The American Red Cross of Hancock County announced Friday the chapter has assumed jurisdiction over the Fostoria/Seneca County Red Cross.
Todd James, executive director of the Hancock County Red Cross, said the merger will strengthen Red Cross services and programs in both counties, and is part of an ongoing organizational restructuring of the national American Red Cross.
James was executive director of the Fostoria chapter when it merged with the Tiffin-based Seneca County chapter in 2008. In January 2011, Hancock County assumed jurisdiction over the Wyandot County office and will continue to oversee that area.
"This is like coming full circle for me personally," James said. "I started my Red Cross career in Fostoria and worked on the merger of the Fostoria and Seneca County offices before coming to Hancock County. I know the area and a lot of the volunteer and community leaders and I'm looking forward to working with them again."
James said his first priority will be to hire new directors for the Fostoria/Seneca County office and the Wyandot County office. Both directors would report to James.
James said the two new directors will be responsible for delivery of Red Cross services in their communities.
"The directors will be working in the communities, to recruit volunteers, raise awareness of our programs and form collaborative partnerships with businesses and agencies," he said.
To apply for one of the director positions, visit www.redcross.org/jobs.