Executive Director A
American Red Cross
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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. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
Support region-led mission capacity building, informing the regional leadership team of community needs and perceptions, and strengthening relationships across all element of the community by communicating the American Red Cross programs, capabilities and opportunities for community involvement. Serve as the primary liaison to the community supported by Community Volunteer Leaders and the Chapter Board. This position works alongside the volunteers and employees assigned to deliver mission fulfillment in the Region and Chapter and is a member of the Region Leadership Team.
In collaboration with the lines of service, provide support for volunteer engagement and recognition to volunteers in the chapter and region.
Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
The Red Cross of Alaska has a fantastic opportunity available for a Executive Director in Fairbanks. This is full time 40 hours/week.
1. Serve as the Face of the Red Cross to maximize Red Cross presence and connectivity in the community and expand the community’s recognition of the breadth of the Red Cross contribution to the community. Manage a portfolio of strategic relationships with key community contacts.
2. Develop sustained community relationships to ensure capacity to achieve region mission goals. Support the achievement of region revenue goals, volunteer engagement goals, blood collection goals, and community engagement mission goals by identifying and stewarding specific strategic relationships in the community and serving as a connector for internal stakeholders for these activities.
3. Develop and manage community volunteer leaders to: serve as the Face of the Red Cross in assigned territories; to support mission capacity building by developing key community partnerships; and to recruit volunteers.
4. Influence and create an environment of team and inclusion to effectively deliver against the Red Cross mission.
5. Serve, when assigned, a member of the Elected Officials Liaison Network supporting disaster responses across the nation.
6. Population served in the assigned Chapter will be under 500K.
Scope: Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying subject matter knowledge. Knowledge based acquired from several years of experience in particular area. Work independently and may instruct or coach other professionals.
Education: Four-year college degree (BS/BA) in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Finance or non-profit administration or equivalent experience required. Prefer Master’s degree in the field of community organization, public or business administration or non-profit management.
*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).
Experience: Minimum of 3 years related experience. Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgment in complex situations. Demonstrated ability for strong communications and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies. Demonstrated ability to build sustain community relationships/partnerships Proven experience in influencing others and building relationships.
Management Experience: Minimum of 1-year related management/supervisory experience preferred. Experience working in an environment requiring flexibility and managing change.
Other: Proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with federal state and local employment laws.
Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of applicable principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Basic proficiency in use of Personal Computer, word-processing, spreadsheet applications, and database applications when applicable. Ability to work on a team. Travel: May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state, and Red Cross system.
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.
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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.
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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