Provide leadership for all veteran programs on campus as well as serve as a resource to all student veterans.
The Executive Director, Veteran Programs is responsible for the day-to-day operations and support of programs and services for military-affiliated students, including veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard, and dependents, to support and contribute to student success.
1.Management and Planning
Provide strategic direction for UTA's veteran programs to support student success including developing and leading programs as well as collaborating with departments on campus in the areas of student recruitment, persistence, success, and graduation.
Serve as a liaison between all the different veteran program departments to create a centralized, comprehensive and coordinated university-wide effort and responsible for developing and leading institutional policy for military-connected students and veteran education.
Assess, monitor and track the needs of the current student veteran population, recommends new initiatives according to the identified needs.
2.Campus Outreach and Teaching
Create outreach strategies and marketing plan to increase awareness of programs and services offered throughout the university.
Develop and teach orientation and transition programming for incoming military connected students
Consult with student veterans regarding academic concerns, assists students in obtaining support and/or resources to meet specific needs as well as work with student veterans to facilitate a successful transition to civilian life and an effective retention and graduation plan
Delvelop, facilitate and manage faculty and staff trainings and other programs to discuss veteran related topics
Continually explore and identify community organizations and corporations whose interests complement UTA's veteran programs
Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships/partnerships with external organizations/corporations that support the success of student veterans
Collaborate with the university Development Office to identify and develop donors and other supporters to help resource veteran programs
Represent the community with veteran organizations
4. Data collection, monitoring and management
Collect and assist with the submission of information for the university's "military friendly" designation or other similar awards and recognition
Prepare and present recommendations and reports as needed
5.Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor's degree from accredited institution required and five years of professional experience (post degree attainment) working with military-affiliated, veterans and/or active duty military, preferably in an education/training environment, is required. Demonstrated experience in promoting respect and appreciation for inclusion and accessibility required.
Veteran status strongly preferred. Five or more years, with at least one year in a higher education setting, of professional experience (post degree attainment) working with military-affiliated, veterans and/or active duty military in an education/training environment is preferred. Master's or terminal degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other relevant field of study preferred. Experience in working in or with organizations or administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Operational or administrative experience including substantial responsibility for personnel and budget management. Significant working knowledge of federal benefits for veterans, dependents and survivors. Experience with University campus based ROTC programs or other advanced training military training environments.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
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