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Veterans Works Program Director

Employer
Veterans Empowerment Organization
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Upon Request
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Focus Areas
Veterans / Public Benefit
Job Function
Social Work / Counseling
Position Type
Full Time
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Veterans Empowerment Organization is seeking a Director of Programming to oversee its Veterans Works department.  

The goal of the Veteran Works department is to prepare veterans for re-entry into the workforce via obtaining living-wage jobs, while also providing financial counseling as well as access to supplemental income support resources/options.

The Program Director is charged with developing and implementing marketing, recruiting, and employment strategies for the Veteran Works program while also managing the team.

 REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in both workforce placement and team management.
  • Experience working in the military or with veterans is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Must embrace the mission of VEO.
  • Have knowledge and experience working in workforce and employment programs, supervising teams, and managing budgets.
  • Possess the skills to motivate staff and clients.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to build external relationships.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and common sense.
  • Work well independently and in a team setting. 
  • Exceptional listening, verbal, and written communications skills. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite and social media platforms.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Supervise the Veteran Works team to include a Case Manager, Employment Specialist, and an Outreach Coordinator..
  • Develop and implement marketing, recruiting, and employment strategies for the Veteran Works program necessary to annually enroll 230 veterans and place 160 veterans into employment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with workforce development and employment partners.
  • Engage with veteran clients by providing workforce readiness training and support.
  • Ensure accurate Veteran Works data recording and reporting and timely submission of reports.
  • Monitor industry trends and adapt workforce strategies as necessary.
  • Manage an annual program budget of nearly $500,000.
  • Update key stakeholders on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditures related to the Veteran Works program.
  • Exhibit respect for, and excellent service to clients, staff, and all supporters of the organization through prompt, courteous, and informative communication.
  • Embrace a proactive, mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach while promoting confidentiality of privileged information. 
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