Join the JWV Team!

Programs and Public Relations Coordinator

The Programs and Public Relations Coordinator will manage three major aspects of daily life at JWV: programs, development, and public relations. Beyond maintaining records, the Coordinator also handles questions from members and the general public about JWV, our programs, veterans’ issues, and ways to collaborate.

The job entails:

Programs:

  • Plan the JWV annual convention, which includes data management, working closely with members, and coordinating with the hotel and other venues
  • Work with members to further develop JWV programs; act as liaison within the office for these programs
  • Coordination with schools, programs, and other organizations
  • Pitching and creating new programs as needs shift

Public Relations:

  • Daily monitoring and reporting of print, social, and web coverage of veterans issues
  • Assisting with drafting, editing, and writing the quarterly newspaper
  • Writing press releases, articles, and handling the organization’s social media accounts
  • Familiarity with grammar etiquette and the editing process

Development:

  • Generating donor acknowledgements, email solicitations, and cultivating relationships with donors
  • Managing vendors and working with the Development Committee on JWV’s direct mail programs

A quality applicant has:

  • A friendly disposition and ability to keep a calm, collected demeanor; professional phone and email etiquette
  • A strong motivation to check items off the “To Do List” and a passion for efficiency
  • Attention to detail, especially with data entry
  • A strong understanding of Jewish culture
  • Willingness to learn about military history/culture and an interest in veterans’ affairs
  • Communications or social media experience
  • Aptitude for and experience with development database software or other data management tools
  • A proven record of quality customer service and/or event/program planning experience

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to craft content on a variety of platforms; Ability to draft well-written correspondence and edit documents.
  • Able to work independently and proactively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office programs, including Excel and Word
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to self-manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send a resume, one page cover letter, and a short writing sample (no more than two pages) to Executive Assistant Melody Jackson at mjackson@jwv.org.

Programs Intern

Description: JWV is seeking a self-motivated individual to be our Programs Intern.  This is a perfect opportunity for talented students who want to get involved in the veteran and/or Jewish programming arena.

Duties:  Duties include monitoring and reporting on our Post events, innovating new programming materials, maintaining our leadership committee rosters, special event support and creating new innovative ways to reach Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  This position requires up to 20 hours a week.

Qualifications:  A background in non-profit management or military leadership a plus, but not required.  Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Interest in military and veterans issues a plus.

Salary: Unpaid.   May qualify as course credit depending on institutional requirements.

How to Apply: The Programs Interns are accepted during Fall, Spring, and Summer semester cycles. JWV is currently accepting applications for the Fall Semester.  Application is due no later than August 20, 2019.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to bkane@jwv.org with the subject line: “Programs Internship Application.”

Policy Intern

Description: JWV is seeking a self-motivated individual to be our Policy Intern.  This is a perfect opportunity for talented students who want to get involved in the government or political arena.

Duties:  Duties include tracking and summarizing legislative and executive branch proposals in assigned issue areas, monitor JWV legislative priorities within committees, prepare and attend monthly meetings with the Military Coalition and provide information for press.  This position requires up to 20 hours a week.

Qualifications:  A background in political science or military issues a plus, but not required.  Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Interest in military and veterans issues a plus.  The Policy Intern must be available the 1st Thursday of each month between 10-12.

Salary: Unpaid.   May qualify as course credit depending on institutional requirements.

How to Apply: The Policy Interns are accepted during Fall, Spring, and Summer semester cycles. JWV is currently accepting applications for the Fall Semester.  Application is due no later than August 20, 2019.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to bkane@jwv.org with the subject line: “Policy Internship Application.”