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Director, MU Veterans Center

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MU Veterans Center

Job Description

The MU Veterans Center serves as a resource committed to facilitating and coordinating the overall integration of veterans into our academic community through an array of services. This centrally located office is staffed by a director, one full-time staff member and several part-time VA work-study students who are former or current service members.

The University of Missouri is looking for a dynamic individual to serve as the next Director of the MU Veterans Center.

Job Description/ Responsibilities:
  • Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the MU Student Veterans Center.
  • Stay current on all federal and state legislation and regulations, regarding higher education issues that impact military-related students. Participate in related trainings.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the U.S. Veterans Administration, Education Office and communicate regularly with the Missouri Veterans Commission, Disabled American Veterans, the U.S. Veterans Administration, and similar organizations
  • Must be a designated Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) School Certifying Official (SCO) or pass the necessary training to be designated a VA SCO within 10 business days of hire.
  • Ensure that student veterans and dependents are accurately advised and that their benefit requests are processed in a timely, accurate manner
  • Work with veterans and other military-related students and families to navigate areas of admission, registration, and academics where appropriate
  • Supervise full-time staff and oversee management of part-time student staff; including hiring, dismissing, approving time, and providing appropriate training and staff development
  • Manage Center’s budget, including programming and travel
  • Work to increase visibility of the Veterans Center to the campus community and provide training, such as Green Zone to the campus community
  • Participate in the Chancellor’s Military and Veterans Committee, including chairing if requested
  • Serve as the advisor for the MU Student Veterans Association
  • Host and plan events on campus for veterans and military-related students
  • Maintain MU’s national reputation as a full-service, veteran friendly veterans center
  • Collaborate with Mizzou Advancement to identify and secure fundraising opportunities for scholarships and other veteran student support services
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary Range: $48,900-$65,000 annual salary
GGS Grade: 010
University Title: Senior Project/Program Support Coordinator
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • Veteran status
  • Experience and/or education related to working with students in a college or university, preferably with a student affairs focus
Application Materials

Cover letter and resume required.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577 .

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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