The American Red Cross is in search of a Program Management Guru, with great communication skills to support our Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department with the Logistics group. This position operates in support of the processes of Respond and Recovery, which are two of the three core processes of the Disaster Management Cycle. It supports two of the five pillar processes—Deploy Materials and Technology and Engage Volunteers and Employees. Specific functions of this position include: material inventory requirements, program support, program development, resource requirements projection, metrics and process improvement. Drivers for this work include: structure and capacity of field, complexity and range of programs and relief operational activity. This position is located in Disaster Logistics within the Disaster Operations and Logistics unit of the Disaster Cycle Services department. This is an emergency management position and requires participation in relief operations leadership either at NHQ or at various locations as required. The position reports to the Director, Disaster Logistics Support who provides direction and personnel development.
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 of 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. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging 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.
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.
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.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
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