Posting Details

Posting Number A01671
Position Title Director of Veteran and Military Student Services
Position Number E00743
Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $64,500 – $86,050.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
Pay Grade
19
Employee Category Professional staff
Department Veteran and Military Student Services
EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff
Position Summary
The Director of Veteran and Military Student Services leads a comprehensive program to recruit and support diverse students who have served or are currently serving in the US military. The Director is a visionary and inclusive leader who has a deep commitment to the success of MSU Denver’s diverse veteran and military-affiliated students and employs a collaborative approach to carrying out initiatives and programs in support of students. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Equity and Student Achievement, the Director is equity-minded and must have an unwavering commitment to the success of our diverse military-affiliated students. The Director develops, executes, and assesses veteran and military affiliated student support services, activities, fundraising, recruitment, and related initiatives. The Director is responsible for establishing departmental goals and strategies, leading a team of staff to achieve goals, and for making data-informed decisions to support the university’s commitment to veteran and military students. The Director assumes oversight of the direction, strategy, planning and programming responsibilities associated with veteran student services on campus and the Veteran and Military Student Center, including leadership and supervision of all Center staff. This position also leads recruitment efforts, trains staff in best practices for recruiting veteran and military affiliated students, and sets veteran/military recruitment goals. 

The Director works collaboratively with other administrators, faculty, campus committees, and staff, as well as external partners and donors to ensure the effective provision of services to current and prospective veteran and military students and their dependents, and to accomplish specific objectives within designated timelines. With a keen understanding of military-culture, the Director exhibits and promotes MSU Denver values of transparency, collaboration, inclusion (secures decision-making input from those being impacted) and accountability in order to develop a culture that steers and shapes the veteran/military student services team toward greater collective growth and success. As a student-affairs professional, the Director’s work is centered on the experiences and best interests of the diverse veteran/military students at MSU Denver.

 Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. 

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. 

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
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Duties/Responsibilities
45% Leadership and supervision of veteran and military student services professional staff: 
-Provide vision, direction, advocacy, leadership, supervision, mentoring and support to all veteran and military affiliated enrollment services and veterans education benefit staff. 
-Direct supervision of the Associate Director of Veteran and Military Benefits, and the Assistant Director for Veteran and Military Student Recruitment. Supervision includes performance planning and evaluation, hiring, conflict resolution, collective capacity building (team-building), training, and termination. 
-Manage staff with responsibility and accountability for performance and results; coach, counsel, mentor, and appraise performance. 

30% Strategic planning for and assessment of veteran and military recruiting and retention strategies: 
-Develop veteran and military student services to maximize effectiveness and efficiency, and to provide exceptional service to prospective and current veteran and military affiliated students. 
-Create and implement a veteran and military student recruitment plan, in conjunction with colleagues in the Office of Admissions, and as a part of MSU Denver’s overall recruitment strategy. 
-Use innovative ideas and methods in developing strategies and activities to recruit and retain veteran and military affiliated students. 
-Lead assessment of current practices relating to retention and recruitment of veteran and military students. 
-Provide recommendations on, and enforce academic policies that affect regulatory compliance, student enrollment and retention. 
-Administer and facilitate training for faculty and staff on working with veteran and military students. 

15% Fundraising and external relations: 
-Increase the visibility and reputation of MSU Denver veteran and military student services through strategic networking with alumni, community members, and potential program donors. 
-Identify applicable grants and write grant proposals. 
-Build relationships that benefit MSU Denver students through active participation and leadership in veteran serving organizations, committees, and resource groups. 

5% Budget management: 
– Prepare and manage the department’s annual budget, while ensuring efficient use of University resources. 
-Plan for received grant funds usage, as well as ongoing reporting on fund utilization to donors and community partners. 

5% Other duties as assigned: 
-Develop and monitor website and social media 
-Monitor and respond to legislation impacting veteran and military students 
-Serve as a backup school certifying official for veterans education benefits

Required Qualifications
-Bachelor’s Degree 
-Experience working in or directly with the military or experience administering military programs that assist service members, veterans, and/or their family members achieve higher education. 
-Professional supervisory experience 
-Excellent written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
-Prior or current military service (veteran, active duty, or in the national guard or reserves) 
-Master’s degree 
-5 or more years of experience working with veteran and/or military affiliated college students. 
-Demonstrated experience impacting equity and social justice outcomes 
-Demonstrated fundraising success 
-Grant writing experience 
-Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills 
-Assessment and data management experience 
-Knowledge of student development theory and practice 
-Experience serving as a department of veteran’s affairs school certifying official 
-Experience with recruitment of underrepresented students
Work Hours
8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 
Occasional weekends/evenings for special meetings/events.
Posting date 07/13/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 08/31/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano
Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu
Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
 
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. 

 
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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