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Team Rubicon Associate, Operational Planning (Domestic) in Grand Prairie, Texas

Associate, Operational Planning (Domestic)

at Team Rubicon

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Grand Prairie, TX

Team Rubicon (TR) is seeking an Associate, Operational Planning (Domestic) to join our hardworking, fun-loving and forward-thinking National Operations Center team.  The right person assists with maintaining situational awareness across the world, ensuring Team Rubicon maintains its rapid response capability, supplements the capacity of consistent operational planning at the National Operations Center, mentors Territory Planning and facilitates the capture of operational outcomes.  You are passionate about finding creative solutions to building, and rapidly deploying, emergency response teams to complex disasters while ensuring solid planning efforts to maximize resources and minimize costs.

In this role, you will ensure compliance to domestic response and relief standards and points of consensus set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD,) and will be asked to lead, mentor, or support all aspects of TR’s disaster efforts, from training, to planning, to on-scene operations.

Our culture requires individuals foolish enough to think they can change the world and smart enough to have a chance. Every day is a challenge, but every month brings new opportunities for an organization that is quickly becoming a household name in disaster response. This position reports to TR’s Operations Planning Manager, and is based out of Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center in Grand Prairie, TX. Only the most awesome candidates should apply, period.


  • Maintain situational awareness and a unified common operating picture

  • Cultivate and engage high-performing/mission-critical teams in conjunction with Field Leadership, Ops Support team, the Medical Director, and Medical Operations/Planning Leads

  • Consistently research and provide gap analysis for domestic and international capabilities

  • Coordinate and ensure execution of After-Action Reports in order to capture and implement organizational learning from disaster response operations and exercise scenarios

  • Assist in the planning of operations in all phases of the disaster cycle

  • Support the planning section and Government Relations and Emergency Management Department in delivery of products to maintain relationships with NGOs, partners, private organizations, federal agencies, and state agencies in support of domestic disaster operations

  • Support international operations planning and execution or other duties as assigned.

Experience and Background:

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in the military, non-profit, emergency management, or related field

  • Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, international relations, or related field; or equivalent experience

  • Understanding of and/or first-hand experience with TR’s disaster response history and capabilities preferred 

Job Type:

  • Full-time, salary, exempt

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Take video or work calls at all hours

  • Stand or sit for long periods of time

Core Competencies:

  • Professional Competency, Operational Planning: demonstrated passion for Emergency Management with a track record of career progression in the field.

  • Built To Serve: authentic connection to Team Rubicon’s culture and mission, as demonstrated by empathy for others and a track record of service

  • Resilience & Adaptability: ability to successfully navigate a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and solve problems in the face of ambiguity and constant change

  • Trust & Respect: respect and inclusiveness. High openness to feedback; respect for the opinions and differences of others; and a tendency to always assume the positive intent of others

  • Collaborates: shares perspective and seeks out opposing points of view; seeks to be part of a group whose impact is greater than the sum of its parts

  • Plans & Aligns: Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions, stages activities with milestones and schedules, anticipates obstacles and sets contingency plans

  • Manages Conflict: Diplomatic; sees conflicts as opportunities. Works out tough agreements and settles disputes equitably, finding common ground and acceptable alternatives. Settles differences in productive ways, minimizing disruption.

Perks of the Team:

  • Professional development, leadership development and events/conferences

  • 100% company-paid health benefits for employees and their dependents

  • Matching 401k contributions up to 4%

  • Annual 5‐day National Leadership Conference

  • Paid time off to volunteer with the non-profit of your choice

  • Time off normal work duties to directly support a disaster with Team Rubicon

  • Generous vacation and sick time

  • Generous holiday schedule (including a paid week off between winter holidays)

  • Fully stocked kitchens and frequent catered lunches

  • In-office gyms

  • Holiday parties

Learn more about Team Rubicon:

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  • Twitter: @TeamRubicon