Emergency Response Director

Reports to: Executive Director, Finance Director

Status: Full time; Weekdays, Weekends

Location: Staten Island

Permanent/Temporary: Temporary 


Position Summary:

The Emergency Response Team Director is responsible for organizing and implementing a complete Relief Covid-19 Distribution Fund program including training and coordination of the Emergency Relief Team Associates. The position serves as the primary contact for the Finance Director, Executive Director and the City. The position posted is temporary, but may be transitioned to a permanent management position if duties are performed well.



  • Design, coordinate and manage the Emergency Response Team program to meet the organization’s needs. 

  • Take lead in coordinating the Emergency Response Team and Services with department heads, ensuring proper scheduling, planning and appropriate fit for program needs.

  • Oversee the on-boarding, orientation, training and scheduling of the Emergency Response Team workforce for meetings and programs; create and maintain current job descriptions.

  • Ensure Emergency Response Team Associates are meeting their commitments by complying with the policies and procedures; in consultation with department heads, provide constructive feedback on job performance and disciplinary actions if Emergency Response Team Associates are not adhering to the policies and procedures.

  • Prepare, compile, submit and maintain accurate record of hours, program and meeting outcomes of Emergency Response Team Associates 

  • Manage Emergency Response Team Associates database; ensure the accuracy of the data collection and available access to the information.

  • Hold regular meetings with the Executive Director and Finance Director to ensure the Emergency Response Team program needs are met and to promote communication.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 4 years of experience in a similar role

  • Strong interpersonal and people skills with the ability to cultivate and maintain long-term relationships

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision (oversight); take initiative and be a self-starter

  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and understanding of volunteer management databases.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to cultivate positive working relationships with internal and external staff.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a proven track record of meeting deadlines and juggling commitments and tasks; strong ability to prioritize

  • Ability to use creativity to plan and execute tasks; ability to be resourceful

  • Fluent in English/Spanish


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



Please send the following documents to Sasha@lacolmenanyc.org with the subject line: Emergency Response Team Director

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 1 Reference Letter


Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible


People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ people are especially encouraged to apply.

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