Education / Employment Policy Associate

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General Summary:

Plans, coordinates, and oversees the administration of the employment and/or education segment of the National Economic Commission's policy and program areas. Serves as the liaison to various Congressional committees and subcommittees, federal agencies, private sector organizations, and appropriate individuals to support the resolutions or policies of the organization through the National Veteran Employment & Education Commission.

Essential Functions:

  • To initiate action concerning all matters affecting the economic well-being of veterans and the re-establishment of all veterans returning to civilian life after a period of active service in the Armed Forced of the United States.
  • To survey, study, and recommend solutions of problems relating to employment, unemployment, underemployment, reemployment, and workers compensation of all veterans who seek, or have, attachment to the labor force, public or private.
  • To study all questions involved in the protection of preferential rights of veterans in civil service.
  • To ensure veterans educational benefits provided by the United States government to veterans are sufficient to pay all the costs of a college education at state-supported colleges, all the costs of trade school education, and a substantial portion of education by private-owned colleges.
  • To ensure the federal and local governments are allocating sufficient resources to alleviate and end the challenge of homelessness among America's veterans.
  • To ensure all veterans receive the benefits to which they are entitled as compensation for their military service on behalf of a grateful nation.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with appropriate Congressional committees and subcommittees and prepares, delivers, and defends Congressional testimony on subjects pertinent to the mandates of the National Veterans Employment and Education Commission.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirement: Four-year Degree

Additional Requirement: Must be a veteran and eligible to become a member of The American Legion.

Additional Skills Needed:

  • Outgoing personality and ability to sell ideas and programs.
  • Must be an ambitious individual.
  • Must be able to handle myriad details of planning and organizing meetings.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral presentation skills.
  • Must have good skills using MS Office products.

Experience: 3-5 years preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 - $58,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

Washington, DC 20006: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Bachelor's (Required)

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