Posted by Christina Kim on October 15
As IAVA gears up for another huge fall, we're bringing you our latest in The Rucksack -- ranging from employment support programs and job opportunities to concert tickets and much more!
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Lincoln Center & IAVA Get in Gear for a Big Fall!
After a dynamic summer kickoff to IAVA's partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, we're kicking it into high gear this fall with a number of different opportunities for IAVA members in the tri-state area.
As part of their commitment to supporting new veterans in their transition out of the military and into the civilian work force, Lincoln Center has flagged job opportunities for IAVA member veterans via a fast-track program for open positions at the performing arts center. Please see below for a list of new openings that IAVA members are encouraged to apply for via The Rucksack. These positions are all based at Lincoln Center in New York, NY. For more details about working at Lincoln Center, click here.
- Manager, Visitor Services
- Director, Engineering
- Associate Director of Special Events and Planning
- Special Events Assistant
- Performance Manager
- Manager, Human Resources
- Assistant Director, Public Relations
- Senior Manager, Lincoln Center Corporate Fund
As part of the ongoing partnersihp, Lincoln Center is also distributing complimentary tickets to IAVA members and their families to various series at the performing arts center. See below for several upcoming concerts and submit your request through The Rucksack today! Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Monday, October 22: London Symphony Orchestra performs all-Brahms program
- Thursday, October 25: Takács Quartet concert, featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin
- Tuesday, October 30: Cosmic Pulses, part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
Miller High Life has Your Hookup with College Basketball:
Even though summer's come to an end, Miller High Life has your fall hookup to college hoops! IAVA has received tickets to five of the best pre-season college basketball tournaments around the county and IAVA members can submit their requests now! From Charleston to Honolulu, IAVA member vets will get a piece of the high life and see top programs such as Arizona, Gonzaga, North Carolina State and Tennessee as they prepare to make runs at the national title. Quantities are limited so be sure to head over to The Rucksack today to request yours!
- 11/15 - 11/18: Charleston Classic, Charleston, SC
- 11/15 - 11/18: Puerto Rico Tip Off, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
- 11/22 - 11/25: Anaheim Classic, Anaheim, CA
- 11/22 - 11/25: Old Spice Classic, Kissimmee, FL
- 12/22 - 12/25: Diamond Head Classic, Honolulu, HI
Y&R Hosts Advertising Career Workshop for IAVA Member Veterans:
Following the innovative new job fair for veterans held in conjunction with Advertising Week in early October, Y&R, a leading marketing and communications companies, is hosting an Advertising Career Workshop for IAVA members on Friday, October 19, 2012. Y&R employees from account, creative and strategic departments will introduce veterans to the advertising industry, exploring everything from agency structure to Y&R’s specific work and how the skills that veterans acquire while in service can translate into a successful career in advertising. Vets will also get one-on-one assistance from Y&R employees on how to tweak their resumes for the advertising industry and mock interview practice. Lunch is included. To learn more and sign up, visit The Rucksack today!
Do You Qualifyr for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)? IAVA Can Help:
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) are pleased to announce the creation of a joint project to help IAVA members obtain Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Congress created this new benefit in 2008 to provide certain veterans who suffer from combat-related disabilities with hundreds of dollars per month in additional tax-free compensation and supplement compensation they are already receiving from the VA or the military.
To be eligible for free legal assistance on a CRSC application through NVLSP, IAVA members must currently be:
(1) permanently retired for disability or on the TDRL;
(2) entitled to service-connected disability compensation from the VA; and
(3) believe that one or more of the disabilities that have been service-connected by the VA are combat-related.
To find out more and to request more information, head over to The Rucksack today.
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