Veterans Advisor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Summary:

The Veterans Advisor assists student military, veterans and dependents as they transition to college and serves as the primary contact for admissions counseling, ongoing academic advising and financial aid counseling for veteran students.  The Advisor acts as mentor, liaison and advocate in meeting veterans’ needs, serves as a liaison to veteran organizations within the community, has decision-making authority for programmatic needs, and shows professional judgement in providing a full spectrum of enrollment services including administration of all veteran benefits.  The Advisor demonstrates leadership, clearly understands and follows federal and state program regulations impacting veterans, and effectively manages crisis intervention occurring within the campus community of veterans.  The Advisor also conducts programming activities, to include outreach, occurring during the day, evenings or on weekends to engage veteran students and increase veteran/dependent enrollment, retention and graduation rates, as well as maintain records on the same.  The Veterans Advisor has military experience within the last ten years and enjoys working with and mentoring veterans of all ages.  The Advisor has an upbeat and positive personality as s/he serves as the face of a continually growing and dynamic organization.

Supplemental Functions:

  • Contribute to College initiatives by participating on appropriate committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Travel between both colleges and coordinate programs between campuses

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs protocols and regulations
  • Financial aid programs and regulations
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to relate to veterans of all ages
  • Convey complex information to others and take steps to ensure understanding
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Project management
  • Present a positive image with a high level of professionalism and can-do attitude
  • Work independently, while fostering relationships and a cooperative teamwork environment
  • Comfortable working with all age groups
  • Understand academic programs offered as well as appropriate policies and procedures
  • Willingness to expand knowledge in order to take advantage of every opportunity
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Office programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five or more years military experience within the last ten years required
  • Financial aid or academic advising experience helpful

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional travel between both colleges
  • No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends

Employee benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan (17.37% employer/.25% employee; Wyoming Retirement System or TIAA)
  • Group Insurance (Health, Dental, Life)
  • Generous Leave Plans
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Three free meals per week in campus dining facility
  • Employee Development
  • Free, easy-access parking

About NWCCD:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.

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