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Job Title


Emergency Disaster Services Director


Company : The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area


Location : Union, NJ


Created : 2020-10-24


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Overview The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Director provides operational support to all divisional preparedness, response, and recovery efforts across the NJ Division. The Director will focus on the internal development of EDS, overseeing operations of the divisional regions, as well as leading the larger statewide EDS response in conjunction with Corps Officers. This position will supervise two EDS Response Team Managers. Responsibilities + Support all divisional preparedness, including emergency and continuity of operations planning, development of internal local response and recovery capacity, and related training, with assistance from local Corps Officers. + Develop, maintain, and implement efficient operating procedure manual for disaster operations. + Coordinate divisional operational support in all phases, including identification/coordination of response and recovery roles/activities consistent with the strengths of local and/or divisional personnel, property, and programs, in collaboration with the Corps. + Coordinate divisional logistical support in all phases, including acquisition, inventory, and disposition of all emergency equipment and supplies, warehouse management, management of key vendor relationships, etc. + Manage all departmental assets (i.e. vehicle fleet, emergency supplies & equipment, etc.) and maintain knowledge of divisional assets for possible emergency response and recovery application (i.e. facilities). + Work with the Volunteer & Partnership Director to oversee all partnerships, both internal and external, to enhance EDS programming and develop the ‘Don’t Walk By” program in Newark. + Serve as liaison to THQ, state, and federal disaster services representatives. + Collaborate with Corps Officers to develop a custom structured plan to integrate EDS programming into Corps operations. Provide the necessary tools and resources for the Corps to be able to execute their custom plan throughout the year. + With approval, deploy to national/international disasters to support Salvation Army response/recovery efforts. + Supervise, develop, and train all emergency services personnel & volunteers, in collaboration with Corps Officers. + Serve as the divisional emergency management trainer, including train-the-trainer. + Visit disaster sites as necessary for firsthand appraisal to determine the extent and time projections for disaster services. + Collect statistics and compile internal and external reports. + Serve as coordinator to Corps Officers for the Emotional and Spiritual Care ministry component of EDS. + Monitor training certifications for staff and volunteer to ensure compliance. + Support territorial training needs, including CFOT. + Assist Development staff with grants and proposals relating to EDS services and programs. + Other duties as requested by supervisor. Qualifications + Bachelor’s in a related field or at least 5 years of experience in disaster management/response. + Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people. + Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. + Proven ability to conduct emergency management training and develop related curriculum. + Proven ability to supervise, develop, and train personnel. + Professional emergency management Emergency Operating Center (EOC) experience. + Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a high-stress emergency setting for long periods of time. + Bilingual in Spanish preferred. + Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) + Experience managing teams of workers and volunteers in high-pressure situations. + General knowledge of The Salvation Army preferred. + Valid NJ Driver’s license & clean driving record required. Job LocationsUS-NJ-Union Job ID2020-7203 CategorySocial Services Compensation MinUSD $70,000.00/Yr. Compensation MaxUSD $80,000.00/Yr. TypeRegular Full-Time