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The American Red Cross is seeking a Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager to support the Connecticut-Rhode Island Region.
Can be based from any office in the region: Farmington, Providence, Bridgeport or Milford. Will travel all offices in the Region.
Bilingual a plus!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager will build, sustain and energize the disaster workforce to create and maintain a foundation of continuous and robust volunteer engagement using established processes and collaborating with Volunteer Services staff. Collaborate with regional function leads to support capacity building of regional and national readiness targets, and capacity to carry out the day to day mission. Implement Disaster Programs, lead remote team building of employees and volunteers, and solicit feedback from end customers during steady state as well as operational response periods. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.
WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE FOR GOOD:
Recruit, train, coach, counsel, and evaluate performance of volunteers including setting individual and team performance goals.
Collaborate with Volunteer Services and others to design, develop and implement a targeted annual regional volunteer engagement plan.
Coach and develop functional leads and supervisors in their role of engaging the volunteer workforce aligned with the Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Cycle.
Engage volunteers as equal team members with specific responsibilities. Implement and manage the Regional Disaster Workforce Engagement Team collaboratively with Volunteer Services in the region. Plan engagement activities and assign tasks to the Disaster Workforce Engagement Team.
Staff Regional responses. Ensure trained and skilled disaster volunteers are available to be assigned and performance is measured. Conduct recognition and partner with Volunteer Services to ensure metrics are achieved.
Initiate the workforce care section on regional disaster relief operations. Participate in a leadership role commensurate with G/A/P on larger operations regionally, division or nationwide.7: Strive to achieve a diverse workforce, including disabilities and functional needs, representative of the communities served by the region.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:
Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience with building, mobilizing, leading and developing volunteer teams to execute a social services program or service, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Skills & Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor to accomplish work through team leaders. Develop project plans & budgets. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of program or service, ability to create presentations and training modules, and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated analytical and decision- making skills to interpret program trends, results, formulate recommendations, and develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Proven track record of collaboration with diverse groups and individuals, managing multiple priorities, 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. 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. Ability to work in a matrixed environment and on a team.
Travel: Travel required. A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required.
* Combination of candidate's education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description's minimum education and general experience years combined.
The salary range for this position is (Connecticut): $62,480 - $64,118
Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the work is performed. The stated salary range in this posting is an average. The specific salary information will be shared at the time of phone screening based upon your location and qualifications.
Physical Requirements: The 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. 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.
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 + Holidays
* 401K with 5% match
* Paid Family Leave
* Employee Assistance Program
* Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
* Service Awards and recognition
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.
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