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The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.
The National Field Response (NFR) team takes the ASPCA’s commitment to animals to the very doorsteps where help is needed. The team travels from coast to coast responding to requests from law enforcement and animal welfare professionals with the primary goal of removing animals from crisis situations created by natural disasters, animal abuse, hoarding or neglect.
The Manager of Disaster Response works under the direction of the Director of Disaster Response. This position will assist in the monitoring of national disaster readiness and response capabilities and help to inform the ASPCA’s strategy to improve capabilities in key locations. This will be achieved through fostering partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and governmental partners at the local, state and federal levels, developing and implementing focused training and building local capacity.
The person in this position will work from a remote home office but will be required to be based in a region of strategic significance to the organization. This position is open to candidates based in or willing to relocate to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Develop an annual training calendar to achieve ASPCA training priorities
Design and/or conduct focused training workshops and webinars to advance local knowledge base of disaster preparedness and response topics
Actively market ASPCA response resources
Provide leadership and represent the ASPCA at professional meetings, conferences and trainings
Partnership, Preparedness/Strategy (30%)
Assist in maintaining a national disaster monitoring program and providing real time updates on impending events
Build positive relationships with the emergency management community and animal welfare agencies
Develop and maintain key partnerships to enhance strategic response opportunities
Develop and maintain key partnerships to enhance field operation capabilities related to disaster response
Assist local communities and states in the development of capabilities for animal response teams
Interface and collaborate with members of other ASPCA teams routinely during course of regular duties
Assist in developing strategy for allocation of disaster response grant funds
Serve as subject matter expert and primary contact for partner organizations and program-related inquiries within assigned region
Management & Administration (20%)
Develop and implement annual professional development plan
Develop and maintain a monthly reporting system and provide reports to managing Director
Supervise and motivate responders including monitoring and ensuring an appropriate work life balance and proper reporting of any performance concerns
Operate in alignment with our Core Values of commitment, ownership, team, elevate and impact
Mentor newly trained staff and responders, when appropriate, and conduct workshops or give lectures to animal welfare professionals, in effort to expand knowledge of ASPCA response capabilities and field operation protocols
Assist in the annual updating of Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for disaster response activities
Field Response (20%)
Serve as subject matter expert and primary contact for disaster related events as assigned
Work as a Disaster Liaison during ASPCA disaster field responses
Prepare situation reports, summaries, narrative statements and analyses of events, after action reports and team debriefs
Assume Incident Command or other leadership role(s) as assigned
Deploy to field operations in needed capacity as assigned
Collaborate with Field Response & Planning on after action debriefs
Other duties as required
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:
Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
Focuses on Impact , specifically making change for animals
Ability to build collaborative relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external partners, Ability to effectively influence and direct others, Animal handling during field operations, Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, Experience pulling together diverse staff with varying skills and credentials to accomplish a task, Must be able to occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds, Must be able to work long hours in inclement weather and unpredictable conditions due to the nature of disaster and field work, Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays, as required, with extensive travel (up to 40% travel may be required), Must be available to deploy on short notice, Must be comfortable pulling large trailers and drive long distances, Must demonstrate professionalism, particularly while under pressure, Must provide a valid driver’s license upon hire and pass a motor vehicle history check demonstrating a safe driving history. As part of the driving requirements of this role, must also pass a Department of Transportation Medical Exam, Proficiency in administrative and computer skills, Strong teaching and presentation skills, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Willingness to follow ASPCA safety protocols and industry safety guidelines, Working knowledge and ability to assimilate and teach the principles of emergency field response management, ICS and NIMS required, Working knowledge of local, regional, state and federal emergency management systems and community disaster preparedness required
Incident Command System -100 (ICS) – FEMA, Incident Command System – 200 (ICS) – FEMA, Incident Command System -700 (ICS) – FEMA, Incident Command System – 800 (ICS) – FEMA
English (Required), Spanish
Education and Work Experience:
High School Diploma (Required)
3-5 years’ supervisory experience preferred, Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) training certification – ICS 100, 200, IS 700, 800 required, IS 300, 400 certifications preferred, Minimum two years experience handling animals during field operations or minimum two years Animal Handling in a professional capacity required, Technical rescue background (examples: high angle, water, fire, confined space, search and rescue or other) preferred, Three (3) years’ experience managing disaster work required
Our EEO Policy:
The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.
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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).
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