The Department of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Support
Programs at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a
Coordinator of Veterans & Military Services (ASSOC STU SERV
This will be a fixed term appointment and reappointment for
subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position,
university funding and external forces.
The Coordinator for Student Veterans and Military Services oversees
and manages a comprehensive array of services and programs designed
to support student veterans and student military service members.
As a primary responsibility, the Coordinator supports all aspects
of campus efforts directed at recruiting, orienting, educating,
serving, retaining, and graduating student veterans and student
military personnel. The Coordinator also provides academic advising
for student veterans and student military personnel, as well as
promoting awareness and advocating for student veteran and student
military service issues across campus. The Coordinator plays an
essential role in connecting student veterans and student military
service members with other veterans and military personnel on
campus, and supporting student veterans and student military
service members in their interactions with state and federal
- Bachelor's degree
- 3 years experience with veterans and/or military
- Working knowledge of relevant governmental organizational
structures such as the Department of Veterans Affairs for the
purpose of advocating and assisting student veterans and student
military servicemembers and their families
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Master's Degree
- Successful grant writing ability
- Preference given to individuals with previous military service
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of services and
programs for veterans and military servicemembers
- Evidence of demonstrated ability to work with persons from
culturally diverse backgrounds
- Demonstrated knowledge of GI Bills, federal and state laws and
guidelines related to veterans services and programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of the needs and experiences of
veterans, military members and their families
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body and
foster sensitivity to diverse issues in a university
- Proven record of establishing and maintain effective working
- Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, written and oral
- Experience working with individuals in the areas of mentoring,
- advising, and adjustment to university life
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and drills
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Provide visionary leadership in the administration, management
and strategic planning efforts for student veterans and student
military service members.
- Provide advocacy to support needs of student veterans, student
military service members and their families.
- Provide fiscal management to the department.
- Provide leadership in the hiring, training, and supervision of
staff, including student employees, student interns, and graduate
- Develop and implement programs for student veterans and student
military service members.
- Partner with First Year Experience on orientation programs for
new students as well as returning students, family activities and
- Partner with the Academic Advising and Exploration Center and
college advising coordinators to advise student veterans and
student military service members.
- Establish and maintain a partnership with the Veterans Services
Certifying Official to advise decision makers regarding
institutional policies and procedures that address veterans
- Work with Veterans Certifying Official to maintain an on-line
(web) presence for current and prospective students.
- Coordinate with multiple offices across campus including:
undergraduate and graduate admissions offices regarding recruitment
efforts, ROTC, the Division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and
Support Programs, and University Health and Counseling Services
regarding available services.
- Advise the veteran student organization.
- Chair the Veterans and Military Service members Committee.
- Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and
assessment of outreach and educational programs, including
development of training materials related to awareness and
understanding of veterans issues and needs to the campus and
- Participate in professional development activities,
conferences, workshops, and training events. Keep up to date with
student development theory; the higher education literature;
federal and state mandates, laws and initiatives; the federal and
state Department of Veterans Affairs; veteran strategic activities;
and current and future trends that better serve students, including
- Serve on various University, community and state wide
organizations, task forces, and committees. Provide outreach to the
Southeast Wisconsin Veterans community. Assist in special projects
or tasks to accomplish goals and mission of the University of any
special assignments as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive
universities in a public higher education system that also includes
two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of
2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s
restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as
UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of
UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of
Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form
a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of
knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on
transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main
Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near
Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of
beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural
and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted
to student success within a broad range of academic programs.
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve
students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of
universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the
state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and
UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is
committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff
with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs,
backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct
characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr
. If you
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages
go to our: ALEX
which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap
emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact
Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices
). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp
support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as
other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other
resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and
staff also have access to technology transfer and research
resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
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The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to
implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to
address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis,
consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and
UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by August 8, 2021
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are
unable to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or email@example.com
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Associate Vice Chancellor
Only complete application packages will be considered. This
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 17181.
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- Name and contact information for three professional
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