Regional Team Lead/Coordinator – Hurricane Irma


Position Title:  Regional Team Lead/Coordinator
Position Status:  Full-time, Salaried, Grant Employee
Reports To:  FL Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Position Summary: Regional Team Coordinator will oversee the recovery for Hurricane Irma on behalf of the FL Conference in their assigned region, directing, assigning and coordinating the work of all FL 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 as appropriate. We're hiring in multiple locations:
  • Collier County
    • Need 1
  • North East (Putnam, Clay, Flagler, St. Johns)
    • Need 1
  • Tampa Bay (Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough)
    • Need 1
Essential Job Requirements:
  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential;
  • Completion of the UMCOR disaster case management curriculum is desirable;
  • 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 promotes personal responsibility, fosters personal success and encourages job performance improvement;
  • Demonstrate helpful inter-personal 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; and
    • 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.  

Contact: Marilynn Mollica


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