Frequent evening and weekend meetings, educational and social programs require flexibility in schedule.
Serves as the initial point of contact for current and prospective student veterans, active military and military family members. Hires, supervises and trains student veteran staff, oversees the veteran sponsorship program, and plans and executes various SVS programs.
Supervise, hire, train and evaluate the performance of Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) work-study students personnel. Manage the student-staffing budget. Provide immediate and on-going guidance to students and parents regarding financial aid programs, application procedures, award packaging, educational funding consulting and debt management. Counsel students and parents concerning eligibility and benefits available under various programs at the local, state, and federal level. Plan and implement outreach, events, programming, and assistance for new and continuing UT student veterans and dependents utilizing VA and state educational benefits. Programs include but are not limited to: Veterans opening banquet, veteran?s week programming, veteran connect resource fairs. Develop and maintain the student veteran peer sponsorship program, veteran sponsorship program-VSP, to connect incoming student veterans with continuing student veterans to assist in the transition life as a UT student. Provide in-office support for the registrar during peak benefit certification times to assist in the timely certification of our student veterans and family member access to benefits. Remain current on all state and federal regulations, and the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense educational benefits as they relate to student veterans. Develop continuous programming for the student veteran population. Organize and perform annually scheduled Veteran recognition events. Collaborate with federal and state offices and nonprofits that serve veterans and their families to host on campus resource events.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Three years of experience coordinating and developing student program(s). At least 4 years active duty experience with the United States military; experience in counseling or advising veterans, any combination of experience, training and/or education which demonstrates potential for success in performing the essential functions of the position. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skill. Possess substantial knowledge of Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, specifically educational benefits. Possess substantial knowledge of state and local organizations devoted to veterans issues. Experience with and commitment to social justice issues. Demonstrated organizational, administrative, mediation and problem solving skills. Experience working with diverse populations. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Masters degree in Educational Administration or other related field. Demonstrated leadership in development and implementation of new programs or initiatives, three years experience with working with student veterans in a university setting. Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse student populations. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment regarding student problems, parental and faculty concerns, etc. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity High traffic student office with frequent interruptions.