Disaster Risk Reduction Manager
Company: American Red Cross
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!
As part of the world's largest humanitarian network, the American
Red Cross works on the front lines of the climate change crisis
every day. We make a vital difference for families and communities
in the U.S. and around the world who are coping with the impacts of
this crisis. Through our new Mission Adaptation program, our goal
is to build and equip a resilient network of community-based
partners and workforce ready to augment and enhance food security,
emergency shelter and care, and access to health and mental health
services needed when climate emergencies strike and to ultimately
reduce the impact of climate caused displacement and poverty for
families at extreme risk by helping them more rapidly transition to
safe, stable, and affordable housing. If you share our passion for
helping people, making a difference, join us in this excellent
The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Manager reports to the
National Headquarters Disaster Risk Reduction Director and is
responsible for building and overseeing a community partner network
and workforce in support of our new Mission Adaptation program. The
Community Disaster Risk Reduction Manager will develop and manage a
team, partner relationships, and budgets to meet the program
outcomes. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in
social services, partner collaboration, and community outreach and
preferably experience in grant administration, disaster risk
reduction and building volunteer teams.
- Field management of the Mission Adaptation program to include
management of workforce, adherence to program standards, budget
development and management and accomplishment of mission
- Oversee community needs assessment to identify the most
vulnerable populations and their needs with regard to resilience in
health, food security and housing to lessen disaster-caused
- Work with American Red Cross divisional and regional staff to
integrate partnerships into planning, readiness, response and
- Identify local partner organizations providing services related
to food security, housing and health with an interest in building
- Build and maintain positive partner relationships and formalize
agreements with community-based organizations and key community
- Lead implementation of Mission Adaptation initiatives and
convene partner support networks.
- Support grant management through oversight of grant
requirements and data reporting.
- Leverage external relationships (from national organizations,
state and federal agencies) to support community resilience.
- Build and manage diverse and inclusive teams to lead and
support Mission Adaptation objectives/activities.
- Support development of regional opportunities to engage in
Mission Adaptation learnings and activities designed to enhanced
support to vulnerable populations.
- Collaborate with internal teams to meet program objectives and
milestones and to determine areas of opportunity for existing
- Prepare accurate records and reports on partner
- Lead development and management of internal and external
- Support region and stakeholder communities during disaster
- Capture and share with other communities the local best
practices and lessons learned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Social Work or
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in an
outcomes-based social services environment, or equivalent
combination of education and related experience required.
Management Experience: 3 years of supervisory or management
experience. Experience in community mobilization and disaster
recovery preferred. Experience building and supporting a volunteer
workforce preferable. Demonstrated familiarity with climate
adaptation/resilience strategies and community organizing
Skills and Abilities: Develop strategies to achieve organizational
goals. Demonstrate analytical and decision-making skills to develop
creative processes for continuous program or service improvements.
Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong skills in
planning and problem-solving. Ability to relate well and
effectively with diverse groups and individuals. Proficiency with
MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Familiarity with federal, state and local employment laws.
Flexibility and ability to work on and manage a new team during
program development. Familiarity with government disaster
assistance programs desirable. Spanish speaking preferred.
Other: 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. Upon employment, must be
able to learn and become proficient in: ARC programs and
procedures, Volunteer Management, Financial Management, Cultural
Competency, and Community & Government Partnerships.
Apply 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.
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