Veteran Specialist- Brooklyn

Grant Associates - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.3

Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company. Since opening our doors in 1997, we have collaborated with government agencies to develop workforce programs and solutions that advance job seekers, businesses and local economies, all with exceptional results.

At Grant Associates, we know every community’s workforce needs are unique. With proven models and in active partnership with government, Grant Associates’ mission is to tailor solutions that build workforce capacity, proving over the past two decades that our approach helps a community reach its potential.

Working under contract with federal, state and local agencies, Grant Associates has served more than 20,000 companies and helped more than 100,000 people define realistic goals, further their education and training, find jobs and embark on new career paths.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Veterans Specialist Account Manager connects veterans, service members, and military families to stable, meaningful employment. The Veteran Specialist Account Manager also refers veterans to partner organizations for additional services, such as benefits, education, housing, and healthcare.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ensure that identification and priority of service policies are implemented by all Workforce) center staff to reach current veteran customers
Conduct one-on-one screenings with veterans for job and training opportunities across the system
Distribute promotional materials and electronic communication aimed at enrolling new and reengaging qualified veteran customers
Provide on-the-ground outreach to community partners for targeted sourcing and recruitment events
Host veteran-focused recruitment events and manage screening and interviews
Perform reengagement services
Track effectiveness of recruitment strategies
Career Development
Conduct one-on-one assessments and advisement, including resume review and counseling
Connect to onsite resources and workshops for veterans, including Single Stop, DOL Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists
Connect to offsite resources and workshops for employment and/or barriers to employment with community partners
Work and Education Experience Requirements
BA or BS degree
2-3 years’ experience in recruiting, sales, job development or account management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
Excellent strategic thinking, communication and interpersonal skills