Community Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator, Mississippi County Arkansas
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As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross works on the front lines of the climate change crisis every day. We make a vital difference for families and communities in the U.S. and around the world who are coping with the impacts of this crisis. Through our new Mission Adaptation program, our goal is to build and equip a resilient network of community-based partners and workforce ready to augment and enhance food security, emergency shelter and care, and access to health and mental health services needed when climate emergencies strike and to ultimately reduce the impact of climate caused displacement and poverty for families at extreme risk by helping them more rapidly transition to safe, stable, and affordable housing. If you share our passion for helping people and making a difference, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
The Mississippi County Community Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator reports to the Mississippi County Community Disaster Risk Reduction Manager and is responsible for the planning and implementation of community partner engagement in support of our new Mission Adaptation program. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in social services, partner collaboration, and preferably community outreach, grant administration, disaster risk reduction and working with non-profit organizations.
Selected candidate must reside in Mississippi County or the following adjacent counties:
- Dunklin County, Missouri (northwest)
- Pemiscot County, Missouri (north)
- Crittenden County (south)
- Poinsett County (southwest)
- Craighead County (west)
- Assess community needs in Mississippi County to identify and support the most vulnerable populations and their needs with regard to resilience in health, food security and housing and lessen disaster-caused human impacts.
- Identify local partner organizations providing services related to food insecurity, housing and health with an interest in building disaster-related resilience.
- Work with American Red Cross divisional and regional staff to integrate partnerships into planning, readiness, response and recovery activities.
- Evaluate opportunities for partnership, build and maintain positive partner relationships, and formalize agreements with community-based organizations and key community stakeholders.
- Support implementation of Mission Adaptation initiatives by convening partners, supporting engagement, and informing educational opportunities.
- Support collection of required grant management and partner engagement data accurately and on time.
- Support diverse and inclusive volunteer teams that lead and engage in Mission Adaptation objectives/activities.
- Collaborate with internal teams to communicate program objectives, milestones and determine areas of opportunity for existing volunteer base.
- Report expenditures made using the Mission Adaptation budget.
- Engage with contacts in community-based organizations and key community stakeholders to educate about disasters, impacts to vulnerable populations and Red Cross programs.
- Prepare accurate records and reports on partner engagement to include regular updates on program milestones and required adjustments into assessments of progress, accountability, and co-learning.
- Work with Communications to develop press releases, brochures, and other collateral materials.
- Support region and stakeholder communities during disaster relief responses.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Social Work or Public Health.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of related experience, preferably in an outcomes-based social-services environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Preferred experience in community mobilization and disaster recovery preferred. Demonstrated familiarity with climate adaptation/resilience strategies, government disaster programs, and community organizing preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of community disaster risk reduction. Demonstrated ability in creating presentations and developing training modules. Excellent oral and communication skills, including training and presentations. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Develop project plans, budgets, and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrate analytical and decision-making skills to develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Flexibility and ability to work on and manage a new team during program development. Spanish speaking preferred.
Location: Given trust and social capital requisite to successful community resilience networks, the position would require residence in or physically near Mississippi County.
Other: This position is also responsible for ensuring that all American Red Cross finance policies and procedures are followed as related to the scope of work activity. Upon employment, must be able to learn and become proficient in: ARC programs and procedures, Volunteer Management, Financial Management, Cultural Competency, and Community & Government Partnerships.
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