Manages the Yellow Ribbon Program for the State/Territory by planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing the National Guard Yellow Ribbon Programs in accordance with NGB policy and guidelines. Coordinates with states Army and Air National Guard leadership to schedule events relating to the Alert, Pre-Mobilization, Mobilization, and the 30, 60, 90 Day Post-Deployment Reintegration, placing special emphasis to the Soldiers and Family Members needs. Serves as the Primary Point of Contact responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating event activities based on the needs of the deploying personnel and their families and standard course curriculum set forth by NGB. Responsible for requesting funding for events, and contracting conference facilities, lodging, meals, and professional onsite child care. Responsible for coordinating and partnering with other Federal, State, and Local Organizations for support with speakers, instructors, and support services. Course administrator serves as principal point of contact responsible for creating the agenda, preparing brochures, and the creation of other promotional materials for distribution to service members and families.
Continually evaluates course curriculum to identify opportunities for improvement and to better serve our soldiers and families. Evaluates and analyzes feedback from soldiers and families revising program objectives, visual aids, and handouts as required. Conducts monthly, or as needed, joint planning and coordination meetings with Army and Air National Guard DoD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) program representatives to receive input, provide informational updates, discuss issues and initiatives, solidify joint implementation practices, various DoD Yellow Ribbon (ANG and ARNG) Events, and share best practices. Analyzes supporting organizations proposals to ensure quality of course content and cost effectiveness. Serves as the principal point of contact regarding the Yellow Ribbon Programs and is charged with collaborating with various Local Organizations, State, and National Government Agencies for outreach opportunities, support services, training, policy interpretation, and research. Coordinates with the Joint NGB DoD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) Management Office to develop tailored reintegration programs to meet the special needs of deploying Service Members and their families while maintaining the intent of the legislation governing the program.
Coordinates with the Program Leaders of the Family Assistance Center (FAC), Family Readiness Group (FRG), State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Small Business Administration, Education Offices, Military One Source, Youth Coordinator, Operation Military Kids, Military Family Life Consultants, Air/Army Chaplains, TRICARE, Personal Financial Consultants, Army/Air Chaplains, Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), TRICARE, NGB Funded Contractors, Army Reserve Combat Stress Teams, Veterans Administration Outreach, Local Veterans Centers, Public Health Services Organizations, as well as State and Local Organizations for assistance and support with Yellow Ribbon Program Events. Serves as the Programs Fiscal Resource Manager responsible for submitting the proposed budget requests to the NGB YRRP for consideration based on short and long term forecasts of planned deployment support activities including dates, times locations, event activities, programs, sponsors, partners, anticipated numbers of soldiers and family members. Ensuring optimum use and control of, Army National Guard (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) Federal financial resources and ensures all expenditures are in compliance with statutory requirements, regulations, procedures, and local policies. Designs and sends out training needs surveys to soldiers and their families. Analyzes survey results. Develops and provides justification for the training and travel budget and serves as program manager for both. Ensures a process to continuously solicit input from Service and Family Members who attend DoD YRRP Events and programs. Ensures After Action Reviews for events are prepared and forwarded to NGB. Ensures quarterly and annual performance evaluation assessments of DoD YRRPs implementation are prepared for their respective components, to include activities conducted in the preceding quarter, including dates, times, locations, events, activities, programs, sponsors, partners, actual participants, and unfunded requirements. Reports should provide for lessons learned, best practices, media reports, unfulfilled requirements, participant satisfaction/dissatisfaction, evaluations, and comments. Serves as the States Representative at conferences and meetings on the DoD Yellow Ribbon Program. As required, briefs the organizations activities and events, and justifies the budget relative to the States Yellow Ribbon Program.