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Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services

Employer
Champlain College
Location
Burlington, VT

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Financial Aid - 2502
Locations:: Burlington, VT
Posted:: Feb 25, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 143299

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


Job Description:


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.


Key Responsibilities


  • 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


Requirements:


  • 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.


Additional Information:


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 Instructions:


Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.


EU Employee Data Protection Notice:


https://www.champlain.edu/privacy/eu-employee-data-protection-notice


Organization

An educational pioneer since 1878, Champlain is a college where students and faculty don't just respond to opportunities -- they create them. We've introduced new fields of study, like Game Design and Computer & Digital Forensics, and offer majors with a specific focus, like e-Business Management, Digital Filmmaking and Public Relations. Champlain's three-dimensional education -- another pioneering concept -- integrates relevant, professionally focused studies with a rigorous Core curriculum and practical Life Skills program.
 
All this innovation thrives in our can-do culture, where people with diverse talents pool their skills in enterprising ways. Here students help each other launch new businesses, students and faculty collaborate on research and service, and the college creates partnerships with the community. Our city, Burlington, is the ultimate college town with a hip vibe, a thriving music scene and great food, from Doughboys doughnuts to Bove's family-recipe Italian. It's as original, forward-looking and down-to-earth as Champlain College, and a place it's easy to call home.
 
Mission Statement
Champlain College endeavors to be a leader in educating today's students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and engaged global citizens. Champlain's agile and entrepreneurial approach to higher education uniquely blends technology leadership, market savvy, innovation and fiscal responsibility with a commitment to liberal learning, community involvement and "the human touch." This distinctive approach permeates the delivery of relevant, rigorous student-centered programs in business, arts, applied technology and public service.
 
Strategic Goals
  • Achieve Distinctive Academic Excellence: Champlain College will offer challenging, innovative academic programs that align with the needs of the workplace and serve the unique needs of its three distinct student populations. These include: (1) an unparalleled traditional undergraduate experience that combines professional programs with a unique interdisciplinary core augmented by learning in life skills; (2) an adult undergraduate curriculum of relevant, life-long education leading to professional advancement; and (3) graduate education that expands technical competence, inspires critical thinking, embraces reflective learning and infuses the joy of life-long learning. All Champlain graduates will have the capacity to attain leadership roles in their various fields due to their professional skills as well as their abilities to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively.
  • Enrich Student Life: We will enrich student life for all Champlain students by providing experiences that embrace student development, personal responsibility, the application of life skills and career path development, and participation in the larger community.
  • Enhance Financial Stability: Champlain College will operate from a position of financial strength. It is only through the careful management of resources that the College will have the resources needed for continuous improvement.
  • Excite, Engage, and Empower Faculty & Staff: Engaged and empowered faculty and staff work and teach with passion, drive and innovation and move the College forward in order to achieve our vision.  Over the next ten years, we will continually work to ensure that Champlain faculty and staff recognize and honor the Champlain College culture while building a high performance environment in which  staff and faculty excel and will become a leader in our ability to recruit, retain, develop and celebrate staff and faculty crucial to our success.
  • Fostering an Inclusive & Diverse Community: Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain will be diverse in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community will have a sense of being a valued member of the College community.

Strengths

The Champlain College education is a career-driven experience whose rigorous interdisciplinary studies endow students with the three essential personal dimensions required for a gratifying career and a remarkable life:

  • Top-line professional capabilities in your chosen field
  • A fully-developed intellect with keen reasoning abilities and a global perspective
  • Vital life management skills

You'll emerge from this process as a leader in your profession, one whose exceptional capacities reflect the integrity of our award-winning faculty, our pragmatic curricula and our innovative hands-on approach to learning.

This integrity permeates each of the fundamental elements of a Champlain College education:

 

 

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