: Financial Aid - 2502Locations:
: Burlington, VTPosted:
: Feb 25, 2022Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-timePosition ID:
About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester.
Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.
Our accolades include:
- Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
- Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern colleges"
- For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value School"
- Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of Distinction
The Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services manages the veteran and military populations for the College. The position provides leadership to successfully implement and manage military and veteran education benefits to ensure both compliance and student satisfaction. The individual provides counseling to service members and veterans (as well as their dependents) from the point of prospective student through graduation. This position is the school certifying official (SCO) for the Department of Veteran Affairs and is responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance with the awarding and certification of all federal and state military and veteran education benefits administered by the College. The individual will be required to maintain in-depth knowledge of VA Education Programs, Yellow Ribbon Program, Vermont National Guard Tuition Benefit Program and Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. The individual will be responsible for promoting the College's services for veterans and military personnel at recruitment events and provide assistance in fundraising efforts for veteran scholarships.
- Enrollment Verification, certification and awarding of veteran education benefits and military tuition assistance
- School Certifying Official (SCO) for the Department of Veteran Affairs
- School Certifying Office (SCO) for the Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance program
- Completion of VA audits, military surveys and documents relating to institutional eligibility for VA and Department of Defense programs
- Promote the College's services for veterans at recruitment and fundraising events. Counsel veterans, service members and eligible dependents on veteran and military benefits
- Manage productive relationships with veteran-related agencies. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all military education benefits and programs
- Bachelors degree or 10 or more years of related military experience with a working knowledge concerning aspects of Veteran Education Benefits
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Some travel and non-business hours work is required as needed
- Veteran status preferred.
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.
Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.
The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.
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