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Regional Team Lead

Regional Team Lead

Disaster Aftermath

Regional Team Lead {Charlotte/Sarasota County}

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Temporary Grant Funded Employee
Reports To:  Conference Disaster Response Coordinator
Supervisory Duties:  Yes

What is Disaster Recovery? / How Can You Be a Part of the MISSION?
Position Summary:  The Regional Team Lead (RTL) oversees the long-term recovery on behalf of the Florida Conference in their assigned region. They will direct, assign, and coordinate the work of all Florida Conference staff funded by grants received for the long-term recovery. Also, creating partnerships with local and national organizations, churches, and non-profits to coordinate recovery efforts within the designated regions; and develops a cohesive working team to help the survivors achieve their recovery goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Guide and direct the work of the disaster recovery staff in your region, ensuring they understand their role and empowering them to perform the essential functions of their job while demonstrating compassion and sensitivity for the survivors.
  • Ensure all recovery staff are working in partnership with each other and the survivors.
  • Assign client cases to Disaster Case Managers based on availability in disaster case managers caseload and location of survivors.
  • Consult with Disaster Case Managers to answer questions, brainstorm solutions, and ensure survivor needs are being met to the best of our ability.
  • Reviewing and auditing case files to determine eligibility for funding, and compliance of the Disaster Recovery Ministry file standards based on funder requirements.
  • Reviewing and auditing case files to determine eligibility for funding, and compliance of the Disaster Recovery Ministry file standards based on funder requirements.
  • Engage all staff in regular times of confidential sharing and debriefing to assist with healthy emotional and spiritual responses to the work and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Work with all recovery staff to ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and on time.
  • When needed, provide immediate assistance to resolve any problems that come up between volunteers, staff, and/or survivors.
  • Assist Regional staff with time management.
  • Conduct tool trailer inventory audits.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Construction Coordinator to coordinate job sites for Volunteer Construction Coordinators and volunteers.
  • Work in partnership with local United Methodist churches to determine available workspaces for regional disaster recovery staff.
  • Work in cooperation and partnership with local community partners who share the same values to coordinate work and avoid duplication.
  • Active engagement with local long term recovery groups.
  • Assist the long-term recovery in understanding their role and assist leadership to create a robust and effective organization.
  • Assist the Volunteer Construction Coordinator with forming Preferred Vendor relationships.
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities and working conditions. The Conference reserves the right to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned by their supervisor/manager, within compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Minimum Requirements:
  • An appreciation of the nature of the Church is essential with a ministry/mission focus on disaster recovery.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background and motor vehicle record check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle to drive long distances.
  • Completion of the UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule with possible weekends and evenings to meet client and volunteer availability.
  • Able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy.
  • Conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and policies of the organization.
  • Able to maintain high standards for protecting client information, sharing confidential information only as agreed upon by the client and as evidenced by a signed release form.
  • Oversee conflict resolution with sensitivity as needed.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, survivors and other agencies involved in the recovery.
  • Computer literate, able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software and demonstrate ability to learn new and/or customized software.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Organized and prepared for reports, meetings, briefings, and conversations with survivors, staff, and external partners.
  • Able to work without close supervision on assigned duties, and willing to seek and accept supervision as needed.
  • Possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Strong leadership background equipped to supervise and manage teams of 5-30 with motivation and inspiration.
  • Capable of multitasking with expedience and good judgment.
  • Direct supervisor to the case managers within the designated region.
  • Takes full accountability and ownership of projects, reports, & other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to problem solve, think strategically, and coordinate multiple work styles and requirements.
  • Ability to hold team members accountable in positive, constructive ways that promote personal responsibility, foster personal success, and encourage job performance improvement, including:
    • genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served.
    • awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family, and survivors.
    • effective listening and interviewing skills.
    • cultural competence relative to the population served.
    • ability to recognize and draw upon client and staff strengths.
    • sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis.
    • ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • A member of a United Methodist Church preferred.
  • Experience in case management preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Working Environment:
  • Constant interaction with internal and external partners for the purpose of collecting and distributing information.
  • Adaptability to environmental factors, including noises, odors, variable climate, etc.
  • Spends over 80% of time stationary; remainder of time includes navigating the client sites.
  • Occasional lifting (5-45 lbs.), navigating stairs, and other climbing possibilities.
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, survivors and other agencies involved in the recovery. 
  • Travel up to 20% required between office locations, client sites and headquarters in Lakeland, FL.
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

FLUMC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Contact: HR Recruiter

Location: FLUMC - Disaster Recovery Headquarters

Address: 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Lakeland FL 33815

Phone: 813-763-1690

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