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American Red Cross Interim Regional Disaster Program Officer in Honolulu, Hawaii

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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?

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Job Description:


As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!


Establish operating policies and procedures that affect departments and subordinate sections and work units. Interpret company-wide policies and procedures. Develop budgets, schedules, and performance standards. Job level is also determined by additional factors including regional disaster risk assessment, which contributes to job complexity.


Direct, through a team to include Managers, the implementation of the disaster services program throughout the region in alignment with established metrics.

Ensure employees and volunteers within a region are assigned specific relationship management responsibilities with key emergency management staff, non-governmental organizations and corporate/organizations supporting disaster services (i.e., account management).

Serve during times of disaster in an operational leadership role for any scale of disaster.

Participate in a leadership role on larger operations for region, division, or nationwide.

Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.


  • Serve as the Regional Red Cross thought leader and ensure interface with government entities, organizations, and other leadership entities in the field of emergency services, disaster policy and operations, and community resiliency.

  • Mobilize the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

  • Meet the needs and expectations of clients and stakeholders.

  • Execute a comprehensive regional response when required.

  • Serve during times of disaster as the operational leadership for the region for any scale of disaster.

  • Participate in a leadership role on larger operations for region, division, or nationwide

  • Lead and direct a team responsible for the implementation of disaster services programs throughout the region.

  • Ensure disaster services are delivered in a rapid and accessible manner in order to meet the urgent needs of our clients.

  • Direct a team through management staff which may include hiring, assigning work, coordinating, training, coaching, and evaluating performance of staff. Oversight may include Service to Armed Forces and International Services programs depending on the structure of the region.

  • Develop and support disaster volunteers who are the primary workforce.

  • Drive the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in order to meet the needs of the Region, State and Division.

  • Direct the implementation of the disaster services program in alignment with established metrics

Scope: Establish operating policies and procedures that affect departments and subordinate sections and work units. Interpret company-wide policies and procedures. Develop budgets, schedules, and performance standards. Job level is also determined by additional factors including regional disaster risk assessment, which contributes to job complexity.


Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Minimum 7 of years related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Management Experience: 5 years of management experience of paid or volunteer workforce.

Skills & Abilities: Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation, problem solving, leadership and partnership engagement. Demonstrated experience leading high-performing volunteer teams and effectively engaging and mobilizing communities and community-based organizations. Proven ability with analyzing, interpreting, and acting on business analytics, planning, technical writing, public speaking, project management, data entry and management, and process improvement. Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively, assimilate information quickly, analyze problems and implement solutions appropriately. Ability to work independently while developing and motivating a high functioning team of employees and volunteers as well as have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of employees and volunteers across the enterprise. Excellent oral and written communications skills, including training, presentation and negotiating skills. Experience with budget management, oversight, and compliance. Must be analytical, customer oriented, flexible, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions, an external focus, and team orientation. Familiarity with program guidance and standards required. Proficiency in standard office technology tools such as cell phone, laptop, and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Ability to work on a team.

Travel: Travel may be required. Deployment to disaster operations outside the region may be required.

  • Combination of candidate's education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description's minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

    Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.


We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

• Medical, Dental Vision plans

• Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

• PTO + Holidays

• 401K with 4% match

• Paid Family Leave

• Employee Assistance

• Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

• Service Awards and recognition

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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