Sunday, May 30, 2021

You're invited to Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day (Jul 31, 2021)

 
 

You are invited to the following event:

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive and Highway 21/Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

 


                                             Attend\Register 

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Jayn we fa de launch of Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021 pun historic St. Helena Island fa Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day!

Bring chairs, drums, de famlee and an open spirit and jayn we. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will host the event.
Gullah/Geechee items and food will be on sale throughout the event.
Music will be provided by All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™). Cum dance and celebrate who webe wid we!

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™)

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Climate Change Could Make Borrowing Costlier for States and Cities.

  https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/10/01/climate-change-could-make-borrowing-costlier-for-states-and-cities#:~:text=Governments%20pay%20higher%20interest%20rates,their%20credit%20ratings%20are%20low.&text=To%20date%2C%20the%20bond%20market,respect%20to%20climate%20change%20vulnerabilities.

 

 

 


Climate Change Could Make Borrowing Costlier for States and Cities










A woman walks along a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida. 

Miami-Dade County has been praised by analysts for its infrastructure 

investments focused on climate preparedness as credit ratings firms 

begin to focus on climate change.

Lynne Sladky/The Associated Press

 

Someday soon, analysts will determine that a city or county, or maybe

a school district or utility, is so vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding,

drought or wildfire that it is an investment risk.

 

To be sure, no community has yet seen its credit rating downgraded

because of climate forecasting. And no one has heard of a government

struggling to access capital because of its precarious geographical position.

 

But as ratings firms begin to focus on climate change, and investors

increasingly talk about the issue, those involved in the market say now

is the time for communities to make serious investments in

climate resilience — or risk being punished by the financial

sector in the future.

 

“We look not just at the vulnerability of state and local governments,

but their ability to manage the impact,” said Emily Raimes, vice president

with Moody’s Public Finance Group. “While we’ll be looking at the data

on rising sea levels and who may be more vulnerable, we’ll also be

looking at what these governments are doing to mitigate the impact.”


Moody’s has been especially vocal about its climate change concerns. The firm has issued numerous papers assessing climate risk, and two months ago it purchased a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, a climate-risk data firm.

Emilie Mazzacurati, Four Twenty Seven’s founder and CEO, said that the bond sector’s attention to the issue should prompt local governments to make it a priority. “It creates an incentive for them to be better prepared, because it’s going to cost them money if they don’t.”

 

Cities Borrow Big to Pay for Infrastructure

State and local governments depend on municipal bonds to finance two-thirds of their infrastructure projects, and analysts are starting to consider how the bond market should adjust as its issuers face increasing risks because of climate change.



But some worry that punishing places for their susceptibility to climate change will just make it more difficult for them to finance the infrastructure improvements that might protect them.

“Nobody has yet been penalized for having a bad environmental policy or practice or system,” said Tim Schaefer, California’s deputy treasurer for public finance. “I don’t know how much longer that’s going to go on. I’m assuming not much longer.”

Assessing Florida’s Future

Governments large and small rely on the $3.8 trillion municipal bond market for much of their infrastructure work. When officials want to build a highway or a school — or a seawall or an emergency operations center — they often issue bonds, bringing in the money needed to complete the project. Investors are repaid with interest over a period that can run for decades or more. 

About two-thirds of infrastructure projects in the United States are paid for by municipal bonds, and more than 50,000 states, local governments and other authorities have issued bonds to finance their work.

Governments pay higher interest rates on those bonds when their credit ratings are low. Firms such as Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services issue the ratings assessments.

“Investors are in a position of demanding a higher return when they see greater risk,” said Kurt Forsgren, managing director of S&P Global Ratings.

Municipal bonds are considered a conservative investment, with a current default rate of around 0.3%, according to Matt Fabian, a partner at Municipal Market Analytics. To date, the bond market has done little to reflect that the risk may be increasing. 

“There is almost no impact on muni bond prices with respect to climate change vulnerabilities. Prices do not acknowledge the risk in climate change,” he said.

As more investors and firms study the risks, however, that might change.

“We are about a year away from climate change beginning to affect the muni market — a little,” Fabian said. “Changes on the investor side are going to happen first, [credit] ratings will come second, and issuer behavior will be a distant third.”



Some investors already have begun to factor climate change into their decisions. Eric Glass, a portfolio manager with AllianceBernstein, said his portfolio opted to steer clear of a recent three-decade bond in the Florida Keys, which is facing rising sea levels.

“What does [the Florida Keys] look like in 30 years?” Glass said. “I don’t know. But I know it’s not going to look like what it looks like today. That is a tough calculus to make, and we’ve decided not to take it.”

David Jacobson, vice president of communications for Moody’s Public Finance Group, called a downgrade over climate projections a “what-if type of thing.” Moody’s ratings are based on what its analysts expect a government’s creditworthiness to be in the next 12 to 24 months, he said, even though the bonds they issue can run for decades. 

“The things that are happening right now or in the next 24 months weigh a whole lot more than things we think will happen in 15 to 20 years,” said Lenny Jones, a managing director at Moody’s. “We’re not scientists.”

Credit-rating firms have always acted conservatively, said Justin Marlowe, a professor at the University of Washington who studies public finance. To some critics, that reluctance to downgrade pre-emptively is leaving the market unprepared for the onslaught of climate effects that so many local governments will face. 

That’s the conundrum facing the municipal bond market right now: If the market fails to be proactive about future risks, it could lead to billions in ill-fated investments in communities at the forefront of climate change. But making it more expensive for governments with environmental liabilities to borrow money could prevent them from making the improvements needed to strengthen their infrastructure.

And just because a city is likely to be struck by sea level rise or wildfire doesn’t necessarily mean it will default on its bonds. Further effects like crop yields and population shifts — and their impact on a tax base — could prove even harder to project. 

“It’s a pretty big step from ‘we have economic impacts’ to ‘this is going to affect their long-term ability to repay their bonds.’ There’s a really big difference,” Mazzacurati said. “[Ratings firms’] focus is really about counties who repay their debt. That’s it. There can be really important impacts that are not going to be reflected in the bond rating, and that doesn’t mean the bond rating is off.”

Disaster Fallout

So far, the few climate-related credit downgrades have come after specific disasters. New Orleans and Port Arthur, Texas, experienced credit downgrades after major hurricanes. And after a fire nearly destroyed Paradise, California, last year, the pool of pension obligation bonds it was a member of saw its credit downgraded. 

As New Orleans rebounded, its credit improved. The city adopted a resilience strategy, bolstered its levee system and pursued other projects, such as turning green space into water reservoirs during periods of flooding. Today, the city sees its biggest climate threat as extreme rainfall, which has increased in frequency in recent years and flooded parts of the city.

Leaders in New Orleans are asking voters to approve $500 million in new bonds, which would pay for infrastructure improvements such as the replacement of outdated pipes, as well as other goals like affordable housing. City officials say it shows New Orleans is “doubling down” on its infrastructure program.

“The environment is changing. More water’s coming down in a shorter period, and we have to respond to that,” said Norman White, the city’s chief financial officer. “Our first responsibility is to the citizens of New Orleans. Fortunately, that lines up with investors.”

Coastal cities across the country are building seawalls to stave off rising oceans. Others are elevating roadways to prepare for more frequent flooding. Some are requiring sturdier new construction and retrofitting existing buildings to withstand severe weather events. Communities in drought-prone areas may focus on projects such as water storage, while those with flooding concerns must fortify their sewage infrastructure. 

Last year, Moody’s surveyed the 50 largest U.S. cities; 28 responded. Among them, they had 240 climate resilience projects, totaling $47 billion. Some 60% of the projects were to combat flooding. 

Florida’s Miami-Dade County has been praised by analysts for its infrastructure investments focused on climate preparedness. Ed Marquez, the county’s deputy mayor, said future financing is a “concern,” but officials are trying to address that with capital plans focused on dealing with the changing climate.

“This is a many-year process as we fix our infrastructure, as we add new infrastructure, as new science comes on board,” he said. “Miami is still growing. People are still coming. Investors are buying our bonds. We’re telling them what the odds are, but it’s odds that they’re willing to play.”

Statewide, Florida remains in good shape creditwise, despite the challenges many of its communities are facing. Ben Watkins, the state’s director of bond finance, said that’s likely to continue, even amid hurricanes and rising sea levels. Even the most devastating hurricane seasons have ended up being a “blip on the radar” in terms of Florida’s credit health, he said. But concern remains for smaller governments within the state. 

“People are dying to come to Florida and coming to Florida to die,” he said. “Until that changes, we’ll have the economic engines to be able to access credit.”

Cities with climate change risks should follow Florida’s lead and borrow now for local projects, said Fabian, the analytics researcher.

“As investors get smarter about climate change risk, it will become more expensive for governments with the largest need to borrow,” Fabian said. “Their costs to borrow could certainly be higher. Acting earlier is almost always cheaper.”

Friday, May 28, 2021

From Redlining to Gentrification: The Policy of the Past that Affects Health Outcomes Today. May 2021

 


From Redlining to Gentrification: The Policy of the Past that Affects Health Outcomes Today

May 26th, 2021

In the 1980s, a set of historical city maps resurfaced to reveal a hidden facet of our neighborhoods—the redlined status. As it turns out, the implementation of these maps saved the housing sector and bolstered prosperity for some demographic groups but increased disparities in homeownership, wealth, and health for others.

The structural inequalities set in place by federal policies over 80 years ago are still evident in communities today. As our nation continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic designations of a neighborhood between “hazardous” and “best” continue to parallel inequities in testing, case rates, fatalities, and vaccinations. These historic lessons shine a light on the importance of explicitly including an equity lens for current policy decisions, not only to address current disparities, but the lasting effect decades later.

How did we get here?

In 1933, President Roosevelt created the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) with the goal of bolstering a failing housing market during the Great Depression. The plan was to refinance home mortgages and expand home buying opportunities for Americans.

In order to do this, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation evaluated over 200 cities in the U.S. for neighborhoods of “mortgage security,” using data from local lenders, developers, and real estate appraisers. Each city’s neighborhood was graded on a four-level system:

  • A, lined in green, was “best,” with a low perceived risk for lenders;
  • D, lined in red, was “hazardous,” with a high perceived risk for lenders—these areas formed the basis for the term “redlining.”

When classifying neighborhoods, evaluators didn’t just look at current housing quality and rent and sale values, but also the color of the residents’ skin. In Birmingham, Alabama, an area with “executives, businessmen, and retired professional men” was graded as “best” with an A rating, while an adjacent neighborhood described as a “negro low-cost slum clearance project” was redlined with a D grading.

HOLC grades were then adopted by private and public entities and became an essential component of housing sector decisions up until the 1970s. Over the course of these decades, the practice of redlining stymied the ability of residents in redlined areas—most of whom were Black Americans—from building wealth by restricting home ownership and appreciation of home values.

How redlining harmed health

With 89% of health explained by factors outside of medical care, careful attention should be paid to the environment and social circumstances in which people live. Several studies show that living in redlined areas has been linked to severe asthmabirth outcomescancer stage at diagnosisurban heat, and food environments, among other present day adverse effects.

Many of these health conditions also place individuals at increased risk for COVID-19. COVID-19 comorbidities are more prevalent among communities of color, and these populations exhibit higher exposure, positive tests, hospitalization, and death rates in comparison to White populations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) scores the susceptibility of communities to disasters or disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19. When comparing redlined maps of Birmingham, Alabama to current maps of social vulnerability scores, there is a clear relationship between redlined areas and socially vulnerable areas, emphasizing redlining’s impact on present day adverse health outcomes.

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Figure 1: Data from Mapping Inequality and CDC

 

Redlined neighborhoods changed by gentrification

Redlining also creates conditions for gentrification, which results in changes to the characteristics of neighborhoods and ultimately has mixed effects on the health of residents.

For example, the HOLC maps of Baltimore (shown in Figure 1) look like a target with concentric rings of improving grades moving outward—and the bullseye is the formerly redlined region. The current SVI map also shows similar patterns of vulnerability to prior HOLC grades. Upon further investigation, there is a subregion within the redlined center that displays surprisingly low vulnerability. That subregion of Baltimore has been subject to a modern form of displacement known as gentrification.

Gentrification is the influx of higher-income, more educated, and mostly White residents into a traditionally low-income, minority neighborhood. Gentrification may increase access to physical and institutional improvements like grocery stores over mini-marts, public parks over empty lots, or coffeeshops over liquor stores. While these changes can improve the living conditions and amenities of neighborhoods, they come at higher costs of living and are not equally accessible to all residents, especially low-income and racial/ethnic minorities.

Why do communities gentrify? Historically redlined areas often exhibit a “rent gap”—the difference between the potential value of the property and the current prices of housing. The prime location of urban housing paired with historical underinvestment and low rent prices make them attractive to young career professionals, developers, and investors looking to capitalize on the gap in property values. In San Francisco, 87% of neighborhoods undergoing gentrification were once redlined as “hazardous.”

Secondary effects of gentrification on health

For legacy residents who remain in their communities, gentrification may lead to new investments and economic opportunities, improving social conditions and health outcomes. However, the higher cost of living, stress, and anxiety from cultural displacement can negate that impact.

Legacy residents who are displaced face tremendous housing instability. Those who find new homes tend to move to similar socioeconomic neighborhoods as their previous community. The costs and stressors associated with moving as well as the disruption to social networks and community ties ultimately lead to negative health outcomes. Recent social connections research shows that limited networks cause greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure and increase susceptibility for anxiety and depression.

Additionally, areas undergoing gentrification see an expansion in police presence. While police may signal increased safety for new residents, multiple studies have shown that police interactions have significant associations with poor mental health outcomes, particularly for Black Americans. Recent evidence from a longitudinal study of gentrification in New York notes a trend of increased 311 calls and discretionary arrests, of which young men of color are the primary target.

Acknowledging redlining and gentrification in the era of COVID-19

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected low-income and minority communities. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey has been capturing the status of social and economic impacts of the pandemic. The evidence suggests that housing disparities are further widening by race and income, with Black and Latino renters more likely to miss rent compared to White renters and Black homeowners more likely to defer mortgage payments compared to other groups.

Furthermore, these same groups experience higher incidences of COVID-19, even on a community scale. With the combined pressure from economic and geographical influences, the situation becomes a double-edged sword, exacerbating the disparities in health outcomes especially for minority populations.

Redlining resulted from a federal policy in response to a housing crisis but worsened health disparities for minority communities to this day. As the nation moves forward from this global pandemic, the response through policies and implementation must keep a health equity lens at the forefront to remedying missteps from the past and avoid the same path for the future. The explicit focus from the Biden Administration on advancing health equity is not only essential now to ensure vulnerable populations have equal access to testing, care, and vaccinations in the near future, but also on the health impacts down the line.

**Feature photo by Maria Orlova from Pexels

 

Hannah De los Santos

Hannah De los Santos, PhD, MS, is a Senior Data Scientist in the Model-based Analytics Department at The MITRE Corporation. She earned her PhD in Computer Science and her MS in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her work seeks to use data analytics techniques to solve problems in health.

 

Karen JiangKaren Jiang, MPH, is a Domain Specialist in the Clinical Quality and Informatics Department at The MITRE Corporation. She earned her MPH in Health Policy from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her interests lie at the intersection of health policy, health equity, and data analytics. 

 

Julianna BernardiJulianna Bernardi, BS, is an Associate Data Scientist in the Model-based Analytics Department at The MITRE Corporation. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Applied Mathematics. She is interested in using mathematics and data visualizations to tell stories and facilitate work in the public interest.

 

Cassandra OkechukwuCassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH, is a Principal Health and Life Scientist at The MITRE Corporation. She is a social epidemiologist with over 15 years of experience in healthcare and public health. Dr. Okechukwu’s chief expertise is using knowledge from social and behavioral sciences to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs, policies, and technologies that promote population health. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 5/27/2021



Disaster Program Specialist – Seattle, WA

Job Summary: Program Service Development & Support:  Facilitates in and supports the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives, tools, plans, processes and procedures within a functional area, or oversees the full disaster cycle, through the development of volunteer leadership. Analyzes opportunities for improved program service and recommends to DPM for implementation. Functional areas may include:  Mass Care, Client Casework, Health & Mental Health Services, Logistics, Information Management & Situational Awareness, Partnerships & Emergency Management, Workforce Development, Preparedness, General Volunteer Support & Engagement, or Home Fire Campaign.  

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Seattle-WA/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC42468

Disaster Program Manager – Spokane, WA 

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Spokane-WA/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC42603

Direct Services Lead Specialist  – Portland, OR

Job Summary: Responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Mass Care, Logistics and Recovery program support in an assigned geographic area.  The territory is based on the regional configuration.  Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for the Mass Care, Logistics, and Recovery functions. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Mass Care, Logistics and Recovery, this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Portland-OR/Direct-Services-Lead-Specialist_RC42909-1

Disaster Preparedness Specialist  – Portland, OR

Job Summary: Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for Individual and Community Preparedness and Resilience. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, and leading local implementation of preparedness and resilience offerings, this position works through regional employees and volunteers to build prepared and resilient communities.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Portland-OR/Disaster-Preparedness-Specialist_RC43255

Direct Services Manager  – Oakland, San Francisco, CA

Job Summary: Responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Mass Care, Logistics, Disaster Action Team (DAT), and Recovery program support across a large, regional geographic area.  Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for the Mass Care, Logistics, and Disaster Action Team, and Recovery functions. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Mass Care, Logistics, DAT, and Recovery, this position supports regional employees and volunteer leaders in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Oakland-CA/Direct-Services-Manager_RC43618

Disaster Program Specialist  – Portland, OR

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM.  The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.  

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Portland-OR/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC43707

Sr. Disaster Program Manager – Sacramento, CA

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory. The territory is based on the regional configuration. Leads and manages a team of local Disaster Program Managers responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Plans, directs, and implements department, service or program overall strategic goals and objectives. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division. This position operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. The Sr Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster and Program Officer; team leadership is provided by the RDPO. This position reports directly to the RDPO; and may have a dotted line to Community Exec (s) in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region. This position works closely with, is supported by and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Sacramento-CA/Sr-Disaster-Program-Manager_RC43926

Disaster Program Manager – Camarillo, CA

The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Camarillo-CA/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC44484

Disaster Program Specialist  – Los Angeles, CA 

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Los-Angeles-CA/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC44562

Disaster Program Manager – Redding, CA 

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Redding-CA/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC44649

Disaster Program Manager – Endicott, NY

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Endicott-NY/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC42325

­­­­­­­­­Disaster Program Manager – Worcester, MA

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division. 

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Worcester-MA/Disaster-Program-Manager---Central-MA_RC43854

Disaster Preparedness Manager –Albany, NY

Job Summary: The Disaster Preparedness Specialist serves as the lead functional expert in American Red Cross Eastern New York Region (27 counties) for Individual and Community Preparedness and Resilience. The Disaster Preparedness Manager works on tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, and leading local implementation of preparedness and resilience offerings. The position works through regional employees and volunteers to build prepared and resilient communities.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Albany-NY/Disaster-Preparedness-Manager_RC42387

Disaster Program Manager – Hyannis, MA

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Hyannis-MA/Disaster-Program-Manager---Southeast-MA_RC43304

Disaster Program Specialist – Metro Boston

Job Summary:  The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership in Metro Boston, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Medford-MA/Disaster-Program-Specialist---Metro-Boston_RC43580

Logistics Support Program Manager – Mineola, NY

Job Summary: The Logistics Program Support Manager is responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Logistics in Long Island, NY.  The territory is based on the regional configuration.  The Logistics Program Support Manager position serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for the Logistics function. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Logistics, he Logistics Program Support Manager supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Mineola-NY/Logistics-Program-Support-Manager_RC44099

Disaster Program Manager – Hawthorne, NY

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Hawthorne-NY/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC43797

Disaster Program Manager – Worcester, MA

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Worcester-MA/Disaster-Program-Manager---Central-MA_RC43854

State Relations Disaster Liaison – Albany, NY

Job Summary: The State Relations Disaster Liaison is responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Partner and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Support in an New York State.  The State Relations Disaster Liaison serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for Partner/EMA Support function. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Partner/EMA Support this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Albany-NY/State-Relations-Disaster-Liaison_RC44462

Disaster Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA

Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Manager (Baton Rouge, LA) to work in our Baton Rouge, LA office. 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 25% of the time.

This position is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory. The territory is based on the regional configuration. Leads and manages a primarily volunteer team

This position operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes. It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area. Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Baton-Rouge-LA/Disaster-Program-Manager--Baton-Rouge--LA-_RC44158

Disaster Program Specialist - St George, UT

Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Specialist (St. George, UT) to work in our St. George, UT office. 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 25% of the time.

The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/St-George-UT/Disaster-Program-Specialist--St-George--UT-_RC44621

Disaster Program Manager - Phoenix, AZ

Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Manager (Phoenix, AZ) to work in our Phoenix, AZ office. 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 25%-35% of the time.

The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Phoenix-AZ/Disaster-Program-Manager--Phoenix--AZ-_RC44699

Disaster Program Manager – Miami, FL

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Miami-FL/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC44668

Disaster Program Specialist – Hickory, NC

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Hickory-NC/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC42343

Disaster Program Manager – Augusta, GA

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. The DPM will accomplish this responsibility largely through the development, operational guidance, and support of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners that will stand ready to deliver/support the services of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the assigned jurisdiction. These teams will operate as part of a tiered mutual aid structure (local/regional/divisional/national), serving as the front line of support to local communities. These services include but are not limited to; response to recurrent local disasters (house fires, floods, etc.), capacity building for mass care service delivery, participation in the Home Fire Campaign, and direct assistance and recovery services to those impacted by disasters.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Augusta-GA/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC42379

Regional Disaster Officer - Tampa or Orlando, FL 

Job Summary:  The Regional Disaster Officer (RDO) is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program throughout the region in alignment with established metrics.  All disaster positions in a region have a solid line reporting relationship to the RDO.  The RDO will also ensure that employees and volunteers within a region are assigned specific “relationship management” responsibilities with key emergency management staff, non-governmental organizations and corporate/organizations supporting disaster services (i.e., account management).  Serves during times of disaster in an operational leadership role for any scale of disaster.  Participates in a leadership role on larger operations regionally, division or nationwide.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Tampa-FL/Regional-Disaster-Program-Officer-II_RC43684

Regional Recovery Manager – Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, TN

Job Summary:  The Regional Recovery Manager is responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Recovery Support Programs in the Tennessee Region. Serves as the lead functional expert for the Recovery function, tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of programs. This position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle and is under the supervision of the Regional Disaster Officer.

Direct Apply Link: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Knoxville-TN/Regional-Recovery-Manager_RC43826

Disaster Program Specialist, Hattiesburg, MS

Job Summary:  The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Hattiesburg-MS/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC42472-1

Disaster Program Specialist – South Bend, IN

Job Summary: This Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is part of a team that organizes and facilitates all disaster operations and services for the South Bend, IN region to include the following counties: St Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall,  Pulaski,  Fulton, White, Carroll, Cass, Miami and Lagrange. This DPS will lead and manage volunteer teams responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs within their territory.  The DPS ensures proper development of disaster leadership volunteers in each of the disaster cycle support areas in order to meet the needs of the territory, and will take part in volunteer recruitment as well. The DPS is also responsible for local preparation, response  and recovery management, as well as management of government partnerships. 

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Fort-Wayne-IN/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC44702

Disaster Program Manager – South Bend, IN

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. The DPM will accomplish this responsibility largely through the development, operational guidance, and support of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners that will stand ready to deliver/support the services of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the assigned jurisdiction. These teams will operate as part of a tiered mutual aid structure (local/regional/divisional/national), serving as the front line of support to local communities. These services include but are not limited to; response to recurrent local disasters (house fires, floods, etc.), capacity building for mass care service delivery, participation in the Home Fire Campaign, and direct assistance and recovery services to those impacted by disasters.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Fort-Wayne-IN/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC44701

Disaster Program Specialist – Charleston, WV

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. 

These functions are performed under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager with technical support from the region and division. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and will work closely with, and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level. The DPS may serve in capacity as Disaster Program Manager when the DPM is unavailable.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Charleston-WV/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC42516

Disaster Program Specialist – Wooster, OH

Job Summary:  The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. 

These functions are performed under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager with technical support from the region and division. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and will work closely with, and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level. The DPS may serve in capacity as Disaster Program Manager when the DPM is unavailable.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Wooster-OH/Disaster-Program-Specialist_RC42263

Disaster Program Manager – Annapolis and Baltimore, MD

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

The DPM will accomplish this responsibility largely through the development, operational guidance, and support of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners that will stand ready to deliver/support the services of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the assigned jurisdiction. These teams will operate as part of a tiered mutual aid structure (local/regional/divisional/national), serving as the front line of support to local communities. These services include but are not limited to; response to recurrent local disasters (house fires, floods, etc.), capacity building for mass care service delivery, participation in the Home Fire Campaign, and direct assistance and recovery services to those impacted by disasters. The Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster Officer; team leadership is provided by the RDO. This position reports directly to the Senior DPM or the RDO; and may have a dotted line to Community Executives in the territory they cover.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Annapolis-MD/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC43741-1

Disaster Program Manager – Salisbury, MD

Job Summary:  The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.

The DPM will accomplish this responsibility largely through the development, operational guidance, and support of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners that will stand ready to deliver/support the services of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the assigned jurisdiction. These teams will operate as part of a tiered mutual aid structure (local/regional/divisional/national), serving as the front line of support to local communities. These services include but are not limited to; response to recurrent local disasters (house fires, floods, etc.), capacity building for mass care service delivery, participation in the Home Fire Campaign, and direct assistance and recovery services to those impacted by disasters. The Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster Officer; team leadership is provided by the RDO. This position reports directly to the Senior DPM or the RDO; and may have a dotted line to Community Executives in the territory they cover.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Salisbury-MD/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC42904

Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager - Can be based in either Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Marion or Newark, OH 

Job Summary: 

Responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Disaster Workforce engagement in an assigned geographic region. Serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for supporting the disaster workforce. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Disaster Workforce priorities, this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.

Specific functions of this position include program implementation, remote team building of employees and volunteers, and soliciting feedback from end customers.

Works to perform these functions according to the program direction provided by the Disaster Workforce Engagement function at headquarters. Team leadership, supervision, and personnel development is provided by the Regional Disaster Functions/ Support Director or the Regional Disaster and Program Officer; and may have a dotted line to the DPM or Executive Director (s) in the territory they cover.

Operates as a part of the process called Engage Volunteers and Employees which is one of the (five pillar / three core) processes of the Disaster Management Cycle. Specific functions of this position include: Workforce, training, engagement and  deployment and workforce development. Drivers for this work include: Scheduled volunteers and need for trained volunteers.

Direct Apply Link:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Columbus-OH/Disaster-Workforce-Engagement-Manager_RC44719

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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