Director, Veteran Services
University of California Los Angeles
$4,600 - $11,183 monthly
Veteran Services is aligned under the Division of Campus Life in the Student Affairs Organization and supports the military-connected community at UCLA (veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, and dependents of United States Armed Forces service members). The unit has responsibility for the Veteran Resource Center (VRC) which provides academic support, career development, guidance on educational benefits, and community building opportunities; increases campus awareness of military-connected student issues; and fosters a sense of belonging, community and well-being. Veteran Services plays a key role in supporting UCLA's long-term partnership with the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles campus by collaborating with students on the revival and maintenance of the Veterans Garden and organizing events and other activities at Jackie Robinson Stadium. In addition, Veteran Services directs the admission strategy for military connected students to UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and professional school admissions departments; leads campus case management to 1000+ UCLA military-connected students; and has responsibility for reporting, compliance and audits to federal agencies.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life, the Director of Veteran Services is a vital and pivotal role that provides leadership and direction for the Veteran Resource Center as well as campus programs that support the relationship with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs West LA Campus (WLAVA) and the veterans supported by WLAVA. The Director oversees the development of programs that promote the ideals of the Division of Campus Life, Student Affairs, and UCLA, while adhering to best practices in the program development, compliance, risk management, and the promotion to student success and leadership. As a transformational leader for Veteran Services, the Director acts as "bridge builder" between the UCLA campus and local, state and federal governments, government agencies, corporations, foundations, and donors.
Responsibilities include long-and short-term strategic planning and daily oversight of the UCLA Veteran Resource Center (VRC) including compliance with all applicable laws and policies, and stewardship of department resources; supervision of an Assistant Director, 10 graduate and undergraduate student interns, and volunteers who support VRC operations and special events; and mentoring individual undergrad, graduate, and professional students to develop skills and encourage academic success, health and wellness, professional development, advanced studies and employment. The Director consults and coordinates with other campus departments (e.g., Academic Advancement Program, Financial Aid, Counseling and Psychological Services, etc.), and interfaces with off-campus service providers (e.g., the Department of Public Social Services, the Department of Child and Family Services, the Department of Veteran Affairs, etc.) to broaden the array of resources available to the various populations that are served in the VRC. This role also intentionally develops strong individual connections with UCLA departments such as Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation, and Facilities Division in conjunction with the WLAVA for the overall success of the relationship.
The Director is responsible for developing additional funding opportunities by increasing donor cultivation including engagement and courtship of alumni and affiliates in collaboration with UCLA External Affairs and by researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals through the Office of Contracts and Grants Administration for veterans and military-connected services.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81025
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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