Military Student Services Specialist - Student Success and Transitions - Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN, US)


Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN - May 13, 2022

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Job Summary   Under the leadership of the Unique Student Populations Assistant Director, the responsibilities of the Military Student Services Specialist include the following:   Create an engaging, supportive, welcoming and encouraging environment for military, veteran students, and eligible dependents, which includes ordering necessary supplies and refreshments Act as a School Certifying Official for Veterans Affairs Education Benefits, which includes regular communication with regional and state Veteran's Affairs offices/approving agencies and advising students on their various benefits and how to maintain compliance Maintain records of Veterans Affairs students for compliance with state and federal agencies, as well as processing and submitting federal educational benefit certifications in accordance with Veteran Affairs Serve as the Point of Contact (POC) for the Department of Defense (DOD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and the POC for the GO Army ED program Maintain pertinent Purdue University Fort Wayne information (degree changes, important dates, etc.) Act as an advocate for Military/Veteran students to the university community Required to stay up to date on pertinent laws, policies and practices to ensure the most relevant information and services for military and veteran services Assist the Unique Student Populations Assistant Director with the training/programming to faculty, staff and students related to military and veteran student information, issues, and concerns Supervise the student employees in the Military Student Services (MSS) Office Train, supervise and coordinate scheduling for student workers with the office Help with the planning, development, and execution of programming for Military Veteran students Prepare and send newsletter/communication to current and prospective students regarding issues, concerns and information related to their success, benefits, etc.

Serve on university committees Other duties as assigned Required:   Bachelor's degree  Military/veteran student/benefits experience, or other higher education experience Strong communication, both written and verbal, and organization skills Public speaking and presentation skills Experience working with a diverse group of students, their families, faculty, staff, and general public Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software   Preferred:   Experience with Cognos, Banner, and Slate   Additional Information:   For highest consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position A background check will be required for employment for this position FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay) Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Waiting Period Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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