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Program Manager, Disaster Services Red Cross

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Program Manager, Disaster Services Red Cross

Human Services Outreach and Community Engagement

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! 


Manage the implementation of disaster services programming in an assigned geographic area, or a regional functional activity.

Lead, develop and support the Disaster program volunteer team responsible for local preparedness, response, and client care management as well as management of community and government relationships within assigned geography, or a specific regional function. Ensure the development of Disaster leadership volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle to meet the needs of the area and region. Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

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


 1. Empower Volunteers: Lead and support a diverse volunteer team responsible for the implementation of volunteer-led disaster cycle services programming throughout the assigned geographic area, or functional activities throughout the region. Functional activities include mass care, response, community preparedness, recovery, and planning and readiness. Ensure disaster services are delivered in a rapid, accessible, and equitable manner, both culturally and linguistically, to meet the urgent, disaster-caused needs of our clients, with a focus on frontline communities.

2. Lead the Program: Implement either disaster cycle services activities within assigned geographic area or specific functional activities within the region. Monitor, collect and analyze business data to improve services to individuals and communities. Ensure compliance with data protection and privacy regulations while managing sensitive disaster-related information. Work with regional disaster program management to create and improve plans for successfully meeting disaster cycle services programmatic vision. Provide feedback to support the continuous improvement process.

3. Mission Capacity Building: Develop and support disaster volunteers who are the primary workforce, and representative of the communities they serve, both culturally and linguistically Cultivate and develop Disaster Leadership Volunteers, including volunteer partners, to meet specific responsibilities as part of their work in disaster readiness, preparedness, response, and recovery. Lead and empower a diverse team of volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging, training, coaching, delegating, coordinating, and evaluating and managing performance to ensure a well-qualified, empowered team and enhance programmatic success. Collaborate with Disaster Workforce Engagement team.

4. Engage Community: Lead and coordinate efforts in assigned geographic area to prepare and mobilize communities and engage partners with specific functional expertise and assets to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. Serve as Facilitative Leader. Plan and coordinate community listening activities alongside disaster program management, chapter leadership, community volunteer leaders, and all other business lines to guarantee the Red Cross is the most trusted disaster services provider. Engage and include diverse stakeholders reflective of all dimensions of diversity in the community across the disaster cycle, including disaster relief operations.

5. Manage in a Matrix: Build relationships and collaborate in the matrix management environment with internal partners, including employees and volunteers. Cultivate transparent communication and collaboration between lines of business to meet shared goals and objectives, including timely and effective service delivery and community presence. Develop and implement plans to meet assigned regional targets in collaboration with disaster program management. Work at the direction of assigned supervisor.

6. Know Your Communities: Act as the Red Cross disaster subject matter expert within assigned geographic area, to maximize Red Cross presence and community engagement and mobilization. Prospect and partner with organizations and leaders supporting frontline communities and community resiliency before, during and after disasters. These include community-based and faith-based organizations supporting disaster services, key emergency management and government entities, and other leaders in the field of disaster services.

7. Ready to Respond: Initiate and coordinate disaster relief operations in assigned geographic area, or functional activities in the region in alignment with the Disaster Cycle Services Concept of Operations. Serve during times of disaster as a leader for the region, upon completion of training requirements. Deploy and participate in operations outside of home region. Perform all assigned responsibilities under “steady-state” requirements with potential for deployment as directed.


Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying subject matter knowledge; knowledge based acquired from several years of experience in particular area. Works independently; may instruct or coach other professionals.


Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience with building, mobilizing, leading and developing volunteer teams to execute a social services program or service, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Management Experience:

Skills & Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor to accomplish work through team leaders. Develop project plans & budgets. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of program or service, ability to create presentations and training modules, and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated analytical and decision- making skills to interpret program trends, results, formulate recommendations, and develop creative processes for continuous program or service improvements. Proven track record of collaboration with diverse groups and individuals, managing multiple priorities, facilitation, problem solving, marketing, leadership, and partnership management. Additionally, this position requires ability for planning, public speaking, project management and process improvement. Individual must be customer oriented, organized, and able to operate with an orientation toward solutions with an external focus, and team orientation. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with federal, state, and local employment laws. Must be able to perform all assigned responsibilities under “grey sky” requirements. Ability to work in a matrixed environment and on a team.

Travel: Travel may be required. A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is 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.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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 5% 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.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid Level, Entry Level, Senior Level

Organization Mission : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity, especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.

DEI/Nondiscrimination Statement : We strive to ensure that diverse talent is reflected throughout the Red Cross employee and volunteer workforce and we are transparent about our progress toward our diversity, equity and inclusion goals. We champion equal opportunity for all and foster a workplace that is safe and free from harassment, intimidation and discrimination. We work to create a culture of belonging that acknowledges and appreciates all talents and backgrounds, and received recognition for our efforts

Job Location : Utah

Work Model : Hybrid

Closing Date : 6/3/2025

Compensation Type : Salary

Job Status : Exempt

Benefits Offered : Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Time

Pay Range : $60,500

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