Educational Planner - Veterans Center of Excellence
Location: Clark College Main Campus
Internal Number: 3572500
Develop meaningful, authentic, and trusting professional relationships with veteran students and serve as a point of contact and connector to key supports and resources at the college and in the community.
Help veteran students transition into the higher education environment
Provideaccurate and timelyadvising to students so that they may develop education plans, enroll in appropriate classes, understand college policies and procedures, utilize online services, and be able to access and use college support services.
Provide supportive and appropriate advising for students struggling academically and suggest, provide, present, or develop college success strategies aimed at retaining students encountering academic difficulty.
Assist students in the development of effective problem-solving skills, self-advocacy, decision-making, and personal responsibility to support students' ability to persist in goal attainment.
Collaborate with college partners in retention and completion efforts.
Design, implement and evaluate advising related outreach programs, presentations, workshops and other activities tofacilitate veteran student retention.
Provide unofficial credential evaluations from other colleges and universities for academic degree placement and planning.
Offer one-on-one coaching geared specifically for the competencies relevant to veteran student programs. Coaching focus areas: learning styles, online learning strategies, time management, effective note-taking, effective reading strategies, effective study habits, test anxiety, and solutions to challenges.
Conduct check-ins for relationship building, progress updates, and revise plans as needed.
Model and empower veteran students to improve problem-solving, self-advocacy, decision-making, and personal ownership skills to help students be successful in college.
Implement purposeful strategies to create a culture of belonging within the Veterans' Center of Excellence.
Provide completion coaching for veteran students to graduation and commence processes and collaborate with Career Services and Workforce Education to assist student in creating post-graduation plans for the workforce or transfer.
Provide exit consultations for students who plan to leave Clark without earning a credential.
This position may require occasional local travel as part of training, professional development, or outreach efforts.
Interface with student, staff, faculty, and external contacts for committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content.
Contribute to the development and growth of the center.
Serve as an advocate and information resource to military-connected students.
Participate & support the Advising Services team including curriculum development, advisory, college and community events while assisting Credential Evaluations and Running Start.
Provide support for the leadership team while working with the Associate Directors to help with the development of policies and procedures for advising Clark College students.
Develop strategic and effective partnerships with other college departments/programs supporting veteran students.
Perform other duties as assigned of a similar level and nature.
Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree with three (3) or more years of combined related experience or master's degree and one (1) year of combined related experience; year-for-year combined related experience equivalent to educational levels will also be considered.
Commitment to Diversity: Demonstrated experience providing services, support and advocacy for veteran students. Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
Technology Skills: Strong computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize technology (learning management systems; Microsoft Office Suite; virtual communication platforms, relational databases; PeopleSoft preferred).
Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills. Strong interpersonal skills with high level of self-awareness.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills. Self-directed initiative to create solutions to identifiable and perceived problems. Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students.
Adaptability: Ability to respond to changing needs, requirements, and information. Respond positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapt approach and method to achieve results; recover quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Customer Service: Must provide excellent customer service and function well in a busy, sometimes stressful environment. A positive attitude in the face of adversity is necessary.
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.
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