C.A.R.E. Program Director Position Description

Oct 8, 2015

Job Title: C.A.R.E. (Commonwealth Advocates in Recovery Efforts) Director
Reports To: C.A.R.E. Steering Committee
Location: Office will be located in Saipan
Compensation: $20,000 - $26,000 Depending on Experience


The C.A.R.E. Director, Commonwealth Advocates in Recovery Efforts, works to administer and manage the long-term disaster recovery program for the CNMI. The Program Director is responsible for coordination of planning, supervision and oversight of C.A.R.E.’s disaster recovery efforts, meeting the organizations mission statement, goals and objectives. This includes creating partnerships with key stakeholders; overseeing work of the local organizations, relationship building within the nonprofit, charitable, faith-based, private sector, federal, local governmental agencies and the long term recovery community; responding to requests from the general public; ensuring proper data collection; and working with a variety of populations including homeowners, volunteers, sponsors and donors; and documenting best practices and methods for responding to future disasters. The Program Director is also responsible for developing new funding opportunities and working to raise the visibility of the program. The ideal candidate excels at working with many moving pieces at the same time, connecting dots within a larger context, and holding team members accountable for deliverables. The Program Director should be strategic in thinking, proactive in disposition, and naturally gifted at bringing people together to accomplish a goal.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include but are not limited to the following:

• Serve as an advocate for C.A.R.E. and its mission, “to build a resilient community and to identify, facilitate, and deliver resources and long-term support to address the unmet needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster.”
• Serve as liaison between C.A.R.E. and applicable federal, and local agencies, disaster relief agencies and other stakeholders. • Convene and conduct regular meetings with C.A.R.E. participants and stakeholders, and subsequent subcommittees.
• Coordinate communication and partnerships between various agencies, sponsors, and organizations.
• Work with organizations/agencies in the region to develop their capacity to service in disaster recovery efforts, i.e. Guam and their public utilities.
• Coordinate volunteer participation in disaster recovery projects through marketing; coordinate scheduling with local partners.
• Evaluate abilities and provide or arrange for training of volunteers.
• Position C.A.R.E. as a leader in the Long Term Recovery community.
• Seek funding opportunities for C.A.R.E.
• Respond to requests for aid from the general public, and work with community organizations to fulfill requests, as possible.
• Monitor progress of goals and objectives.
• Ensure compliance with CNMI standards and fiscal guidelines.
• Compile information for progress reports to stakeholders.
• Oversee work in preparation and realization of disaster relief projects, monitoring event schedules.


• Bachelor’s degree with three to five years work experience in community development, social work, counselling, or a related field.
• Must possess a CNMI Business License.
• Must possess management and leadership abilities.
• Knowledge of the CNMI community and government resources.
• Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and handle all CNMI: C.A.R.E. business with tact, enthusiasm and commitment.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills along with public speaking ability/ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to motivate individual volunteers and volunteer committees.
• Must work well in a team-oriented environment.
• Able to organize complex projects and set work priorities, ensuring the timely completion of all activities.
• Must work within budget, function well under pressure and be a creative problem solver.
• Must be detail oriented
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Spreadsheet.

Note: This position is set for a term of no less than 6 months, with the potential for extension following additional funding availability.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Geri Willis, geri@pticom.com, for immediate consideration. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. CNMI: C.A.R.E. reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.