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JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Development Coordinator for Direct Marketing
DEPARTMENT: Development & Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Database Manager, Direct Marketing
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the day to day management and administration of donor service operations including management of the call center and fulfillment process. Oversees internal and Chapter coordination of Chapter fundraising request forms from inception to completion.
REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate degree, preferably in a marketing-related field. The selected candidate should have 1-2 years of direct mail (fundraising) experience. Excellent oral and written skills are a must. Must be highly organized, a team player, motivated, and proficient in Microsoft Office software programs. Previous database experience is a plus.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: Multiple Locations / Houston, TX; Roanoke, VA
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: Multiple Locations / Milwaukee, WI; Tampa, FL
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: PHOENIX, AZ
TITLE: Web Content Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: PVA Publications
SUPERVISOR: Web Content Manager
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will help manage and contribute to day-to-day editorial, photo and video content for both magazine’s news-style websites and social media platforms. In addition, the selected candidate will work with the Web Content Manager on site promotions and e-newsletters.
REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism, communication and/or the equivalent in relevant work experience. The selected candidate must have a minimum of 1-year experience in developing, researching, disseminating, creating, writing and editing articles for the web. In addition, the candidate must possess web-based HTML text-editor experience with working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and JavaScript.
 

The ideal candidate will have strong journalistic and organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent oral/written communication skills, can work independently and meet deadlines. The ability to shoot/edit/publish video, have an on-camera presence and photography basics are a plus.  

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: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Production Manager
DEPARTMENT: Development & Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director of Direct Mail Production
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Position will be responsible for initiating and reviewing vendor bids, securing production vendors, and overseeing the production and delivery of over 100 million pieces of mail annually. The selected candidate will also secure competitive bids for assigned mailings, evaluate cost estimates and analyze results compared to the program budget. The candidate will also manage the production of each mailing from after the creative components are handed off for production until the mail packages reach the mailbox. This will include the processing, tracking, and analysis of all mail programs.
REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree and five years of direct marketing experience is required. Selected candidate must understand and have experience working in a fundraising environment. Candidate must have initiative, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and have the ability to multi-task. The candidate must be a team player, possess good computer skills (including advanced proficiency in Excel), and have good organizational and analytical skills. Some travel may be required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
SPECIFIC LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, Roanoke, VA, Seattle, WA
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: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Indianapolis, IN, Jackson, MS, Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA
TITLE: Secretary
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits 
SUPERVISOR: National Service Officer
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs various general, administrative, secretarial and clerical support functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations for the service office. Coordinates and facilitates the flow of information and communications for the office.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent and a minimum of two years secretarial/administrative experience. Successful candidate will possess excellent general administrative skills (typing, filing, copying, etc.), good oral/written communications skills, be detail-oriented, and have good organizational skills. The candidate will also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs, have a “service” minded approach to customer service, and be able to work independently.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Roanoke, VA, Wilmington, DE, Winston Salem, NC
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 - Benefits and Outreach
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Director of Field Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities include serving as the primary point of contact for inquiries from veterans seeking to develop and submit a claim through the Department of Veterans Affairs, develops, maintains and conducts outreach with targeted organizations (i.e., Military treatment facilities, Warrior Transition Units, and VA Medical Centers), represents veterans and their dependents with claims processing/development before the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides operational and technical support for Field Services operations.
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have five or more years’ experience as a Veterans’ Service Officer or equivalent 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 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: NATIONWIDE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
TITLE: Associate Director, Corporate & Venture Philanthropy
DEPARTMENT: Development & Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Director of Corporate & Venture Philanthropy
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for raising unrestricted funds cause marketing and employee engagement leveraging a portfolio of sports properties, entertainment partnerships, corporations agency partnerships to continue diversifying Paralyzed Veterans’ revenue channels and growing Paralyzed Veterans corporate funding sector. 
REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidate is highly motivated by the objective of achieving $3-5 million in annual revenue over the next five years. Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications and/or Business with 5 plus years of experience in cause marketing fundraising and/or marketing and sales activation with demonstrated success in developing and managing new business platforms. Proven ability to develop and manage outside consultant relationships including management of both quantitative and qualitative research. Demonstrated success in managing cross functional teams in developing and implementing events with a strong project management skill set. Ability to create and present pro forma projections for individual programs. Proven analytical, writing and oral skills required. A strong cross-functional manager of people and resources. Excellent organizational, project management and customer service skills. Ability to work well independently, under pressure, and with tight timelines. Computer proficiency, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Power Point), Novel GroupWise and Citrix. Ability to travel on a frequent basis. Approximately 50% travel. The selected candidate may reside in the Washington, DC area or any mutually agreed upon location with the United States.

CLOSING DATE: April 14, 2017.

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

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