Veteran Talent Specialist

Website U.S. VETS

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?

If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!

Come & join our winning team!

Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K, Veteran Talent Specialist

The Veteran Talent Specialist is responsible for expanding the network of employers willing to hire veterans and preparing and connecting veterans to jobs that match their skill sets and career ambitions. This position reports to the Workforce Development Coordinator.

* All applications must be completed in entirety.  Local candidates only.

Responsibilities:

Employer Relations (Approximately 30%)

  • Develop and manage relationships with corporate recruiters, military program managers and Human Resources managers that will open the doors for new employment opportunities for Veterans.
  • Create a pipeline of employment opportunities through corporate partnerships and marketing opportunities with veteran talent network.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive network of contacts to provide warm resume referrals for relevant veteran talent applicants across a diverse range of positions, industries and geographies.
  • Identify new employer opportunities through various business development techniques including researching military friendly employers, following up on warm leads, and attending networking events; consistently research ways to create partnerships with local businesses.
  • Plan and implement events with corporate partners, including networking events, employer-specific workshops, and recruitments to connect employer partners with veteran talent.

Veteran Talent (Approximately 30%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively use multi-channel sourcing activities such as social networking sites, career sites, professional organization, etc. to identify potential veteran talent.
  • Meets with veteran talent on a bi-weekly basis or as otherwise needed to understand employment development plan (EDP) goals progress and new employment opportunities.
  • Assists veteran talent with identifying and communicating marketable skills, and interest for employment search.
  • Assists veteran talent with creating a professional resume and cover letter, as well as helping create a LinkedIn profile and value proposition pitch to assist with applications for employment.
  • Assists veteran talent in preparing for interviews with various employers and companies, using interview sample questions and soft skills coaching.

Community Outreach/Engagement (Approximately 20%)

  • Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations that communicate U.S.VETS Career Network mission, goals, values, and brand.
  • Engage in local recruitments, job fairs and resource fair for professional veterans, outreaching to new potential veteran talent and potential new employer partners for the Career Network.
  • Utilize marketing and outreach materials to accurately engage veteran population at events.
  • Foster relationships with local Universities and community partner organizations to ensure relevant referrals of veteran talent, with a focus on Post 9-11 and recent graduate candidates.
  • Participate in local committees and community veteran organization collaboratives, Alumni Associations or Veteran Resource Center (VRC) entities.

Administrative/Technology (Approximately 20%)

  • Documents all progress in the case note section of the veteran file and email correspondence with veteran talent.
  • Obtains Employment Verification Letter (EVL) and/or pay stub from veteran talent within first two weeks of employment.
  • Ability to work on Agile CRM veteran talent platform, job board and client tracking software. Write content for weekly jobs, events and trainings, and online calendar of events on U.S.VETS Career Network Website.
  • Provide new veteran talent with U.S.VETS Career Network website information and tools, as well as local job board for client registration, allowing for client tracking and updates.
  • Provide new employer partners with U.S.VETS Career Network website “Get Involved” employer sponsorship opportunities and job board employer account access for posting employment opportunities directly to veteran talent network.
  • Confers with supervisor to address potential/actual clientele problems.
  • Maintains data on clients and job opportunities and provide reports on progress and goals.
  • Ability to meet or exceed performance metrics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Social Services or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years job development experience in recruiting, career coaching, and/or professional development experience may substitute for degree requirements.
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience required.
  • Ability to work with senior management and Hiring Managers within client companies to ensure successful partnerships.
  • Skilled in sourcing, cold call, and competitor direct sourcing techniques
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management and multi-tasking.
  • PC Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to navigate within Microsoft systems.
  • Experience working with Agile CRM, Salesforce, or other tracking software preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Adept at communicating expectations, providing feedback, and managing an efficient process.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • A wide degree of creativity, near and long-term recruiting vision, business understanding, and personal organization.
  • An innovative and energetic personality, with the ability to lead teams as well as collaborate with local and community leaders.
  • Professional manner and appearance.

United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

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