Veterans Relations Specialist - OSD Norfolk, VA
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OSD is a global, chapter-based, Veteran Service Organization providing relevant, relatable, and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional, and service-oriented programs.
An OSD chapter provides a foundation in a local community through one or more of OSD’s 3 Pillars: Social Connection, Professional Development, and Servant Leadership. Chapters are made up of groups of active duty members, veterans, family members and civilian supporters devoted to giving back at the community level. Chapter are semi-autonomous all working independently, as well as in conjunction with each other in support of the worldwide OSD mission of supporting veterans. Chapters are self-reliant and come up with interesting and beneficial events that engage their chapter members, local veterans, local civilian supporters, and their local community as a whole. Chapters work closely with local businesses, organizations, and companies to help ensure continued growth and sustainability of OSD. Chapters also create active and engaged communities online through social media. Each Chapter is different, made up and directed by individuals, but supported by the resources and leadership of the OSD national office. This ensures that each chapter aligns with 'The OSD Way.’ An OSD chapter is driven to gather and make an impact with events either by veterans, for veterans, or with veterans.
The OSD Veterans Relations Specialist works closely with relevant organizations and businesses serving Veterans in their area. This includes all nonprofits and organizations that offer programs and resources for Veterans. The Veterans Relations Specialist strives to make OSD a familiar name to those organizations, helping them to understand what resources OSD has available to Veterans. Likewise, the Veterans Relations Specialist is familiar with Veteran services and resources in the area and is knowledgeable about how Veterans can access these programs. They actively look for ways to partner with organizations serving Veterans whether through Thank You Deployments, transition support or co-hosted events.
If you have a passion for serving Veterans, this role is for you! An ideal candidate will excel at establishing partnerships, networking, and planning events. They will actively seek to connect with Veteran service organizations and will be comfortable assisting Veterans as they navigate access to various resources.
Most importantly our Veterans Relations Specialist will uphold the OSD values including:
- Accountability - We do what we say and do the right thing all the time.
- Action - Our actions are what drive our impact.
- Seeking Knowledge - We are always learning, bettering our community and ourselves.
- Community Focused - We see the need and meet the need.
- Leadership - We build, reinforce and cultivate the veteran support ecosystem.
- Fellowship - We nourish lifetime relationships through fellowship emphasizing fun.
With your help, OSD will touch the hearts and minds of countless veterans, service members, and civilians who will forge lasting friendships for years to come.
We'll work with your schedule.
Norfolk Metro AreaNorfolk, VA 23506
- People Skills
- Event Planning / Management
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Must be at least 23
- Orientation or Training
- 4-6 hours per week