The Military Program Coordinator is part of the team within Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS) and works collaboratively with the broad team of professional academic advising staff at the University. Under the direction of the immediate supervisor and in accordance with University academic student success strategies, the Military Program Coordinator provides essential support and service to military students and contributes to the University’s goals of promoting student learning, development, and success, as well as student persistence and timely graduation. The Military Program Coordinator is responsible as part of the comprehensive advising process to assist military students with their transition to BGSU including understanding military benefits. This person is responsible for the military orientation program, military peer mentoring program, military tutoring activities, provides academic advice in conjunction with the academic advisors, and coordinating the Downing Military Student Center. Additionally, this staff member will participate and assist with military recruitment and retention efforts, serve on university committees, and participate in university training and development.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Provide individual academic and pre-admission advising through personal and/or at-a-distance (phone, virtual, e-mail,) consultation with military and veteran students interested in pursuing higher education. Assist prospective military students at the point of entry to avail themselves of all resources leading to successful degree completion. Provide advising, enrollment and course registration assistance to continuing military students and retention to degree completion.
Provide detailed information regarding individual military education benefits. Assist students to complete the various benefits application processes and explain how the various benefits apply to each student.
Develop, plan, and coordinate the semi-annual comprehensive Military Orientation for new incoming military students. Coordinate the military peer mentoring program for new and continuing students. This includes training and evaluating the military peer mentors.
Coordinate the Downing Military and Veteran Student Center to support student success. This includes managing the Downing Scholarship and the Downing student support activities such as the tutoring program, and success activities.
Represent Bowling Green State University and NTMSS at advising and recruitment events at military bases. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with military services staff at community colleges to positively impact seamless transferability for military students to BGSU.
Coordinate and collaborate internally and externally for military support activities including for BGSU new student orientation, prospective student events and military awareness training. Support Enrollment Management with the Thompson Military Student scholarship activities. Interaction with local, regional, and state military events.
Assist in the development, implementation, and compilation of data to assess and evaluate the activities of NTMSS. Complete reports and materials.
Serve as the chapter advisor for the Student Veterans of America, supporting the student leadership to develop and grow the organization. Coordinate the Collegiate Purple Star activities and be the liaison with area K-12 Purple Star Schools.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Familiarity with the characteristics and challenges of military and veterans, nontraditional, transfer, and commuter students
Creative problem-solving skills
ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, and desire to work cooperatively as part of a team
Prior military service helpful but not required
Understanding of the functions of an institution of higher education, including academic and student affairs
Knowledge of degree programs offered at BGSU is helpful
Knowledge of University academic policies and procedures as well as support services
Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, People Soft/CSS, an ability to learn and adopt other technologies, and comfort level to use computer database, word processing, spreadsheet programs and web-based applications
Effective written and oral communication skills
Active listening skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
Ability to interact well with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other members of the campus and community
Knowledge of comprehensive advising strategies is beneficial
Knowledge of student and career development theory is helpful
Compassionate and caring attitude toward working with students
Effective in working with diverse populations
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits package available.
Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘June 7, 2023’.
Why work at BGSU?
Full-time BGSU employees enjoy an array of exceptional benefits, including:
Quality, affordable health insurance: Various coverage options available for health, vision and dental starting the first day of the month following your date of employment.
Generous paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick days and more.
Excellent work life balance resources: Our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential support to employees and their eligible family members, along with ancillary programs covering identity theft, elder care, legal services and more.
Tuition fee waivers: For eligible employees, spouses and dependent children.
Professional development opportunities: For skills training, supervisor and leadership programs, performance management, online courses and online tools for employee growth and development.
Parental leave: Up to five weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees with at least 12 months of continuous service.
Retirement: BGSU offers several options for meeting your retirement goals with a current employer contribution of up to 14% depending on the retirement program selected. Read more about the option that best fits your needs.
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/bgsu or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
The following Degree is required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Degree must be conferred at the time of application.
Master’s degree preferred
The following Experience is required:
1 year experience working with the military
3 years of verifiable military service, or experience in an educational role, such as advising, student support services office or role with direct student contact is preferred
Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked public university committed to redefining student success in a high-achieving, innovative environment. In 2021, Forbes ranked BGSU as the No. 3 midsize employer in the United States, highlighting the University’s commitment to its faculty and staff. Serving as the core of the University’s academic community, more than 800 full-time faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and creative activities, with over 2,000 full-time staff members to support the operations and education of over 20,000 students. Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.