Associate Director, Programs and Services for Military-Affiliated Communities


The University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Category
Industry
Education
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Security Clearance Required
No
Pay
From $65,000 To $78,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
PartTime/Full Time
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

 

The Associate Director for Military-Affiliated Communities, is a full-time staff position reporting to the Director for Affirmative Action. The Associate Director will have primary responsibility for the coordination of University efforts and specialized programs for military-affiliated communities, including a prominent veterans graduate initiative. The Associate Director will provide wrap-around services for the University’s military-affiliated community and will coordinate with campus partners on University policies and procedures, academic affairs, admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, campus and student life, and career counseling.

The Associate Director for Military-Affiliated Communities, is a full-time staff position reporting to the Director for Affirmative Action.  The Associate Director will have primary responsibility for the coordination of University efforts and specialized programs for military-affiliated communities, including a prominent veterans graduate initiative.  The Associate Director will provide wrap-around services for the University’s military-affiliated community and will coordinate with campus partners on University policies and procedures, academic affairs, admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, campus and student life, and career counseling.


Responsibilities

Program Administration:

· Lead the administration and coordination of programs for Military-Affiliated Communities;

· Meet with students and provide direct wrap-around support services and comprehensive programming for the military-affiliated community;

· Assist with outreach and engagement efforts of veteran employees;

· Work with the Registrar’s to evaluate and recommend decisions on academic program eligibility and federal certification of veterans benefits;

· Work collaboratively with the Registrar’s office and all graduate programs to maintain program certifications;

· Serve as one of the University’s Certifying Officers (CO) for all Veteran Administration (VA) benefits;

· Manage compliance with federal and state regulations in order to maintain educational benefits files in accordance with federal regulations;

· Prepare for federal audits as needed and assist with visit coordination.

Communication Strategy

· Create and implement a comprehensive communications plan on veteran and military-affiliated initiatives connected with the University.;

· Oversee website updates, listservs, and social media strategies;

· Work with the University communications office to raise the visibility of veterans related initiatives and highlight the prominence of University veterans’ efforts.

Community Engagement and Outreach

· Cultivate and steward external community and corporate partnerships to support the military-affiliated community;

· Coordinate and conduct trainings for internal campus partners on supporting the military-affiliated community;

· Provide updates and communications on relevant regulatory updates.

Fundraising and Grants

· Work with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) to facilitate fund raising activities;

· Steward donor funds to maintain and enhance the efforts and resources for the University’s military affiliated communities;

· Research and implement grant opportunities.

Assessment

· Maintain reporting and tracking data;

· Conduct regular assessments of program activities and initiatives;

· Prepare reports as requested on the status of initiatives;

Equal Opportunity Programs Projects

· Lead and manage special projects related to the work of Equal Opportunity Programs.

 

Applying

Interested applicants must complete an online profile and submit a completed application [resume, tailored cover letter, and list of references] via the University of Chicago application portal, located at:

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Associate-Director-for-Programs-and-Services-for-Military-Affiliates-Communities_JR02953

 
Job Requirements
Required Competencies:

• Ability to work on multiple projects and cases simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines;
• Knowledge of relevant VA regulations in a higher education setting
• Ability to coordinate and work successfully and collaboratively with others;
• Ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with academics and staff at all levels within the University;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to resolve complex problems;
• Ability to use independent judgment.


Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree required
• Advanced degree preferred
• 2 or more years of experience in higher education preferred.

Applying
Interested applicants must complete an online profile and submit a completed application [resume, tailored cover letter, and list of references] via the University of Chicago application portal, located at:

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Associate-Director-for-Programs-and-Services-for-Military-Affiliates-Communities_JR02953


Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via our Applicant Inquiry Form.

Employer
The University of Chicago
TyReese Britt-Foreman
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637
United States