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JOB LOCATION: Multiple Locations / Milwaukee, WI
TITLE: Veterans Health & Benefit Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Region Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities entail the selected individual to represent, counsel and provide support to veterans and their dependents on all aspects of benefits and health care before the Department of Veterans Affairs.   This includes claim development, clinical appeals, and medical monitoring.  The position includes familiarity with a full range of laws and regulations dealing with Veterans Benefits. 
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have excellent written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good computer skills. Prior experience as a National Service Officer in a veterans’ service organization is preferred. Candidates with experience in health care advocacy and/or direct delivery of health services (e.g. nurse, medic, corpsman, social worker) will receive priority consideration. The candidate must also obtain and maintain VA accreditation. Honorably discharged veteran preferred but not required.   

 

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Digital Communications Manager
DEPARTMENT: Communications 
SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications & External Affairs
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Core job responsibilities include managing Social Media marketing and digital communications efforts, integrate organizational communications outreach efforts into social media and digital platforms, and work with the Director of Communications & External Affairs on integrating social media strategy with the broader corporate/member communications strategies.
REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent related work experience. Minimum of 5-7 years of dedicated social media experience required. Previous marketing and/or communication experience is a plus. Possesses demonstrated professional experience of excellent written communications skills as applied to social and digital media. Demonstrated creativity and proven immersion in current social media and demonstrated ability to map out social marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics. Experience sourcing and managing social content development and publishing.
Experience with mobile applications that includes cross-promotion and integration of social media and online branding and messaging. Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of social marketing to analytical side and able to demonstrate why new ideas are analytically sound. Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written, graphic and video format. Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a team oriented environment. Experience working with video content for the social and digital environment, including but limited to Facebook Live, Vimeo, Periscope, Snapchat Video Chat, and light editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees or stakeholders when necessary (i.e., content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management). Must be social media savvy and proficient in modern technology/computers. Knowledge of Internet regulations and standards is a plus.
Familiarity of SEO, Google Analytics, and HTML preferred. Knowledge of, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite preferred.
Demonstrates winning Social “Customer Service” techniques. Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.
Must be able to travel as needed.     

 

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

 
JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Deputy Executive Director
DEPARTMENT: Executive Offices
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The organization’s Deputy Executive Director acts as the second most senior employee of the corporation and is responsible for advising and assisting the Executive Director in the overall operation and management of the corporation’s programs and activities. In addition, the Deputy serves as the Executive Director during the absence or incapacity of the Executive Director.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business/management or equivalent experience required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, have the ability to motivate/lead, and be an effective public speaker. The incumbent should have direct experience in management, budgeting, forecasting, and problem solving. Must be able to maintain diplomatic, cordial and cooperative relations with staff, officers, directors and members of the corporation. Previous work experience within PVA, at either the National or Chapter level is preferred. The candidate must be able to travel within and outside of Washington, DC and must be a member of PVA. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST SUBMIT:

  • cover letter which includes the following:
    • Membership status with the Paralyzed Veterans of America or a statement regarding your eligibility and Chapter affiliation if applicable;
    • Please make sure to include the reason for your interest in the position, your management style, and how you plan to fulfill your management responsibilities.

 

  • resume detailing your education, experience and accomplishments;
  • Contact information for at least 3 references that we can contact regarding your qualifications for this position;
  • Two writing samples that were created within the past six (6) months, and
  • Your salary requirements.

Interested candidates may send their packet to the Office of Human Resource Management via email to: careers@pva.org.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Architect
DEPARTMENT: Architecture and Facilities
SUPERVISOR: Director of Architecture and Facilities
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for assisting in the fulfillment of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission by providing professional expertise in the field of architecture. 

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with 8-10 years strong architectural experience is required. The successful candidate must be a results oriented, knowledgeable, articulate, and motivated self-starter. Must be a licensed architect; currently registered by a state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. Thorough knowledge of accessibility codes and standards is a must. Healthcare experience is a plus. Frequent travel required.
  

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Public Affairs Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Communications
SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The selected individual will provide strategic and operational support in the area of public affairs and outreach to PVA, and its’ public and key influencers. The position will be responsible for delivering greater exposure for the organization’s mission to internal and external target audiences through all communications vehicles, including but limited to earned and placed media, social media, digital platforms and grassroots outreach.
REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field required; graduate degree in a comparable field preferred. Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible and successful experience in public affairs positions, with demonstrated results in garnering national media attention and safeguarding corporate branding. The selected candidate will also have knowledge of corporate communications and public relations within a nonprofit communications industry. In addition the selected candidate should have previous professional experience utilizing public affairs strategies within social media and online platforms and experience working within a nonprofit organization and promoting the organization nationally.
The ideal candidate will have strong organization and time management skills that enable the employee to prioritize and manage a high volume of detailed work with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment, excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and online communications tools (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.). The candidate must be able to travel (up to 70%) per calendar year for annual events and special projects.
  

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

 

 

JOB LOCATION: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Atlanta, Detroit, Philadephia, Wilmington, DE, Winston Salem, NC, New Orleans, LA
TITLE: National Service Officer
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Region Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities entail the selected individual to represent veterans and their dependents with claims processing/development before the Department of Veterans Affairs. The position includes familiarity with a full range of laws and regulations dealing with Veterans Benefits.
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have excellent written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good computer skills.  Prior management experience desirable.   Prior experience as a National Service Officer in a veterans’ service organization is preferred.  The candidate must also obtain and maintain VA accreditation.   Honorably discharged veteran preferred but not required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Field Services - Training
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Director of Field Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the development, execution, and oversight of training and recruitment of Field Services personnel. Develop and produce annual National Service Officer Continuing Education Program. Assumes functions of the Director of Field Services in his/her absence.
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have five or more years’ experience as a Veterans’ Service Officer or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will have prior supervisory experience. The candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of VA benefit claim work and VA clinical advocacy. The candidate must have possess excellent written/oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and be proficient in MS Office Suite. The ideal candidate must be able to become proficient in all software programs used specifically by the Veterans Benefits program. The candidate must maintain confidentiality in all client and personnel matters and must be able to obtain and maintain VA accreditation. An honorably discharged veteran is preferred but not required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 
JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Medical Services
DEPARTMENT: Medical Services
SUPERVISOR: Senior Associate Director of Medical Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to fulfill the position of Associate Director of Medical Services. As a clinician for the PVA, your professional expertise in medical and health care services will ensure optimal quality of care for Veterans with disabilities in general and a special focus on veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D).This is an excellent opportunity to lead a team of individuals conducting surveys at Veteran Medical Centers throughout the country where SCI/D Veterans receive their health care. It is our goal to efficiently monitor and preserve a longstanding system of specialty care services. 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BSN required.
  • Registered Nurse who is currently licensed to practice nursing in a state, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia 
  • Minimum of five years clinical experience with at least two years clinical experience working with one or more of the following: Spinal Cord Injury or Disease (SCI/D), Rehabilitation, Trauma, Emergency Department
  • Excellent oral and written communication is a necessity 
  • The ability to identify nursing leadership techniques from a unit-based perspective and healthcare management is essential
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Must be able to travel

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 
JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Digital Marketing & Development
DEPARTMENT: Development & Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Senior Director of Direct Marketing & Digital
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Develops, plans, manages, implements, tracks and optimizes data-driven digital marketing fundraising campaigns across multiple channels, including e-mail marketing, direct mail, fundraising diversification and corporate development.

Responsibilities include: Working closely with outside agencies to plan, execute and evaluate data-driven Search Engine Optimization (SEO)/Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and e-mail campaigns; overseeing email marketing efforts, fundraising solicitations and general content rich newsletters; creating and managing social media posts, landing pages, report analysis, and digital assets for fundraising diversification and corporate development initiatives; maintaining a digital fundraising schedule and coordinating with PVA’s digital marketing calendar; acting as a liaison between fundraising teams and other departments/outside; assisting fundraising diversification and corporate development programs with peer-to-peer fundraising online tools and online program/event promotion; collaborating with external corporate and fundraising diversification stakeholders; and managing all programs effectively to meet PVA’s revenue goals.
 
REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree preferred with at least 5 years experience managing complex websites and social media; must have experience in news gathering and planning, as well as delivering non-profit digital fundraising campaigns; knowledge of Charity Engine a plus; must possess: sophisticated knowledge of eCRM systems as well as associated content strategy and implementation; good working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), Google Analytics and project management software, good project management skills and the ability to work with staff on all levels of the organization.  
 
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
 


Please mail or fax resume and salary requirements to:

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Attn: PVA OHRM

Fax: 202-416-7633

Or email inquiries to: careers@pva.org

No Phone Calls Please!