Director, Center for America's Veterans

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 410103 - Center for America's Veterans
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Directs, develops, and coordinates strategies and programs to assist with the education and development of United States service members, veterans, dependents and survivors.
2.  Oversees the implementation of a comprehensive education and development center; the methods to be followed, the resources to be allocated, and the mechanism for its regular evaluation and reporting.
3.  Works closely with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, State Veterans Affairs, local, state, and national American Legion and VFW Organizations, and other university departments regarding the availability of resources and opportunities to assist veterans in education and civilian career advancement.
4.  Fosters and supports a “user-friendly” environment for veterans, service members, dependents, survivors and their families and assists in the location of financial, cultural, and social support services.
5.  Responsible for implementation and assessment of programs that increase veteran enrollment at MSU.
6.  Establishes and implements short-and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
7.  Oversees development of and recommends policies to MSU leadership in support of student veterans, service members, dependents, and their survivors.
8.  Fosters relationships and networks with individuals and organizations in an effort to secure resources and funding in support of veterans, service members, dependents and survivors by working with MSU Foundation and the Student Affairs Development Officer as well as through community outreach.
9.  Develops and maintains MSU military veterans, service members, and dependent and survivor alumni relations.
10.  Develops and implements programming to increase awareness of veterans issues and challenges (both on and off campus and how they relate to higher education); increase visibility and effectiveness of military and veteran related holidays.
11.  Extensive travel may be required.
12. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees including training, evaluating, and making or recommending employment decisions.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties of positions in this position.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.  Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.  Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or Related field
3 years experience demonstrated to be directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed.

Preferred Qualifications:

•  Master’s Degree
•  Senior NCO (E8 or higher) or Field Grade Officer (LTC or higher)
•  Operational experience supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and(or) Operation Enduring Freedom.
•  Experience working with university Army/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
•  Veteran Certificate Program completion

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•  Experience working with military and veteran educational benefits specifically G.I. Bill, Tuition Assistance and Go Army Ed.
•  Veteran with at least 15 years of military service including programming, budgeting, staff selection and training.
•  Experience as an advisor, prior teaching/instructor experience.
•  Knowledge of grant writing processes and procedures.
•  Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
•  Excellent decision making and time management skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files, records and supplies.  Work is typically performed inside in an office environment.  Frequent external imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.

Instructions for Applying:

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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