Advisor, Women Veterans Leadership Program

Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC
Program Strategy
Full-time
At The Mission Continues, we empower veterans to continue their service and empower communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact. We’re investing in veterans, equipping them with the tools and resources to lead a growing veteran volunteer movement. Through networks, training, and pathways, veterans can continue to serve while creating meaningful impact in under-resourced communities.

THE OPPORTUNITY
We are currently seeking a passionate, motivated and high-energy individual to join a team of talented leaders serving as a learning facilitator and coach for our Women Veterans Leadership Program.  The Advisor will play a critical role in empowering women veterans to develop and accomplish goals centered on personal growth, connectedness and community impact. As an Advisor, you will be part of the team that facilitates a rigorous curriculum through three in-person training sessions and additional virtual meetings, while building a positive culture among the cohorts.  

Over the course of a 5-month program, a cohort of women veterans will come together for progressive components of learning and development and practical experience. You will provide individual coaching, support and mentorship to ensure these women veterans successfully complete program requirements and build a network of support and connection. If you are committed to our mission of empowering veterans to lead and serve and are motivated by facilitating learning, coaching and developing others, this is the ideal position for you!  You will report to Manager, Women Veterans Leadership Program and this position can be located in any of our six offices: Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; Washington, DC; or St. Louis, MO. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:  
1) Coaching & Facilitation
- Advise program participants through the  training content and curriculum to support their learning and development.
- Present learning goals and manage the learning experience for program participants throughout the 5 month program.
- Facilitate core program content, including welcoming program participants, leading three in-person sessions, and answering questions.

2) Program Administration
- Track participation and progress of program participants; during in-person and virtual training sessions.
- Collaborate with events staff on logistics for the program.
- Based on survey data and feedback, collaborate with program leaders to make improvements to the program.
- Hold program participants accountable for achieving goals, provide reach-back support, guidance and resources throughout their time in the program.
- Provide support and guidance to program participants following their completion of the program, in order to promote continued learning and personal growth.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Possess strong public speaking and facilitation skills with demonstrated ability to deliver content to groups both in person and virtually.
- Highly capable of leading a group to achieve specific learning and program objectives.
- Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
- Committed to our mission of bringing women veterans, active duty service members, and civilians together in service to improve communities.
- Strong team player who is driven by a desire to bring groups and individuals together to achieve a common goal.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Must have ability to travel to multiple sites (up to 25% of time) – including weekend travel at regular intervals to support program participants through their onboarding, sessions and graduation from the program. Flex time is available. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  If you require a reasonable accommodation in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Caitlin Zbikowski, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Onboarding at czbikowski@missioncontinues.org.

If the above speaks to you, we’re excited to talk further! Compensation is competitive and is commensurate with experience. The Mission Continues offers exceptional medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability benefits for all full-time team members.  In addition to these benefits, full-time staff members will have the opportunity to work from home once a week and you are 100% vested after your first year. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check.