June 01, 2022
In the aftermath of the destructive Marshall Fire in Boulder County Colorado on December 30, 2021, the Mountain Sky Conference consulted UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) on how best to support the long-term disaster recovery efforts for this devastated community. The resulting project plan was submitted to UMCOR by the Conference in the form of a grant request. In May the Mountain Sky Conference was awarded grant funding to support this recovery project by UMCOR. As part of this project, the funding will fully support the staffing of four positions focused on long-term recovery. The positions include a Recovery Director, two Disaster Case Managers and one Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.
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Job Title: Disaster Recovery Director
Reports to: Director of Connectional Ministries
Classification: Full Time-Exempt. Temporary 12-18 months.
Date: June 2022
In the aftermath of the destructive Marshall Fire in Boulder County Colorado on December 30, 2021, the Mountain Sky Conference consulted UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) on how best to support the long-term disaster recovery efforts for this devastated community. The resulting project plan was submitted to UMCOR by the Conference in the form of a grant request. In May 2022 the Mountain Sky Conference was awarded grant funding to support this recovery project by UMCOR. As part of this project, the funding will fully support the staffing of this position.
The Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church, in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), will provide recovery services for survivors of the Marshall Fire in Boulder County Colorado.
The Recovery Director will, in collaboration with UMCOR and conference representatives, outline a long-term recovery strategy and design a staffing structure to advance that strategy. The Director will lead the recruiting, hiring and development of the Case Managers and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. This individual will also meet regularly with recovery staff for team building, skill development, and greater understanding of long-term recovery. The Director will manage administrative aspects of program including policies and procedures, document management, grant funding reporting and coordination. In addition, the Recovery Director will monitor, analyze, and report budgetary and other key metrics to conference leaders and will oversee fiscal operations in coordination with Treasurer’s Office and Connectional Ministries. This individual will work with other organizations involved in the disaster recovery process and provide leadership in the LTRG as well as serving as the representative to the Unmet Needs table. The Recovery Director will also coordinate internal and external communications concerning the recovery project.
- Provide leadership and make decisions; solve problems; develop procedures; develop records/files; draft summary reports; conduct meetings; represent program at internal and external meetings.
- Maintain quality service by promoting service delivery in accordance with UMCOR’s disaster recovery model, and the National VOAD Points of Consensus.
- To develop project plans and budgets, as well as strategies to achieve organizational goals
- Actively participate in long term recovery groups in existence, advocate on behalf of clients and organization with governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations when necessary.
- Monitor, communicate and take action regarding:
- Assuring personnel have access to information regarding available services and resources.
- Networking and collaborating with agencies and community providers.
- Self-care and staff caregiver support needs.
- Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Recovery Director or Director of Connectional Ministries.
- Responsible for the supervision and management of two (2) disaster case managers as part of the Disaster Recovery Project.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience in disaster services.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of disaster programs or services.
- Demonstrate experience in coordinating staff and volunteer activities.
- Successful safety screening as evidenced by a background check.
- Ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy.
- Ability to create presentations and develop training modules.
- Conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and policies of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference and UMCOR.
- The ability to manage multiple priorities with strong skills in planning and problem solving.
- Work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; work collaboratively with others.
- Computer literate, able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software; demonstrated ability to learn new and/or customized software.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- A valid driver’s license and vehicle is required to be able to drive long distances in all areas within the service area.
- Organize and prepare for reports, meetings, briefings, and conversations with clients, staff, and external partners.
- Relate well and effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
- Maintain confidentiality with sensitive financial and personal information.
- No outside business interest that may conflict with the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Helpful inter-personal skills, such as:
i. Genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served.
ii. Effective listening and interviewing skills.
iii. Cultural and linguistic competence relative to the population served.
iv. Recognition and empowerment of client strengths.
v. Sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis.
- Awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family, and the individual.
- Maintenance of appropriate service boundaries and self-awareness.
- Education or Formal Training:
- A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
- Experience in crisis intervention, case management, counseling, financial assistance processing, partner-agency relations, outcomes-based social services, and/or disaster response/recovery is desirable.
- Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software; able to demonstrate ability to learn new and/or customized software.
General business and office environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- This role may require some travel to meet with clients in a variety of locations within a 25-mile radius of the office environment.
- This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
- The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to twenty pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Mountain Sky Conference values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Mountain Sky Conference is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any projected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.