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The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair serves as an unpaid Special Governmental Employee, in accordance with appropriate Federal regulations. 


Applications for this key volunteer position are due June 30, 2019, and will be vetted through a screening process prior to a Selection Board scheduled for mid-July. The National Chair will be appointed to a 3 year term beginning September 1, 2019. The DoD expects to announce the selectee no later than August 2019.


The National Chair position requires a significant time commitment and extensive travel (DoD funded) in support of ESGR activities to various locations within the United States and its territories. These activities include speaking engagements with State leaders, corporate executives, employers of Reserve Component Service members, and ESGR Volunteers to gain support for service in the Uniformed Services.


Interested applicants should provide a letter to the address below outlining their qualifications for the position.  Packages should also include references, a résumé with current contact information, and any letters of recommendation the applicant would like to be considered. Applications must be received no later than June 30, 2019, at National Chair Nominations, ESGR, 4800 Mark Center Drive Suite, 05E22, Alexandria, VA 22350. Applications may also be submitted electronically in PDF format to: Questions about the nomination process can be directed to the same email address.


Qualifications for the position that applicants should address include: 

    ·         Demonstrated executive and/or management experience in the private sector

    ·         Extensive service, experience, and management involvement with volunteer organizations

    ·         Ability to work effectively with key officials in DoD and other Federal agencies

    ·         Working knowledge of DoD and the organization and mission of the RC, to include their relationship
              with the Active components, and State authorities 

    ·         Background in the development and execution of strategic planning and programs in the public or
              private sector

    ·         Awareness of the Administration’s policies and programs regarding the Guard and Reserve within
              the Total Force

    ·         Familiarity with laws, policies, and procedures related to Uniformed Services Employment and
              Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

    ·         Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with extensive public speaking experience

    ·         Ability to build consensus and experience in leading/managing national-level programs

    ·         Passion for the ESGR mission 

    ·         Ability to commit significant personal time and resources to facilitate the accomplishment of the
              ESGR mission

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