Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of OIF and OEF veterans and their families, is hiring.
IAVA was founded in 2004 by current Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff and his fellow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. After returning home from their tours, these veterans came together after quickly becoming concerned with the way the war in Iraq was being portrayed in the media and the overall plight of newly returned veterans. There were many policy experts and talking heads on TV, but very few people who had actually served on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan. There was no one talking about what our wounded friends needed and the issues they faced. The creation of IAVA allowed thousands of veterans to join the national dialogue, and to explain what was really happening on the ground overseas and back home in the US.
There are looking for smart, talented candidates to fill the following positions:
- Online Strategy Associate: Help our innovative, effective, and growing Online department create and implement web-based campaigns to support all of IAVA’s efforts. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in New Media and basic experience with HTML and Photoshop.
- Deputy Communications Director: This is a job of significant responsibility. The successful candidate will work closely with Communications Director to draft strategic media plans for key organizational campaigns. Applications must show several years of experience in Communications with demonstrated success.
- Communications Associate: Play a key role in executing our media and messaging strategy, including writing press releases, pitching media and fielding press requests. Previous experience in communications highly preferred.
For all positions, high-quality writing skills are a must. A college degree is also required.