Primary Purpose: Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Involvement and Equity, the Assistant Director, Military & Veteran Center will be responsible for developing, partnering and delivering support services to foster student success, persistence, retention and graduation for Pacific's Veteran and Veteran-affiliated students. The Assistant Director will be responsible for supervising student staff via Veterans Administration (VA) work study and serve as the main connection to VA services. The Assistant Director serves as a liaison between Military & Veteran students and University stakeholders in support of an institution-wide student success effort by providing administrative and programmatic support , and recommendations for recruitment and retention on all three Pacific campuses As a member of the division of Student Life, works to advance student development and retention; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.
Essential Functions: 1. Plans, organizes, and directs Student Life programs and activities related to student Veterans, Veteran-affiliated students and their experience at Pacific. Works to transition students from military to civilian life and prepare them for their career after college.
2. Provides direct service to students aimed at increasing retention, completion, improving satisfaction, and enhancing overall success through responding to referrals from the Dean of Students office. Collaborates/coordinates with other program areas on activities to enhance the holistic wellbeing of student Veterans.
3. Establishes and manages the Veterans Center operating budget, including the use of gift funds designated to the Center.
4. Manages the Veterans Center and provides oversight of the daily operations, including the selection, supervision and evaluation of the Centers student staff. Manages the VA work study budget to ensure students timecards are submitted for VA payroll deadlines.
5. Monitors and tracks the needs of the current student Veteran population; uses assessment to recommend new initiatives according to the identified needs, effective services at other institutions, and available services in the community for Veterans.
6. Serves as a professional resource in the Division of Student Life to the University, especially in the education/training of faculty and staff regarding helpful strategies for working with student Veterans on all three campuses.
7. Serves as the professional staff advisor to the student veterans organizations (SVOs).
8. Leads assigned activities, promotional efforts and the Centers programming. Collects data and reports on programming and operational assessment.
9. Establishes relationships with California Community College Transfer Center Directors and Counseling staff, community Veteran organization leaders, and University alumni.
10. Assists in the solicitation of grants and donations to support Military & Veteran students, programs and the Centers operations.
11. Other duties as assigned.
This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported them.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or will obtain degree within six (6) months of job offer. Military Veteran. Three (3) years experience working with military and veteran populations including a working knowledge of VA benefits.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in staff training, development, and supervision Demonstrated customer service and leadership skills including but not limited to listening, oral communication, empathy and problem solving. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks; Experience in workshop and program development; Marketing/Social Media skills; Positive attitude and proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment with frequent use of phone, computer and other communication devices. Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during standard business hours, M-F. The position will be required to work some evening and weekend hours.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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