Coordinator, Military and Veteran Student Services

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Disabled Student Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/7

Salary Range: $58,010 - $64,728

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) serves as a resource for veterans and military-connected students is the first point of contact for students seeking to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for the accurate certification of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. The Coordinator collaborates with staff in Admissions, Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Admissions and advises prospective and current students to facilitate successful college transition, enrollment, and academic achievement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves in the capacity of a School Certifying Official (SCO). Monitors and adheres to frequently evolving VA regulations and procedures regarding the certification of educational benefits.
  • Advises students regarding their VA benefits and certifies eligible veteran and military-connected students, as mandated by the VA, in compliance with current regulations and procedures.
  • Reports certifications, adjustments, and terminations of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, Yellow Ribbon payments, and other related information to the VA and other university departments for benefit payments.
  • Assists with compliance surveys and maintains accurate records in military and institutional databases to ensure the University’s compliance with state, federal, VA, and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations.
  • Collaborates with staff in Admissions, Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Advising to facilitate students’ college transition, enrollment, and academic achievement.
  • Develops and maintains a network of university and community support services for veteran and military-connected students and connects students to resources as needed
  • Coordinates and plans Veteran events on campus. Advises the Veteran Student Club.
  • Assists with updating the OMVSS website, social media and handbooks and provides updates for the Academic Catalogue and other University publications.
  • Supports recruitment of veteran and military-connected students.
  • Prepares regular departmental reports in collaboration with the Director.
  • Attends mandatory VA training to maintain school certifying official designation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in college student personnel, education, psychology, business or a related field.
  • Two (2) years related professional experience. Experience with interpreting veteran benefits and the certification process as a School Certifying Official and or financial aid preferred.
Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

C ontact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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