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Director, Veteran Services

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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Jul 31, 2021
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Director, Veteran Services
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33985
Salary: $4,600 - $11,183 monthly

Position Description:
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.

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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,

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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