American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Logistics Volunteer Supervisor
January 2012 — Present
Deployed for Hurricane Sandy and Hattiesburg Tornado Disaster Relief in disaster relief logistics. As a supervisor, my role is to assess work requirements, develop agendas, prioritize assignments and delegate according to volunteer capabilities as assessed, report to management accordingly and execute direction. Team responsibilities include inventory control, dock assignment, loading/unloading, safety and security awareness, picking and stocking.
The chaotic nature of the impromptu aggregation of volunteers from varied regions and cultural backgrounds necessitates advanced cognitive skills, flexibility, grace under extreme pressure as well as a keen awareness of personality types necessary for successful coalition building under extraordinarily stressful circumstances and severe conditions.
Red Cross forklift certified