Director of Student Veteran Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students

University of Illinois Chicago
Illinois, United States
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a Director of Student Veterans Affairs. The position provides leadership and oversight for student services and programs in the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS), which include the operations, and services for student veterans at UIC.  The position reports to the Associate Dean of Students.

 Responsibilities include:

  •  Oversee operational and personnel functions related to Student Veterans Affairs.
  • Supervise, train and development of staff.
  • Define short and long-term plans to complement university mission and goals.
  • Provide strategic direction based upon best practice and research.
  • Collaborate with other departments to examine questions that address the development of veteran students.
  • Identify and develop collaborations and partnerships with federal, state, and community agencies to augment the services provided by the university.
  • Develop and implement veteran activities and events including new student orientations and educational presentations on and off campus.
  • Develop and expand student veterans’ activities to facilitate the transition from the military to the campus community.
  • Serve as a campus resource for educating students, faculty, and staff on issues related to veteran student success.
  • Oversee the Cisar Student Veteran Center including the development and of operational procedures of the center.
  • Serve as the institution’s Certifying Official.
  • Direct and monitor the evaluation and verification of student eligibility in accordance with Department of Veterans’ Affairs guidelines.
  • Remain knowledgeable about proposed and enacted federal legislation which veterans’ educational programs.
  • Interpret and ensures compliance of federal and state regulations and legislation.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements:

  •  A Master’s Degree in higher in higher education administration, counseling psychology, social work or related field required.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a higher education setting including veteran affairs, student financial aid or related area.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Some knowledge of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Effective leadership, managerial, communication, and consulting skills are preferred.
  • Knowledge of issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in assessment of student veteran services.
  • A strong interest in serving a diverse student population preferred.
  • Military experience is preferred.

 About the University of Illinois at Chicago

 UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 33,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In fall 2018, UIC enrollment reached 31,683 students making it the fourth year of record-breaking enrollment for the university. UIC currently has the strongest enrollment momentum in Illinois. Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. In fall 2019, UIC added its newest college Chicago’s John Marshall Law School becoming part of UIC. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. The university is in the midst of a $750 million campaign and recently released a campus master plan that will reimagine UIC’s campus.  Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

 Student Affairs at UIC:

 With over 500 staff members and 1,100 student employees, Student Affairs is comprised of 25 departments responsible for providing programs, services, and facilities that support student engagement, learning, and success.  Student Affairs recently embarked on a new plan driving the organization called Ignite 2025: The plan for student life at UIC.  The vision is to provide the premiere urban university student experience. 


UIC offers an excellent benefits package inclusive of health including vision coverage, dental and life insurance and participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).  Benefits also include paid holidays, generous vacation and sick time, as well as many optional benefits. 

 For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by 1/20/2021 via the university online application system, through the following link:

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting.