Saint Joseph’s University has a proud tradition of serving veterans and has been recognized as a Best for Veterans university. We are seeking an Assistant Director to join the Office of Veterans Services, which enhances the university experience for our military-affiliated students.
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Reporting to the Director of Veterans Services, this position will serve as the manager of all programs and services available through the Office of Veterans Services, and the primary contact for veterans and their families. This individual will assist the Director in executing the mission and objectives of the Office of Veterans Services. She/he will also implement a recruitment strategy to attract veterans and military-affiliated students to study at the University
Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties):
- Lead in coordinating transition and campus services for student veterans and military-affiliated students, including education and career development programs. - Serve as mentor for the SJU chapter of Student Veterans of America. -Serve as a principal university resource for understanding of veterans benefits, including the GI Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and Yellow Ribbon programs, PA National Guard education benefits. -Assist in the recruiting of veteran and military-affiliated undergraduate and graduate students. -Serve as liaison with the offices of university Marketing & Communications, Government & Community Relations, Mission, Graduate Programs, PLS/HDC, Admissions and Student Life. -Co-manage veterans entrepreneurship program (EBV).
-Coordinate with mentors, volunteers and service providers to support the veteran population at the university. -Assist in developing training programs for university officials and leaders. -Work closely with Director to ensure the expectations of the project plan are fulfilled and in alignment with university’s strategic plan and budget. Represent SJU and the Office of Veterans Services in all student recruiting and outreach efforts. -Assist in the design and promulgation of the Office marketing communications plan. -Manage meetings and communications of the Veterans Services Advisory Board. Promote services and resources to current and prospective student veterans. -Liaison with local government, business and social organizations. -Other duties as assigned by the Director.
Number of direct reports to this position:0Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required):
-Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional work experience (military or civilian) or equivalent education and experience. - U.S. military veteran with an Honorable Discharge. (DD-214 required). -Knowledge of Department of Veterans Affairs, government and civilian programs for veterans. -Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on objective data while applying institutional policies. -Demonstrated ability to manage time, work in a collaborative environment, and meet specific deadlines. -Familiarity and acceptance of Jesuit education programs and values. -Public speaking and presentation skills.
-Coursework toward or completion of a Master’s degree. -Combat veteran. -Familiarity with local government, business and civic leaders and organizations.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
-Evening or weekend work and travel as needed.
-This position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding
Additional Information: Union:None
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.