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Rhode Island CollegeLocation: Providence, RI 02908 Document ID: AC426-6CWM Posted on: 2018-10-3010/30/2018 Job Type: Regular
Asst Dir. Veterans Affairs and Military Programs
The Office of Student Life at Rhode Island College invites applications for the above full-time position.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President Student Success and Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs will serve as the college-wide resource providing expertise, guidance and support to Rhode Island College student veterans and military-connected students.
Rhode Island College
Since its founding in 1854, Rhode Island College has been delivering a low-cost, high-quality education in innovative ways. As Rhode Island’s first institution of public higher education, RIC has grown from its origins in teacher preparation to becoming a leading regional comprehensive college, with particular strengths in teacher preparation, social work, nursing, business, STEM, and liberal arts disciplines.
With the goal of preparing students to be engaged citizens, as well as meeting state and regional needs for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders, RIC ensures that students have the support, skills, and opportunities necessary to learn and thrive. It offers an extraordinary collegiate experience with top-notch academic programs, active learning in the classroom, significant experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, and state-of-the-art facilities.
Nearly 90 majors and programs are offered through its five distinct academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School of Business, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. With an enrollment of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the RIC student body is 68 percent female, 32 percent students of color, and approximately 50% first-generation college students.
Rhode Island College has 328 full-time faculty, 89 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their specialization. With an average class size of 20 students and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, RIC is a friendly, close-knit community that results in close mentorship and lifelong friendships.
Students have the opportunity to participate in research and internships to advance their learning and goals. Study-abroad and domestic study-away programs allow students to pursue their education in different institutions and settings for a semester, year, summer, or during the short January term.
One of RIC’s key initiatives is to provide a high-quality student experience. It is investing more than $310 million in facility and infrastructure improvements over a five-year period.
Approximately 375 students participate in varsity sports. A member of the Little East Conference, the RIC Athletics programs are NCAA Division III with 12 varsity teams for women and 9 for men. The intercollegiate athletics program ranks in the top 30 percent nationwide.
Rhode Island College highly values candidates who are adept at communicating with and meeting the needs of today’s diverse college communities. Successful candidates will possess the cultural competency and the emotional agility to respond to issues of diversity and inclusion while advancing the College’s strategic pillar of Inclusive Excellence.
Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island College is based in the vibrant capital city of Providence. With a population of 175,000 people, it is an hour from Boston and three hours from New York City. Rhode Island has a population of approximately 1 million people and is rich in diversity, culture, and history. Providence has been ranked as one of the top “hippest cities” in the U.S. and has a growing and diverse high-tech economy.
Providence offers a wide variety of cultural, entertainment, and recreational venues. The RISD Museum of Art has more than 80,000 works of art, and the Roger Williams Park Zoo is considered one of the finest zoos in New England. Broadway shows and plays, festivals, over 700 restaurants, minor league Triple A baseball, and more than a hundred public and private beaches are only a sampling of what this great city and state offer residents and visitors.
Required qualifications include:
Education: Bachelor’s degree.
- A minimum five years of progressively responsible experience working with veterans and/or military connected people (including a minimum of two years’ professional experience in higher education.)
- Demonstrated facilitation and training experience.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated experience communicating and collaborating with students, university administrators, and State and Federal officials.
- Demonstrated experience in attention to detail, collecting and analyzing data and applying results.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree plus experience in one or more of the following:
- Prior or current military service in a command assignment or leadership role.
- Military deployment or combat experience; those with prior military experience must have been honorably discharged.
- Field operational or administrative experience, including substantial responsibility for personnel, budgetary, and capital management.
- Substantial experience working in joint military assignments or with multiple branches of the military.
- Experience working in higher education settings, or with higher education institutions.
- Experience working in or with organizations or administrations of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Experience facilitating, training, and supervising; demonstrated innovativeness and resourcefulness.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience and ability; evidence of collaborative work style.
Application deadline: November 16, 2018
For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.