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Manager, Disaster Resiliency

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time, Temporary
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 2 Sep 2022

Expires on 2 Sep 2022

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Manager, Disaster Resiliency


The primary role of the Manager, Disaster Resiliency will be to work with targeted United Ways around the U.S. in high-risk natural disaster areas (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, etc.) to ensure that all United Ways have viable disaster preparedness and response plans in place. This person will also be responsible leading the development of a Disaster Resiliency Center that will be co-led by local select United Ways and temporarily funded by United Way Worldwide. This person will also assist with the management of daily work activities related to Disaster and Crisis support within the Network Strategy Team as needed.

This is a temporary 24-month position with the option to be longer term with grant support.  


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

  • Support local United Ways in co-creating a disaster resiliency center. 
  • Create and refine key disaster support materials (including for man-made disaster such as mass shootings) and codify lessons learned from affected communities. 
  • Assist the United Way Worldwide Core Crisis Team as needed. 
  • Revise the UWW crisis/disaster protocols.  
  • Track and report on project outcomes.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience. 
  • Three years of progressive experience in a similar role--ideally in the disaster response field or communications field.  
  • Advanced technical/functional knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Knowledge of the disaster response field. 
  • Understanding, experience, and proven success in leading a national or regional program or initiative and in building a state and/or national policy or program. 
  • Excellent partnership, coalition building, and facilitation skills. 
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a project team, multiple priorities, and build multi-sector partnerships. 

Note: If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.