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Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Regional Recovery Director (RRD)

Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church


Job Summary

On behalf of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church Disaster Recovery Connection (DRC), the Regional Recovery Director (RRD) is responsible for the coordination and implementation of long-term recovery efforts in the assigned region of Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (TWK UMC). The position provides coordination and administrative support of long-term recovery tasks within an assigned geographical area. The RRD works with local government and non-government agencies and partners in the counties and communities affected by the disasters in their regional TWK geographic area to attend meetings, gather information and liaison with local churches in the effort of planning further assistance to those working toward recovery. With direction from and assistance of the LTRD, the RRD is responsible to acquire, train and maintain recovery staff, as well as an adequate volunteer base, to cover tasks as needed, and to track and produce reports pertaining to the ongoing recovery efforts in relation to the funding for this task.

Supervision Provided:  Supervises the Disaster Case Manager, Construction Manager and Site Coordinator positions.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervise the Disaster Case Manager Supervisor, Construction Manager, and Site Coordinator in assigned geographical area as outlined in project work plan.
  2. Implement work plan that may include, but is not limited to, client outreach, case management, project coordination, volunteer recruitment and management, construction management, financial and resource management.
  3. Ensure the completion of documents such as de-brief minutes, Gift-In-Kind reports, event statistics, expense reports, volunteer database, Gift-In-Kind and other potential future resource lists, and certificates of appreciation for participants.
  4. Collect and produce the data and documentation needed to complete necessary reports, including, but not limited to, UMCOR quarterly reports, UMCOR final report, and other reports or applications as requested.
  5. Attend monthly and quarterly meetings with all members of the long-term recovery groups from each assigned county/area.
  6. Communicate volunteer needs to the volunteer coordinator as needed.
  7. Ensure project activities align with desired project outcomes and fulfill mission goals of The United Methodist Church.
  8. Establish and maintain quality relations with cities, counties and state representatives/points of contact as it relates to assigned areas and project. Create and maintain a master list of these contacts.
  9. Attend trainings to assist in professional development as requested.
  10. Report statistical information about recovery to the appropriate long term recovery group.
  11. Embrace the diversity and inclusion goals of the Conference.



  • Mission Mindset: Committed to the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church; commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the TWK Annual Conference; United Methodist background preferred.
  • Faith: Evidence of intentional discipleship and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication. Able to                 speak in a public forum. Ability to communicate effectively in person, by phone, and by email daily.
  • Disaster Recovery experience: Knowledge of and experience with principles and practices of disaster response and recovery.
  • Supervisory Experience: Knowledge of and experience with supervision of staff and volunteers, including but not limited to, recruitment and selection, orientation, training, rewards and recognition, and safety.
  • Project Management skills: Knowledge of and experience with project management.
  • Judgment skills: Ability to exercise good judgment and discreetly handle confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Conflict of Interest: Possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the TWK Conference. Able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with Conference policy.
  • Conflict Resolution: Able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; effective listening and interviewing skills; cultural competence relative to the population served.
  • Maintain confidences: Commitment to complete confidentiality and high degree of integrity.
  • Organizational Skills: High ability to prioritize tasks and processes. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple tasks and projects in a rapidly changing work environment with multiple priorities and limited resources.
  • Dependability: Able to meet deadlines and be reliable.
  • Independent Action: Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Team mindset: Ability to be a team player and work collaboratively.
  • Initiative: Ability to work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and keeping key stakeholders informed.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Capacity to work collegially and develop rapport with a wide diverse, variety of individuals and leaders.
  • Computer Savvy: Highly proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office. Highly functional skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google applications and Outlook.
  • Church Polity: Familiarity with the United Methodist Church, its beliefs and organizational structure.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A college degree or a minimum of 3 years progressively responsible group leadership and/or volunteer coordination experience is required.

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be in an office environment.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.  The person in this position frequently communicates with the public and other co-workers on questions about client needs, community resources, and possible advocacy issues. Employee must occasionally lift or move office supplies or other items weighing up to 25 pounds. Travel will be required to meet with clients, community agencies, or other conference staff throughout the TWK Conference area.

Additional Information


  • This is a temporary position for up to 90 days.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of this period, and if the longevity of disaster recovery project needs remain, an offer for full employment status may be extended.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle to be able to drive long distances throughout the service area as needed for meetings.
  • Passing a background check and online training process is required.
  • Temporary positions are not eligible for conference health plan and pension benefits.
  • Mobile office equipment, supplies, and cellular phone allowance will be provided.
  • No unemployment benefits are available to conference employees, based TCA rules. 
  • Passing a background check and online training process is required, including driving record checks.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants, please send a letter of interest and resume to and  specify that you are applying for Regional Recovery Director position.  Job offer is contingent upon successful completion of training and background check.  Deadline to apply is on or before Friday, June 24, 2022.


  • Date Posted: June 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 06/24/2022
  • Salary Range: 65,000