Career Opportunities at the Department of Indiana
The Department of Indiana, the sixth largest state organization in The American Legion, has full time employment opportunities available immediately at its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Department offers competitive wages, generous employee benefits and an unequaled opportunity to support Indiana’s military veterans and their families.
The American Legion is fully committed to equal employment opportunities in both principle and as a matter of policy, and maintains an environment free from all forms of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or military status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and provide benefits in accordance with all such protected characteristics.
For a listing of current staff openings, position summaries and an application form, see below.
The Department Adjutant is an appointed officer of the organization whose primary responsibilities are those of Chief Administrative Officer, reporting directly to the Department Commander. The incumbent serves as Secretary for the Department Executive Committee and the annual governing Convention with the responsibility of administering and executing the mandates and policies of both bodies, and additional assignment to key permanent and temporary committees. Overall administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to supervision of subordinate employees, preparation and management of the annual operating budget, general oversight of membership, communications and program activities, and planning and execution of department conferences, meetings and the annual convention. Excellent communication skills, including written, oral presentation, and the use of Information Technology systems and programs are essential. Mature judgment, flexibility, and creative problem solving are essential characteristics of the Department Adjutant.
Applications for the position will be accepted until June 15, 2021, and should be accompanied by professional resumes. Please send your resume to:
The American Legion Department of Indiana
5440 Herbert Lord Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46216
Department Assistant Adjutant
The Department Assistant Adjutant is an appointed officer of the organization whose primary responsibilities are supervision of subordinate headquarters employees and assuring daily operational efficiency. Excellent communication skills, including written, oral presentation, and the use of Information Technology systems and programs are essential. The position serves as the Department Adjutant’s primary assistant in overseeing the department’s membership program, meeting and special event planning, annual budgeting, and all Legion programs. Mature judgment, flexibility, and creative problem solving are essential characteristics of the Assistant Adjutant.
The American Legion, Department of Indiana’s Administrative Support Person position is the conduit of information into and out of the organization headquarters for members and clients. The position requires expertise with all programs associated with the Windows Operating System, expert communications abilities, organization skills and outstanding customer service. The position requires attention to detail, consistently positive customer service, and planning and coordination with other staff members tasked with direct responsibility for the programs and services benefitting Hoosier veterans and their families.
Duties include but are not limited to assisting with meeting and special event planning and execution, managing the Department Commander’s official calendar, preparing offical correspondence, and serving as the Headquarters’ receptionist and greeter.
Logistics, Supply and Maintenance
The Logistics, Supply and Maintenance Person’s primary responsibility is to assure the smooth and uninterupted operation of the headquarters by assuring the availability, operational efficency, and reliability of a full range of office equipment and supplies in common use by the staff. This responsibility is met by managing supply inventories, operating all general office equipment, organizing and maintaining on- and off-site storage, and transporting materials and equipment to offsite events.
In order to support the organization’s commitment to providing a safe and efficient workplace, the Logistics, Supply and Maintenance person also is tasked with recommending capital asset acquisitions to assure continuous uninterupted perrformance, researching and recommending appropriate service providers, assuring vendors’ compliance with all service contracts, and recommending and overseeing necessary building maintenance and repair needs.
Administrative Specialist, SAL
This key membership and support specialist is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Department of Indiana’s Sons of the American Legion membership program, consisting of more than 35,000 members. Primary duties are to process membership received from the Detachments and from the National Organization, correct individual and squadron records and issue reports. An essential part of the Asst. Membership/Administrative Specialist’s responsibilities is direct assistance to the Department Membership Specialist as required. This position is the key liaison between the Department of Indiana and the leadership of The Indiana SAL Detachment. Part-time employment with proportionate employee benefits possible.