop and implement programs designed to address risks. As needed, represent the American Red Cross with elected and appointed officials and community leaders.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.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience:Minimum of 3-5 years experience with social services or service/program delivery. Ability to coordinate 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 of 6 months to 1 year of supervisory experience preferredSkills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of program or service. Maintains confidentiality. Demonstrated ability in creating presentations and developing training modules.. Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation, problem solving, 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. Must be able to perform all assigned responsibilities under "grey sky" requirements. All full time employees in the disaster cycle must be willing and able to be deployed, as needed. 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. After employment, must be able to learn and become proficient in: ARC programs and procedures, Cultural Competency, Emergency Management Practices, Adult Education, Complex Systems, Community, Government, Partnerships, Disaster technical expertise.Travel:May involve travel
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