Job Opening: Military & Veterans Affairs Manager

The Battleship IOWA Team is excited to announce that we have received funding from Phillips 66, Johnny Carson Foundation, and Timken to officially grow our Veterans Reintegration Program and hire a Military & Veterans Affairs Manager. We are now accepting resumes and qualifications for this full-time position. Please find the job description below for this rewarding position aboard IOWA! f you or someone you know is interested, please feel free to send your resume to me at jwilliams@labattleship.com.

Military & Veterans Affairs Manager
at the Battleship IOWA Museum

About the Organization
The iconic Battleship IOWA Museum stands as a visible landmark in the Greater Los Angeles region for public and veteran engagement.  Battleship IOWA is operated by the Pacific Battleship Center, a 501(c)(3) organization with a focus on education, veterans, and community programs.  These three programs form the core identity of the organization as it transitions into the future National Museum of the Surface Navy by 2025.

Battleship IOWA’s Veterans Reintegration Center is an inviting place where veterans of all ages are welcomed and respected, where the can socialize and enjoy the comradery of other veterans in a unique physical environment (an iconic military vessel), and benefit from a variety of programs, activities, and opportunities to help them connect and engage in a civilian world.  Job fairs, transition services, education programs, guidance, volunteer and other opportunities are hosted by Battleship IOWA and strategic partners to make a profoundly positive and lasting impact on the lives of our veterans.

Program & Job Summary
The primary purpose of this full-time position is to grow and maintain the Veterans Reintegration Center and Veterans Program aboard Battleship IOWA Museum.  Battleship IOWA’s Veterans Reintegration Center is an inviting place where veterans of all ages are welcomed and respected, where the can socialize and enjoy the comradery of other veterans in a unique physical environment (an iconic military vessel), and benefit from a variety of programs, activities, and opportunities to help them connect and engage in a civilian world.  Job fairs, transition services, education programs, guidance, volunteer and other opportunities are hosted by Battleship IOWA and strategic partners to make a profoundly positive and lasting impact on the lives of our veterans.

Major Responsibilities

  • Perform as the primary responsible leader and public face for the veteran’s pillar of programs for the Battleship IOWA.
  • Provide direct leadership for all aspects of the Veterans Reintegration Center.
  • Partner with volunteer staff to recruit and manage volunteers to assist with the growth and operation of Veterans oriented programs.
  • Manage resources including financial and personnel to maximize impact of program.
  • Represent the organization at key Military & Veterans events within driving distance of the battleship.
  • Develop and manage key partners and relationships within the military & veterans’ community or as directed.
  • Establish, grow, and maintain a hub-and-spoke based service program with the Veterans Reintegration Center acting as the hub or referral part of the program.
  • Socialize with veterans to provide them a sense of belonging and value.
  • Establish and maintain key funder relationships in partnership with Development Director, President & CEO, and Board(s) to ensure consistent funding for program.
  • Assist Development Director in preparing program evaluations for submittal to funders, supporters, and key partners
  • Coordinate with public events team and maintain calendar and supporting information for Military oriented events aboard IOWA including retirements, re-enlistments, commissioning’s, etc.

Professionalism & Ethics:

  • As the one of the “faces” of Pacific Battleship Center within multiple external stakeholder groups, conduct oneself in a highly professional manner, and in alignment with Pacific Battleship Center values.
  • Work in collaboration with team members within department and across the organization.
  • Support overall Pacific Battleship Center mission, objectives and goals as outlined in Strategic Master Plan.
  • Positively represent the organization in the community.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders in order to achieve the goals of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Ability to easily interact with military and veterans. Military experience / veteran is a plus!
  • An understanding of the military and veteran community.
  • Understand the importance of comradery and a sense of belonging for veterans.
  • Experience in establishing and growing programs.
  • Comfortable in a public facing extroverted role representing the Veterans pillar of the Battleship IOWA.
  • Minimum 2-year of supervisory or managerial level of experience in military or civilian jobs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with veterans, volunteers, staff, partners, and leadership including military and elected leaders.
  • Self-starter with hands-on approach that has a hunger to learn and ability to flourish in a creative and exciting environment.
  • Knowledge of or interest in American history, naval history and related subjects is a plus.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires a full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.

Please send your resume and qualifications to jwilliams@labattleship.com for review.