Assistant Director of Veterans Affairs & Recruitment

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for an Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs & Recruitment.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the recruitment, transition, retention and special needs of our military population and their dependents. The Assistant Director will also serve as the point person for military and collaborate with key staff within admission, academic advising, financial aid, student services and registrar, etc. to ensure their smooth transition and progress toward graduation. This individual will lead efforts to recruit and attract a growing number of military to Lewis across all academic programs.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in working with the military. Experience in higher education preferably related to Admission, Student Services, and Enrollment Management highly desirable. Excellent human relations skills, with the ability to foster continuous and open communication to achieve desired results. Exceptional verbal and networking skills. The ability to build relationships and network on campus, in business, community and academic environments. Resilience/ability to both lead and embrace change in an ever-changing environment of higher education.  Master’s degree preferred.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/16/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills & experience + tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefit