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American Red Cross - Tennessee Region

Service to the Armed Forces Director

American Red Cross - Tennessee Region

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Job Summary

Job Description:

The Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) and International Services (IS) mission is to provide care and comfort to the members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. It is the impetus for the establishment of the American Red Cross (ARC). SAF at the Red Cross is a mixture of both tradition and innovation. ARC continues to provide traditional support to military families; serve in military and veterans hospitals, and conduct emergency communication. But, we also continually adapt our traditional services and create new programs to meet the needs of today’s military member, veterans and their families.

The Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) – International Services (IS) division has a Regional Program Director position available in Nashville, TN.  This position will be based in our Nashville, TN Chapter (once restrictions are lifted). This is a full time, salary (exempt) position and will work Monday – Friday with planned and unplanned evenings and/or weekends. A valid drivers license and good driving record is required to operate a Red Cross vehicle.

The Director manages a team to establish, strengthen, and grow American Red Cross programs and services to meet the needs of the United Stated military members, veterans, and their families in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures. Will develop long and short-term program strategies. May oversee the implementation of programs and services in communities and military installations. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

 *Bilingual candidates (Spanish/English) are highly desirable as well as candidates with volunteer management and recruiting experience.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities

1: Provide guidance, support and assistance to Red Cross field personnel, and ensure programs and services are carried out consistently and in accordance with specified Red Cross policies and procedures within their assigned area.  Responsible for management of a team which may include hiring, assigning work, coordinating, training, coaching, and evaluating performance of staff.

2: Build and cultivate strong relationships with community leaders, military leaders, government and civic organizations and other charitable agencies to further the mission of the Red Cross. Ensure a year-around public relations program to maintain public goodwill and strengthen financial and logistical support within the military community and command.

3: Develop and implement recruitment plans and ensure volunteer staff ratio reflects the diversity of the population being served. Assist with communicating strategic plans and manage the delivery, sustainment and growth of SAF and ISD services and programs.

4: Ensure the efficient and consistent delivery of programs and services in accordance with specified Red Cross policies and procedures, and strategic plan. Provide assistance on projects and work assignments as needed.   Monitor and report on the outcomes and results of programs and services to ensure organizational accountability operational effectiveness. Make recommendations for continuous improvement to ensure metrics are consistently met.

5: Develop and manage budget to ensure sufficient funds are available to support SAF and ISD programs and services.

6: May conduct training and education to ensure that staff and volunteers can successfully perform their duties and represent Red Cross in their communities.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Management Experience: 3 years of supervisory or management experience.

Skills & Abilities: Must be able to operate independently, with initiative, and manage an assigned area of responsibility, with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are required. Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing are required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple priorities are essential. Familiarity with military culture, regulations and protocol is strongly desired. Ability to work on a team.
Travel: Travel may be required.

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.

Additional Information

Benefits

Full benefits package and information is available upon application.

How to Apply

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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.

Details

  • Date Posted: August 11, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 09/01/2021