Deputy Director, Hurricane Ian Long Term Recovery

  • American Red Cross
  • Statewide, Florida
  • Mar 27, 2023

Job Description

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Job Description:


As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.

At the Red Cross, there is no such thing as a small disaster. In every single case it is the Red Cross’ mission to help people affected by disaster meet their emergency needs that include shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services. As a paid staff member, you will support our loyal Red Cross disaster volunteers who serve selflessly to provide a bridge of assistance until individuals and families can resume a normal life.

Our disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. They serve in a number of capacities, including Disaster Action Team Member, Disaster Assessment, Caseworker, Mass Care Feeding, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver, Shelter Manager/Staff, Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health.

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, becoming one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the United States and the deadliest one to affect the state in decades. The American Red Cross will stand up a long-term recovery field structure across the impacted area to provide recovery programming and services to individuals and communities affected by the storm.

The Hurricane Ian Long-Term Recovery (LTR) Deputy Director reports to the Director, Hurricane Ian Long-Term Recovery Operation at American Red Cross National Headquarters and is responsible for successful implementation of the Red Cross Long-Term Recovery program related to Hurricane Ian. The position works with the Director and national headquarters leadership to achieve LTR program goals and objectives. The Deputy Director will act as a facilitative recovery leader, assess individual and community needs, and program recovery resources to meet the needs within a defined operational period. The Deputy Director will lead a workforce comprised of Community Recovery Specialists and volunteers, collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders, to deliver recovery services at both the individual household and community-wide levels.

We are currently seeking a Deputy Director, Hurricane Ian Long Term Recovery to work in our Florida region. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 35% of the time.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities): 

Plan, schedule, direct, and implement overall strategic goals and objectives for a program. Manage the work assignment and performance of staff and volunteers. Develop and manage department budget. Represent the Red Cross and promote services and programs to the community. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

Job Description

1: Plan and develop methods and procedures for implementing programs, manage and coordinate program activities, and exercise control over staff responsible for specific functions or phases of program. Review and approve programs and ensure compliance with internal policies and industry best practices.
2: Manage and coordinate activities concerned with implementation and carrying out objectives of program. Ensure consistent delivery of programs, quality and growth of programs and the integration with other programs within the organization. Negotiate agreements and modes of operations with key partners, host governments, and other stakeholders.
3: Review reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objectives and modify methodology as required to obtain objectives. Ensure compliance with appropriate organization policies, donor agreements, and applicable rules and regulations.
4: Develop and manage financial and budget activities to fund operations and maximize efficiency.
5: Identify priorities and devise program strategies to support these priorities. Develop and implement short and long-term strategies to integrate priorities into the overall organization business plan and manage the execution of those strategies.
6: May work in conjunction with internal departments and external government and/or non-government agencies in the development of grant procurement and/or fundraising strategies.
7: Hire, train, coach, counsel and evaluate performance of direct reports and volunteers. Develop and set individual and departmental team goals and manage/drive change. Allocate and direct resources, including assigning work, to deliver program or service effectively and efficiently.
Scope: Interpret and administer policies, process, and procedures that may affect sections and subordinate units.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):
Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Management Experience: 3 years of supervisory or management experience.

Skills & 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. Ability to work on a team.
Travel: Travel may be 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 (Management experience cannot be substituted).
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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 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.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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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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