Legion National Job Vacancy – Youth Program Manager

From: Evans, Gina M.
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:24 PM
To: Department Adjutants Department Commanders; Department Headquarters
Cc: Druskis, Jill K.
Subject: Job Vacancy – Youth Program Manager

There is a vacancy for a “Youth Program Manager”, Grade 15, in the Americanism Division at The American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN. Departmental Internal Bid form with attached resume and cover letter for this position are now being accepted. Please contact Gina Evans at (317) 630-1322 or at gevans no later than Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the close of business if you are interested in applying for this position.

Thank you



Individual has responsibility for planning, growth and administration of the American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement (YCLE) program, including development of a national capstone program. Serves as staff liaison to the YCLE Committee of the Americanism Commission, and is responsible for supporting the YCLE chairman in coordinating activities and strategies of the committee. Also has responsibility for oversight of Legion Scouting programs (to include the Eagle Scout of the Year selection). Serves as staff liaison to the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America. Serves as American Legion Boys Nation assistant director. Trains as backup for administering the Junior Shooting Sports and Oratorical programs, and backup for flag etiquette/education.


1. Responsible for detailed planning, direction, oversight and effective operations of Americanism programs which include, but not limited to, the

American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement program and Legion Scouting.

2. Serve as staff liaison to the Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee of the Americanism Commission, with focus upon growth and development of the program nationally; prepare meeting agendas, reports and scripts; support and assist the committee chairman with the facilitation of meetings and strategy development for implementation of a national capstone program; lead coordination of post-meeting actions; serve as a resource for program information.

3. Maintain liaison with department officials involved in Youth Cadet Law Enforcement and Legion Scouting programs.

4. Responsible for planning and facilitation of the annual Scouting department chairmen conference segment of the annual national combined Americanism Conference.

5. Responsible for oversight and administration of the selection process for Eagle Scout of the Year.

6. Serve as staff liaison to the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America.

7. Serve as assistant director of the American Legion Boys Nation program.

8. Train as backup for administering the Junior Shooting Sports and Oratorical programs.

9. Serve as backup subject matter expert for flag etiquette/education.

10. Prepare and manage an annual budget for assigned programs.

11. Prepare and/or research articles for the American Legion Magazine, Dispatch and other organizational publications/materials and provide assistance in the development and production of information videos related to program areas.

12. Other duties as assigned by the Director, Americanism.


Education/Technical Knowledge:

College education – four year degree to provide basic familiarity with a variety of subjects.

Additional Skills Needed:

1. Be a veteran eligible for membership in The American Legion.

2. Two years’ experience in administrative work with a nonprofit organization.

3. Possess excellent public speaking, writing and managerial skills.

4. Possess excellent interpersonal skills.

5. Possess excellent organizational skills and ability for multi-tasking.

6. Proficiency in computer use to include Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.

7. Ability to travel extensively, by air and other means.

8. Knowledge of the programs and the policies of The American Legion.


3 years up to 5 years.

Other: Experience with “grassroots” volunteer program work.

Gina M. Evans

Assistant Director, Human Resources

Phone 317.630.1322 :: Fax 317.655.1509


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