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Regional Program Manager - Worldwide Deployment - SAF/IS

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

_*WHY CHOOSE US?*_As one of the nations 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. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. _*Work where your career is a force for good.*_We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Womens Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!_*The American Red Cross is currently seeking a Mobile SAF-IS Regional Program Manager in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas to support the Service to Armed Forces and International Services Division mission. This position is regional, but also part of our mobile staff which requires meeting strict medical and security clearances prior to employment. In this role worldwide deployment is a condition of employment. Mobile staff members typically deploy for 6 months at a time typically, approximately once every 18-24 months, and can be sent to any military base in the world.*_*WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:*Manages and administers the delivery of American Red Cross services to meet the needs of United States military members, veterans, and their families in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures. Also responsible for the management and administration of American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and International Services (IS) U.S. programs and services to include International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Youth Action Campaign (YAC) and Restoring Family Links (RFL), within their area of jurisdiction. This is accomplished through managing volunteers and working with other Red Cross departments.*WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD: **Relationship Management and Community Outreach*: Serves as the face of the Red Cross at assigned location.* Builds strong relationships with military leadership, key organizations, and community leaders.* Cultivates relationships and partnerships with external constituents in the local community, including government organizations, corporate partners, civic organizations, and other community charitable and nonprofit agencies with the purpose of furthering the mission of the Red Cross. Outreach includes command meetings, education briefings, presentations, or information sessions* Builds community presence through enhancing marketing opportunities with local Armed Forces Network, utilization of social media platforms, and leveraging local base advertising opportunities to spread the Red Cross Mission and service.*Volunteer Management*: Manages a volunteer engagement program and cycle to enable delivery of all Red Cross programs and services on a military installation and in their local community. Manages Volunteers who will be the primary resource to administer the delivery of American Red Cross services to meet the needs of United States military members, veterans, and their families in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures. When volunteers are unavailable, the manager is responsible in delivering the mission specific services.* Develop and implement local needs assessment and Volunteer Program Plan through utilizing process established by Volunteer Resources.* Recruits and trains leadership volunteers to support placement and supervision of staff and programs in the delivery of SAF/IS U.S. programs and services, Training Services, Disaster Cycle Services, and providing support to Armed Forces Blood Services.* Effectively utilize the Volunteer Connection Platform to manage, document, train, recognize and communicate with volunteers within the local footprint.*Service Delivery Management*: Ensures the consistent delivery of SAF and IS U.S. services to all clients in their area.* Provides supervision of volunteer Service Delivery staff.* Coordinates services to military treatment facilities and VA hospitals through rehabilitation programs, material assistance, resiliency training and morale items and support.* Ensures community outreach, to include command meetings and education briefings, presentations, or workshops* Ensures a strong military community outreach program and implementation of special events and projects in support of SAF/IS U.S. initiatives.* Manages support services to military members and their families to include family follow-up information and referrals; and other related services.* Provides support for the emergency communications center with local information, as appropriate.* Develops outreach strategies aimed at promoting International Services U.S. programs to the community and ensuring the local community is aware of what programs and services are available.*Financial and Reporting Management*: Develops and manages budgets and expenditures to ensure programs are operating within budget to support all programs and services. Monitors and reports on the outcomes and results of programs and services to ensure organizational accountability and makes recommendations for continuous improvement to ensure metrics are consistently met.*WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED*:*Education:* Bachelors degree in business or public administration, human resources management, community organization, social or health sciences, or related field is required; or related equivalent experience.*Experience:* A minimum of five years related experience in program management or related field is required.*Managerial Experience:* n/a*Skills and Abilities:* Requires strong computer skills. Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing are required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in an individual or team environment. The ability to balance multiple priorities is essential. Familiarity with military culture, regulations and protocol is strongly desired. Experience with American Red Cross programs and services is strongly desired._A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required. _*Work Conditions:*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.*FOR MOBILE POSITIONS ONLY (Domestic and Overseas settings)**Some positions are designated as Mobile and subject to unique job requirements.* SAF Mobile Staff perform the same basic job responsibilities as non-mobile staff in regions. In addition to those responsibilities, this special workforce is also required to deploy on short term temporary assignments, serving alongside military members who are deployed to designated theaters of operations anywhere in the world. Mobile staff must be ready to deploy whenever called upon, and to do so are required to meet and maintain specific medical and other readiness requirements. Requirements unique to mobile positions include the following:Support both the day-to-day operations and emergency needs of the Hero Care Center as a member of the Hero Care Network Contingency Team.* Completes all trainings and requirements to maintain casework proficiency, to include working shifts and participating in readiness drills.* Responds to emergency, surge, and disaster situations, as needed.To maintain readiness, staff must:* Maintain all medical and security requirements* Engage in annual deployment familiarization program to include trainings and meetings* When activated to deploy, participate in additional trainings and meetings to prepare for deployment*MOBILE STAFF (Overseas settings only):*In addition, mobile staff based overseas may also be responsible for managing the promotion and delivery of Red Cross services to clients within their jurisdiction. This may include:* Ensuring Training Services programs are supported and promoted in their jurisdiction and that there are sufficient trained volunteers to provide classes* Ensuring Disaster Cycle Services are provided including responding to local, regional and division level disasters and acting as a planning partner for local emergency management and response activities* Establishing and maintaining a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with local Armed Forces Blood Service Programs_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._*Mobility Requirements: ** U.S. citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance and a no-fee U.S. passport.* Worldwide mobility is a condition of employment and an essential function of this position.* Must accept work assignments anywhere in the world, including conflict areas, where the American Red Cross is providing services to members of the military and their families.* Must meet strict medical and physical requirements, including immunizations required by the U.S. military.* May be required to wear military uniforms, and live and work in harsh and stressful environment in conflict areas.* Periodically accompanies the military on deployments.*WHAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPETITIVE EDGE:**Ideal candidates will have a passion for supporting military members with the physical stamina and emotional capacity to live and work alongside deployed military members in harsh climates and difficult environments. SAF/IS employees are servant leaders supporting deployed military members through difficult and challenging issues. Candidates need to thrive on service and teamwork. Candidates must be adaptable with an ability to manage through ambiguity engaging others in problem solving complex issues.**Core Competencies ** *Adaptability:* Successful candidates must adjust to new situations quickly and have the ability to tackle the challenges these situations present.* *Independent Problem Solving:* Successful candidates are capable of handling high-pressure situations by knowing who to engage in dialogue and up with actionable solutions* *Teamwork:* Successful candidates have the ability to collaborate with team members, volunteers, and military personnel to achieve SAF/IS mission.* *Servant Leader: *Successful candidates must be leaders who out others and the mission first. Someone who understands that deployment is a hardship, and our mission is to support our military personnel in uncomfortable situations and circumstances.*BENEFITS FOR YOU:*We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn. Medical, Dental Vision plans Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts PTO: Starting at 15 days a year; based on FLSA status and tenure Holidays: 11 paid holidays comprised of six core holidays and five floating holidays 401K with 5% match Paid Family Leave Employee Assistance Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term Service Awards and recognition_*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.*__*DSTR*_Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Monday to Friday* Nights as needed* Weekends as neededApplication Question(s):* Are you able to deploy internationally for 6 months at a time?Education:* Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:* Program management: 5 years (Preferred)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)Willingness to travel:* 25% (Preferred)Work Location: On the roadby Jobble

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