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Lone Star Veterans Association VISTA

OneStar Foundation
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The Careers Program VISTA will expand the capacity of our already successful career program allowing the organization to advance the careers of our veteran members. The VISTA will be creating and refining systems for conducting case management of veterans in career transition to allow the LSVA to go deeper with the assessment and follow up with members. The VISTA will also assist in developing the framework and conducting new iterations of our successful Warrior for Life professional networking luncheon. VISTA will also develop a framework for and attend outreach events like job fairs to represent LSVA and promote our programming while recruiting veterans in career transition for Warrior for Life.

Service Activities

Create and redefine case management systems
Assess current systems and processes at LSVA
Follow up with LSVA members
Develop and expand events such as networking luncheons and job fairs
Recruit Veterans in transition

Community Need Addressed

Houston has a large number of veterans, many of whom are transitioning from Military to Civilian life. Building a career after the military can be difficult, challenges with employment contribute to homelessness among veterans. This position helps increase Lone Star Veteran's Association's ability to help veterans build their careers.

Position Outcomes

The Careers Program VISTA will expand capacity of our already successful career program allowing the organization to advance the careers of our veteran members


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

Business/Entrepreneur , Veterans , Leadership , Team Work , Community Organization , Computers/Technology .

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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