Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit
Department: District-wide Financial Aid Office
Salary Range: $64,314
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
Provides overall leadership, direction and coordination for all veterans' services and related programs and initiatives within the College. Primary responsibilities include building a coherent and effective program to address the varied needs of veteran students and potential veteran students, administering all benefits and services to veterans in coordination with the campus and district offices, and developing and maintaining active partnerships with governmental and community organizations that can assist the College in meeting the needs of its veteran students.
What you'll do:
Works with the Finance and Administration office to code veteran students with anticipated aid and disbursement regarding tuition and fees; certifies veterans in compliance with the Department of Veterans' Affairs regulations for students pursuing certificate(s) and/or degrees · Works as a compliance officer to evaluate critical issues affecting the organization by reconciling veteran administration system data to STLCC's student financial account data · Prepares various reports and documentation needed to verify attendance, grades, and progress to Department of Veterans' Affairs · Makes appropriate referrals to campus and community resources and agencies · Serves as the custodian of records for veteran educational benefits (i.e., veterans, spouses, dependents) and reviews, analyzes, and maintains accurate veterans' records per Department of Veterans' Affairs regulations and college policies and procedures · Works with Central Student Records, Institutional Research and Planning, TESS, and campus admissions/registration and financial aid offices to ensure that coding of veteran students' records aligns with and facilitates reporting requirementsWorks with Institutional Research and Planning, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts to prepare and submit to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs reports of Department of Veterans' Affairs statistical data which include, but are not limited to, special project activities, student contacts, retention, degree completion, and other data as requested and evaluates and makes improvements on all services to veterans · Communicates and collaborates with student services staff, faculty and administrators to promote and implement student retention and success efforts for veterans · Works with Community Relations staff and Enrollment Management staff to review and continually update the veterans' information on the web site and in other resource materials; markets and promotes veterans' services and programs · Coordinates all services to and initiatives for veterans · Partners with student affairs staff on all campuses to ensure veterans' educational and other needs are met · Serves as the liaison to Department of Veterans' Affairs and other community and federal agency partners · Participates in identification and generation of grant proposals · Manages the budget for veterans' related activities and programs within his/her area of responsibility
Education, experience, and other requirements:
An earned Bachelor's Degree and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in program development, marketing, and administration. Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations regarding veterans' affairs and Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).
Veteran status · Master's degree · Knowledge of Banner and college's business intelligence tool · Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and cultivate relationshipAbility to work effectively with external communities to develop and implement plans for strategic growth and expansion of veteran programs · Proven leadership skills · Supervisory and budget management skills · Excellent planning, organizational and project management skills · Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills · Strong technology acumen · Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff