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Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for an Emergency Management Director to join our team. If you possess great organizational skills, have the ability to set goals and priorities, and have the desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere, this may be the position for you!

Position Summary
This position will oversee all aspects of Volunteer Florida’s Emergency Management Department. The Emergency Management Director is a management position at Volunteer Florida, directing the important work of Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF 15 – Volunteers and Donations) and serving as part of the Volunteer Florida leadership team. This position serves as the lead for all Emergency Management activities for Volunteer Florida, including management and program oversight of federal, state and private grant funding, leading agency emergency response activities during exercises and disasters, training and directing staff in disaster-specific roles, providing statewide training and technical assistance, and acting as the agency’s Emergency Coordinating Officer.

Desired Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Emergency Management, Social Sciences, or Public Administration. Minimum four years of experience in emergency management with supervisory experience. Substantial and relevant experience may substitute for the required educational degree.

Additional desired qualifications include the following:

  • Knowledge of state and federal emergency management systems and procedures.
  • Skill in grant and contract management including procurement.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles for effective supervision of staff and the development and implementation of the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Knowledge of volunteer programs.
  • Skill in identifying training needs, developing training materials and conducting training and technical assistance.
  • Skill in utilizing PC computers and MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with public and private organizations.
  • Ability to provide team leadership and supervision, determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to organize data into logical formats for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and work independently.
  • Ability to manage contracts and special projects including assessing compliance and budgetary needs.
  • Ability to work long hours under stressful conditions, especially during times of activation
  • Ability to travel independently and on short notice utilizing both air and ground Transportation.

Volunteer Florida offers competitive salary and benefits. For consideration please submit your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

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