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Veteran Student Success Coordinator- Job Readiness

The Veteran Leader Corps is a national AmeriCorps program hosted by the Points of Light Foundation through their Community Blueprint Network. In Colorado, the Veteran Leader Corps AmeriCorps program is hosted through a partnership between Campus Compact of the Mountain West, Metro Volunteers, and Rocky Mountain Human Services. Veteran Student Success Coordinators work closely with Veteran-serving offices at institutions of higher education to map and connect Veteran students to available resources to support their persistence in and graduation from college as well as their successful transition to the civilian workforce.  Specifically, Veteran Student Success Coordinators will develop and oversee professional mentoring programs; connect Veteran students with career counseling and job readiness training; and create high quality volunteer service events in conjunction with national days of service for Veteran students, their families, and the community at large.  

What will your Veteran Leader Corps Member(s) do: Work in conjunction with Career Services to offer job readiness training and job career advising specific to Veteran students; develop employability certificate programs to ease Veteran student transition into the civilian workforce; conduct Work on Purpose exercises with Veteran students to assist with college major and career exploration; connect Veteran students to community-based resources that support their persistence in higher education and integration in the community; work with the Applied Learning Center to create and advertise internship opportunities for veterans that will build on academics and help ease the transition from higher education to the workforce.

Specific Skills Needed: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work across diverse constituencies (students, faculty, administrations, community members, etc.); familiarity with higher education culture; ability manage multiple projects simultaneously; attention to detail; strong organizational skills; experience with program development and event planning; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs; Veterans and/or members of military families are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply:  Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Demetria Martinez-Andrews at Metropolitan State University of Denver at dandre20@msudenver.edu. For general questions about the VLC program, contact Katie Kleinhesselink, Director of Member Services for Campus Compact of the Mountain West at 303.964.5104 or katie@ccmountainwest.org.

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