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Director, Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

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This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 24, 2021.

Director, Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

Department
 

Provost Equal Opportunity at UChicago

About the Department
 

Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP), part of the Office of the Provost, has University-wide responsibility that includes coordinating compliance and programs in the areas of Equal Opportunity (EO), Affirmative Action (AA), unlawful discrimination and harassment prevention, accessibility, veterans and military-affiliated programs, and Title IX. To achieve its goals, EOP works closely with the Office of Legal Counsel, Human Resources, and Campus and Student Life in collaboration with academic and administrative leaders throughout the University.

Job Summary
 

The Director, Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, is a full-time staff position reporting to the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Director will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day functions associated with the University’s efforts and specialized programs for military-affiliated communities which includes students, faculty, staff, veteran dependents, and military spouses. In addition, the Director will provide wrap-around services for the University’s military-affiliated community and will lead efforts with campus partners on enhancing University policies and procedures, academic affairs, admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, campus and student life, wellness, human resources and career counseling for military-affiliated individuals. The Director serves on the EOP leadership team and works closely with the other Directors within Equal Opportunity Program.

Responsibilities

  • Partners with divisions and professional schools to support units with graduate student recruitment and support, including meeting with prospective and current students to provide direct wrap-around support services.
  • Leads the administration and coordination of programs for the military affiliated community.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive programming for the military-affiliated community.
  • Assists with outreach and engagement efforts of veteran employees.
  • Works with the University Registrar to evaluate and recommend decisions on academic program eligibility and federal certification of veterans benefits.
  • Collaborates with the University Registrar office and all graduate programs to maintain program certifications and serve as one of the University’s Certifying Officers (CO) for all VA and DoD benefits.
  • Manages compliance with federal and state regulations in order to maintain educational benefits files in accordance with federal regulations and prepares for federal audits as needed and assist with visit coordination.
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive communications plan on veteran and military-affiliated initiatives connected with the University.
  • Oversees website updates, listservs, and social media strategies, and works with University communications office to raise the visibility of veterans related initiatives and highlight the prominence of University veterans efforts.
  • Cultivates and stewards external community and corporate partnerships to support the military-affiliated community.
  • Develops, coordinates and conducts trainings for internal campus partners on supporting the military-affiliated community and provides updates and communications on relevant regulatory changes.
  • Leads fund raising activities in partnership with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD), and facilitates and stewards donor funds to maintain and enhance the efforts and resources for the University’s military affiliated communities.
  • Researches , drafts and submits grant proposals which support the University’s military affiliated community.
  • Designs and conducts regular assessments of program activities and initiatives, maintains reporting and tracking data, and prepares reports as requested on the status of initiatives.
  • Leads and manages special projects related to the work of Equal Opportunity Programs.
  • Uses in-depth knowledge and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries such as communicating with programs sponsors and academic advising for undergraduate students .
  • Develops and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate .
  • Manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations .
  • Performs other related work as needed .

Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.


Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Five years of managing military affiliated programs in a higher education setting.

Preferred Competencies

  • Leadership, program management, and community engagement.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of relevant VA and DoD regulations in a higher education setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to demonstrate understanding in groups of people and one-on-one.
  • Effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and staff at all levels within the University.
  • Handle a workload that can be unpredictable.
  • Use independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills to lead and collaborate with a wide range of constituents.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family
 

Administration & Management

Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status
 

Exempt

Pay Frequency
 

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5

Benefits Eligible
 

Yes

Drug Test Required
 

No

Health Screen Required
 

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No

Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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