THE SERGEANT THOMAS JOSEPH SULLIVAN CENTER (SSC) VETERAN FELLOWSHIP FOR MISSION LEADERSHIP
The Sergeant Sullivan Center (SSC) is a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit veterans healthcare advocacy and medical research grant-making organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center is named in memory of a Marine Sergeant who died from physical health problems after his deployment to Iraq – what we call post-deployment illnesses: occupational and environmental diseases associated with military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Founded by the Marine’s family in 2010, The SSC is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the nation exclusively dedicated to confronting and eradicating post-deployment illnesses through public awareness, medical research, and connection among stakeholders (doctors, patients, scientists, etc.). The SSC focuses on addressing the needs of veterans, researchers, and government officials who work on identifying and treating post-deployment illnesses associated with theater environmental and toxic exposures (also known as, toxic wounds).
About the Sergeant Sullivan Center Veteran Fellowship. The SSC Fellow will work full-time at the Center’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to advance SSC mission priorities through activities designed to build the capacity of the organization to realize its objectives.
The Fellowship will be supervised by the President/CEO, and the Fellow will work closely with the Board of Directors, Advisory Panel, and mission stakeholders around the country, while learning technical and project management skills essential for SSC mission leadership through training and coursework.
Training may include participation in Georgetown University’s graduate certificate program for nonprofit management, an intensive four-day video journalism workshop, medical education classes, and other academic and professional workshops and programs offered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and elsewhere.
The Fellow will work on all essential elements of assigned projects, including planning, execution, and administration.This will include: website management, blogging and social media;online crowd funding; grant applications; recruiting and coaching marathon runners; completing applications for national marathon events; managing donor communications; fulfilling product orders; organizing databases; event planning; presentations; speaking to members of the press; research and writing.The Fellow will learn multiple aspects of SSC operations. SSC will also provide specialized training in the knowledge and skills needed to implement these operations and to pursue a successful career in nonprofit organization and SSC mission leadership.
Compensation. The Fellowship Stipend for the 12-month term is a total of $41,250 plus tuitions and fees for training. Healthcare premiums are reimbursed up to a cap. Fellowship hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday with an hour for lunch. The Fellowship includes four weeks paid leave, and all federal holidays. Education and training programs may occur on the weekends or weeknights. Some travel will be required.
Applicants should have and demonstrate in the personal essay:
- A commitment to the mission of The Sergeant Sullivan Center.
- Operational experience in the post-9/11 theater of operations (Gulf War service included).
- Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as comfort with Microsoft Office software, Facebook, Twitter, and web-based platforms.
- Willingness to learn new skills and work with people of various backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Strong work ethic.
Veterans of all ages, races, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, and veterans with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Veterans who served at enlisted rank are strongly encouraged to apply.
SSC is firmly committed to workplace diversity and equal opportunity, as well as accommodating the employment needs of persons with physical and mental disabilities.
Application Requirements. Submit resume/CV; one letter of recommendation; and a 1-2 page essay (single spaced) describing interest in SSC, our mission, and SSC mission leadership. Submit to Daniel Sullivan, President/CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled.
The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 261-6562 or 1-855-SGT-SULLY
Download the Announcement: VeteranFellowshipSSC