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Operations Coordinator

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MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

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Role Description:

MVA is looking for a leader who is passionate about operations to join our team as our Operations Coordinator. The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in supporting multiple teams and leaders to execute projects, events, and support the operations of MVA.

The goal is to ensure that our leaders and the organization are always supported with the tools and resources they need to succeed in meeting the MVA mission of creating community belonging and advancing equity.

Essential Tasks:

Under the direction of the Operations Manager you will:

  • Assist Operations Manager in coordination and management of business operations activities.
  • Liaise between Operations Manager, Executive Director and members of the leadership team to ensure smooth operations delivery.
  • Track and maintain all operations related items under the guidance of Operations Manager.
  • Coordinate supplies and equipment secured for all leaders to execute their work.
  • Keep detailed records of operations information and records.
  • Evaluate current operational performance and provide strategic plan for improvements.
Essential Functions:

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, Fellows, or Leaders
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 1+ years’ experience in office management or an administrative role.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills.
Why you should join us?

  • Network and connect with key organizations and members of the veteran community nationally.
  • Hands-on experience in nonprofit operations and management in an inclusive organization.
  • Support a community-led grassroots organization to improve the lives of minority veterans.
  • Sharpen your management skills volunteering with us 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:

PO Box 23054, SEATTLE, WA 98102, 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

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • This role requires a volunteer to give an average of 10-20 hours per week to accomplish the range of tasks and responsibilities within their position.
  • Basic understanding of inclusion, racial equity, and social justice concepts.

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