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Veteran Leader Corps: Communications Specialist (Chicago)
 
 
 
The IDVA Veteran Leader Corps member will work with IDVA leadership, staff members, and other VLC partners to support and implement a broad range of short-term communications and engagement measures and long-term strategic initiatives that assist returning service members and veterans in accessing gainful employment and job training opportunities. • Assist in public relations / marketing outreach efforts to target audiences (individual veterans and their families; military personnel and family members, general public) state-wide about veteran job readiness and support issues, and available volunteer projects and opportunities. • Assess the needs and assets of the community aims to serve with a special focus on employment and workforce readiness issues; • Engage target audiences through a blend of social media engagement, traditional outreach, event support and influencer engagement, in coordination with the Communication Manager; • Coordinate outreach efforts and event logistics in support of veteran hiring events, activities and training events, state-wide (Mission: Military 2 Manufacturing and Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs programs., etc.); • Assist with outreach activities, and participant recruitment relating to the Women’s Vetrepreneurship Program; Women Veterans Program, and Illinois Joining Forces • Assist individual veterans and family members as required. • Public relations / journalism experience; • Strong written and verbal communication; • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; • Event coordination; • Research; • Social media outreach experience with Facebook and Twitter; • Multitasking in a fast-paced environment; • Exercising sound judgment and sensitivity with high-level and/or confidential information; and • Strong knowledge of veteran challenges and policies a plus.
 
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Member Duties : • Assist in public relations / marketing outreach efforts to target audiences (individual veterans and their families; military personnel and family members, general public) state-wide about veteran job readiness and support issues, and available volunteer projects and opportunities. • Assess the needs and assets of the community aims to serve with a special focus on employment and workforce readiness issues; • Engage target audiences through a blend of social media engagement, traditional outreach, event support and influencer engagement, in coordination with the Communication Manager; • Coordinate outreach efforts and event logistics in support of veteran hiring events, activities and training events, state-wide (Mission: Military 2 Manufacturing and Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs programs., etc.); • Assist with outreach activities, and participant recruitment relating to the Women’s Vetrepreneurship Program; Women Veterans Program, and Illinois Joining Forces
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Veteran Leader Corps: Communications Specialist (Chicago)

Program Start/End Date
01/05/2015  -   09/04/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/01/2014  To  12/19/2014 

Contact Elisabeth Pennix
100 W Randolph St
Chicago   IL   60601
312-814-7258
elisabeth.pennix@illinois.gov
 
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Listing ID 48434


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