Advise student veterans and connect them to campus and community resources. Responsible for understanding and interpreting the needs of student veterans and working directly with the UTA Executive Director of Veteran Programs, in formulating and evaluating best practices in the service of the university military-connected student populations.
Identification, recruitment, selection, and delivery of services to eligible participants from target community. Ensure improved participant academic performance (pre and post program assessment). Provide services to participants to aid in retention in program until they master skills and assistance needed to enter post-secondary education. Provide direct services such as career exploration, study skills improvement, and social skills building. Conduct workshops and activities to aid post-secondary participant preparation. Responsible for participant records including data entry and required forms completion. Assist with submission of documentation to governmental agencies as well as for grant proposals. Provide advisory service to student veterans as they transition to college life, including admissions, financial aid and benefits information. Meet individually with student veterans to provide guidance and support for academic and non-academic issues. Performs other duties assigned
Bachelors degree; minimum of one (1) year experience in an advisory, administrative, recruiting, or educational capacity with college students. Minimum of three (3) years of experience working within the US. military, veteran affairs, or military assistance programs, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must possess an understanding of veterans educational benefits, veteran resources, and the educational needs of non-traditional student populations. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency with computers and other office equipment.
Two (2) years of appropriate and relevant professional experience working a TRIO Pre-College federal program or similar program with students and parents who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Knowledge of academic, economic, social, and cultural needs of disadvantaged students. Experience in advising students toward entering a postsecondary education program. Knowledge of the college and financial aid application process. Experience assisting students with the college admissions and standardized test requirements. Bilingual in English/Spanish. Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers to those confronting the student population from which military veteran participants are selected. Experience coordinating and conducting educational presentations, workshops, and other individual/group activities for low-income and/or first generation students. Strong, nonjudgmental and supportive interpersonal skills; strong planning and organizational ability, excellent documentation skills, and attention to detail; experience with computer technology and software programs; excellent verbal and written communication ability; knowledge of TABE 5A and TABE 6A, ACCUPLACER/PSAT/SAT/THEA/ACT test preparation.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
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