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Program Director

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MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

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Role Summary/Objective:

The MVA Program Director will, with the guidance of the Executive Director, plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of Minority Veterans of America in the Greater Seattle area. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and managing budgets, engage in direct outreach to minority and underrepresented veteran communities, overseeing and reporting data and programmatic outcomes, and supervising a volunteer team of leaders and fellows.

Essential Tasks:

  • Establish and oversee case management procedures to service clients
  • Liaise with the Chapter Program Manager and Chapter leaders to lead the program design, devise evaluation metrics and be accountable for successful implementation of the overall program
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports, such as budgets, case management, and program performance measurements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local government agencies and community-based organizations to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
  • Research and analyze member or community needs to provide inputs for program direction and goals.
  • Speak to and engage with the community, government agencies, and elected officials to further organization’s mission and vision.
  • Promote an organizational vision and environment that emphasizes teamwork, trust, professionalism, efficiency, and customer service.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Developing and Building Teams
Core Competencies:

Administration and Management, Sociology and Anthropology, Problem Sensitivity, Innovation

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • AA in social work, nonprofit/business management, public administration or related field
  • Should be a veteran or experience working with veteran specific groups and organizations
  • 1+ year experience working in social work and/or nonprofit management or program development;
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and implementation, including measuring outcomes.
  • Experience using MS Office, Salesforce and Email client software.

Why you should join us?

  • Excellent opportunity to gain experience working in an established Non Profit Organization
  • Network and connect with key organizations (nonprofits, corporations, and government) and members of the veteran community
  • Sharpen your strategic management skills on the job while also getting numerous opportunities to learn, up-skill and grow with us!

About Minority Veterans of America:

Minority Veterans of America is a non-profit organization that serves minority and underrepresented veterans. The organization was established in Seattle, WA in 2017 and organizes nationally through programs and events that take place throughout the year.

AAP/EEO Statement:

Minority Veterans of America recognizes and supports all applicable AAP/EEO work laws and regulations.

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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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Days and hours of work are dependent upon the volunteer’s schedule. This role requires a minimum of 10-20 hours per week. Volunteer will be required to attend one monthly Director’s and Manager’s meeting per month and one quarterly All Call
  • Basic understanding of inclusion, racial equity, and social justice concepts. Volunteer should be physically based out of the United States

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