Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Veteran Services Coordinator The Office of Student Life at Whittier College seeks a Veteran Services Coordinator. The Veterans Services Coordinator is responsible providing and coordinating the necessary support services for the successful operation of the Veterans Services Office. The incumbent will perform a variety of administrative functions and will work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and students to promote student academic and personal achievement with a student centered environment. Additionally, this individual must coordinate a comprehensive and collaborative campus-wide effort to maximize the recruitment, retention, and graduation of veterans.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 30 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Part time Salary Range: $19.00-$22.00; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Vice President and Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Life
Responsibilities: The specific responsibilities for this role fall into the following primary areas: Strategic Leadership:
Provides direct leadership for all aspects of the Veterans Services Office, comprised of selecting, training, and supervising student employees.
Provides leadership and direction related to programming for veteran students and advising the student veteran club on campus. In addition work with faculty and staff to create programming to assist in the transition, persistence, graduation, and post-graduation placement of veteran students.
Serve as a professional resource to the college community regarding strategies for working with student veterans.
Collaborate with other Student Life departments to create programming to enhance the wellbeing of student veterans. Operational Leadership:
Administration/Management: o Hire, train and supervise work study students to assist in the support of veteran students o Provide outreach and support of veteran students at Whittier College o Liaison to institutional certifying officer
Collaboration: o Assist admissions in the outreach and recruitment of U.S. Military veterans o Serve as an effective liaison between Student Life, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, and other departments of the College. o Serve as a Title IX/Civil Rights investigator o Refer veteran students to appropriate offices to assist them in their student success and preparation for post-graduate career opportunities Additional Functions of the Job: 1. Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional organizations, and other groups. 2. Attend division wide meetings. 3. Serve on institutional committees as requested.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1. None identified at this time
Position Specifications and Requirements: Previous Experience: A minimum of one year working with US military veteran populations. One to two years of professional experience in student affairs and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education. Demonstrated knowledge of veteran affairs/services.
Knowledge and Education: Bachelor's degree required. Effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential. Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work well with enthusiasm as part of a team. A strong intellectual framework for understanding and articulating issues of diversity and inclusion. Valid driver's license and dependable transportation required.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.