Veterans Affairs Assistant

Houston, TX
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

We are currently seeking a Veterans Affairs Assistant who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You enjoy meeting and helping people - especially students!

Your mission: You'll assist with program activities and services that enhance student leadership, participation, success and retention, while you provide the clerical support that keeps the Veterans Affairs office running smoothly and efficiently.

Your work: In this role, you'll assist your supervisor, the director of Veterans Affairs and Online STU, with a wide range of activities, including recruitment events at high schools, colleges and community fairs; planning and coordinating the annual graduation ceremony; and coordinating special projects and assignments from the Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor of STU. Student organizations at HCC support the success of students with specific interests, needs and goals, and you'll help plan and conduct system-wide leadership training opportunities (e.g., workshops, seminars, meetings and conferences) for faculty advisors and student leaders to inform them about new, revised and updated policies and procedures relating to student organizations. In addition, you'll prepare and present weekly, monthly and ad hoc status reports on system-wide activities and services to the director, VC and AVC of STU.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred.

    Minimum of one (1) year experience in office environment is required. Prefer at least six (6) months to one (1) year experience in a community college STU setting.

    Experience participating, planning or coordinating outreach activities in a higher education or community setting.

    Experience using PeopleSoft Student Administration or Finance is required.

    Demonstrate excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills.

    Ability to work a flexible work schedule (some evening and weekend hours may be required).

    Demonstrate computer literacy skills in Windows, (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).