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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HOT JOB OPPORTUNITY with American Red Cross. $100K Philadelphia, PA Eastern Region

BEMA International members, diversity needed within AmRC.  

Job Title: Regional Disaster Officer – Eastern PA Region
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: Mid $90k annually – low $100k

Feedback from Hiring Manager: She needs a leader that can inspire people. The selected hire must have proven ability to work with diverse populations, has the ability to collaborate, craft a vision and implement this vision. The territory is 17 counties and 10 paid staff members would report to this person and there are 3200 volunteers in this region, most of them disaster volunteers. They have to have intellectual and emotional elasticity and have a sense of humor but know when to be serious. It's a big job so they will need proven management experience, have good judgement, be an effective communicator a strong leader and able to delegate.


1. Policy development and partnerships:  Regionally, serves as the Red Cross thought leader and ensures interface with government entities, organizations, and other leadership entities in the field of emergency services, disaster policy and operations, and community resiliency. 

2. Mobilizes the community to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Meets the needs and expectations of clients and stakeholders.

3. Executes a comprehensive regional response when required. Serves during times of disaster as the operational leadership for the region for any scale of disaster; Participates in a leadership role on larger operations regionally, division or nationwide

4. Leads and manages the team responsible for the implementation of disaster services programs throughout the region, ensuring disaster services are delivered in a rapid and accessible manner in order to meet the urgent needs of our clients.  Include performance evaluations. May supervise Service to Armed Forces and International Services programs depending on the structure of the region.

5. Develops and supports disaster volunteers who are the primary workforce. Drives the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in order to meet the needs of the Region, State and Division.

6. Program management:  Accountable for the implementation of the disaster services program in alignment with established metrics.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in emergency management, public administration, or organizational development preferred.

Experience: Minimum five years’ experience directing and leading large scale social service programs. Track record of leadership results in non-profit and /or for-profit organizations. Knowledge of volunteer management, financial management, emergency management, adult education, community and government programs and procedures as well as disaster technical expertise.

Management Experience: Minimum three years of staff management experience. Demonstrated abilities in the following areas: supervisory, ability to work with volunteers, coaching, training. 

Skills and Abilities: Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation, problem solving, leadership, partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for data analysis, planning, technical writing, public speaking, project management, data entry and management, process improvement. Must be analytical, customer oriented, flexible, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions, an external focus, and team orientation.

Other: Requires familiarity with Program guidance and standards; proficiency in standard office technology tools such as cell phone; laptop; internet cards and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 

 Travel is required throughout the Region.

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