Program Assistant - Veterans Education & Transition Services
Columbia Basin College - Pasco, WA
Location: Pasco, Washington
Required Education: High School
Salary: $33,588 - $44,412 Annually
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: C-21-047
The Program Assistant will independently perform work in support of the Veterans Education & Transition Services (VETS) program, as well as the daily operations of the VETS office. This position will represent the VETS program to students and/or community members and will help foster a positive atmosphere for program and student success. The Program Assistant reports to the Director for Veterans Education and Transition Services.
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 6 , 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Serve as the primary contact with VETS participants, which includes providing a high level of customer service and disseminating information to students and community members regarding College policies, procedures, program content and activities related to the VETS program; answer telephone calls, and receive and refer visitors;
After completion of training, serve as the primary School Certifying Official to certify all military connected students using Veterans Administration Education benefits and provide other supporting documentation to the VA; follow required timelines from VA and college certification;
Work with Records office to accept VA related tuition waivers and residency documentation;
Collaborate with other Student Services departments to facilitate comprehensive support and services to students;
Schedule student intake appointments and meetings, all retention and completion interventions and activities;
Use specialized scheduling software to schedule, track and provide statistical reports;
Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, compose and distribute information related to VETS program activities including correspondence, flyers, brochures and/or news releases, procedures and operations; edit documents for accuracy, appearance, readability and style;
Make arrangements for program activities, such as meetings, conferences, ceremonies, banquets and/or events;
Maintain and monitor the VETS program budget by keeping the Director informed of the status of the budget; assist with setting projections and developing budget reports; track and prepare expenditures with appropriate documentation;
Track and monitor payroll for student workers employed in the VETS Center;
Establish and maintain functional department filing system; and
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.