Pay Range: $39,915 to $41,433 annually, depending on experience and education
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Military and Veteran Advisor develops and implements strategies to attract, retain and serve military personnel, military dependents, veterans and their family members (referred to collectively as military and veteran students) at the University of Idaho and works under the Director of Military & Veteran Services. To accomplish this, the advisor assists military and veteran students with admissions, advising and other student services until graduation by coordinating and utilizing a wide variety of student support programs. The Advisor also serves as a School Certifying Official (SCO) for students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, advocates for military and veteran students to the university community, conducts outreach activities to potential military and veteran students, and coaches students on achieving educational and career goals.
Bachelors degree 2 years of experience working with military and/or veteran populations or a similar non-traditional student population 2 years of cumulative experience advising students, veterans, or service members Experience using personal computers and proficiency with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet software, electronic mail, and web-based research Experience in program planning and implementation, as well as conducting independent research and presenting results Experience developing, evaluating, and recommending policy and procedures, and implementing changes
Masters degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or management At least five years of active military service, or at least 15 years of National Guard/Reserve service, with experience in post-9/11 conflicts and knowledge of issues affecting post-9/11 veterans and their families At least two years of experience working with either veterans services or a similar non-traditional student population in higher education Ability to recognize and refer students to appropriate resources for conditions that may be associated with combat experience (e.g. PTSD, TBI, self-harm, substance abuse) Experience as a School Certifying Official Experience with BANNER student information system At least 2 years demonstrated supervisory and management skills Knowledge of programs administered by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), including GI Bill benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation and Dependents Educational Assistance, as well as tuition assistance programs for active military and National Guard/Reserve Excellent verbal and written communications skills Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to facilitate, mediate, advise, advocate and mentor
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Flexible work schedule including ability to travel and to work weekends, after regular business hours and holidays as needed.
Posting Number: SP002349P
Posting Date: 10/24/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before November 24, 2019 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.