Director, Military Affairs & Services
The Director, Military Affairs and Services is responsible for the vision, coordination, and daily operation of the Office of Military Affairs and Services (OMAS) which is committed to supporting University campus, education center, and online student veterans and military-affiliated students with counseling and overall student success assistance. Interpret and implement university policies to support student veterans and military-affiliated students through transition and their student program, especially as it relates to financial aid, GI Bill and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, student services, and career planning. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Military Services and is in the Worldwide Division under the leadership and guidance of the Senior Vice President of WorldWide Operations.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related or a logical assignment to the position. Management may require incumbents to perform duties other than those contained in this document.
- Provides needs assessment, program goals, and guidelines for the student veterans program.
- Provides orientation, recruitment, and retention services.
- Supervises, trains, and evaluates the staff to meet the goals and objectives of the program.
- Staffs advisory committee to provide services to veterans, including but not limited to, the Veteran Military Education Excellence Funds program.
- Establishes liaisons between local, civic, and veterans groups.
- Plans new aspects of programs affected by legislation.
- Manages and oversees budget and provides direct supervision of the Assistant Director and all student staff
- Advises student veterans in career and academic management.
- Advises the Student Veterans of America Association (SVA) student organization chapter
- Coordinates required training and events for student veterans to assist in their success and transition from military to student environment
- Performs related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of individual counseling, career placement, training, and retention programs.
- Knowledge of federal rules and regulations from the Veterans Administration.
- Knowledge of special needs of veterans and financial aid benefits.
- Ability to interpret Veterans Administration regulations and act as liaison between the college, student veteran and the Veterans Administration.
- Ability to supervise and train staff.
- Develop and maintain program records.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties.
REQUIRED EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Military service and knowledge of and familiarity with the sociological, cultural, and transitional issues of military, veterans and military family members
- Higher Education experience and training background involving military and/or student veteran and related issues preferred.
Job ID 2017-1656
Job Locations US-FL-Saint Leo