VERITAS Veterans Resource Representative

Annandale, VA

Northern Virginia Community College

VERITAS Veterans Resource Representative

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.

With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.

NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

General Description:
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is a group of experienced and highly motivated individuals in a community-friendly work environment supporting our important public service mission and Complete 2021 as we educate 225,000 credit students annually and over 150,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality that are financially and geographically accessible and that meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth. The VCCS aims to become a model institution for diversity and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential. The Veteran Resource Representative provides comprehensive and intensive enrollment and advising services to current and prospective veteran and transitioning military members at institutions participating in the Veteran Education Resource Initiative for Transition, Advising, and Success (VERITAS) Initiative.

Duties and Tasks:
The Veteran Resource Representative will perform duties at the Loudoun Veteran Center and Manassas campus, working with veteran students to provide support services from pre-enrollment to graduation. The Representative will have a comprehensive knowledge of all college policies and procedures, including the application, enrollment, placement, and orientation processes. The Representative should also have knowledge of all transfer, occupational technical, and workforce services programs offered at the College. The incumbent will have a singular focus of helping veterans students with benefit advising, course selection and completing the online Veterans Certification Enrollment Request Form (VERF) help with resolving problems that could interfere with students educational goals and assist and monitor their progress toward successful attainment of educational goals, especially degree completion. The individual will help connect the veterans with appropriate institutional, local, state, and federal resources that address veteran challenges and provide opportunities. The position will be located at Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus and provide coverage at other campus veteran offices when necessary. This position will report to the Director of Military & Veteran Services. Some travel will be required to the College’s six campuses and other off-site locations for meetings, when necessary.

Required KSAs:

  • Knowledge of all transfer, occupational technical, and workforce services programs offered at the College.
  • Ability to work independently and analytically, exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle complex and detail-oriented workload
  • Team-oriented towards program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership abilities, influencing others in a positive manner while achieving goals, and effectively communicating ideas and generating support for ideas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree (or higher); OR a combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher); OR a combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Military experience; veterans’ status; Military Spouse
  • Strong knowledge of Veterans’ Benefit Programs
  • Experience in a post-secondary education, preferably in a community college setting
  • Familiarity with the needs of student veterans and/or non-traditional student populations
  • Understanding of military/veteran culture and experiences

For further information and to Apply: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/47780

Background Check Statement: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investisgation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO STATEMENT: The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

Posted: 06/09/2022