Manage the overall execution of preparedness programming within a chapter/territory.
Responsibilities: The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within a community to assist community members to prepare for home fires and other disasters. This position is responsible for the overall execution of preparedness programming within the chapter/territory including:
1. Oversee overall preparedness programming, ensuring current guidance is observed;
2. Ensure effective planning for preparedness programming;
3. Ensure adequate supplies for preparedness programming;
4. Ensure adequate partnerships are pre-identified to address preparedness programming needs as identified in chapter/territory plans;
5. Coordinate preparedness operational plans
6. Manage expectations around preparedness capability, capacity and reporting;
7. Build preparedness capacity and capability through partnership, recruitment, training and mentoring;
8. Serve as a subject matter expert in preparedness program guidance and tools
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Vision Statement The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.
Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.