Coordinator - Veteran Services

Employer
Baltimore City Community College
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2021-174
Posting Start Date: 11/1/2021
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Coordinator - Veteran ServicesDescription/Job Summary

The Coordinator of Veterans Services reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, provides oversight and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Veterans Services, and is responsible for the development and leadership of a vibrant Veterans Resource Center.

The Office of Veterans Services is the first point of contact for students seeking to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits and serves as a resource center for veterans and military-connected students. The coordinator serves as principal advocate and provides leadership in a collaborative process with staff in Student Affairs, Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Admissions to facilitate students’ college transition, enrollment, and academic achievement. The coordinator also serves as the College’s liaison with outside agencies and offices at the state and federal levels, whose work impacts the lives of veterans and all military-connected students.

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Supervises the full-time Special Populations Admissions Advisor and student employees assigned to the office.
  • Develops, maintains, and coordinates a premier network of support services, both on and off campus, for veteran and military affiliated students at BCCC.
  • Serves as the Primary Certifying School Official, representing BCCC in all state and federal audits and reporting requirements related to veterans’ educational benefits.
  • Certifies eligible veteran and military affiliated students in the US Department of Veterans Affairs database VAONCE
  • Utilizes Tungsten VA to download invoices (POs), and works closely with the Office of Student Accounts to ensure timely application of benefits to veteran student’s accounts
  • Utilizes other specialized software such as ArmyIgnited to process educational benefits
  • Stays current on changes and updates to US Department of Veterans Affairs regulation pertaining to Veterans Educational Benefits and provides monthly regulatory updates to BCCC on those regulations.
  • Reports changes in enrollment in accordance with the US Department of Veterans Affairs regulations.
  • Increases veteran student applications, enrollment, retention, and graduation in accordance with BCCC goals.
  • Assists veterans with certification and pay issues, disseminates information about military and veteran’s education entitlement programs and ensures institutional compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the administration of veterans’ benefits.
  • Recruits veteran and military affiliated students.
  • Plans and conducts workshops for veteran and military affiliated students. Serves as the liaison between veterans, the US Department of VA, and college departments.
  • Maintains membership and active participation in professional associations (i.e., National Assoc. of Veterans Program Administrator –NAVPA, Associate of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers AACRAO, Service-members Opportunity Colleges –SOC, etc.).
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Three to five years of progressive experience related to advising and working with military connected students.
  • Working knowledge of military regulatory compliance in higher education.
  • Expert knowledge of veteran educational benefits such as GI Bill requirements and US Department of VA Education Benefits.
  • Knowledge of student retention principles and best practices for veteran and military affiliated students in higher education and in the community college setting.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population with a wide variety of needs, especially with Veterans and Active Duty.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and student accounts, financial aid, and academic departments.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and conflict resolution skills.
  • Commitment to veteran student development and success.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A veteran or prior experience working closely with veterans.
  • A working knowledge of BANNER or similar ERP.
  • Five or more years of progressive experience related to advising and working with military connected students.

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.


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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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