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Student Veteran and Military-Affiliated Program Director
|Job Type:||Student Affairs Administration|
|Location:||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 20,000 Students|
The Student Veteran and Military-Affiliated Program Director will provide supervision and oversite to the day-to-day operations of the Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) and the development and implementation of its programs and services. The position will play a key role in empowering student veterans and military-affiliated students as they navigate the University's academic experience, co-curricular opportunities, and general support services. The Program Director will serve as a primary point of contact for incoming and current student veterans and military-affiliated students to support their transition to Carolina, advocating for reducing barriers to degree completion, and positively impacting retention rates. As a member of the Office of the Dean of Students team, this position will maintain a non-clinical case management caseload and may lead and/or support other ODOS initiatives. Additionally, the position serves as a member of the Student Affairs on-call student crisis/emergency Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and is designated as both a Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee. This position reports directly to the Dean of Students and contributes to a team-oriented environment in the CVRC and the overarching Office of the Dean of Students team.
Post-baccalaureate degree in higher education, counseling, student affairs, social work, public administration or other similarly related field from a regionally accredited college or university is required. Candidates with degrees outside of those listed may be considered provided they have demonstrated significant and directly related experience at or above the requirement.
Three or more years of full-time related professional experience post-graduate degree attainment. Two years in a related graduate assistantship may equal one professional year.
Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, resume, and references. Cover letter should highlight relevant experiences in working with military-affiliated, veterans and/or active duty military, specifically citing examples of how you engaged diverse populations in your efforts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed. The application and additional information including closing date is available at . Anticipated starting date is November 2019.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Required Work Experience
Demonstrated understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion, especially with and among the veteran and military-affiliated populations;
Awareness of best practices, theory, issues and concerns related to the military-affiliated, veteran and/or active duty college student population, including but not limited to knowledge of VA benefits, financial aid / student account policies and business procedures/practices;
Experience managing or overseeing programs and services, including financial resources;
Working knowledge of strategic planning and assessment strategies and tools;
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information and situations with diplomacy exercising excellent judgment that is congruent with federal, state, and university policy;
Excellent oral and written communication, including experience conducting presentations for varied audiences;
Proven ability to prioritize work collaboratively, think critically, and adapt to changing priorities as well as work independently on multiple tasks and deal effectively with conflicting priorities;
Experience supervising staff through direct reports and or via significant committee/taskforce leadership;
Ability to understand the University environment and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, parents / families, and community partners to address a wide array of situations;
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed, including special events and critical incidents and emergencies.
Preferred Skills and Competencies
Professional experience applying policy/regulations, best practices, and theory to design and implement programs and services for the student veteran and/or military-affiliated student population;
Demonstrated knowledge of proven and/or innovative student-centered approaches designed to foster college student learning and success for both student veterans and military-affiliated students and the general diverse University student population;
Experience with strategic planning and developing and administrating program/service and needs assessment;
Experience successfully navigating a University environment, working collaboratively with on and off-campus partners to build and sustain relationships;
Ability to navigate sensitive situations with diplomacy while exercising excellent judgment that is congruent with federal, state, and university policy;
Professional experience working with or supporting people in high need or emotional situations or crises;
Successful candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude, ability to contribute to and work effectively in teams in a fast-paced environment, and desire to contribute to the Carolina community;
Working knowledge of Advocate Care Network database by Symplicity;
Experience developing and administrating program/service assessment.
For additional information about this position, please contact Desirée Rieckenberg (email@example.com). Additional information about the Office of the Dean of Students and the Carolina Veterans Resource Center is available at our website at http://odos.unc.edu.
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