We are pleased to announce the following career opportunities currently available at Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank.  All employees who meet the qualifications for any of these positions are invited to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter directly to the administrative team member conducting interviews.  Long Island Cares, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants to apply regardless of race, cultural identity, religion or gender identity.

GOVERNMENT & VETERANS AFFAIRS COORDINATOR

The Government and Veteran Affairs Coordinator will play a key role in advocacy and public policy research working under the Chief Government Affairs Officer (CGAO). This position will assist in all aspects of our sustained efforts to better engage and mobilize the general public and policymakers at the town, county, state, and federal levels. Furthermore, this person is responsible for conducting mobile outreach and providing care coordination services for veterans in need of wrap around services. Care coordination includes conducting outreach to recruit veterans into the program, tracking internal and external referrals, documenting individual progress, and determining an appropriate service plan based on the veteran’s needs. The ideal candidate will be familiar with public policy issues relating to veterans, nutrition, poverty, and social justice as well as the key veteran service providers on Long Island.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assisting in the development of advocacy writings, such as position papers and letters.
  • Attending appropriate legislative hearings and meetings.
  • Scheduling veteran distributions. This includes ordering product, distributing food/supplies, circulating information on programs and benefits available to veterans, securing and managing volunteers, loading/unloading vehicles, and setting up tables/tents.
  • Maintaining and developing collaborative partnerships with key players in veteran services.
  • Public speaking at government or veteran affairs events as needed.
  • Providing care coordination services to veterans referred to Long Island Cares’ Veterans Project. This includes documenting individual progress and determining an appropriate service plan based on the veteran’s needs.
  • Assessing and referring veteran clients for eligibility for direct and support services, such as mental health, housing, crisis, and employment assistance.
  • Serving as a liaison between the veteran client and various social, financial, health, and legal services.
  • Developing memoranda/letters related to issues affecting Long Island’s diverse veteran population.
  • Maintaining up to date client files and compiling statistical data as needed for donors and CGAO.
  • Performing other advocacy and outreach duties as assigned by the Chief Government Affairs Officer.

 Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Master’s preferred; be able to lift packages greater than 30 lbs.; drive company vehicles, have intermediate computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, and possess excellent communication, written, and organizational skills. Demonstrate an ability to persuade and collaborate with diverse partners. A clean NYS DMV record and a background check are required for this position. Veteran status is preferred.

Job Type:  Full-time (40 hours/week)

Salary:  Commensurate upon experience.

Please fill out the form and attach your resume and cover letter.

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