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Senior Manager - Risk Reduction and Resilience Program

Canadian Red Cross
Alberton, Ontario (CA)
$67,481 - $84,351
Closing date
Aug 25, 2022

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Title: Senior Manager - Risk Reduction and Resilience Program

Location: Alberta or Northwest Territories

Employment status: Permanent full time

Salary band: $67,481 - $84,351/year 


The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Senior Manager - Risk Reduction and Resilience Program to join our Emergency Management (EM)-Response and Recovery team. 

You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization. 

At the Canadian Red Cross, 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.   

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.   

The incumbent will be a proven leader and effective communicator, with an ability to manage complex issues with innovation and progressive thinking. This position reports directly to the geographic Vice President Alberta, Northwest Territories.


In this role you will:

  • Implement and develop the Indigenous relations and RR&Rc Creating Safe Environments – (CSE) strategic and operational plan and framework, ensuring alignments to Provincial and National Strategic directives.

  • Manage the programs operational plan, provide quarterly reporting, and adjust outcomes and activities as required to ensure alignment to overall provincial strategic goals.

  • Overs program operational budget, provide monthly expenditure reviews, facilitate financial forecasting, and participate in revenue report backs to funders as required.

  • In partnership with People Services, hire, supervise, coach, and support staff and volunteers in delivery of risk reduction and resiliency building priorities.

  • Act as the Indigenous Peoples program advisor and technical expert for policies, procedures, and best practices at geographic and national level in relation to RR&R and broader Indigenous engagement to promote and support culturally safe partnerships between all internal and external stakeholders

  • Work with the geographic VP, and senior leadership teams, to build evolving, collaborative, and effective working relationships with Indigenous leaders, stakeholders, and provincial or territorial stakeholders formalizing relationships through agreements and service contracts.

  • In collaboration with the geographic VP, develop and maintain short-long term project specific scope, plans, outcomes, and deliverables aligned to provincial/territorial key performance indicators (KPI’s).

  • Monitor project and support to delivery (including delegation of tasks and responsibilities) the field team’s implementation of CRC mandated activities including ongoing needs assessments, capacity-building activities and adaptations required to meet the needs of special populations as identified specifically through (but not limited to) Emergency Management Canada and International (EMCI) and Health (Health in Emergency and community based).


What we are looking for: 

  • The minimum qualifications for this job are a university degree, and 5 to 8 years of directly related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience including working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to self-declared Indigenous candidates.

  • Experience in building volunteer, community, and government partnerships with specific reference to working with Indigenous communities.

  • Proven program, facility, human resource (volunteers and staff), and financial management experience in a complex environment essential.

  • Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of cultural issues, specifically traditional Indigenous beliefs, and practices.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English is essential. Fluency in an Indigenous language is an asset.

  • Familiarity in monitoring and evaluation systems.

  • Experience in analyzing and synthesizing data used for reports and/or proposal writing.

  • Experience mentoring staff and supporting their professional development.

  • Strong facilitator including virtual modalities.

  • Team leadership strength and agility.

  • Flexibility and ability to work in an ambiguous fluid work environment.

Working conditions:  

  • Most of the work will be performed in a remote home office-based environment.

  • Potential for responding to disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odors, smoke, humidity, vulnerable beneficiaries). These stressful rapidly changing environments with limited information to make decisions have the potential to affect the physical and psychological state of the responders on site.

  • If working in a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment.

  • Ability to be on-call when scheduled, respond during non-traditional hours (i.e., late nights or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context.

  • Overnight travel within the Province/Territory and Canada will be required.

  • 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. 

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)  

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential. 

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