Call For Action

KDVA’s 70th Commemoration of the Korean War: “I Know A Korean War Veteran Campaign”

For the 70th commemoration of the start of the Korean War on 25 June, KDVA would like to honor those who served in the war and those who supported them from home.  We would like to hear and share the life stories of Korean War veterans, their families, and the lives they have touched.

Through written stories, photos, and short videos, we hope that people will find new appreciation for our Korean War veterans and the importance of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.  We also hope that veterans and their families will draw closer together as they discover new meaning and appreciation for the veterans’ experiences.

These stories will be living reminders of the immeasurable contributions of our Korean War veterans to the security and prosperity of the enduring ROK-U.S. Alliance.

Starting now, we ask anyone who is a Korean War veteran or knows a Korean War veteran to write short stories and share pictures or videos.

We will select some of these stories to highlight in KDVA events, the monthly KDVA “Unsung Heroes” Newsletter, and quarterly KDVA “ROK-U.S. Alliance Journal.”


Share Your Stories & Photos –

Please use the comments tool below to share your story and photos of a friend or loved one who served in Korea. To add photos, click in the text area and the image button will appear on the bottom, or add your video by pasting the URL into the text box. If you do not want to post your story on this website, please email your submission to 70KWstories.kdva@gmail.com.

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Call for Articles!

Submit your articles for KDVA’s 2020 2nd Quarter ROK-U.S. Alliance Journal by March 2nd.

The digital journal features stories and articles by KDVA members and supporters of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. It allows our members and supporters a way to voice their expertise and opinions that add to discussions about the Alliance.

The journal will go to our members, our partner organizations, potential sponsors, Alliance experts in the ROK and U.S. governments, and U.S. and ROK think tanks.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Articles must be submitted in English.
  • Topic areas are: 
    • Veterans
    • Security and Strategy
    • Korean and American Culture
    • Serving in Korea
  • Articles should be less than 1,500 words, 1,000 words if submitting photos for your article.
  • If your article is longer, please indicate what parts you would like us to publish and provide a link or contact info where our readers can get the full article or story.
  • If providing photos, please provide photo captions and photo credits. Photos should be sent in separate attachments and be in jpg. or png. format. 

 

Please send any questions or articles to kdva.journal@gmail.com by March 2. If your articles are selected for publication, we will contact you for further steps.


Check out KDVA’s 1st Quarter ROK – U.S. Alliance Journal. – Click here.
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KDVA is Hiring! Position: Executive Assistant

The Korea Defense Veterans Association, a nonprofit organization based in northern Virginia, is looking for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented part-time Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will work directly with senior executives and will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties.  The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks.  This position is 100% remote with flexible four-hour workdays, Monday-Friday.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organization with competitive compensation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Support KDVA executives with administrative support.
  • Manage tasks and deadlines to ensure leaders know important tasks and meet deadlines; provide reminders and follow-up.
  • Coordinate executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails, drafting letters, and working with KDVA members, partners, supporters, and donors.
  • Prepare internal and external organizational documents.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Coordinate and manage travel itineraries.
  • Coordinate and support KDVA events in the Washington, DC area that take place outside of the work place, such as social and professional networking events, fund-raising events, banquets, and professional conference events.
  • Coordinate with the KDVA staff in South Korea to support their activities.
  • Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents.
  • Attend board meetings and other meetings, and prepare executive summaries and minutes.
  • Coordinate with external vendors (lawyers, accountants, website and social media manager, etc.).
  • Implement processes and policies for efficiency, quality control, and compliance.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Take on special projects.

Required Skills.

  • Experience as an Executive Assistant reporting directly to senior leaders.
  • Have a support mindset. Understand the work expectations of KDVA’s executives and be committed to making their work more effective.
  • Resourcefulness and adaptability. Find creative solutions; find information and solutions with little direction; and adapt to changing priorities.
  • High work standards. Have good attention to detail and be highly organized.
  • Excellent communication. Have clear, concise, and professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Initiative and motivation. Be a self-starter; highly responsive with excellent follow-through and follow-up; and work independently.
  • Planning and deadline driven. Plan strategically, prioritize, and organize tasks to achieve objectives.
  • Team-minded. Be friendly, professional, and respectful in working with KDVA teammates.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with Member365 programs and software.
  • Have your own reliable computer with web camera and antivirus software, high-speed wireless internet, and smart phone.

Preferred Skills and Experiences.

  • Interest in the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the KDVA mission.
  • Working knowledge of the ROK and U.S. military, foreign policy, corporate, and government or academic communities.
  • Worked or lived in South Korea is desirable but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree is great but not required if you do amazing work.
  • Accounting skills would be great.
  • Korean speaker is a plus.
  • Department of Defense or Military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours.

  • Work is 100% remote in a four-hour workday, during core business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. KDVA prefers 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, but it is negotiable.
  • There is some flexibility in work hours as long as deadlines are met.
  • Be available to support occasional special events outside of the work place, such as social and professional networking events, fund-raising events, banquets, and professional conference events.

Location Requirement.

  • Must reside in the Washington, DC metro area – there is no relocation expense.

Compensation Range.

  • The total compensation is $35,000.
  • Fifteen vacation days.
  • KDVA observes all U.S. federal holidays.
  • No other compensation or benefits.

Resumes accepted until 4:00 p.m. EST on January 9, 2020 at:  eaposition.kdva@gmail.com.

The employer does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, sex, national origin, or veteran status.

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Quarterly Journal Beginning in January 2020

Voice Your Expertise & Opinions

New KDVA Quarterly Journal Beginning in January 2020

The digital journal will allow our members another volunteer opportunity to voice their expertise and opinions that add to discussions about the Alliance.  The journal will go to our members, our partner organizations, potential sponsors, Alliance experts in the ROK and U.S. governments, and U.S. and ROK think tanks.
 
Your articles in English about the ROK-U.S. Alliance are welcome until 29 November 2019.  Please send any questions or articles to kdva.journal@gmail.com.  If your article is selected for publication, we will contact you for further steps.
 

We would also like to hear what you would like to call the journal – just as a member suggested “Unsung Heroes” for our new monthly newsletter.
 
Thank you and “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance!”

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