Assistant Director, Veterans Office - Division of Student Affairs

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Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 19, 2018
Closes
Aug 25, 2018
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Veterans Office - Division of Student Affairs

Georgetown University's Veterans Office serves military connected students as they apply to, attend and advance beyond Georgetown. The Veterans Office connects military students with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. Our office serves as a liaison and advisor to ensure prospective and current military students receive accurate and comprehensive information around admissions, finances, academic support, career networking, and support services.

The Assistant Director supports all areas that affect Georgetown University's military-connected students, throughout all degree programs on the four Washington D.C. campuses. S/he provides general information on how to use resources and links the military-connected student with appropriate people on campus to address more in-depth inquires; and assists in assessing how the needs of military-connected students at the University are being met, identifies concerns, and suggest ways for the University to address them. Reporting the Veterans Office Director, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Liaison for Educational Opportunities

  • Serves as a liaison for the campus, admissions, administration, faculty, staff, students and relevant organizations on educational opportunities for veterans and military-connected students.
  • Aligns all student services related to supporting veterans, active duty service members and/or military family members.
  • Serve as a liaison to connect veterans with services throughout the campus in support of academic achievement and educational goal completion.
  • Advises students in person on any of our Washington D.C. campuses, and by teleconferences and email.

Support for VA Certification & DoD Tuition Assistance Processes

  • Works closely with the School Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office, the Office of Student Financial Services, and the Office of Billing and Payment Services to support the VA certification and DoD Tuition Assistance processes.
  • Cultivates and maintains knowledge of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and Department of Defense (DoD) benefits, and collaborates with other University administrators to assist with student inquiries regarding their benefits and student accounts.

On-Campus Programming

  • Develops and implements on-campus programming for the campus community, including events that focus on connecting military-connected students on campus, career development, health and wellness support, mentorship, faculty and administrator engagement, and bridging the military-civilian divide. 
  • Coordinates and plans the Warrior-Scholar Project, a weeklong boot camp for interested or recently accepted military undergraduate students to get them acclimated with the campus environment
  • Supervises student employees who provide support for programming initiatives.

Requirements

  • Associate's degree - preference for a Bachelor's degree
  • 2 to 3 years of higher education experience
  • Experience with military/veteran community and culture
  • Must have proven ability to understand and explain complex and changing regulations
  • Minimal knowledge of military-connected student challenges in higher education
  • Comfortable working in an office environment that is currently in transition as it expands services and programming to a growing campus population
  • Ability to assess priorities and quickly shift focus among tasks and to manage complexity with confidence
  • Ability to communicate details, and to provide quality service to a large, diverse population

Preferred qualifications

  • Working knowledge of VA benefit and certification processes and advising military-connected students
  • VA school certification experience and experience advising military-connected students

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