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red cross executive director

A professional who directs and coordinates operations of nonprofit agency to provide blood, medical care, financial aid, and other special services. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees agency volunteer operations in areas such as blood donor program, nursing, and financial assistance to assure program adherence to agency charter.
  • Participates in community activities to develop opportunities to ascertain needs, serve clients, and promote agency goals.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relationships with cooperating agencies to avoid duplication of services.
  • Prepares budget in consultation with departmental directors to allocate funds, control costs, and maintain operations at level consistent with agency guidelines.
  • Recommends new policy and procedures to agency governing board.
  • Advises volunteer leaders of potential problems and recommends alternative methods of providing service.
  • Negotiates with community organizations to plan joint fund-raising campaigns.
  • Hires paid staff in consultation with agency head.
  • Confers with staff and disseminates written materials to inform staff of current developments.
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