The Project Odyssey Coordinator is responsible for the planning logistics, recruitment, and application process related to the Project Odyssey program. This position works closely with the Combat Stress Recovery Manager to plan quarterly Odyssey programs. He or she would directly assist with location scouting, event planning including schedule, activities, and contracts, and coordination of warriors to attend the event. He or she would also be required to travel in support of all Odyssey programs in his or her designated region.
Essential Job Functions:
- Work with Combat Stress Recovery Specialists to develop regional Project Odysseys
- Scout potential locations and vendors that fit the goals of Project Odyssey
- Outreach to warriors in region who are living with combat stress
- Assist Specialists in locating mental health referral resources
- Assist Specialists in providing education and support to mental health counselors working with Project Odyssey
- Develop schedules and itineraries for the event
- Support Specialists on developing appropriate programming and resources for the event
- Help facilitate group activities and de-brief program events
- Recruit warriors for Project Odyssey, including distributing and collecting applications
- Distribute and collect necessary paperwork (e.g. pre-post surveys, HIPAA forms, waivers, etc.)
- Build relationships with activity vendors and support resources
- Help develop Odyssey toolkit for consistent programs and activities in all schedule events
- Recruit trained Peer Mentors on Project Odyssey
- Provide peer support to warriors on the program
- Assist Specialists and Managers with any additional follow up support, if necessary
The employee’s job functions include but are not limited to those mentioned above.
Bachelors degree or related Military Operational Specialty (MOS) in related healthcare field (such as psychology or social work). Minimum of two (2) years of working with military and veterans population to support and development readjustment. Adventure based learning education or experience preferred. Critical to have working knowledge of military and veteran issues, particularly with Iraq and Afghanistan military and veterans. Background working in a behavioral health setting is preferred. Experience in event planning or adventure programming is recommended.
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills including above-average electronic communication skills to stay connected with the rest of the team
- Must be a team player
- Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
- Demonstrated commitment to the organization and able to timely complete required assignments
- Ability to travel frequently
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure
- Ability to generate big-picture content and program structure
- Military culture competency
- High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Knowledge of web-based communication tools, including social networks and online chat programs
- Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and provide referrals to appropriate upper-level staff members
- A commitment to the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is Wounded Warrior Project policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Wounded Warrior Project does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth, or related medical conditions), color, religion, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws.
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