Coordinator – Emergency Management
City : CAN - BC - Province
Category : EMCI-Domestic Emergency Response
Industry : Civil and Social Organizations
Employer : Canadian Red Cross
Title: Coordinator – Emergency Management
Location: Remote / Virtual (Kootenay, Southeast -BC )
Employment Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary Scale: $46,526 - $58,158 / year
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 is seeking an Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) to join its Emergency Management team.
We are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
The incumbent will collaborate with the team active in British Columbia. As a member of the largest disaster relief organization in the world, they will be responsible for all aspects of the Emergency Management Program, including recruitment, engagement, relationship building and response operations within their geography and for supporting the program throughout British Columbia.
In this role, you will:
Responsibility 1 - Volunteer Management
- Incorporate all aspects of the CRC Volunteer Management Cycle to building strong teams ensuring longevity and sustainability.
- Volunteer management administrative duties.
- Leads team meetings and other volunteer activities.
- Contribute to workforce planning assessments by identifying local operational needs, gaps, and promotions within the volunteer workforce.
- Responsible for directly supporting as well as engaging teams in volunteer sourcing initiatives to achieve set targets as part of the defined recruitment strategies and tactics.
- Ensure completion of local and program-specific onboarding and orientation activities with volunteers.
- Implement and lead programmatic volunteer engagement through regular communication, activities and informal recognition, as well as support centrally managed engagement activities.
Responsibility 2 - Emergency Preparedness
- Coordinate disaster risk reduction and readiness activities in an all-hazards approach with particular emphasis on relevant risks, and in line with CRC Readiness Standards.
- Participate in the development and preparation of program objectives and work plans as required.
- Develop and execute training workshops and opportunities (such as scenario-based, functional, tabletop & full scale) for regional teams to ensure high levels confidence and readiness.
- Contribute to provincial statistics and reporting by compiling and maintaining statistics and data reporting, as requested by EM leadership.
- In support of Supply Chain Management/Logistics, provide support to management of physical assets.
- Provide management support of financial assets and activities.
- Ensure overall regional teams' readiness for ESS, PDAT and ERT responses.
- Supervise and contribute to the development and support of the implementation of Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) in accordance with programs standards, including workforce planning.
Responsibility 3 - Emergency Response
- Serve on a 24/7 on-call emergency response Duty Officer system, on shift rotation.
- In times of small-scale responses, lead and or support all response activities including activation, duration, and demobilization, in your region.
- Participate in or leads debriefs and after-action activities to contribute to a cycle of preparation and continuous improvement.
- Reprioritize as needed to balance response and non-response duties.
Responsibility 4 - Relationship building
- Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including local and municipal governments, NGOs, First responders, Provincial governments and agencies, as well as community leaders in a continuous effort to enhance response capacity.
- Support other CRC program and initiatives.
- Contribute to strong and positive workplace culture.
- Engage and collaborate with team members
What we are looking for:
- University degree or community college diploma in one or more of the following disciplines: emergency management, project management, community development, or volunteer management.
- Minimum three (3) years experience demonstrating experience in excellent relationship management and relationship development at all levels of government.
- Proven skillsets in effective listening, communication, evaluation of evidence, decision making and accountability.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time in a high paced environment and work effectively under pressure.
- Experience in providing volunteer management excellence.
- Demonstrated knowledge or connection to the community.
- Demonstrated experience in development of plans and exercises.
- Preference may be given to a candidate with a background in emergency management.
- Experience and training in media relations and public speaking an asset .
- Outside of responses, work will be primarily performed from home with some in-office requirements.
- Travel throughout the assigned geography will be required with occasional overnight travel.
- Will require non-traditional work hours and to be on call to respond to emergency and disaster-related events.
- In times of response, may be called upon to fill roles within the emergency response structure, and may need to deploy away from home for periods of several weeks, local or virtual assignments and/or business continuity activities.
- Valid driver’s license with willingness to travel within province. Ability to provide a satisfactory driver’s abstract. Access to a vehicle is mandatory.
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.
This position will remain open until filled, however qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified applicants who apply after the selection process has started, may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.