University of Idaho
Military & Veterans Advisor
$39,915 to $41,433 annually, depending on experience and education
The Military and Veteran Advisor develops and implements strategies to attract, retain and serve military personnel, military dependents, veterans and their family members (referred to collectively as military and veteran students) at the University of Idaho and works under the Director of Military & Veteran Services. To accomplish this, the advisor assists military and veteran students with admissions, advising and other student services until graduation by coordinating and utilizing a wide variety of student support programs. The Advisor also serves as a School Certifying Official (SCO) for students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, advocates for military and veteran students to the university community, conducts outreach activities to potential military and veteran students, and coaches students on achieving educational and career goals.
2 years of experience working with military and/or veteran populations or a similar non-traditional student population
2 years of cumulative experience advising students, veterans, or service members
Experience using personal computers and proficiency with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet software, electronic mail, and web-based research
Experience in program planning and implementation, as well as conducting independent research and presenting results
Experience developing, evaluating, and recommending policy and procedures, and implementing changes
Masters degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or management
At least five years of active military service, or at least 15 years of National Guard/Reserve service, with experience in post-9/11 conflicts and knowledge of issues affecting post-9/11 veterans and their families
At least two years of experience working with either veterans services or a similar non-traditional student population in higher education
Ability to recognize and refer students to appropriate resources for conditions that may be associated with combat experience (e.g. PTSD, TBI, self-harm, substance abuse)
Experience as a School Certifying Official
Experience with BANNER student information system
At least 2 years demonstrated supervisory and management skills
Knowledge of programs administered by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), including GI Bill benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation and Dependents Educational Assistance, as well as tuition assistance programs for active military and National Guard/Reserve
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to facilitate, mediate, advise, advocate and mentor
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Flexible work schedule including ability to travel and to work weekends, after regular business hours and holidays as needed.
Open Until Filled:
This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before November 24, 2019 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.