Perform Community Partner readiness and capacity building activities across all phases of Disaster Cycle Services for the purpose of enabling effective service delivery for preparedness programs and during response and recovery operations..
Reports To: DCS: Disaster Program Manager - Territory 4
Responsibilities: Community Partnerships collaborate with other non-profits,community groups, faith-based, civic groups, and other community stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to engage in programs and service delivery across prepare, response and recover while adhering to the principles of the Red Cross.
This position is responsible for the overall execution of the Community Partnerships (CP) program within the Region including:
1. Oversee overall CP program, ensuring current CP doctrine and guidance is observed.
2. Ensure effective planning for CP program to identify and build relationships with groups reflective of at-risk population and able to assist with program and service delivery.
3. Ensure adequate training for CP operations.
4. Ensure appropriate partnerships are established and relationships managed to address regional needs for planning and coordination of operational plans. Manage expectations around Red Cross capability, capacity and reporting
5. Ensure adequate reporting systems to ensure Red Cross leadership is informed about CP plans, activities; situational awareness maintained
6. Build CP capacity and capability through partnership, recruitment, training and mentoring
7. Serve as subject matter expert regarding CP 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.