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Veteran Specialist

Company: McLennan Community College
Location: Waco
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $57,180.00 Annually

Location : Waco, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 00329

Division (Department): Finance & Administration

Department (Division): Financial Aid

Opening Date: 05/09/2024

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUR COLLEGE VALUES:

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them. Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together. Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions. People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.

****POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED****

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this position is to coordinate all federal and state veteran's benefits for active duty, veterans, and military dependents. This position also coordinates activities with other departments and divisions, other colleges, as well as outside organizations. This position receives general direction from the Director of Financial Aid and exercises no supervision.

NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Knowledge of: 1. Students' rights, responsibilities, and obligations regarding financial aid and veteran's services. 2. Microcomputers and various software programs. 3. Modern office practice and procedures. 4. Record keeping and reporting procedures. 5. Principles regarding effective public relations. 6. Understanding of US Department of VA (DVA) Education benefits, guidelines, and qualifications necessary for eligibility. 7. Process for providing academic advising to veteran students. 8. Enrollment process for disabled veterans under the Voc. Rehab program. Skills in: 9. Organization and time management with exceptional attention to detail. 10. Counseling pertaining to Veteran Programs. 11. Compliance with federal and state veteran's affairsregulations. Ability to: 12. Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and material. 13. Understand and interpret technical and government documents. 14. Effectively resolve issues pertaining to students in difficult situations 15. Interpret and apply federal, state, and college policies, procedures, college catalog, schedule timeline, policies, and objectives. 16. Laws and regulations as applied to financial aid and veteran's programs.17. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 18. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 19. Perform a variety of tasks related to the certification process of student applications for veteran educational benefits in accordance with VA guidelines.20. Work independently or as a member of a team, while productively engaging with others at varying levels of seniority.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort. Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three or more years of professional experience in Financial Aid or Higher Education.

Special Requirements: Special consideration will be given to applicants with Veteran Status.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit .

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of College Transcripts

    MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

    McLennan Community College offers comprehensive benefits to our employees.

Keywords: McLennan Community College, Waco , Veteran Specialist, Other , Waco, Texas

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