Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Extensive knowledge and/or experience with issues related to veterans services.
Experience in student advising.
Strong time-management and organizational skills.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Team-oriented, collaborative attitude.
Ability to solve and analyze problems involving several variables, recommend solutions and enhance communications.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $57,369 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter in their application materials.
This position is time-limited, expected to end no later than July 31, 2021. It is full-time and benefits-eligible, working approximately 37.5 hours per week, including some nights and weekends.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is within the Student Suppoort and Success group for the Danforth Campus and is housed in Umrath Hall. Currently, our students are largely studying remotely and many members of our staff are working remotely. The need for a campus presence will be evaluated throughout the year.
The Veteran Student Services Advisor serves as a central contact, convener and facilitator of strategies and initiatives about veteran students. The Advisor works with the Schools to develop recruitment strategies and support programming. This position also strives to build additional strategic relationships with partners for student veteran recruitment, fellowships/internships, employment and financial support. The Advisor also manages institutional data about veterans, ensures compliance with the Department of Defense’s MOU and coordinates closely with various university offices.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate closely with Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, University College, Career Services, Student Financial Services, Student Affairs, Gateway ROTC and the Schools to develop and implement a strategic recruiting plan for veterans.
Gather, maintain and monitor student veteran data including enrollment information by school and by program (Yellow Ribbon, ROTC, etc.). Ensure compliance with the Department of Defense MOU, including annual certification by each school.
Serve as central contact for veteran students through email and newsletters. Interpret policies and procedures and provide guidance through the inquiry, application and admissions process through various channels of communication. Advise and counsel prospective students on Washington University academic programs and to asses fit based on experience, goals and interests.
Assist schools with veteran recruitment, outreach, referral and other services. Meet and engage with prospective students individually and/or in a group setting. Develop and deliver detailed information about Washington University.
Work with faculty and staff on designing initiatives, trainings and coursework to support military and veteran students in transition.
Build additional strategic relationship with existing and prospective partners for student veteran recruitment, fellowships/internships, employment and financial support.
Staff a Military/Veteran Student Advisory Committee.
Supervise student staff.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.