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District Manager, Veteran Affairs

St. Louis Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 5, 2023

Title: District Manager, Veteran Affairs

Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit

Department: District-wide Financial Aid Office

Salary Range: $64,314

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Provides overall leadership, direction and coordination for all veterans' services and related
programs and initiatives within the College. Primary responsibilities include building a
coherent and effective program to address the varied needs of veteran students and potential
veteran students, administering all benefits and services to veterans in coordination with the
campus and district offices, and developing and maintaining active partnerships with
governmental and community organizations that can assist the College in meeting the needs
of its veteran students.

What you'll do:
  • Works with the Finance and Administration office to code veteran students with
    anticipated aid and disbursement regarding tuition and fees; certifies veterans in
    compliance with the Department of Veterans' Affairs regulations for students
    pursuing certificate(s) and/or degrees
    · Works as a compliance officer to evaluate critical issues affecting the organization
    by reconciling veteran administration system data to STLCC's student financial
    account data
    · Prepares various reports and documentation needed to verify attendance, grades, and
    progress to Department of Veterans' Affairs
    · Makes appropriate referrals to campus and community resources and agencies
    · Serves as the custodian of records for veteran educational benefits (i.e., veterans,
    spouses, dependents) and reviews, analyzes, and maintains accurate veterans'
    records per Department of Veterans' Affairs regulations and college policies and
    · Works with Central Student Records, Institutional Research and Planning, TESS,
    and campus admissions/registration and financial aid offices to ensure that coding of
    veteran students' records aligns with and facilitates reporting requirementsWorks with Institutional Research and Planning, Financial Aid, and Student
    Accounts to prepare and submit to the vice chancellor for academic and student
    affairs reports of Department of Veterans' Affairs statistical data which include, but
    are not limited to, special project activities, student contacts, retention, degree
    completion, and other data as requested and evaluates and makes improvements on
    all services to veterans
    · Communicates and collaborates with student services staff, faculty and
    administrators to promote and implement student retention and success efforts for
    · Works with Community Relations staff and Enrollment Management staff to review
    and continually update the veterans' information on the web site and in other
    resource materials; markets and promotes veterans' services and programs
    · Coordinates all services to and initiatives for veterans
    · Partners with student affairs staff on all campuses to ensure veterans' educational
    and other needs are met
    · Serves as the liaison to Department of Veterans' Affairs and other community and
    federal agency partners
    · Participates in identification and generation of grant proposals
    · Manages the budget for veterans' related activities and programs within his/her area
    of responsibility
Education, experience, and other requirements:

An earned Bachelor's Degree and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in program development, marketing, and administration. Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations regarding veterans' affairs and Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).

Preferred Qualifications:

Veteran status · Master's degree · Knowledge of Banner and college's business intelligence tool · Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and cultivate relationshipAbility to work effectively with external communities to develop and implement
plans for strategic growth and expansion of veteran programs
· Proven leadership skills
· Supervisory and budget management skills
· Excellent planning, organizational and project management skills
· Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
· Strong technology acumen
· Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Applications close: Jun 30 2023 Central Daylight Time

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