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Veterans Employment/Homeless Policy Advocate *VETERAN PREFERRED* at The American Legion

Veterans Employment/Homeless Policy Advocate *VETERAN PREFERRED*

The American Legion Washington, DC Full-Time
$54,800.00 - $58,800.00 / year
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Responsible for direct support of the Division Director.  Serves as an American Legion liaison to various Congressional committees and subcommittees, federal agencies, private sector organizations, and appropriate individuals to ensure that the mandates of The American Legion and the National Veterans Employment & Education Commission are achieved.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists the Director in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the policies and programs of the National Veterans Employment & Education Commission, as well as its corporate and division goals.
  2. Maintains a close working relationship with appropriate Congressional committees and subcommittees and prepares, delivers and defends Congressional testimony on subjects germane to the mandates of the National Veterans Employment & Education Commission.
  3. Serves as the Commission’s liaison to federal agencies including the Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development.
  4. Researches, prepares and analyzes reports, articles correspondence and the Commission’s manuals and brochures.
  5. Serves as a spokesperson for the Commission on veterans’ Veterans Employment & Education issues of concern to public and private sector constituencies, Congress and the media.
  6. Serves as the National Veterans Employment & Education Commission’s liaison to The American Legion Magazine, The American Legion Dispatch, American Legion Posts and Departments, Joint Awards Subcommittee, Department Service Officer’s School, the general public, and various other private sector organizations to include the other veteran service organizations, VA and DOD Commissions, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, etc.
  7. Coordinates planning and preparation for major portions of the Commission’s meetings during the annual Washington Conference and National Convention.
  8. Serves as meeting planner for Veterans Employment & Education portions of major national meetings.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

College education – four year degree to provide basic familiarity with a variety of subjects. 


Additional Skills Needed:

• Outgoing personality and ability to sell ideas and programs.  

• Must be veteran and eligible for membership in The American Legion.  

• Must be able to handle myriad details of planning and organizing meetings.

• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral presentation skills.

• Must have good skills using MS Office products.


Experience:

3 years up to 5 years 



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