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Veterans Program Specialist

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Business Administration/Management, Planning/Project Management, Student Life/Services

Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $45,000 - $52,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: .5

This position is funded by a grant with an expected end date of June 30, 2019.

Application Review Begins
May 30, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please complete the online application and upload the following documents:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualifications.

• Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Responses to the following supplemental questions:

1.The University of Oregon Student Veteran Center is intentionally working to create an environment that actively includes and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as the Veteran Program Specialist, how will you help us achieve this goal?

2.Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity amongst the students with whom you will be working?

Department Summary
The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advancing student learning that builds community. The Office of the Dean of Students is a learning organization that creates engaging environments to transform student learning; encourages a caring and safe community that increases our students' abilities to learn and make healthy choices; promotes inclusiveness, supports the success and growth of all students; prepares students to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values--all of which they can use throughout their lifetime; and enriches the student experience. The programs reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students work with Student Life staff, student groups, and other members of the university community in the development of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that assure the integration of academic and student life.

Position Summary
The Veterans Program Specialist will develop and coordinate expanded programs to support the academic goals of student veterans and their families at the University of Oregon by providing them with transitional, social, and educational support.

The Veterans Program Specialist will coordinate essential support services and serve as an advocate for student veterans. They will perform a variety of administrative functions and will work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and students in promoting the student academic and personal achievement within a student-centered environment. Additionally, this individual must coordinate a comprehensive and collaborative campus-wide effort to maximize the recruitment, retention, and graduation of veterans, military personnel and their families.

This position reports to the Coordinator of Nontraditional and Veteran Student Engagement and Success in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
• Associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education plus two years or more of experience working with students or clients at a college, university, non-profit, or governmental service organization.
• Two years of demonstrated experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• One year demonstrated experience coordinating and evaluating programs and events.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate, mediate, advise, advocate and mentor.
• Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and achieve department goals with excellent attention to detail.
• Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with word processing, email, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

Preferred Qualifications
• Two years of professional experience with working with military veterans or similar population.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise student employees.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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