Director, UCLA/VA Veterans Family Wellness Center

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Closing date
Jul 14, 2033

Job Details

Director, UCLA/VA Veterans Family Wellness Center
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33837
Salary: $5,558 - $14,225 monthly

Position Description:
The UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC) is an access point for veterans and their families to UCLA services clustered around life-skills, health, recreation, prevention and wellness services, and other educational services.

Under the direction of the Chief Liaison/Executive Director for UCLA Veterans Affairs Relations (VAR) and the Director, UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC), the Director, VFWC will be responsible for providing leadership including operational planning and innovation, quality assurance and improvement, coordination through the VAR and NFRC offices on behalf of the VFWC and between UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System. Including communications, branding and outreach, program development, and volunteer and donor engagement. The incumbent directs the Center's day-to-day operations including the supervision of the Center's professional and volunteer staff.

The Director must possess experience working with veterans and military connected individuals and their families and a passion for serving them. The incumbent must have familiarity with both UCLA and the VA GLA, demonstrated experience managing social service/veteran serving organizations, an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to excellence and, a team-driven approach to service provision. The Director must demonstrate competency in the ability to achieve desired outcomes through collaboration, negotiation, communication, and keen diplomatic and political acumen.

The incumbent must be able to build solid working relationships with subordinates, volunteers, stakeholders, leadership, clients and partners to achieve common goals. The Director is accountable for achieving performance targets for the VFWC, including service delivery, community collaboration, advocacy, outreach, and expense targets.

The Director will represent the VFWC and the University at internal and external meetings and events related to Veterans' Affairs to generate a greater UCLA presence and recognition. The Director will also develop and initiate cultivation strategies and conduct outreach activities.

The Director also will identify and obtain information regarding veteran related issues. In conjunction with various campus departments, the Director will help implement advocacy campaigns in support of UCLA's veteran initiatives through social media content, mailings, advertisements, and special event coordination when appropriate.

Responsibilities also will include analysis and evaluation of complex issues, related data, and situations involving community leaders, determining any need for referral or action, and developing and implementing solutions.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

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