Military spouses are a rich – but underutilized – talent pool. They bring experience, training, and dedication to our college and university campuses. In addition, they can help fill critical and hard to fill roles, and diversify our candidate pools. However, bias during the selection process influences the evaluation of their experience and training. In this webinar, participants will learn how to tap into the military spouse job seeker pool, how to market your institutions and positions; and how to effectively evaluate and hire military spouses.
Leslie Coffey is a Transition Director that has been working to assist transitioning service members to develop post-military careers for a decade. Concurrently, she holds positions as the Director of Military Spouse and Family Engagement for the Vets2Industry Foundation, Inc as well as the Lead for the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network throughout Coastal Georgia.
As a military spouse of 24 years, Leslie understands the unique challenges that come with being a military spouse and is passionate about empowering other military spouses to find and grow great careers.
Prior to becoming a Transition Director, Leslie worked for the Department of Labor where she facilitated employment and career exploration workshops. She has served as the Center Trainer for the largest military Transition Center around the world, helping 1200 soldiers a month. There she trained a staff of 40 for the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program as well as held the positions as a Career Counselor and Team Lead.
Leslie holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce and has been awarded for her volunteerism.