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JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Director of Communications & External Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Communications
SUPERVISOR: Deputy Executive Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director will proactively create the corporate identity of PVA through traditional and new media channels and lead a forward-looking, creative and comprehensive communications program. Responsibilities include: brand messaging development and management, development of strategic communications programs; media relations expertise, media strategist and company spokesperson, management of speakers bureau, executive thought leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, vendor/agency management, and budget management.  In addition, in the case of an unforeseen issue, crisis or other potentially problematic situation, the director generates communications to maintain a positive image for PVA.

REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree in a communications field like journalism or public relations, or equivalent related coursework that emphasizes speaking, listening and writing skills through introductory communications and public relations, eventually progressing to public relations management courses and field or internship experiences.  The selected candidate must have at least 8 to 15 years of experience developing and managing public relations and corporate communications objectives, with proven leadership and excellent written and oral communication skills.   The ideal candidate will have prior public relations and industry-specific communications knowledge.  Background knowledge in veterans’ and disability advocacy preferred.  The selected candidate must have strong organizational 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.  In addition, the candidate must also have the ability to interact with a variety of entities and individuals and be able to adapt to a changing environment by making decisions and anticipating future needs. Special skills in presentation, internal customer service and project/team management desired.  The selected individual must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs and online communications tools (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.). Ideally, the individual will also be creative, an innovative thinker, self reliant, flexible and results oriented.

CLOSING DATE: May 29, 2015

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Meetings
DEPARTMENT: Meetings
SUPERVISOR: Director of Meetings
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Manages, develops, and executes logistical planning for small and large meetings and special events. The selected individual is also responsible for supervising on- site staff, consultants, and other individuals in the implementation of assigned meetings and events.

REQUIREMENTS:

Successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years relevant meetings experience. Undergraduate degree in related field preferred. Prior experience working with an online registration database and Cvent experience is preferred. Incumbent should have strong organizational and problem solving skills; good oral/written communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Office programs, the ability to coordinate multiple projects, establish priorities and work in a team environment. The selected candidate must also have good attention to detail, be willing to travel and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

CLOSING DATE: April 22, 2015

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Project Architect
DEPARTMENT: Medical Services - Architecture
SUPERVISOR: Associate Executive Director of Medical Services/Health Policy
GENERAL DESCRIPTION The incumbent will assist in fulfilling Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission by providing professional expertise in the field of architecture.
REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in architecture, licensed, with a minimum of 3-5 years professional architectural experience. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable, articulate, and a motivated self starter.  The incumbent shall have thorough knowledge of accessibility codes and standards.  Healthcare experience is a plus. Travel required.

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Architecture Services
DEPARTMENT: Medical Services/Health Policy
SUPERVISOR: Associate Executive Director of Medical Services/Health Policy
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:

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, registration with 8-10 years strong architectural experience.  The selected candidate must be knowledgeable, articulate, and a motivated self starter.  Must be a licensed architect; currently registered by a state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. The incumbent shall have working knowledge of federal design standards (UFAS, ADAAG), national voluntary design standards (ANSI A117.1), International Building Code, and VA accessibility standards.  Healthcare experience is a plus. Travel required.

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: National Service Administrator
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Director of Field Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The selected candidate will be responsible for representing 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 and the ability to perform various detailed and sometimes complex administrative tasks that require confidentiality and accuracy.
REQUIREMENTS:

The selected candidate will have completed the National Service Officer training program with PVA or have a minimum of 4 years equivalent training and/or experience as a service officer in another organization.  Must be a high school graduate/GED equivalent and have a “service” oriented approach to client interaction, offering polite, professional, competent responses to client requests. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written/oral communication skills, strong interview techniques, good interpersonal skills, and good computer skills and be proficient in MS Office Suite.  The candidate must also maintain confidentiality in all client and personnel matters and must be able to obtain and maintain VA accreditation.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. An honorably discharged veteran is preferred.   Some travel required.

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

JOB LOCATION: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
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:

Must have at least two (2) years experience in health care advocacy and/or direct delivery of health services (e.g. nurse, medic, corpsman, social worker). Familiarity with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), case management techniques, and clinical record interpretation highly preferred.  The selected applicant will have excellent written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good computer skills.  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 Medical Services (RN)
DEPARTMENT: Medical Services-Health Policy
SUPERVISOR: Associate Executive Director of Medical Services-Health Policy
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides the organization with the professional expertise in medical and health care services relevant to those with spinal cord injury or disease.
REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a Registered Nurse who is currently licensed by a state, commonwealth or by the District of Columbia. The incumbent must have a minimum of two (2) years spinal cord injury and/or disease experience. A bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required and management training is a plus. Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Familiarity with PTF, case management techniques and clinical record interpretation.  Some travel required.

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

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