Thursday, December 06, 2012


In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the American Red Cross is staffing positions for longer term recovery efforts in the communities most significantly impacted by the storm.  In the next month, we will staff several positions in New York and New Jersey and we would like your help identifying qualified candidates.  Please review the positions below and then SHARE this with individuals you know who may be interested in these roles.

Community Recovery Specialist
The American Red Cross is seeking experienced community organizers to facilitate community problem solving and resilience building around Hurricane Sandy recovery programs.  Leveraging an established strategy, the Specialist will lead community recovery efforts and participate with coalitions of community leaders and stakeholders to identify and act on recovery priorities. Responsibilities include conducting community assessments, identifying current service gaps and resources needed.  Conduct outreach activities and act as a liaison between community groups, agencies and the general public. 

A Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field/Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience.  Knowledge of local community required.  Excellent verbal/ written communication skills and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders and reach consensus.  Ability to be flexible and multi-task.  Position duration is 1 yr. with a possible extension not to exceed 2 yrs.

Client Recovery Manager - Case Worker
The American Red Cross is seeking candidates to perform casework activities related to the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program. Candidates will perform intake and assessment services and complete recovery plans for individuals affected by this disaster.  They will also coordinate with other agencies and community support services to assist clients in meeting recovery plan goals. 

A Bachelor’s degree in Social Science/Services (Psychology, Sociology, Social Studies, Education) or equivalent experience. At least one year of direct client contact in an outcomes-based social-services environment.  Experience in case management, financial assistance processing, partner-agency relations or disaster response/recovery desirable.   Position duration is 1 yr. with a possible extension.

Both positions are available in the following locations: New York counties:  Bronx, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester.  New Jersey counties:  Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Monmouth, Ocean.

Interested individuals should visit and do a keyword search on Hurricane Sandy.  The Community Recovery Officer and Client Recovery Case worker roles will be available for review and application.

Adrienne Alberts
Program Manager
College and Workforce Inclusion Programs

American Red Cross - National Headquarters

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