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Veteran Leader Corps: Illinois Joining Forces (Chicago)
Under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager for IDVA, this IDVA IJF Program Manager & Women Veterans Employment Support Specialist staffed in Chicago will focus on the following program areas: • 50%: Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) – Officially launched in November 2012, IJF fulfills two key objectives: (1) to bring together community leaders, government agencies, and non-profits to drive collaboration, innovation, best practice sharing and more effective service delivery among organizations that serve veterans and their families, and (2) to provide a one-stop-shop through which service members, veterans and family members can access assistance more readily. Through IJF, IDVA refers veterans that are looking for job-readiness services, volunteer opportunities, and employment to its Working Groups to ensure effective delivery of services to veterans and volunteers assisting veterans. • 40%: Women’s Vetrepreneurship Program (WVP) – WVP represents a joint effort of IDVA and the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to target women veterans who are considering business ownership as a path towards economic security and empowerment. The program includes entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, business counseling, direct lending, and business mentoring, as well as social, veteran benefit, and other support services offered and arranged through IDVA and collaborating partners. Provide outreach and logistical assistance in the planning and execution of various industry-specific hiring fairs and job-readiness seminars for veterans as well as plan events to provide opportunities for women veterans to volunteer in support of veterans. • 10%: Industry-Specific Hiring Fairs and Job-Readiness Seminars – This includes participating in the planning of seminars, fairs and program activities focused on networking, training, credentialing, and finding employment opportunities in Illinois.
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Member Duties : • Manage IJF outreach efforts to member organizations, local service providers, and individual veterans and their families; • Assess the needs and assets of the community IJF aims to serve with a special focus on employment and workforce readiness issues; • Provide limited administrative assistance to the IJF Executive Committee, including note taking at meetings, contacting Executive Committee members, and supporting the Chair and Co-Chair with nominal administrative support; • Coordinate the activities of the ten issue-focused Working Groups; • Oversee and update content on the IJF Interactive Website; • Assist individual veterans and family members in accessing services and appropriate referrals; • Coordinate outreach efforts and event logistics for “Mission: Military 2 Manufacturing” and “Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs” programs; • Assist with liaison duties, outreach activities, and participant recruitment relating to the Women’s Vetrepreneurship Program.
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

Veteran Leader Corps: Illinois Joining Forces (Chicago)

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2014  -   10/31/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  04/13/2014  To  05/01/2014 

Contact Elisabeth Pennix
100 W Randolph St
Chicago   IL   60601

Listing ID 48434