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American National Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist in Detroit, Michigan

By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?Job Description:At the Red Cross, there is no such thing as a small disaster. In every single case it is our mission to help people affected by disaster meet their emergency needs that include shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services. As a paid staff member, you will support our loyal Red Cross disaster volunteers who serve selflessly to provide a bridge of assistance until individuals and families can resume a normal life. Our disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. They serve in a number of capacities, including Disaster Action Team Member, Disaster Assessment, Caseworker, Mass Care Feeding, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver, Shelter Manager/Staff, Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health.As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Specialist for our Michigan Region. This position will be based in our Detroit, MI Chapter Office. This is a full time, salary (exempt) position and you must be willing to work on call 24/7. A valid driver's license is required!Job Summary:The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.These functions are performed under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager with technical support from the region and division. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and will work closely with, and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level. The DPS may serve in capacity as Disaster Program Manager when the DPM is unavailable.Responsibilities:1. Program Service Development Support: Facilitates in and supports the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives, tools, plans, processes and procedures within a functional area, or oversees the full disaster cycle, through the development of volunteer leadership. Analyzes opportunities for improved program service and recommends to DPM for implementation.Functional areas may include: Mass Care, Client Casework, Health Mental Health Services, Logistics, Information Management Situational Awareness, Partnerships Emergency Management, Workforce Development, Preparedness, General Volunteer Support Engagement, or Home Fire Campaign. If providing full-cycle management, the DPS will manage the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory that is a sub-territory of the supervising DPM's jurisdiction. The DPS will accomplish this through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers, and partners that will stand ready to deliver the services of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the assigned sub-territory. Implements assigned programs or services to meet

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