|Position Title||Director of Veteran and Military Student Services|
|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.
|Employee Category||Professional staff|
|Department||Veteran and Military Student Services|
|EClass Code||Full Time Professional Staff|
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.
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:
15% Fundraising and external relations:
5% Budget management:
5% Other duties as assigned:
-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
-Prior or current military service (veteran, active duty, or in the national guard or reserves)
-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
Occasional weekends/evenings for special meetings/events.
|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 Eemail@example.com|
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
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.
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