Pay Range: $41,288 annually or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Assistant Director, Military and Veteran Services supervises the Veterans Assistance Office personnel and operations to develop and implement strategies to attract, retain, and serve military personnel, military dependents, veterans, and their family members (referred to collectively as military and veteran students) at the University of Idaho. To accomplish this, the Assistant Director assists military and veteran students with admissions, reception, advising, and other student services through graduation and career placement by coordinating and utilizing a wide variety of student support programs. The Assistant Director also serves as a School Certifying Official (SCO) for students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, leads a team of advocates for military and veteran students among the university community, conducts outreach activities to potential military and veteran students and stakeholders, and advises students on achieving educational and career goals. This position works under the Director of Military & Veteran Services.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a STEM, Education, Business, or Social Science discipline 2 years of experience working with military and/or veteran populations in an educational or training environment. Supervisory experience Experience in program planning and implementation, or conducting independent research and presenting results 2 years of experience facilitating academic support services, behavioral counseling, or non-traditional counseling programs.
Preferred Qualifications: Education: Masters degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or management.
Experience: At least five years of active military service, or at least 15 years of National Guard/Reserve service, with experience in post-9/11 conflicts and knowledge of issues affecting post-9/11 veterans and their families. At least two years of experience counseling either veterans services or a similar non-traditional student population in higher education. Experience as a School Certifying Official.
Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of programs administered by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), including GI Bill benefits, Veteran Readiness and Employment, and Dependents Educational Assistance, as well as tuition assistance programs for active military and National Guard/Reserve. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
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Posting Number: SP002813P
Posting Date: 05/05/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before May 23, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
To apply, in addition to the online application, please submit a resume, a detailed letter of qualification addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications, and a list of 3 professional references.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.