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Regional Team Leader

Regional Team Leader

Position Title:  Regional Team Lead 

Position Status: Full-time, Salaried, Temporary Grant Funded Employee 

Reports To: Florida Conference Disaster Response Coordinator 
Position Summary: Regional Team Lead will oversee the recovery for Hurricane Ian on behalf of the Florida Conference in their assigned region, directing, assigning, and coordinating the work of all Florida Conference staff funded by the UMCOR grant. Develop a cohesive working team that partners with each other and the clients to help the clients achieve their recovery goals. Participate in the development of the long-term recovery organization(s) in their region and coordinate work with them, and local non-profits, as appropriate. Assist the Volunteer and Construction Manager with forming Preferred Vendor relationships. 

Essential Job Requirements:  

  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential 

  • An Associate Degree or minimum 3 years serving in a Leadership or Management role 

  • Completion of the UMCOR Disaster Case Management curriculum   

  • Safety screening as evidenced by a background check 

  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours to meet client 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 

  • Able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; able to work collaboratively with others 

  • 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 both written and verbal 

  • Be organized and prepared for reports, meetings, briefings, and conversations with clients, staff, and external partners 

  • Able to work without close supervision on assigned duties, and be willing to seek and accept supervision as needed 

  • Unquestioned confidentiality with sensitive financial and personal information 

  • Possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the organization’s goals and objectives 

  • 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 

  • Demonstrate helpful people skills, such as:  

  • Genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served 

  • Awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family, and the individual 

  • Effective listening and interviewing skills 

  • Cultural competence relative to the population served 

  • Ability to recognize and draw upon client strengths 

  • Sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis 

  • Ability to maintain appropriate service boundaries 

  • Self-awareness 

  • Active membership in a United Methodist Church is preferred, but not required 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Guide and direct the work of the Florida Conference 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 their clients 

  • Ensure all recovery staff are working in partnership with each other and the client. 

  • Assign client cases to ensure a smooth flow of work 

  • Consult with Disaster Case Managers to answer questions, brainstorm solutions, and ensure client needs are being met to the best of our ability 

  • Assist the Disaster Case Managers to prepare cases for presentation to the unmet needs/allocation committee 

  • Review client files for accuracy and completeness 

  • 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 clients  

  • Work in cooperation and partnership with the long-term recovery and community stakeholders to coordinate work and avoid duplication 

  • Assist the long-term recovery in understanding their role and assist leadership to create a robust and effective organization 

Working Conditions:  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive long distances in all areas within the services’ area 

  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information 

  • Adaptability to environmental factors, including noises, odors, variable climate, etc. 

  • Spends over 80% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing 

  • Occasional lifting (5 - 10 lbs.) and climbing stairs 

Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other agencies involved in the recovery 

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.

Please submit your cover letter of interest with resume to 

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

Phone: 863-688-5563 ext: 119

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