Director, Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs (MOVA)

Washington, DC, DC
Full Time
Mayor's Office of Community Affairs

OPEN:    September 1, 2023

CLOSE:   Open until filled

POSITION:  Director, Mayor's Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships

SALARY:  ES8 ($106,497 to $131,747)

The Bowser Administration seeks a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces to become the next Director of the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs.  The mandate of the agency, which is part of the Executive Office of the Mayor, is to engage the veteran community as well as to ensure that a full range of health, education, employment and social services are made available to veterans and their families who reside in the District of Columbia. Will work with the Commission on Veterans Affairs to identify and recommend strategies to engage the veteran community.

The Director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs is responsible to the Mayor for all programs promoting the welfare of veterans in D.C. For more information on the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), please visit our homepage here:



  • Plan, organize and promote programs to engage the veteran community. 
  • Assist the Mayor in the development and function of the Advisory Committee to the Office on Veteran Affairs to recognize the contributions of our veterans and engage veterans in key priority areas, such as youth mentoring, small business assistance, and other peer-to-peer engagement efforts that help veterans find pathways to the middle class.
  • Assist veterans, their dependents and survivors receive all benefits to which they are entitled from the District and federal governments;
  • Partner with federal and state governments, veterans service organizations, community groups, corporations, and other organizations to identify the needs of veterans, their dependents and survivors, and design and implement programs and services to meet these needs;
  • Conduct community outreach programs to inform veteran residents about District Services in the areas of Housing, Health, Employment, Economic Development, Education, and other community development opportunities.
  • Facilitate and lead meetings of the Advisory Committee to the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs, including engaging with board members, attending meetings and presenting topics for discussion.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the Office and community-based organizations, veterans service organizations and the private sector in regards to veteran events, programs and outreach.
  • Conduct the office's public relations program, which includes public appearances and public speaking.
  • Develop and maintain a built-in system of data collection and analysis to provide monthly official evaluations of the veteran community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment.  Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

If you're interested in helping to engage and empower veterans throughout the District, please submit your resume and complete the required question form.  ***



*** Only applications from veterans of the United States Armed Services will be deemed qualified. ******



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