University of Maryland University College Director of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach in Largo, Maryland

Director of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach

Category:Student Services

Location:Largo, MD

Requisition ID:10005327


Director of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach

Department of Veterans Initiatives

Exempt, Regular, 100% Full Time, Pay Grade 3.2

University of Maryland University College seeks a Director of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Veterans Initiatives, the Director of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach provides operational planning, and support of university-wide veteran student services and ensures that veteran students receive the resources, support, and advocacy needed to facilitate achieving their post-military educational, career and professional goals. The Director is responsible for implementing and operating a nation-wide veterans recruitment and retention plan, promoting collaboration within UMUC and the surrounding community to increase awareness and sensitivity to issues concerning veterans; for creating an encouraging environment by acknowledging, honoring, and addressing veterans’ unique needs; for forging partnerships with third party organizations to build a comprehensive suite of services beyond the scope of education; and for building relationships with the local community to secure support for the Vessey Veterans Resource Center (VRC).


  • Implements initiatives that focus on new veteran student recruitment and veteran student retention that support the overall UMUC growth strategy

  • Assists with establishing and tracking success metrics for both new student recruitment and new student retention

  • Leads the Vessey VRC to attain or exceed success metrics

  • Researches and establishes partnerships with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) and other organizations to support UMUC veteran student growth

  • Establish strong relationships with area employers to create multiple pathways to jobs

  • Monitors, tracks and reports the needs of the current student veteran population; recommends new initiatives according to the identified needs

  • Maintains up-to-date information on effective veteran services at other institutions and in the community and replicate as appropriate at UMUC

  • Provides oversight and management of the Veterans Services Liaison and UMUC One2One programs, ensuring new students’ knowledge and familiarity with the resources available to them.

  • Collaborates with VA agencies, non-profit groups and other independent agencies on securing resources to enhance the holistic wellbeing of student veterans

  • Consults with students regarding academic concerns and assists students in obtaining support and/or resources to meet specific needs throughout their student lifecycle

  • Works with student veterans to facilitate a successful transition to civilian life

  • Coordinates activities, promotional efforts, and outreach for the Vessey VRC

  • Selects, supervises and evaluates VRC staff and ensures effective training and assessment modules are in place to maintain required subject matter expertise

  • Other duties as assigned


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; four (4) years working in higher education, preferably with the military or veteran community. Must be able to pass a U.S. background check.


A minimum of 1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred.



All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

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