The Suffolk University Veterans Upward Bound program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education has been created to help qualified military veterans develop the necessary skills to enroll and succeed in post secondary education. Veterans receive educational support, advising and an individualized education plan. They take courses in mathematics, laboratory science, composition and literature, and foreign language. Veterans may participate in study skills, tutoring, academic and personal counseling, financial aid planning, college application seminars and cultural events as well. This position reports to the Vice President of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion. In conjunction with the program's Academic and Career Advisor and the Outreach Specialist, the Associate Director is responsible for Performing administrative duties related to program planning, budgeting, program review, and assessment, implementation of federal guidelines, Implementing plans to achieve program objectives and related management of records and student information systems, Preparing and submitting reports to the Department of Education and the University as required and making recommendations for applications and assist in developing and submitting applications that best suit the University's mission.
Administrative Services: Lead the development and implementation of services to veterans, supervise two full-time staff members and oversee the day-to-day operations of the program to ensure that all participants receive effective and adequate support. Responsible for overseeing the project's academic and enrichment programming that includes: academic services, career development services and advising students through their transition from military service to college.
Recruitment: Assist with the development of recruitment plans and with establishing program policies which include recruiting, attending veterans' related events, and bringing awareness; hire, train, supervise and evaluate program personnel, including program faculty and other consultants.
Program Outreach: Serve as program representative; oversee the selection of eligible program participants; ensure the adequacy of participant experiences; provide teaching services as needed, facilitates workshops/seminars.
Program Operations: Develop working relationships with key offices at the University (Admissions, Registrar's, Financial Aid offices) and at other institutions of higher education in order to advocate for participants. Coordinate services for program participants. Participate in veteran services networks and strengthen relationships with area service providers to support participant referrals to the program and to ensure various needs of the veteran participants are met.
Ensure effectiveness of program by ensuring that program goals and objectives are met. This includes data management and reporting (internal and external) – i.e., the Annual Performance Report that gets submitted on an annual basis to the Department of Education.
Responsible for budget management and grant reporting. Must comply with local and federal budgetary guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Counseling, Adult Education, Secondary Counseling, Social Work or related field
Direct experience and/or knowledge of financial aid, college admissions, student assessment, and curriculum development
Three years of successful professional experience with a demonstrated commitment to working with adult learners and veterans from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and organizational skills
Experience facilitating workshops and trainings
Strong computer proficiency
Experience working with social service agencies and serving clients with psychiatric problems, or drug and alcohol abuse problems
Experience working effectively with diverse populations
Flexibility to participate and/or attend program or veterans-related events in the evening or weekends on occasion
Military or experience working in veterans' services is preferred
This position is grant funded. Employment beyond the cycle of the grant is contingent upon a successful grant funding.
Suffolk at a Glance
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.
See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
Pre-tax commuter benefit
Discounted home and auto insurance
Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus?Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have in...credible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it?s museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops.At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student?s promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.