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Coordinator, Emergency Management

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$56,000 - $62,000 / year
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Title : Coordinator, Emergency Management

Employee Working Location : In-person (Edmonton, AB)

Employment Status :Permanent Full-time

Salary Band : $56,000 - $62,000 / year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) - an inspirational not for profit organization, helps people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supports them in strengthening their resilience. As a Canada's Best Employers 2024, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment.

In this role, you will :

  • Contribute to workforce planning assessments by identifying local operational needs, gaps, and promotions within the volunteer workforce.
  • Be responsible to directly support as well as engage teams in volunteer sourcing initiatives to achieve set targets as part of the defined recruitment strategies and tactics.
  • Ensure completion of local and program-specific onboarding and orientation activities with volunteers.
  • Implement and lead programmatic volunteer engagement through regular communication, activities and informal recognition, as well as support centrally managed engagement activities including those developed or rolled out by the Volunteer Engagement and Experience (VEE) Manager.
  • Coordinate disaster risk reduction and readiness activities in an all-hazards approach with particular emphasis on relevant risks, and in line with CRC Readiness Standards;
  • Participate in the development and preparation of program objectives and work plans as required.
  • Ensure that Red Cross supplies and assets are inventoried, maintained, tracked and deployed as per the logistics plan, in agreement with Supply Chain Management/Logistics.
  • Coordinate and support emergency preparedness and awareness activities within the assigned area including annual campaigns such as Emergency Preparedness Week, Fundraising campaigns, etc.
  • Supervise and contribute to the development and support the implementation of Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) in accordance with programs standards, including workforce planning.
  • In times of small-scale localized responses, support or lead the set up and operation of responses in community, based on request from EM leadership.
  • Play a key role during local, provincial and national disaster and emergency responses as required including Duty Officer coverage as assigned.
  • Build partnerships with stakeholders including assigned local and municipal governments representatives, NGOs, police and fire departments as well as community leaders in a continuous effort to enhance response capacity.

What we are looking for :

  • University degree or community college diploma in one or more of the following disciplines; volunteer management, project management, community development, emergency management, planning and evaluation or a related field and a minimum three (3) years experience at a community-based program level.
  • Volunteer Leadership/Management Skills.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or connection to the community in the area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of plans and exercises.
  • Experience and training in media relations and public speaking.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time, strong time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid Standard/Emergency First Aid Certification or willingness to complete training.
  • Valid Provincial Class 5 driver's license.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate with a background in emergency management.

Working conditions :

  • May be required to work non-tradition hours, be on call and respond to emergency/disaster related requests.
  • Work-related travel is a regular requirement of the job including into remote communities during all seasons.
  • Please note that there is no relocation package for this position.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).


Salary Band:
$56,000 - $62,000

Competition Number: 13307
Company Website:
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About Canadian Red Cross

About Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations in Canada and around the world, and the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Why join the Canadian Red Cross?

Be part of a team that shares your passion.
Our organization is made up of diverse and dedicated individuals who share one common goal: to help people in times of need.

Use your skills for the greater good.
The Canadian Red Cross mission has never been more crucial than it is today. From field nurses to software and web developers, we are always looking for new talent with a wide range of skills to help us advance our humanitarian efforts.

Work for one of Canada’s top employers.
We value our employees as much as we value their work. That’s why after surveying over 10,000 Canadians, Forbes selected the Canadian Red Cross as one of Canada’s best employers.

Respectful and Inclusive Work Environment.
The Canadian Red Cross is deeply committed to its humanitarian mission and creating respectful and inclusive work environments for the people we serve and our personnel. We strive to develop a diverse organization that is representative of the people it serves and fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging.

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