Community Associate (King County)

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MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

MVA is looking for Community Associates to help support our People to People (P2P) program in different parts of the United States

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of an Outreach Coordinator you will:

  • Develop and cultivate positive relationships with community partners (nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses) in your geographic location
  • Conduct outreach efforts to enroll veterans in the P2P program
  • Work with staff to plan and facilitate two community events per month
  • Assist in tracking outreach metrics
Benefits
  • Network and connect with key organizations (nonprofits, corporations, and government) and members of the veteran community in your local area
  • Hands-on experience in community engagement activities and coalition building
  • Support a community-led grassroots organization to improve the lives of our veterans in King County

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About MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

Location:

918 S Horton Street, Suite 1014, SEATTLE, WA 98134, US

Mission Statement

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans. MVA will receive grants for four key purposes: The primary underrepresented groups that MVA serves are: veterans of color, womxn, LGBTQ, and religious and non-religious minorities. We believe that through bringing these four minority groups together, we can build a veteran community that encompasses veterans from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. By bringing together these specific communities of underrepresented veterans, we are able to hear the voices and stories and better understand the needs of those that we wish to serve. In properly advocating for the needs of our constituents, we have the opportunity to change the landscape of services for those who feel as though they have been forgotten in the veteran community.

Description

MVA was founded in November of 2017 by two University of Washington Husky veterans, Lindsay Church and Katherine Pratt. Church and Pratt first began their work in 2014 through the Husky United Military Veterans where they built a Diversity Committee that celebrated the underrepresented groups within the student veteran community at the University of Washington.

Since 2014, Church and Pratt have collaborated to lead the student veteran population at the UW, Church through her role in the Student Veteran Life office, and Pratt as the President of the student veteran organization, Husky Veterans. Today, they partner to build and grow MVA in order to celebrate the identities that they both feel that they hold that make them underrepresented in the veteran community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

918 S Horton StSuite 1014Seattle, WA 98134

(47.57475,-122.32057)
 

SKILLS

  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We expect each volunteer to be able to volunteer for 10-15 hours a month and attend one outreach event.
  • Volunteers will need their own transportation.

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