Job Overview: The Veteran Advisor will be responsible for acting as a contact person for veterans and/or dependents of veterans using veteran benefits while attending Albertus Magnus College. He/she will direct and supervise the Student Veterans of America (SVA) meeting and projects; be responsible for registering academically qualified student veterans in academic programs within the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies. Play a key role on the Retention Committee dealing with topics that directly affect the college experience of veterans or veteran dependents on the Albertus Magnus College Campus. Will also serve as the School's Secondary Certifying Official for veteran students.
Essential Functions: Academic Advising Duties and Responsibilities:
Meet with new and returning students (primarily veterans) to develop and monitor educational plans and goals.
Conduct one-on-one orientations with new students to go over the college portal, e-learning, and review policies and procedures.
Provide students with information about resources to support them academically and personally
Assist faculty advisors with questions and help process registration forms.
Serve as a liaison between the business, registrar, and financial aid offices.
Serve on the Retention/At-Risk committee.
School Certifying Official Duties:
Reviews student files for missing or incorrectly completed documentation and communicates those deficiencies with students in order to accurately process education benefits.
Ensures that successful completion of all veteran documents are met to maintain College eligibility, certifying enrollment and eligibility of current students, supplying reports regarding our student veterans and working with the Veteran's Administration to resolve problems.
Ensures that business practices, including Student Information Systems, are optimized to ensure efficient and accurate processing of benefits.
Maintains adequate records to show progress of each veteran or eligible person. Ensures on a term-by-term basis that the student is enrolling in only those courses that meet the requirements of their specific program.
Serves as VA liaison with Financial Aid, Business Office, Division of Professional and Graduate Studies, Student Services, Instructional Technology Services and other offices. Coordinates monthly meetings with these offices to ensure veterans are being served to the best of our ability.
Bachelor's Degree required;
Master's Degree Preferred.
Prior or current service in the United States Armed Forces;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, utilizing correct grammar;
Experience with standard Word, Excel, calendar and email programs;
Ability to work autonomously and confidentially;
Ability to set/attain goals and follow through with projects;
Two or more years' experience serving a veteran or military population;
Experience with CRM systems/recruitment programs;
Knowledge of Navigate preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Evening and some weekend hours required.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references as one document electronically to [email protected]. Please reference search # in subject line.
Albertus Magnus College has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the College community. Albertus Magnus College is an equal opportunity employer and invites all qualified applicants to consider this opportunity and to apply.
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Albertus Magnus College thrives as a diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,500 students in three distinct degree programs: traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate and master’s degrees. Through its liberal arts and professional educational offerings and its long- standing excellence in student-centered, values-based education, Albertus Magnus College is a shining example of modern day education. The Albertus campus provides a distinctive environment for students, faculty and staff. The College’s 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance to downtown New Haven, is located in one of the city’s most distinguished residential neighborhoods, Prospect Hill, which features both early 20th century mansions and modern architectural gems. Numerous academic, student services, and athletic facilities grace the campus, which serve as an attraction to prospective students. The Mission Statement of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application.