Military Services. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Military & Veterans Services provides leadership and direction in development and coordination of a comprehensive program of outreach, support and services for students with a veteran or military status, and for eligible dependents receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This position serves as the University’s primary representative in all matters related to service members, veterans and their families and provides strategic direction to the Vice President and cabinet for institutional policy development.
Essential Functions • Develops major military-related educational, research, and outreach service programs, and creates and stewards external relations and partnerships with national, regional, and local military organizations. • Oversees all aspects of programming for academic and professional success of service members; and collaborates with faculty, administrators, and staff to create, manage, and coordinate comprehensive programs and initiatives in support of military-connected students and their families. • Provides leadership and direction in the management of the Office of Veteran and Military Services by working with staff and community stakeholders in the delivery of services. • Leads in creation and implementation of military and veteran strategic planning. • Leads in departmental fiscal management, including budget analysis, preparation, defense, and management. • Maintains data and prepares reports on military-affiliated student enrollment, retention, persistence, and certificate and/or degree completion. • Builds community and civic outreach programs and external agency engagement efforts in support of the University’s vision for military affiliated students; and develops, maintains, and expands institutional relations with local and private entities to support military affiliated students. • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates administrative staff; establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; prepares and presents employee performance reviews; provides or coordinates staff training; and works with employees to correct deficiencies. Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.