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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region

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For over 140 years, Red Cross volunteers have served a critical role in our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. Become part of this inspiring work and join us today.

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. The purpose of the leadership development lead position is to coordinate identified regional leadership volunteers training, experience, and development to enable promotion within their Group/Activity/Position (GAP) and/or become program leads.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with regional program leads to identify potential leadership.
  • Develop, implement and oversee an organized leadership identification and development program throughout the region.
  • Coordinate regional activities, priority deployments and training with regional Disaster Workforce Engagement (DWE) program leads.
  • Maintain identified leadership roster tracking individual requirements to obtain promotion or movement to leadership positions.
  • Advocate for assignment, training and deployment opportunities meeting individual leadership roster needs.
  • Ensure career path conversations are maintained for identified leadership.
  • Assemble and submit promotion package upon requirements completion.
  • Provides the regional disaster officer with details, including recommended leadership development and/or assignment.
  • Serve as the primary regional representative (or assign designee) on Division Disaster Readiness Workgroups

Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Action Oriented-Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things that she/she sees as challenging.

Manages Diversity-Treats all kinds and classes of people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and both sexes.

Building Effective Teams-Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Personal Learning-Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behavior quickly; watches others for their reactions to his/her performance and adjusts; seeks feedback.

Informing-Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team; sets clear expectations; deals with problems in a timely manner; regularly reviews individual performance and holds timely discussions.

Delegation-Clearly and comfortably delegates tasks and decisions; broadly shares responsibility and accountability; trusts people to perform; lets direct reports finish their own work.

Directing Others-Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.

Composure-Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during stressful times; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Motivating Others-Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team members; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working with and for.

Strategic Agility-Sees ahead clearly; anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; creates competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

Dealing with Ambiguity-Effectively copes with change; can shift gears comfortable; decides and acts without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

If you would like to join the team, please register here: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=35003&h=193&p=1864067

With any questions about this role, please contact me!
Danielle Dietze, Volunteer Services
Email danielle.dietze@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region


256 N Sherman St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702, US

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.‚Äč


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.


Board Development
Disaster Relief
Board Development, Community, Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Towanda, PA 18848



  • Program Management
  • Professional Development
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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