Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston

Disaster Program Manager


American Red Cross

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Agency Services - Large Insurance Company

Education

High School
Bachelor
Criminal Justice
Old Dominion University
Graduate
Masters in Public Administration
North Carolina Central University

Career

Disaster Program Manager

I work as a facilitative leader, helping volunteers achieve the mission of my organization.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Government
Helping People

Day to Day

Every day is different, but you won't be sitting behind a desk or married to a phone for more than 2 hours at a time. Depending on your territory, you could spend a lot of time traveling.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You have to be comfortable introducing yourself to someone you don't know - and with a smile.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Spend some time doing research on the organization. Can you volunteer with them? Do you know anyone that can introduce you to a recruiter? Ask for an informational interview. If you hit it off with the recruiter, it may land you a job later down the road.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Criminal Justice
graduate
Graduate
Masters in Public Administration

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"Prior to employment, I was a volunteer at the same organization. A close friend once remarked, "Are they paying you yet?" implying I spent too much time volunteering. "