Under the general direction of the Senior Vice Provost of Student Life and Dean of Students, the Military and Veteran Services Manager provides leadership, vision and direction to the staff in Military and Veteran Services, the university community, state and local agencies, and beyond. This position ensures the appropriate processes are in place to facilitate the programs and services provided for military connected students in accordance with Executive Order 13607 - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members (E.O.13607). The individual in this position will display expertise in the area of veteran and service member needs in the higher education setting as well as a thorough understanding of the VA and its functions. Knowledge of and experience in leadership, policy development, programming and events management will be important. Strong understanding/expertise in working with the varied ages of the service member population, as well as the faculty and administration who interact with them. Possess motivation and ability to forge working relationships and cooperative programs in all areas of the university and the broader community to include the VA, other NH colleges and universities, military installations and various veteran organizations. The Military and Veteran Services Manager will participate in student recruitment and marketing with the UNH Admissions office, Enrollment Management, and Communications and Public Affairs. This position will also initiate outreach to alumni to increase awareness of student veteransâ needs and opportunities for relationships that will improve the service being provided to military-affiliated students.
â¢Bachelorâs degree in a human services field of study, with at least three years of full-time work experience in the field of military benefit certifications, military student services, financial aid or bursar functions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. â¢Expertise in the area of veteran and service member needs and supports in a higher education setting, as well as a thorough current understanding of Veteranâs Affairs and Department of Defense and their programs for college students. â¢Knowledge of and experience in leadership, policy development, programming and events management will be important. â¢Expertise in using integrated computer systems. Microsoft Office proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook. â¢Strong understanding/expertise in working with the varied ages of the service member population, as well as the faculty and administration who interact with them. Motivation and ability to forge working relationships and cooperative programs in all areas of the university and the broader community to include the VA, other NH colleges and universities, military installations and various veteran organizations.
Internal Number: PS2159FY20
About University of New Hampshire (UNH)
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.