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Veterans Upward Bound Specialist - Inclusion and Equity

Apply now Job no: 492739
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Inclusion & Equity

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience supporting U.S. Veteran education initiatives
  • Experience utilizing software applications including, but not necessarily limited to: Adobe Creative Suite, web development software, Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: Veteran development, workshops, events
  • Demonstrated program planning experience with a focus on organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and access in higher education

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Familiarity with U.S. Military culture or U.S. Veteran population needs

Responsibilities - Essential Functions:  

  • Manage student database and annual performance evaluations
  • Administer the office online presence and social media presence
  • Develop marketing, branding, and communication materials for internal and external awareness
  • Assess academic needs of participants
  • Facilitate workshops on successful military to civilian transition to higher education
  • Plan cultural and educational enrichment activities
  • Provide academic advising to participants on an as-needed basis
  • Connect students to University support services to meet individual student needs
  • Assist in program evaluation and assessment reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by unit administration

Salary:  $34,000 - $38,000

Department/Division:  Inclusion & Equity

Campus: Allendale & Grand Rapids

Application Deadline Date: December 15, 2017

How To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at A complete application must include: (1) a resume detailing relevant experience; (2) a cover letter serving as an expression of interest; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) list of professional reference. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Tim Marroquin; Search Committee chair (

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