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DEPLOY Fellow

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Blue Star Families
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San Diego, CA or Washington, D.C, CA
New
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Published 10 days ago

Context

Blue Star Families seeks to ensure all military families experience a sense of belonging in the communities in which they live. As part of our core mission, Blue Star Families has launched an initiative to better understand the experiences of military families of color, tell their stories, and create representation to better serve our community.

In developing this initiative, we recognized that existing research and data indicate that military families of color are more likely to experience financial distress and are less likely to hear about support and resources. Importantly, the leadership teams of the organizations who serve them — MSOs and VSOs — are disproportionately white. 

As one initial step in combating these inequities, Blue Star Families has launched the DEPLOY Fellowship program (Diversify and Expand the Pipeline Of Leaders for Your military community). 

This program seeks to train a new cohort of racially diverse leaders for MSOs and VSOs. These leaders will serve (be deployed) for one year as full-time paid employees in chapter-based or national roles at Blue Star Families while they receive training in MSO/VSO leadership curated by several of our key partners. They will focus their fellowship work on improving the experiences and increasing the representation of military families of color in community settings across the country, and will graduate the program to continue that work in positions of leadership within the MSO/VSO space. 

General Description

Blue Star Families’ DEPLOY Fellows will work on a local level in one of our eleven chapter communities or with a key national functional area in various roles.

*By submitting your application through this posting you may be considered for any of the DEPLOY Fellowship opportunities currently available.* 

This role will create a vital link to military and civilian community leaders and help construct a path for military families to connect in their communities and feel a sense of belonging.

Key job functions

  • Execute a strategic plan to provide solutions or initiate programming to address various needs within the organization
  • Actively participate in local community initiatives by representing the Blue Star Families’ mission in joint meetings, round-table discussions, and strategic planning sessions
  • Maintain and build connections with local and/or national team leadership 
  • Provide event and logistical support to achieve organizational goals
  • Actively participate in leadership training
  • Engage in mentoring opportunities
  • Measure the efficacy and impact of each program or initiative utilizing Salesforce
  • Perform other related duties as required

Required experience, skills, background

  • A demonstrated passion for ethnic and racial diversity
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to exhibit creative thinking and planning skills
  • Understanding of the military family experience
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to produce high quality work on deadline; comfortable managing multiple projects, priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of professional correspondence
  • Comfortable with public speaking or media interaction
  • Flexibility with work schedule to support staff and deadlines
  • Proficiency with Google suite and Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce experience or ability to learn new software
  • Experience and/or comfort working in a virtual environment
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professionalism
  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary to carry out key job functions
  • Some travel required to attend meetings, trainings, events, etc. (based on current national health standards)
  • Limited out-of-town and overnight travel may be required (based on current national health standards)

Context

Blue Star Families seeks to ensure all military families experience a sense of belonging in the communities in which they live. As part of our core mission, Blue Star Families has launched an initiative to better understand the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021

Benefits

Paid Time Off

403(b) with Employer Match

Short-Term Disability

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off

403(b) with Employer Match

Short-Term Disability

Life Insurance

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Diego, CA or Washington, D.C, CA
Associated Location
233 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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