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Disaster Management Practice Lead

Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

This is a Full-time position in Ashburn, VA posted May 1, 2021.

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Disaster Management Practice Lead
Posted Date 2 days ago (4/2/2021 9:29 PM) Job ID 2021-2232 # of Openings 1 Job Locations US-VA-Ashburn Category Program Management

IBTS is a leading disaster recovery consulting firm providing technical assistance, program management and monitoring services for HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery programs.

IBTS is seeking a Disaster Management Practice Lead.

The ideal candidate will have an established record of successful CDBG-DR and FEMA program management and a desire to use their expertise to expand IBTS’s organizational capacity and increase our ability to support communities in preparing for and recovering from disaster events.


Business Growth
Collaborate with IBTS leadership to enhance and maintain our disaster recovery marketing strategy.

Lead disaster recovery marketing, business development, capture and proposal activities including: Identify and track leads for IBTS to pursue.

Establish and maintain professional relationships with existing and potential clients.

Develop understanding of client’s recovery needs, develop strategy and identify resources required to successfully deliver recovery services.

Lead disaster recovery proposal and pricing activities to deliver compelling proposals that differentiate IBTS’s services.

Deliver technical presentations and participate as needed in industry conferences Assist with development of marketing materials.

Establish and maintain professional relationships with strategic partners and subcontractors.

Serve as CDBG-DR and FEMA subject matter expert in all corporate activities.

Provide leadership to IBTS’s disaster recovery regional management and staff, providing support and resources to ensure quality service and successful execution of all projects.

Collaborate with IBTS HR staff to increase the organizational capacity through development of current staff and identification of new staff with skills necessary for growth opportunities.

Establish working relationships with other IBTS business leads to leverage IBTS’s client base and partnerships for future opportunities.

Establish regular communications among the recovery staff to foster professional growth and ensure all projects are properly staffed and resourced.

Serve as senior leadership for large-scale program start-up.


The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
Entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to develop and grow the organization.

Strategic thinker able to develop, communicate and execute growth initiatives.

Highly collaborative and able to foster the development of all team members through mentoring and coaching.

Sharp business and finance acumen, able to assess risks and make decisions.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Program Management, Engineering or similar degree.

10+ years in combination of CDBG-DR or FEMA project or program management experience, with in-depth knowledge of each step in the program life cycle.

5+ years of experience in business development, capture and proposal development.

Experience developing budgets, proposal pricing and knowledge of recovery contract types.

Willingness and ability to travel 25% to 50%
Company Overview

Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees.

We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work.

At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community.

Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.

IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.

We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.

This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.

Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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