Employee Working Location: Remote/Virtual (based in: Whitehorse, Yukon)
Employment status: Temporary full-time (20 months)
Salary band: $78,884 - $98,605 /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 a Senior Manager - Emergency Operations to join our 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 who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.
The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Director, of Emergency Management BC & Yukon and within a team of emergency management professionals. The Senior Manager, of Emergency Operations will be the focal point for response readiness and oversight for all active operations in the Yukon.
In this role, you will:
- Provide strategic leadership and management oversight of CRC Emergency Management programs and operations in The Yukon Territory.
- Develop, implement and monitor plans and budgets related to CRC programs and operations in The Yukon, ensuring alignment with National DM strategic vision and agreement deliverables.
- Oversee the implementation of municipal or territorial agreements and ensure human and material capacity to deliver on commitments and report back.
- Lead initiatives for capacity building, preparedness, mobilization, and coordination of emergency operations for natural disasters, health, and social emergencies in The Yukon Territory.
- Define requirements and contribute to the evolution of modalities to be utilized in surge capacity for human resources, systems requirements, logistics, and risk management.
- Lead or support large-scale emergency response operations in the Territory.
- Responsible to develops and maintains key strategic and operational relationships for response activation (Provincial Emergency
- Management Organization, Disaster Psychosocial agencies, Ministry of Health, First Nations, other provincial and territorial government agencies, Public Safety Canada, and other organizations and agencies as required).
- Directly supervise a team of employees, ensuring work plans are developed, monitored and achieved through ongoing two-way feedback.
What we are looking for:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and a minimum of 5 to 8 years of job-related work experience in Emergency / Disaster Management or Community Development or Social Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree is considered an asset.
- Strong understanding of current Emergency Management systems, practices, and protocols.
- Language – must be able to read, write and deliver services as appropriate to the operation in English. Additional languages are considered an asset.
- Leadership and Supervision – the ability to manage change, motivate team members, have strong decision making and manage effective teams. Demonstrated ability in prioritization of responsibilities; able to give clear instructions and delegate, make informed decisions, ability to problem solve, provide coaching and feedback to staff & volunteers, and support a team environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
- Project Management Skills – developing project charters, planning, scheduling, supply management, risk assessment, budgeting, change manager, and project control.
- Conflict Resolution Skills – active listening, mediation/negotiation, developing solutions & options with a win/win approach, appropriate assertiveness toward problems, and managing emotions.
- Budgeting Skills – forecast, build budgets, monitor, report, and analyze variances.
- Communication Skills – media interviews, clear & concise communication, confidence, ability to influence others.
- Coordination Skills – Champion collaborative opportunities, flow of information, strategic thinking, facilitation/mediation, meshing work plans/prioritizing.
- A proven track record of working with diverse populations, and multicultural and Indigenous settings.
- The majority of the work is performed in an environment which is mostly clean and comfortable.
- Able to work non-traditional hours and extended hours and respond to after-hour emergency/disaster-related requests.
- Must be available to travel to response/recovery operations as required.
- Potential for responding to disaster areas, as well as complex and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable beneficiaries). If working in a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment.
- Travel within Canada is required, travel internationally may be an option.
- 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.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - those 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.